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Guide to '''Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy '''birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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==Tennessee Information==
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Tennessee is a state in the southeastern portion of the United States.  It is divided into 95 counties and it's capital is Nashville.  Tennessee was admitted to the union as the 16th state on 1 June 1796.  It was created from the Province of North Carolina and Southwest Territory. <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.</ref>
  
 
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}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; width: 75%; float: left">[[Image:Tennessee.png|right|200px]] ''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Tennessee]]''<br>{{TitleStyle1}}Welcome to the Tennessee page,<br>the Volunteer State{{/p}} [[Image:{{GSMpic}}]]'''''Most unique genealogical features:'''''
 
*[http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/lost.htm TN courthouse fires and disasters]
 
*Order many filmed county records from [[Tennessee State Library and Archives|TN State Library and Archives]]
 
*No [[Tennessee Vital Records|civil birth records]] in TN before 1874. In some counties none til 1908
 
*Short-lived [[State of Franklin]] created counties not recognized by NC or TN
 
 
 
=== Counties  ===
 
 
 
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*[[Anderson County, Tennessee|Anderson]]
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<h3>Getting Started with Tennessee Research</h3>
*[[Bedford County, Tennessee|Bedford]]
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Links to articles on getting started with Tennessee research.
*[[Benton County, Tennessee|Benton]]
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*[[GuidedResearch:Tennessee|Guided Research]]
*[[Bledsoe County, Tennessee|Bledsoe]]
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*[[Step-by-Step Tennessee Research, 1880-Present]]
*[[Blount County, Tennessee|Blount]]
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*[[How to Find Tennessee Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
*[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley]]
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*[[How to Find Tennessee Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
*[[Campbell County, Tennessee|Campbell]]
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*[[How to Find Tennessee Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
*[[Cannon County, Tennessee|Cannon]]
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*[[Tennessee Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
*[[Carroll County, Tennessee|Carroll]]
 
*[[Carter County, Tennessee|Carter]]
 
*[[Cheatham County, Tennessee|Cheatham]]
 
*[[Chester County, Tennessee|Chester]]
 
*[[Claiborne County, Tennessee|Claiborne]]
 
*[[Clay County, Tennessee|Clay]]
 
*[[Cocke County, Tennessee|Cocke]]
 
*[[Coffee County, Tennessee|Coffee]]
 
*[[Crockett County, Tennessee|Crockett]]
 
*[[Cumberland County, Tennessee|Cumberland]]
 
*[[Davidson County, Tennessee|Davidson]]
 
*[[Decatur County, Tennessee|Decatur]]
 
*[[DeKalb County, Tennessee|DeKalb]]
 
*[[Dickson County, Tennessee|Dickson]]
 
*[[Dyer County, Tennessee|Dyer]]
 
*[[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette]]
 
 
 
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*[[Fentress County, Tennessee|Fentress]]
 
*[[Franklin County, Tennessee|Franklin]]
 
*[[Gibson County, Tennessee|Gibson]]
 
*[[Giles County, Tennessee|Giles]]
 
*[[Grainger County, Tennessee|Grainger]]
 
*[[Greene County, Tennessee|Greene]]
 
*[[Grundy County, Tennessee|Grundy]]
 
*[[Hamblen County, Tennessee|Hamblen]]
 
*[[Hamilton County, Tennessee|Hamilton]]  
 
*[[Hancock County, Tennessee|Hancock]]
 
*[[Hardeman County, Tennessee|Hardeman]]  
 
*[[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin]]  
 
*[[Hawkins County, Tennessee|Hawkins]]  
 
*[[Haywood County, Tennessee|Haywood]]  
 
*[[Henderson County, Tennessee|Henderson]]
 
*[[Henry County, Tennessee|Henry]]
 
*[[Hickman County, Tennessee|Hickman]]
 
*[[Houston County, Tennessee|Houston]]
 
*[[Humphreys County, Tennessee|Humphreys]]
 
*[[Jackson County, Tennessee|Jackson]]
 
*[[Jefferson County, Tennessee|Jefferson]]
 
*[[Johnson County, Tennessee|Johnson]]
 
*[[Knox County, Tennessee|Knox]]
 
