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An Introduction

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Tennessee is a state located in the Southeastern United States. Tennessee is bordered by Kentucky and Virginia to the north, North Carolina to the east, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to the south, and Arkansas and Missouri to the west. The Appalachian Mountains dominate the eastern part of the state, and the Mississippi River forms the state's western border. Tennessee's capital and second largest city is Nashville, which has a population of 626,144.[4] Memphis is the state's largest city, with a population of 670,902.

Tennessee entered the Union on June 1, 1796, as the 16th state. Although it seceded at the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861, eastern Tennessee remained loyal to the Union. This border character reflects a deep-rooted difference between the upland and lowland areas. The east, with its rugged terrain covered with dense forest and brush, was settled mainly by independent yeoman farmers. It remained largely isolated from the outside world until the early 20th century. In contrast, the west, where cotton plantations once flourished, was linked with other regions through the Mississippi River. Central Tennessee, with its rolling inner core, had good transportation connections with other regions and developed a more diversified economy than that in the east.

 

 

 

 

 

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Gen-Toolkit

 

Genealogical Archives & Libraries

 

·         Tennessee State Library and Archives, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243-0312;
Phone: (615) 741-2764 , Fax (615) 741-6471

·         Tennessee Dept of Health; Vital Records Dept [Birth & Death Records from Jan 1914 ] [Order Online]  Central Services Building, 1st Fl, 421 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37247-0450; (615) 741-1763,
Fax: (615) 726-2559. Has Birth records from January 1914, Death, Marriage and Divorce for last 50 years. After that time, the records are sent to the Tennessee State Library and Archives for public access and family research.

·         Memphis / Shelby County Public Library & Information Center

·         Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

·         Fort Donelson National Battlefield

·         Hal Bernard Dixon Jr. Pentecostal Research Center

·         Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

·         Memphis and Shelby County Room

·         Metropolitan Archives of Nashville and Davidson County

·         Albert Gore Research Center

·         Nashville Public Library

·         Rhodes College

·         Shiloh National Military Park

·         Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives

·         Stones River National Battlefield

 

Historical & Genealogical Societies

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·         Tennessee Genealogical Society, 9114 Davies Plantation Rd, Brunswick, TN 38014, (901) 381-1447 The Tennessee Genealogical Society was founded in 1952 and chartered by the state in 1954. The society is presently located on the historic Davies Plantation at Brunswick, TN., near Memphis, with headquarters in the Davieshire Library. , [EMAIL]

·         Mid-west Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3343, Jackson 38303-0343

·         Tennessee Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 111249, Memphis 38111-1249

·         Tennessee Historical Commission, Clover Bottom Mansion, 2941 Lebanon Road, Nashville, TN  37243-0442; 615-532-1550

·         Tennessee Historical Society, 300 Capital Boulevard, Nashville 37243

·         Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution

·         Tennessee Society Sons of the Revolution

·         East Tennessee Historical Society

·         Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3016, Nashville 37219-0016

·         Smoky Mountain Historical Society, P.O. Box 5078, Sevierville 37864-5078

·         Tennessee Valley Historical Society

·         West Tennessee Historical Society, P.O. Box 111046, Memphis 38111

·         Tennessee Historical Society Website

·         Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association, P.O. Box 575, Cookeville 38503 

 

 

Historical Places 

(select a county)

 

Anderson Bedford Benton Bledsoe Blount Bradley Campbell Cannon Carroll Carter Cheatham Chester Claiborne Clay Cocke Coffee Crockett Cumberland Davidson De Kalb Decatur Dickson Dyer Fayette Fentress Franklin Gibson Giles Grainger Greene Grundy Hamblen Hamilton Hancock Hardeman Hardin Hawkins Haywood Henderson Henry Hickman Houston Humphreys Jackson Jefferson Johnson Knox Lake Lauderdale Lawrence Lewis Lincoln Loudon Macon Madison Marion Marshall Maury McMinn McNairy Meigs Monroe Montgomery Moore Morgan Obion Overton Perry Pickett Polk Putnam Rhea Roane Robertson Rutherford Scott Sequatchie Sevier Shelby Smith Stewart Sullivan Sumner Tipton Trousdale Unicoi Union Van Buren Warren Washington Wayne Weakley White Williamson Wilson

 

 

 

 

 

Surname

Researching
by Surname

 

 

 

The following are surnames of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this U.S. State.

