Marriages-- South Dakota Marriages, 1905-1949 is available through the subscription services of ancestry.com TENNESSEE 929.3768
1796 - Tennessee became the 16th state on 1 June 1796
Appalachian American Generalogy—focuses on 24 counties in the eastern part of Tennessee – The
Appalachian Region known as the “Tri-State Area,” because it was significant in ancestors’
migration patterns into the southern Appalachian area.
Appalachian Ancestry—Mountain Climbing—Traverse the peaks & valleys of your family tree with
our guide to tracing Appalachian ancestry. (New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, W. Virginia,
Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, N. Carolina, S. Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi)
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 12, no. 5, Sep 2011, pp 48-53
Archives—Tennessee Virtual Archives has some fabulous photographs
CD Review - Tennessee Marriages, Format CD, ISBN 080639787X, $39.99,
Extracted from the marriage registers and the original marriage bonds and licenses of 22 Tennessee counties, this CD contains details of 278,000 individuals who were married during the period dating from the late 18th century to the mid-19th century, soon after the various counties were erected. Found in old courthouse records, most of the marriage records identify the bride and groom, the date of the marriage or marriage bond, and the names of parents, guardians, or witnesses. The records originally appeared in a series of books published by the Genealogical Publishing Company, most of which were compiled by Edythe Rucker Whitley, whose research in Middle Tennessee courthouse records is widely known. These marriages are among the earliest ones recorded in Middle Tennessee.
Birth Records—Index to Davidson County Birth Records 1908-1912
Birth Records—Index to Nashville Birth Records 1881-1913
Book Review - New books reported
Everton’s Genealogical Helper, Vol. 61, No. II, March/April 2007, pp 108-109
Book Review - OBITUARIES FROM TENNESSEE NEWSPAPERS by Jill K. Garrett, 1980, repr. 1995: Obituaries and other genealogical information from 60 Tennessee and North Alabama newspapers from 1851 to 1899. 434 pp. Indexed. (#9511) $38.50
Book is part of the Pomona City Library genealogical collection
Book Review - Widows’ Dowers of Washington County, Tennessee, 1803-1899, compiled by Gary R. Toms & William R. Gann
“NGSQ” - Volume 93, No. 4, December 2005, p 318
Burial Records—Burial Records of Federal Soldiers by W. R. Cornelius and Company. During
the Civil War, W.R. Cornelius and Company of Nashville had a contrct to bury Unin
Army dead. A volume of these burial records was kept by the company during
1864-1866 and includes the Union soldiers, as well as hospital employees, black military
laborers, citizens and occasionally a rebel soldier. Most entries in the volume include
the individual’s name, company, regiment, date of interment, cause of death, and
hospital or other location from which the soldier came.
Census - RECONSTRUCTED 1810 CENSUS OF TENNESSEE by Charles Sherrill, 2001, repr. 2006: 33,000 long-lost records from more than 70 sources. The original 1810 census was destroyed with other records in Washington DC. The author searched a wide variety of records from 1809-1811 in an effort to track every adult male in the state. Many entries describing women, children, free blacks, and slaves were also used. Includes name, county, comments, and location information for the original source record. 576 pp. Softcover. (#0116) $70.00
Church Records—Tennessee State Library and Archives—Guide to church records at TSLA: Manuscripts
& Books http://state.tn.us/tsla/history/misc/church.htm
Civil War - Genealogy - History - Tennessee -- Tennesseans in the Civil War: A Military History of the Confederate and Union Units with Available Rosters of Personnel (Tennesseans in the Civil War) (Hardcover) by Tennessee Historical Commission - ISBN: 0-87402-017-4; Copyright Year: 1964 482 pp.
Part of the book can be find on the net at:
Civil War - Tennessee - Resources -
Cold Friday—In Tennessee, “5 Feb 1835, was called ‘Cold Friday’ because so many cattle and
hogs froze to death that day.
Convicts - TENNESSEE CONVICTS: EARLY RECORDS OF THE STATE PENITENTIARY, Vol. 1 by Charles & Tomye Sherrill, 1998, repr. 2006: 3,000 entries through 1850 with crimes listed from petty theft to murder. Also includes personal details of convicts (birth places, parents and siblings) 380 pp. Softcover. (#9808) $45.00
TENNESSEE CONVICTS: EARLY RECORDS OF THE STATE PENITENTIARY VOLUME 2, 1850-1870 by Charles Sherrill, 2002: 2,200 entries with crimes listed from petty theft to murder. Also includes personal details of convicts (birth places, parents, and siblings). 423 pp. Softcover. (#0239) $32.00
Convicts - http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/state/inmate1.htm - Inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary 1831-1850
Death Notices—Death notices in Nashville Newspapers 1855-1907
Death Records—The state of Tennessee did not require the keeping of death records until 1908.
This law expired at the end of 1912. In 1913, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a
new law that called for the keeping of more detailed death certificates. This law went
into effect in 1914. When the 1st law expired at the end of 1912, however, no individuals
or agencies were charged with the responsibility of keeping death records. For this
reason, 1913 is frequently referred to as a “dead year” for death certificated in Tennessee.
