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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
The collection consists of images of poll lists and exemptions, located in Jackson.
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The collection consists of images of poll lists and exemptions, located in Jackson.  
  
 
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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Image:Tennessee, Madison County, Voting Records (14-1015) Petition For Examption From Poll Tax DGS 101113513_8.jpg|Petition For Exemption From Poll Tax
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Image:Tennessee, Madison County, Voting Records (14-1015) Lost Poll Tax Receipt DGS 101103204_9.jpg|Lost Poll Tax Receipt
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The information in the registers includes:  
 
The information in the registers includes:  
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Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
 
Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.  
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.  
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
=== Using the Information ===
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=== Using the Information ===
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:  
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==Citations for This Collection==
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== Citations for This Collection ==
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called [[Transfer_the_Information#Cite_Your_Sources|citing your sources]]). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called [[Transfer the Information#Cite_Your_Sources|citing your sources]]). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.  
  
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Record Description[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of poll lists and exemptions, located in Jackson.

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

Record Content[edit | edit source]

The information in the registers includes:

  • Name of voter
  • Current address
  • Birthplace
  • Gender, age, and race of voter
  • Length of residence in state, in county, in precinct
  • Name of voting precinct
  • Is voter a naturalized citizen
  • Date of Registration
  • Signature of voter

How to Use the Record[edit | edit source]

To begin your search you will need to know the following:

  • Name of the ancestor
  • Residence

Search the Collection[edit | edit source]

To search the collection:
⇒ Select Browse through images on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "County"
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter" which takes you to the images.

Look at each image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

Using the Information[edit | edit source]

When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the name, residence and are or birth date to locate your ancestor in church, land, and census records.
  • Use ages to determine approximate birth dates.
  • Use the naturalization information to find their immigration and naturalization court documents.

Tips to Keep in Mind[edit | edit source]

  • Search for records of people in the county with the same surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Some counties were subdivided or the boundaries may have changed. Consider searching neighboring counties as well since that courthouse may have been more convenient for the person.
  • The information in voter registrations in usually very brief so it is easy to confuse individuals with similar names.

Unable to Find Your Ancestor?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for indexes.

Related Websites[edit | edit source]

Tennessee GenWeb Project

Related Wiki Articles[edit | edit source]

Tennessee, United States Genealogy

Contributions to This Article[edit | edit source]

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Citations for This Collection[edit | edit source]

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.



Image citation:
This template has been deprecated and is no longer used.

The image citation will be available once the collection is published.