 

 

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

 

 

Barker

 

Bates

 

Bennett

 

Bishop

 

Brown

 

Carlock

 

Carter

 

Cass

 

Cavett

 

Christman

 

Collier

 

Deatherage

 

Dickson

 

Douglass

 

Eades

 

Easley

 

Euliss

 

Fly

 

Fritts

 

Greene

 

Hart

 

Higgins

 

Huffines

 

James

 

Johnson

 

Lacefield

 

Lee

 

Lineberry

 

McCaffrey

 

McNairy

 

Moree

 

Moreland

 

Morrow

 

Moulton

Neely

 

Parsons

 

Reagan

 

Rhodes

 

Robertson

 

Rucker

 

Russell

 

Sewell

 

Smith

 

Spencer

 

Turner

 

Wade

 

White

 

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

 

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

Additional information regarding these surnames may also be found at:

  Surname Locator Resources

 

 

Free Genealogy
Surname Search 
From Google

 

 

 

Use this free genealogy site to help you get the best genealogy searches from Google™ by using your family tree, for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or   "tricks"  

that    will   likely   improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google and the Internet to find ancestry information about this or any other Surname.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Researching
by Location

 

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Gazetteer of Places

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research (General Info.)

Where in the World are My Ancestors?

 

Our Ancestral Counties

Our Ancestral Counties

 

The following named counties are associated with the history of our DIRECT ancestors.   To select a specific ancestral county, go to our Ancestral Locations home page. Here you will find additional links to our county pages where you can obtain information about our family gen-sites, images of localities, and surnames of persons, in our database, who have lived in the selected county.

Click on this thumbnail map for a full-sized version.

Knox;   McMinn;   Sevier

 

Gazetteer of Places

Gazetteer 
of Places

 

The following Links will take you to gazetteers that identify places within this U.S. State.  These resources feature profiles of cities, towns, neighborhoods and subdivisions.  In addition this site contains maps, data and directions for a wide variety of physical, cultural and historic features.

 

 

List of counties in Tennessee 

East Tennessee

List of Tennessee state parks

List of cities and towns in Tennessee

List of colleges and universities in Tennessee

 

Tennessee Cities - profiles of 6,702 Tennessee cities, towns & neighborhoods

Tennessee Physical Features such as lakes, islands & steams

Tennessee Cultural Features such as schools, parks, hospitals & airports

Tennessee Civil Features such as Native Areas and Political Subdivisions

Search by Name, County, ZIP Code or Area Code

 

* includes but not limited to Cemeteries, Churches, Locales,

Military Installations;  Populated Places, Post Offices, Schools, Streams, and Trails

 

County Research (Genealogical)

County Research
(Genealogical) 

 

 

Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the County’s website.  Here you will find additional links to more information specific to that location.    The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects, at the national level, that were created to collect and disseminate data that goes beyond county and state lines.

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson;     Bedford;     Benton;     Bledsoe;     Blount;     Bradley;     Campbell;     Cannon;     Carroll;     Carter;   Cheatham;     Chester ;     Claiborne ;     Clay;     Cocke;     Coffee;     Crockett;   Cumberland;   Davidson;     Decatur ;    DeKalb;  Dickson;     Dyer ;    Fayette;     Fentress;     Franklin;     Gibson;     Giles;     Grainger;    Greene;    Grundy;     Hamblen;     Hamilton;     Hancock;     Hardeman;     Hardin;     Hawkins;     Haywood;     Henderson;     Henry;    Hickman;     Houston;     Humphreys;     Jackson;     James;     Jefferson;     Johnson;     Knox;     Lake;     Lauderdale;     Lawrence;     Lewis;     Lincoln;     Loudon;     Macon;     Madison;     Marion;     Marshall;     Maury;     McMinn;    McNairy;     Meigs;     Monroe;     Montgomery;     Moore;     Morgan;     Obion;     Overton;     Perry;     Pickett;     Polk;     Putnam;     Rhea;     Roane;     Robertson;     Rutherford;     Scott;     Sequatchie;     Sevier;     Shelby ;    Smith;     Stewart;     Sullivan;     Sumner;     Tipton;     Trousdale;     Unicoi;     Union;     Van Buren;     Warren;     Washington;     Wayne;     Weakley;     White;     Williamson;     Wilson

