Tennessee, Gibson County Vital Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Gibson, Tennessee, 
United States
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Location of Gibson County, Tennessee
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Location of Tennessee
Record Description
Record Type Vital Records
Collection years 1881-1969
FamilySearch Resources
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What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of images of county births, deaths, marriages and divorces from Gibson County for the years 1825 to 1900.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You will be able to browse through images in this collection when it is published.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Birth date
  • Name at birth
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence

Death

  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Sex
  • Age
  • Cause of death
  • Marital status
  • Parents’ names
  • Name of the informant
  • Date and place of burial
  • Occupation

Marriage

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marriage place
  • Marriage date
  • Parents’ names
  • Residence

Divorce

  • Names of couple divorcing
  • Date of marriage
  • Date of divorce
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Names of children

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The approximate date of birth
  • The approximate date of death
  • The approximate date of marriage or divorce
  • The age of your ancestor
  • The names of other family members and their relationships

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Record Type, Volume, and Year Range to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • If available, check the image for additional information
  • Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Try searching by surname only
  • The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
  • Remember that spelling was generally not standardized until the early part of the 20th century

Research Helps[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of Tennessee.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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