*[[Lake County, Tennessee|Lake]]
 
 
 
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*[[Lauderdale County, Tennessee|Lauderdale]]
 
*[[Lawrence County, Tennessee|Lawrence]]
 
*[[Lewis County, Tennessee|Lewis]]
 
*[[Lincoln County, Tennessee|Lincoln]]
 
*[[Loudon County, Tennessee|Loudon]]
 
*[[McMinn County, Tennessee|McMinn]]
 
*[[McNairy County, Tennessee|McNairy]]
 
*[[Macon County, Tennessee|Macon]]
 
*[[Madison County, Tennessee|Madison]]
 
*[[Marion County, Tennessee|Marion]]
 
*[[Marshall County, Tennessee|Marshall]]
 
*[[Maury County, Tennessee|Maury]]
 
*[[Meigs County, Tennessee|Meigs]]
 
*[[Monroe County, Tennessee|Monroe]]
 
*[[Montgomery County, Tennessee|Montgomery]]
 
*[[Moore County, Tennessee|Moore]]
 
*[[Morgan County, Tennessee|Morgan]]
 
*[[Obion County, Tennessee|Obion]]
 
*[[Overton County, Tennessee|Overton]]
 
*[[Perry County, Tennessee|Perry]]
 
*[[Pickett County, Tennessee|Pickett]]
 
*[[Polk County, Tennessee|Polk]]
 
*[[Putnam County, Tennessee|Putnam]]
 
*[[Rhea County, Tennessee|Rhea]]
 
 
 
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*[[Roane County, Tennessee|Roane]]
 
*[[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson]]
 
*[[Rutherford County, Tennessee|Rutherford]]
 
*[[Scott County, Tennessee|Scott]]
 
*[[Sequatchie County, Tennessee|Sequatchie]]
 
*[[Sevier County, Tennessee|Sevier]]
 
*[[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby]]
 
*[[Smith County, Tennessee|Smith]]
 
*[[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart]]
 
*[[Sullivan County, Tennessee|Sullivan]]
 
*[[Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner]]
 
*[[Tipton County, Tennessee|Tipton]]
 
*[[Trousdale County, Tennessee|Trousdale]]
 
*[[Unicoi County, Tennessee|Unicoi]]
 
*[[Union County, Tennessee|Union]]
 
*[[Van Buren County, Tennessee|Van Buren]]
 
*[[Warren County, Tennessee|Warren]]
 
*[[Washington County, Tennessee|Washington]]
 
*[[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]]
 
*[[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley]]
 
*[[White County, Tennessee|White]]
 
*[[Williamson County, Tennessee|Williamson]]
 
*[[Wilson County, Tennessee|Wilson]]
 
  
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<h3>Tennessee Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Tennessee research.
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*[[Tennessee Record Finder|Tennessee Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/Tennessee/ Boundary Changes for Tennessee Counties]
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*[[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee Archives and Libraries]]
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*[http://tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Tennessee.
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{{Adoption TNGenWeb}}
'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' <br>[[State of Franklin]] | [[Caswell County, Tennessee|Caswell]] | [[Christiana County, Tennessee|Christiana]] | [[Cumberland (old) County, Tennessee|Cumberland&nbsp;(old)]] | [[James County, Tennessee|James]] | [[Lewis (old) County, Tennessee|Lewis&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Putnam (old) County, Tennessee|Putnam&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Spencer County, Tennessee|Spencer]] | [[Tennessee County, Tennessee|Tennessee]] | [[Wayne (old) County, Tennessee|Wayne&nbsp;(old)]]<br><br>'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. {{TNmap}}
 
 
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
 
 
[[Tennessee State Library and Archives]]{{·}} [[East Tennessee Historical Society]]{{·}} [[Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center]]{{·}} [[West Tennessee Heritage Study Center]]{{·}} [[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]
 
 
 
=== Early Migration Routes  ===
 
 
 
