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|Obion County, Tennessee|
Location of Tennessee in the U.S.
|Founded||October 24, 1823|
|County Seat||Union City|
|Address|| Obion County Courthouse]|
6 Bill Burnett Circle
Union City, TN 38261
Phone: 1-731-885-2562 Adams County Website
Obion County's civil records start the following years:
.*W.P.A. abstracts begin 1824
Obion County Courthouse
6 Bill Burnett Circle
Union City, TN 38261
County Clerk has marriage records from 1824 and probate records from 1833.
Circuit and Chancery Court has divorce records.
Circuit and General Sessions Court has court records.
Register of Deeds has land records 
Obion County Clerk
Marriage and probate records
2 Bill Burnett Circle
Union City, TN 38261
Obion County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 514
Union City, TN 38261
Obion County Circuit Court Clerk
2 Bill Burnett Circle
Union City, TN 38261
Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
West Tennessee county. Established 1823.
1823--Obion County was established 24 October 1823 from Chickasaw Indian Lands.
County seat: Union City 
"Rotating Formation Tennessee County Boundary Maps" (1777-1985) may be viewed for free at the My Tennessee Genealogy website. They rely on AniMap 3.0 software.
1842--Earthquake damaged records
- Lost census: 1890
- Marriage records are lacking 1823 to 1838
- Lost probate records: 1823 to 1834
Although these are not burned records, applying strategies used for burned counties may aid in compensating for their loss. For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
- Arlene Eakle, When the Records are Gone in Tennessee Genealogy Blog
- Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki
- Michael John Neill, Burned Counties in Family History Circle
|Bethel (hist.)||Gibbs||Mason Hall||Roneys Store|
|Clayton||Grays Camp||Minnick||South Fulton|
|Dixie||Jacksonville||Pierce Station||Union City|
Use the free Search for Surnames at Mountain Press's website to quickly search a variety of published Obion County biography, court, and marriage records. To determine which books are being searched, or to search each publication's index individually, click here. You are now equipped with a checklist of books to pull off the shelves at a genealogy library, or a wish list for your personal book collection.
- Genealogical "Fact Sheets" About Tennessee Counties: Obion County, courtesy: TSLA. (Identifies published county histories, published local records, census records, newspapers and local records on microfilm, and select manuscripts.)
Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
- Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
- Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Obion County linking to the information about the people buried there,
- Obion Co. TN Cemetery Records, part of the TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, lists many cemeteries in the county, often with indexes and transcripts of the burials.
- Obion County, Tennessee, USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project lists many cemeteries in the county and has transcripts of the tombstones arranged by cemetery.
- TheFamily History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Obion county. Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
- Charles A. Reeves Jr. has created a detailed map showing the locations of Putnam County cemeteries. It may be purchased for a small fee through his website.
1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population censuses of Obion County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Tennessee Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than nationwide online indexes.
See Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.
- Scanned census images [in the USGenWeb Archives]
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. 1841; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2pc 1840; FHL US/CAN Film 2321. 1841 edition digitized by the U.S. Census Bureau and Google books et. al. [See Tennessee, Western District, Obion County on page 159.]
- Porch, Deane Obion County, Tennessee 1850 census Franklin, Tennessee : Louise G. Lynch, 1973
FHL US/CAN book 976.813 X2p 1850
- Green, Linda L. Tennessee 1850 Agricultural Census. 2 vols. Woodbridge, Va.: L.L. Green, 2000. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2g v. 1 ff. [Obion County is included in Vol. 1.]
- Scanned census images [in the USGenWeb Archives]
- Full name index linked to appropriate scanned census image [in the USGenWeb Census Project®]
- Scanned census images [in the USGenWeb Archives]
- Sistler, Barbara and Samuel D. 1880 census Obion County, Tennessee Nashville, Tennessee: Byron Sistler and Association, 2002 FHL US/CAN book 976.813 X28
1890 - Lost, but substitutes are available:
- Reed, Sue S. Enumeration of Male Inhabitants of Twenty-one Years of Age and Upward, Citizens of Tennessee, January 1, 1891, as Provided for by an Act of General Assembly of Tennessee, Passed January 15, 1891, and Approved January 22, 1891. 8 vols. Houston, Texas: S.S. Reed, 1989. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2r v. 3 1891. [Obion County is included in Vol. 3.]
- Sistler, Byron H. and Barbara Sistler. 1890 Civil War Veterans Census, Tennessee. Evanston, Ill.: Byron Sister and Associates, 1978. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 X2s 1890. Digital version, by Johanna Thompson, at TNGenWeb.
It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:
- Locate publications about direct ancestors
- Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
- Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]
- Hillis, L.B. Illustrated, Historic, Industrial - Biographical Book of Obion County. Obion, Tenn.: Obion County Enterprise, 1911. FHL US/CAN Film 204871.
