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== Record Description ==
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| title = Tennessee, Madison County Voting Records,1844-1908
The collection consists of images of poll lists and exemptions, located in Jackson.  
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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
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The collection consists of images of poll lists and exemptions, located in Jackson, Tennessee, for the years 1844-1908.  
 
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=== Image Visibility ===
== Record Content  ==
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== Collection Content  ==
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=== Sample Images ===
 
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<gallery caption="Tennessee, Madison County, Voting Record Examples" widths="160px" heights="120px" perrow="3">
 
Image:Tennessee, Madison County, Voting Records (14-1015) Petition For Examption From Poll Tax DGS 101113513_8.jpg|Petition For Exemption From Poll Tax
 
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) Poll Tax Release Requests DGS 101103205_2.jpg|Poll Tax Release Requests
 
Image:Tennessee, Madison County, Voting Records (14-1015) Poll Tax Release Requests DGS 101103205_2.jpg|Poll Tax Release Requests
 
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== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
 
The information in the registers includes:  
 
The information in the registers includes:  
 
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*Name of voter  
 
*Name of voter  
 
*Current address  
 
*Current address  
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*Date of Registration  
 
*Date of Registration  
 
*Signature of voter
 
*Signature of voter
 
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== How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
 
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To begin your search you will need to know:  
To begin your search you will need to know the following:  
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*The name of your ancestor
 
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*The place where your ancestor lived
*Name of the ancestor  
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=== View the Images ===
*Residence
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View images in this collection by visiting the '''{{RecordSearch|2381712|Browse Page|access=browse}}''':
 
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# Select '''County'''
=== Search the Collection  ===
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# Select '''Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter''' to view the images.
 
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
To search the collection: <br> ⇒ Select Browse through images on the initial collection page <br> ⇒ Select the "County" <br> ⇒ Select the "Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter" which takes you to the images.  
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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 [[Use_Appropriate_Forms#Prepare_a_Research_Log | research log]].
 
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
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:
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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.
 
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=== I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
*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 ===
 
 
 
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 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 ages to determine approximate birth dates.  
 
*Use the naturalization information to find their immigration and naturalization court documents.
 
*Use the naturalization information to find their immigration and naturalization court documents.
 
=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
 
 
 
*Search for records of people in the county with the same surname. These may have been the couple’s parents, uncles, or other relatives.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
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=== I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now? ===
 
 
=== Unable to Find Your Ancestor? ===
 
 
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for indexes.
 
*Check for indexes.
 
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=== Research Helps ===
{{Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Tennessee, Madison|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article [[Tennessee Archives and Libraries]]. For additional information about this county see the wiki article [[Madison County, Tennessee]].}}
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The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the state of [[Tennessee, United States Genealogy|Tennessee]].
 
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* [[GuidedResearch:Tennessee|Tennessee Guided Research]]
== Related Websites  ==
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* [[Tennessee Record Finder]]
 
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* [[Tennessee Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
[http://tngenweb.org/ Tennessee GenWeb Project]  
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* [[Step-by-Step Tennessee Research, 1880-Present|Step-by-Step Research]]
 
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{{HR Tip|Don't overlook {{FHL|Tennessee, Madison|keywords|disp}} items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog.}}
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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== Citing This Collection ==
 
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information.  
[[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee]]  
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==How You Can Contribute  ==
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==Citations for This Collection==
 
Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
 
 
 
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Madison, Tennessee, 
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Location of Madison County, Tennessee
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Location of Tennessee
Record Description
Record Type Voting
Collection years 1844-1908
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What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

The collection consists of images of poll lists and exemptions, located in Jackson, Tennessee, for the years 1844-1908.

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

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

What Can This Collection Tell Me?[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 Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search you will need to know:

  • The name of your ancestor
  • The place where your ancestor lived

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select County
  2. Select Record Type, Year Range, and Volume number or letter 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. 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.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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

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

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]

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information.  

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.