(please not that Davidson County continued to keep a record of deaths in 1913)
Death Records—Davidson County death records 1900-1913
Death Records—Index to Tennessee death records 1908-1912
Death Records—Memphis Public Library has an online index to Memphis death records that
covers the years 1848-1945
Go to http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/vital/vital.htm and click on online index to
Memphis death records
Death Records—Statewide index to Tennessee Death Records (1914-1932)
Funeral Home Records—Sometimes funeral home records include more information than is
found in death records and obituaries, and can often be used to cover time periods in
which death was not registered by the state.
Genealogy - Tennessee Genealogy - http://www.genealinks.com/states/tn.htm
Library - web site - Tennessee state library page - www.tennessee.gov/tsla
Maps - Tennessee county formation maps –
www.tngenweb.org/maps/county-ani/tn-maps/tn-cf.html - an excellent collection of maps
that reflect the history of Tennessee, including its time as part of North Carolina
Marriages - Tennessee Marriages Index - http://www.genlookups.com/tn_marriages/
Microfilm resources located at the Los Angeles Public Library in downtown L.A.
NR Gen 976.8 V8365-2 (34 rolls) Tennessee Deaths 1908-1912
NR Gen 976.8 D2855 (179 rolls) Tennessee Deaths 1914-1925
NR Gen 976.8 V8365-2 Tennessee Deaths 1926-1947 (rolls 35-310)
NR Gen 976.8 V8365-3 (14 rolls) Tennessee Divorces 1945-1949
NR Gen 976.8 V8365 (12 rolls) Tennessee, Chattanooga, Births 1879-Jan 1915
NR Gen 976.8 V8365 (rolls 10&11) Tennessee, Knoxville, Births 1881-1913
NR Gen 976..8 V8365 (9 rolls) Tennessee, Nashville, Births 1881-1913
NR Gen 976.8 V8365-1 (roll 21) Tennessee, Chattanooga, Deaths 1872-Jan 1923
NR Gen 976.8 V8365-1 (rolls 18-20) Tennessee, Davidson Co., Deaths 1900-1913
NR Gen 976.8 V8365-1 (rolls 22-27) Tennessee, Knoxville, Deaths 1881-1913
NR Gen 976.8 V8365-1 (rolls 1-17) Temmessee, Nashville, Deaths 1874-1913
Military Records—Tennessee records War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish American War,
WWI, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War.
Nashville--Guide to quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find
your ancestors in the city of Nashville.
“Family Tree Magazine,” vol. 12, issue 7, Dec 2011, pp 37-40
Obituaries—Nashville obituaries & death notices for 1913
Pension—Colored Confederate Pension Applications
Pension--Confederate Pension applications: soldiers & widows
Web Sites - Tennessee Genealogy & History Webring - 95 Sites
Davidson County - Tennessee MARRIAGES 1838-1863 by Byron & Barbara Sistler, 1985: About 7000 marriages, arranged alphabetically by both bride & groom. Transcribed from microfilm of the original books. Softcover. 241 pp. (#113) $21.00
RHEA COUNTY - TENNESSEE TOMBSTONES by WPA, repr. 2006: Readings of the cemeteries with an index. 380 pp. Softcover. Index. (#0623) $42.00
RUTHERFORD COUNTY - TENNESSEE BIBLE, FAMILY AND TOMBSTONE RECORDS by WPA, 1938, reprinted with New Index by the Sistlers, 2005: Includes Births, Deaths, Marriages, Cemetery Readings and miscellaneous Diaries, Civil War Records, and other valuable information. 198 pp. plus full-name index. Softcover. (#0506) $30.00
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY - TENNESSEE COUNTY COURT MINUTES 1858-1874 by WPA, 1936, reprinted by the Sistlers, 2005: Full transcription of the minutes. 86 pages text plus full-name index. Softcover. (#0507) $20.00
SEQUATCHIE COUNTY - TENNESSEE WILLS AND INVENTORIES, 1858-1895 by WPA, 1938, reprinted by the Sistlers, 2005: Full transcription of the wills. 290 pp. text plus full-name index. Softcover. (#0509) $35.00
SUMNER COUNTY - TENNESSEE - http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/county/factsumner.htm
Sumner County was formed in 1786 from Davidson County. The county seat is Gallatin. It was the 5th county formed in the state and the 2nd county formed in Middle Tennessee. It is the parent county of many adjacent counties. The land it encompassed at its formation includes much of what is now Middle Tennessee.
Sumner County, Tennessee is unique in that its records are largely intact and date from the county’s formation in 1786
Sumner County Archives - http://www.sumnertn.org/archives/default.htm
Sumner County, Tennessee Archives and Libraries
WEAKLEY COUNTY - TENNESSEE WILL AND RECORD BOOK, 1828-1842 by WPA, 1938, reprinted with New Index by the Sistlers, 2005: Full transcription of the wills for this period. The bulk of the book contains tax information detailing acres of land, number of slaves, taxable property and tax amounts etc. 172 pp. text plus full-name index. Softcover. (#0508) $28.00