{{Adoption TNGenWeb}} Cumberland River{{·}} Mississippi River{{·}} Tennessee River{{·}} [[Avery's Trace|Avery's Trace]] or Nashville Road{{·}} [[Black Fox Trail]]{{·}} [[Bolivar and Memphis Trail]]{{·}} [[Catawba Trail]]{{·}} [[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]{{·}} [[Cisca and St. Augustine Trail]] or Nickajack Trail{{·}} [[Cisco and Middle Tennessee Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland Trace]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road|Georgia Road ]](Federal Road){{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great South Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Jackson's Military Road|Jackson's Military Road]]{{·}} [[Jonesboro Road]]{{·}} [[Kentucky Road]]{{·}} [[Lower Warpath]] or West Tennessee Trail{{·}} [[Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail]]{{·}} [[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace]] or Chickasaw Trail {{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio, and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Unicoi Trail]]{{·}} [[West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road|Wilderness Road]]
 
 
 
=== [[Tennessee Topography|Topography]] ===
 
 
 
=== Did You Know?  ===
 
  
*Tennessee is informally segregated into three "Grand Divisions" that are topographically, politically, economically, and culturally different. East Tennessee even attempted to secede from the rest of the State during the Civil War.&nbsp; See maps and details at the [http://www.tngenweb.org/maps/tngrand3.htm TNGenWeb site].
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== Tennessee Clickable Map==
*Did you know that at least 20 counties in Tennessee did not begin registering marriages until 1838? For more information, see [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tennessee_Vital_Records#Marriage_Records Tennessee Vital Records].  
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Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.
*In 1820, Tennessee's top three manufactured goods were whiskey, blacksmith's products, and flour. Learn more at [[Tennessee Occupations|Tennessee Occupations]].
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*Listen to our complete collection of audio files of [http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Tennessee_Dialect Tennessee county name pronunciations] flavored with local accents.
 
*Even though many 1820 East Tennessee census population schedules have been lost, manufactures schedules survive for most counties.&nbsp;A free online index is available at [http://www.lineages.com/InfoCenter/Databases/1820Manufactures.cfm Lineages].
 