- [Bell] Ross, John Kelly. Edwards/Bell Family History: The Ancestors and Descendants of Ira "Papa" Edwards and Eula "Mama" Bell Edwards of Obion County, Tennessee, and Fulton County, Kentucky. Clinton, Ky.: J.K. Ross, 1994. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 Ed95r.
- [Boon] Boone, Merritt Anderson. Descendants of Henry Harrison Boon: Including Partial Histories on Curtner and Burgess Families. 1971. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B644i.
- [Brown] Dodson, Ralph Harris. The Browns of Obion County, Tennessee and Their Kin. 1977. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B812j.
- [Bryant] Green, Virginia Pearson, Thomas Nash Green Sr., Thomas Nash Green Jr., and Martha Green. As I Have Been Told, 3: Frances Elizabeth Bryant 1859-1951. San Diego, Calif.: V.P. Green, 1998. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B841gr.
- [Burress] Burress, Charles G. The Family of William Burress (ca. 1799-1850?) of Tennessee. Phoenix, Ariz.?: unknown, 1971. Available at FHL US/CAN Film 962162 Item 4; digital version at Ancestry ($); and Heritage Quest Online ($).
- [Caruthers, Carruthers] Wright, E. M. A Brief of John Caruthers, a Pioneer. [Springfield, Mo.?: Unknown, 1944. Available at FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C252w; and FHL US/CAN Film 896750 Item 5; digital version at Heritage Quest Online ($).
- [Harrison] Roberts, Harry D. Harrison Family Research. Malibu, Calif.: H.D. Roberts, 1975. FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;FAM&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;HIST&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 301.
- [Harrison] Griffin, Frances C. Harrison Family Research. Chesapeake, Va.: F.C. Griffin, 1985. FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;FAM&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;HIST&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 4879.
- [Harrison] Bianchi, Ann Herod. A Working Report on Robert Henry Harrison: And His Descendants. Conroe, Tex.: A.H. Bianchi, 2000. FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;FAM&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;HIST&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 H247ba.
- [Snow] Boaz, Thurmond DeWitte. The Family of Mrs. J.B. Snow: A Record of the Descendants of Nancy Adeline (Boaz) Snow (1833-1902). McLean, Va.: T.D. Boaz, Jr., 1974. FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;FAM&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;HIST&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 Sn61bt.
- [Valliant] Lane, Elise Denison Brown. Certain Descendants of Robert Spencer Valliant and His Wife, Martha Hurlock: Through Their Eldest Child, James Valliant (1759-1838) and His Wife, Margaret Thompson. San Antonio, Tex.: n.p., 1953. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 2241. FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;FAM&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;HIST&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 929.273 A1 no. 2241.
- Obion County Register of Deeds has Land Records from 1824 and is located at the Courthouse, 2 Bill Burnett Circle, Union City, TN 38261; Telephone: (731) 885-2562. Land and property records include transfer of real estate or personal property, mortgages, leases, surveys, and entries.
- Willis, Laura. Obion County Deed Books Feb 1825-Feb 1831. Simmons Historical Publications, 2001. Digital version available at World Vital Records ($). Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
- The Family History Library has microfilm copies of deds and trust deeds 1824-1900 with indexes 1824-1904; land entries and land surveys 1820-1904.
Law and Legislation
- Tennessee State Library and Archives, Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850: Index to Names. January 25, 2005. [In addition to creating new laws, legislative acts were often required to obtain a divorce, grant legitimacy to a child, or for appointments to or grant payments for public service.] TSLA has created an index to names that appear in these acts covering the years 1796 to 1850. To read more about this valuable resource Click here. The searchable index is available at TSLA; another version is available at World Vital Records.
The following Obion County Revolutionary War records are available online through TNGenWeb:
Additional resources include:
- A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. 1841; reprint, Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2pc 1840; FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;US/CAN Film 2321. 1841 edition digitized by the U.S. Census Bureau and Google books et. al. [See Tennessee, Western District, Obion County on page 159.]
- Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." Digital version at Ancestry ($). Tennessee entries abstracted online at Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Includes veterans from this county; Tennessee section begins on page 381.]
War of 1812
- Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 8, No. 2 (Apr. 1961):49-52. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 8 (1961); digital version at journal website. [Includes Obion County pensioners (p. 49).]
Civil War service men from Obion County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Obion County.
- 4th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry (Neely's) - CSA - Company E.
- 9th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry - CSA - Company H.
- 22nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Barteau's) - CSA - Companies I, K and 2nd Company H.
- 27th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry - CSA - Company C.
- 33rd Regiment, Tennessee Infantry - CSA - Companies A, D, E, F, I and K.
- 47th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry - CSA - Companies A, H and I.