 

 

County Research  (General)

County Research
(General)

 

Wikipedia is a multilingual, Web-based, free-content encyclopedia project based mostly on anonymous contributions. Clicking on a Link (below) will take you to the Wikipedia article about the county.  Here you will find additional links to guide the user to related pages with additional information.

 

 

 

 

Anderson | Bedford | Benton | Bledsoe | Blount | Bradley | Campbell | Cannon | Carroll | Carter | Cheatham | Chester | Claiborne | Clay | Cocke | Coffee | Crockett | Cumberland | Davidson | Decatur | DeKalb | Dickson | Dyer | Fayette | Fentress | Franklin | Gibson | Giles | Grainger | Greene | Grundy | Hamblen | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardeman | Hardin | Hawkins | Haywood | Henderson | Henry | Hickman | Houston | Humphreys | Jackson | Jefferson | Johnson | Knox | Lake | Lauderdale | Lawrence | Lewis | Lincoln | Loudon | Macon | Madison | Marion | Marshall | Maury | McMinn | McNairy | Meigs | Monroe | Montgomery | Moore | Morgan | Obion | Overton | Perry | Pickett | Polk | Putnam | Rhea | Roane | Robertson | Rutherford | Scott | Sequatchie | Sevier | Shelby | Smith | Stewart | Sullivan | Sumner | Tipton | Trousdale | Unicoi | Union | Van Buren | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Weakley | White | Williamson | Wilson

 

 

 

 

Where in the World  are My Ancestors?

Where in the World
are My Ancestors?

 

Resources which enhance our knowledge of the places inhabited by our ancestors are almost as important as their names. The LINK

MAPS

GAZETTEERS

to the right will take you to Maps, Gazetteers,   and other helpful  resources  that will assist you in discovering Ancestral Locations. 

 

 

 

 

Internet
Resources

 

 

 

The Google search engine

 button  and following web

sites    may     provide    you

with additional information

to assist with your research

about   this   U. S.   State. 

 

 

General Resources

 

 

·           Website & Webpages We Like

·           Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

·           Free Genealogy Search Help For Google

·           Linkpendium > Genealogy > USA

·           Genealogy Gateway

·           Ancestry.com (Reference Materials & Finding Aids)

·           Ancestry.com - Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

·           GenealogyLinks.net

·        Cyndi's List - United States Index

·        IGI Batch Numbers - British Isles & North America

·        Libweb - Libraries on the Web

·        50states.com - States and Capitals

·        RootsWeb Town Search 1.0

·        USA Resources at RootsWeb

·        StateGenSites - U.S. Genealogy Sites by State

·        The USGenWeb Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Locality Specific Resources

·Tennessee - Wikipedia

·Tennessee State Facts and Information

·Tennessee Information (50 States.com)

·Linkpendium – Tennessee

·Cyndi’s List (Tennessee)

·Tennessee (historical societies)

·Tennessee Resources at RootsWeb

·Family Search (IGI Records for Tennessee)

 

 

 

 

Our Genealogy 
Reference Library

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books that pertain to this U.S. State.   Here you will find books about the history and records of this State, as well as its counties and other localities such as towns and churches.   The collection also contains research works about State military units and personnel during America’s wars.  In addition, there are resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who settled in this State.

 

Research Library – Table of Contents

 

 

 

 

Contact Information

Contact Information

 

 

 

Email

Snail Mail:

Fred
889 Dante Ct.
Mantua, NJ 08051

USA

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Pony Express:

Tom
27 Christopher Dr.
Burton, NB E2V3H4
Canada