  
=== Research Tools  ===
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    <li>[[Anderson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Anderson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Bedford County, Tennessee Genealogy|Bedford]]</li>
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    <li>[[Benton County, Tennessee Genealogy|Benton]]</li>
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    <li>[[Bledsoe County, Tennessee Genealogy|Bledsoe]]</li>
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    <li>[[Blount County, Tennessee Genealogy|Blount]]</li>
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    <li>[[Bradley County, Tennessee Genealogy|Bradley]]</li>
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    <li>[[Campbell County, Tennessee Genealogy|Campbell]]</li>
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    <li>[[Cannon County, Tennessee Genealogy|Cannon]]</li>
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    <li>[[Carroll County, Tennessee Genealogy|Carroll]]</li>
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    <li>[[Carter County, Tennessee Genealogy|Carter]]</li>
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    <li>[[Cheatham County, Tennessee Genealogy|Cheatham]]</li>
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    <li>[[Chester County, Tennessee Genealogy|Chester]]</li>
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    <li>[[Claiborne County, Tennessee Genealogy|Claiborne]]</li>
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    <li>[[Clay County, Tennessee Genealogy|Clay]]</li>
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    <li>[[Cocke County, Tennessee Genealogy|Cocke]]</li>
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    <li>[[Coffee County, Tennessee Genealogy|Coffee]]</li>
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    <li>[[Crockett County, Tennessee Genealogy|Crockett]]</li>
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    <li>[[Cumberland County, Tennessee Genealogy|Cumberland]]</li>
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    <li>[[Davidson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Davidson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Decatur County, Tennessee Genealogy|Decatur]]</li>
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    <li>[[DeKalb County, Tennessee Genealogy|DeKalb]]</li>
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    <li>[[Dickson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Dickson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Dyer County, Tennessee Genealogy|Dyer]]</li>
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    <li>[[Fayette County, Tennessee Genealogy|Fayette]]</li>
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    <li>[[Fentress County, Tennessee Genealogy|Fentress]]</li>
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    <li>[[Franklin County, Tennessee Genealogy|Franklin]]</li>
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    <li>[[Gibson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Gibson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Giles County, Tennessee Genealogy|Giles]]</li>
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    <li>[[Grainger County, Tennessee Genealogy|Grainger]]</li>
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    <li>[[Greene County, Tennessee Genealogy|Greene]]</li>
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    <li>[[Grundy County, Tennessee Genealogy|Grundy]]</li>
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    <li>[[Hamblen County, Tennessee Genealogy|Hamblen]]</li>
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    <li>[[Hamilton County, Tennessee Genealogy|Hamilton]]</li>
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    <li>[[Hancock County, Tennessee Genealogy|Hancock]]</li>
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    <li>[[Hardeman County, Tennessee Genealogy|Hardeman]]</li>
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    <li>[[Hardin County, Tennessee Genealogy|Hardin]]</li>
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    <li>[[Hawkins County, Tennessee Genealogy|Hawkins]]</li>
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    <li>[[Haywood County, Tennessee Genealogy|Haywood]]</li>
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    <li>[[Henderson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Henderson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Henry County, Tennessee Genealogy|Henry]]</li>
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    <li>[[Hickman County, Tennessee Genealogy|Hickman]]</li>
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    <li>[[Houston County, Tennessee Genealogy|Houston]]</li>
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    <li>[[Humphreys County, Tennessee Genealogy|Humphreys]]</li>
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    <li>[[Jackson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Jackson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Jefferson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Jefferson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Johnson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Johnson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Knox County, Tennessee Genealogy|Knox]]</li>
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    <li>[[Lake County, Tennessee Genealogy|Lake]]</li>
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    <li>[[Lauderdale County, Tennessee Genealogy|Lauderdale]]</li>
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    <li>[[Lawrence County, Tennessee Genealogy|Lawrence]]</li>
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    <li>[[Lewis County, Tennessee Genealogy|Lewis]]</li>
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    <li>[[Lincoln County, Tennessee Genealogy|Lincoln]]</li>
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    <li>[[Loudon County, Tennessee Genealogy|Loudon]]</li>
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    <li>[[McMinn County, Tennessee Genealogy|McMinn]]</li>
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    <li>[[McNairy County, Tennessee Genealogy|McNairy]]</li>
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    <li>[[Macon County, Tennessee Genealogy|Macon]]</li>
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    <li>[[Madison County, Tennessee Genealogy|Madison]]</li>
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    <li>[[Marion County, Tennessee Genealogy|Marion]]</li>
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    <li>[[Marshall County, Tennessee Genealogy|Marshall]]</li>
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    <li>[[Maury County, Tennessee Genealogy|Maury]]</li>
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    <li>[[Meigs County, Tennessee Genealogy|Meigs]]</li>
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    <li>[[Monroe County, Tennessee Genealogy|Monroe]]</li>
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    <li>[[Montgomery County, Tennessee Genealogy|Montgomery]]</li>
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    <li>[[Moore County, Tennessee Genealogy|Moore]]</li> 
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    <li>[[Morgan County, Tennessee Genealogy|Morgan]]</li>
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    <li>[[Obion County, Tennessee Genealogy|Obion]]</li>
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    <li>[[Overton County, Tennessee Genealogy|Overton]]</li>
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    <li>[[Perry County, Tennessee Genealogy|Perry]]</li>
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    <li>[[Pickett County, Tennessee Genealogy|Pickett]]</li>
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    <li>[[Polk County, Tennessee Genealogy|Polk]]</li>
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    <li>[[Putnam County, Tennessee Genealogy|Putnam]]</li>
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    <li>[[Rhea County, Tennessee Genealogy|Rhea]]</li>
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    <li>[[Roane County, Tennessee Genealogy|Roane]]</li>
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    <li>[[Robertson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Robertson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Rutherford County, Tennessee Genealogy|Rutherford]]</li>
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    <li>[[Scott County, Tennessee Genealogy|Scott]]</li>
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    <li>[[Sequatchie County, Tennessee Genealogy|Sequatchie]]</li>
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    <li>[[Sevier County, Tennessee Genealogy|Sevier]]</li>
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    <li>[[Shelby County, Tennessee Genealogy|Shelby]]</li>
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    <li>[[Smith County, Tennessee Genealogy|Smith]]</li>
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    <li>[[Stewart County, Tennessee Genealogy|Stewart]]</li>
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    <li>[[Sullivan County, Tennessee Genealogy|Sullivan]]</li>
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    <li>[[Sumner County, Tennessee Genealogy|Sumner]]</li>
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    <li>[[Tipton County, Tennessee Genealogy|Tipton]]</li>
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    <li>[[Trousdale County, Tennessee Genealogy|Trousdale]]</li>
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    <li>[[Unicoi County, Tennessee Genealogy|Unicoi]]</li>
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    <li>[[Union County, Tennessee Genealogy|Union]]</li>
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    <li>[[Van Buren County, Tennessee Genealogy|Van Buren]]</li>
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    <li>[[Warren County, Tennessee Genealogy|Warren]]</li>
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    <li>[[Washington County, Tennessee Genealogy|Washington]]</li>
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    <li>[[Wayne County, Tennessee Genealogy|Wayne]]</li>
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    <li>[[Weakley County, Tennessee Genealogy|Weakley]]</li>
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    <li>[[White County, Tennessee Genealogy|White]]</li>
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    <li>[[Williamson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Williamson]]</li>
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    <li>[[Wilson County, Tennessee Genealogy|Wilson]]</li>
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[State of Franklin]] | [[Caswell County, Tennessee|Caswell]] | [[Christiana County, Tennessee|Christiana]] | [[Cumberland (old) County, Tennessee|Cumberland&nbsp;(old)]] | [[James County, Tennessee|James]] | [[Lewis (old) County, Tennessee|Lewis&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Putnam (old) County, Tennessee|Putnam&nbsp;(old)]] | [[Spencer County, Tennessee|Spencer]] | [[Tennessee County, Tennessee|Tennessee]] | [[Wayne (old) County, Tennessee|Wayne&nbsp;(old)]]
  
:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 Cherokee Genealogy]
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== Tennessee Migration Routes  ==
:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 Civil War Genealogical Research]
 
:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 Inferential Genealogy] - Thomas W. Jones, PhD, CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS teaches how to solve difficult Southern genealogy problems through interactive lessons.
 
  
*[http://www.tngenweb.org// The Tennessee GenWeb Project] provides county information about formation date, parent county, county seat, bibliography, cemeteries, census, churches, towns, history, look ups, obituaries, queries, repositories, surname registry, and many Internet links.
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[[Cumberland River]]{{·}} [[Mississippi River]]{{·}} [[Tennessee River]]{{·}} [[Avery's Trace|Avery's Trace or Nashville Road]] {{·}} [[Black Fox Trail]]{{·}} [[Bolivar and Memphis Trail]]{{·}} [[Catawba Trail]]{{·}} [[Chattanooga-Willstown Road]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace|Chickasaw Trail or Natchez Trace]]{{·}} [[Cisca and St. Augustine Trail|Cisca and St. Augustine Trail or Nickajack Trail]] {{·}} [[Cisco and Middle Tennessee Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail]]{{·}} [[Cumberland Trace]]{{·}} [[Georgia Road|Georgia Road ]]{{·}}[[Georgia Road|Federal Road]]{{·}} [[Great Indian Warpath]]{{·}} [[Great South Trail]]{{·}} [[Great Trading Path]]{{·}} [[Great Valley Road]]{{·}} [[Jackson's Military Road|Jackson's Military Road]]{{·}} [[Jonesboro Road]]{{·}} [[Kentucky Road]]{{·}} [[Lower Warpath or West Tennessee Trail]]{{·}} [[Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail]]{{·}} [[Avery's Trace|Nashville Road or Avery's Trace]] {{·}}[[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]{{·}} [[Natchez Trace|Natchez Trace or Chickasaw Trail]] {{·}} [[Old Cherokee Path]]{{·}} [[Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail]]{{·}} [[Unicoi Trail]]{{·}} [[West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail]]{{·}} [[Wilderness Road|Wilderness Road]]  
*Deaths 1914-1955 are now abstracted and indexed at [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails&c=fs%3A1417505 Record Search]. The original records are available at the [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/NewSite/OrderMaterials.htm Tennessee State Library and Archives]. For more information about using death records see [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Tennessee_Vital_Records Tennessee Vital Records].
 
  
=== Things you can do  ===
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==FamilySearch Resources==
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.<br>
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ask/landing?search=Getting%20Started&show=lessons&message=true Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/location/57?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Tennessee Family History Center locator map]
  
[[Image:Tennessee flag.png|right|175px]] In order to make this wiki a better research tool, we need your help! Many tasks need to be done. You can help by adding the following resources to county pages:  
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== Additional Resources ==
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[[Image: GreatSmokeyMountains.jpg|right|350px|GreatSmokeyMountains.jpg]]
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/tn/ Cyndi's List] - Tennessee genealogy sites on the internet
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/tenn/ Tennessee Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Tennessee
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*[http://www.accessgenealogy.com/tennessee-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Tennessee
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/tennessee-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Tennessee genealogy research
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*[http://www.raogk.org/Tennessee-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Tennessee
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Tennessee.pdf Tennessee Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
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*[[Tennessee Topography|Topography]]
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
  
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Guide to Tennessee ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Tennessee Information[edit | edit source]

Tennessee is a state in the southeastern portion of the United States. It is divided into 95 counties and it's capital is Nashville. Tennessee was admitted to the union as the 16th state on 1 June 1796. It was created from the Province of North Carolina and Southwest Territory. [1]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Getting Started with Tennessee Research

Links to articles on getting started with Tennessee research.

Tennessee Research Tools

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Tennessee Clickable Map[edit | edit source]

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

Lake CountyObion CountyWeakley CountyHenry CountyDyer CountyGibson CountyCarroll CountyBenton CountyLauderdale CountyCrockett CountyHaywood CountyMadison CountyHenderson CountyDecatur CountyTipton CountyShelby CountyFayette CountyHardeman CountyChester CountyMcNairy CountyHardin CountyStewart CountyHouston CountyHumphreys CountyPerry CountyWayne CountyMontgomery CountyDickson CountyHickman CountyLewis CountyLawrence CountyRobertson CountyCheatham CountyDavidson CountyWilliamson CountyMaury CountyGiles CountyMarshall CountyLincoln CountyMoore CountyBedford CountyRutherford CountyWilson CountySumner CountyMacon CountyTrousdale CountySmith CountyDeKalb CountyCannon CountyWarren CountyCoffee CountyFranklin CountyGrundy CountyMarion CountySequatchie CountyVan Buren CountyWhite CountyPutnam CountyJackson CountyOverton CountyClay CountyPickett CountyFentress CountyScott CountyMorgan CountyCumberland CountyBledsoe CountyHamilton CountyBradley CountyPolk CountyRhea CountyMeigs CountyMcMinn CountyMonroe CountyRoane CountyLoudon CountyBlount CountyAnderson CountyKnox CountySevier CountyCampbell CountyClaiborne CountyUnion CountyGrainger CountyHancock CountyHawkins CountyHamblen CountyJefferson CountyCocke CountyGreene CountySullivan CountyJohnson CountyWashington CountyCarter CountyUnicoi CountyTennessee county map.png

Counties[edit | edit source]



Extinct or Renamed Counties: State of Franklin Genealogy | Caswell | Christiana | Cumberland (old) | James | Lewis (old) | Putnam (old) | Spencer | Tennessee | Wayne (old)

Tennessee Migration Routes[edit | edit source]

Cumberland River · Mississippi River · Tennessee River · Avery's Trace or Nashville Road  · Black Fox Trail · Bolivar and Memphis Trail · Catawba Trail · Chattanooga-Willstown Road · Chickasaw Trail or Natchez Trace · Cisca and St. Augustine Trail or Nickajack Trail  · Cisco and Middle Tennessee Trail · Cumberland and Great Lakes Trail · Cumberland and Ohio Falls Trail · Cumberland Trace · Georgia Road  · Federal Road · Great Indian Warpath · Great South Trail · Great Trading Path · Great Valley Road · Jackson's Military Road · Jonesboro Road · Kentucky Road · Lower Warpath or West Tennessee Trail · Mississippi and Tennessee River Trail · Nashville Road or Avery's Trace  · Nashville-Saline River Trail · Natchez Trace or Chickasaw Trail  · Old Cherokee Path · Tennessee, Ohio and Great Lakes Trail · Unicoi Trail · West Tennessee Chickasaw Trail · Wilderness Road

FamilySearch Resources[edit | edit source]

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in researching your family.

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 31 Oct 2016.