Additional sources for Civil War soldiers from Obion County:
- Lynn, H.M. H.M. Lynn Papers, 1858-1882. Southern Historical Collection, Manuscripts Dept., Wilson Library, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Free digital copy. 9th Tennessee Regiment, Company C.
- Pruett, Joan (abstracts) Abstracts of Civil War Questionnaires Includes biographical information.
- USGenWeb Archives, Obion County Tennessee Archives, (accessed 1 Feb 2012). Civil War Records.
- Tennessee State Library and Archives, Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications : Obion County, (accessed 1 Feb 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow.
- United States Pension Bureau, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883: Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for ... (Washington Printing Office; 1883), (accessed 1 Feb 2012). Online at Internet Archive. Obion County, page 367.
- TNGenWeb, Obion County Military Pages, (accessed 1 Feb 2012).
Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at TSLA. Most of these newspapers may be accessed by interlibrary loan to libraries within Tennessee, although there are some newspapers which are not available in or outside of Tennessee. For further information regarding interlibrary loan policies and newspapers not available for interlibrary loan click here. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Obion County click on the following cities and towns:
- Miller, Alan N. West Tennessee's Forgotten Children: Apprentices from 1821 to 1889. Baltimore, Md.: Printed for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2006. FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;US/CAN 976.8 U2man. Purchase at Genealogical.com. [Includes Obion County.]
Tap into the minds of local experts. Editors of genealogical periodicals publish unique sources that researchers who are new to their area would not likely discover. This type of material may be found in local, regional, or statewide genealogical society journals. The following periodicals cover this county:
- Ansearchin' News
- Genealogical articles with abstracts of Obion County, Tennessee records have been published in Ansearchin' News, the quarterly magazine of the Tennessee Genealogical Society. To view a list of these articles, visit their county index. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their archive or conduct a surname search. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the Ansearchin' News quarterly FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.
- Family Findings
- Genealogical articles with abstracts of Obion County, Tennessee records have been published in Family Findings, the quarterly of the Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society (42+ vols.). The Family History Library has most issues of this quarterly FHL US/CAN 976.8 B2f.
- Tables of contents for some volumes are available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb Project:
- Many articles from this publication have been reproduced on the TNGenWeb Project website, try this specialized Google search to retrieve them.
- Obion Origins
- The Family History Library has Volume 1 - 23 (1983 - Oct 2005) FHL US/CAN 976.813 D25o
Indexed at PERiodical Source Index (PERSI) Volume 1 - 23 (May 1983 - Oct 2005)
See website for further information: http://www.tngenweb.org/obion/library/hsociety.htm
- West Tennessee Historical Society Papers
- Family History Library has Volumes 1 - 16 and 30 FHL US/CAN Book 976.81 B5w.
The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers are indexed in PERiodical Source Index (PERSI)
To view Table of Contents and complete articles from 1947 - 2005 see Shelby County Register of Deeds
Learn if your Obion County, Tennessee ancestors went to prison!
- Inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary 1831-1850, free index available online through TSLA.
- Inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary 1851-1870, free index available online through TSLA.
- Bowers - Abington - Guerrant - Cobb Bible Records, ca. 1801-1991. MSS., FHL Film 1697941 Item 18.
- Daughters of the American Colonists. Union City Chapter (Tennessee). Bible Records: Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, 1788-1964. 1979. FHL Book 976.8 A1 no. 73.
- Daughters of the American Colonists. Union City Chapter (Tennessee). Family Bible Records of Obion County Tennessee and Fulton County Kentucky. 1982. FHL Book 976 D2f.
- Morris - Collier - Martin Family Bible Records, ca. 1770-1958. MSS., FHL Film 325876 Item 9.
The County Court and Chancery Court have responsibility for the probate records of Obion County.
FamilySearch has placed scans of the following records online in the Tennessee, Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 collection. These are browse-only collections. Handwritten indexes may be found at the front or back of some volumes:
- Wills, 1833-1861
- Inventories, Settlements, Wills, 1834-1924 (4 vols.)
- Bonds, 1859-1904 (4 vols.)
- Bonds, Letters, 1861-1918 (4 vols.)
- Guardian records, 1878-1893
- Insolvent estate records, 1877-1902
- Inventories, 1870-1900 (7 vols.)
- Settlements, 1861-1903 (11 vols.)
The following Obion County probate records have been abstracted, indexed, or both:
- [1833-1861] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Index to Tennessee Wills & Administrations 1779-1861. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler & Associates, Inc., 1990. FHL US/CAN&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;976.8 P22s. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
- [1834-1842] Willis, Laura, Betty Sellers, and Wilda Jetton. Obion County, Tenn., Wills, Adm. & Bonds [1834-1842]. Melber, KY: Simmons Historical Pub., 2001. 3 volumes. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 976.813 P2w; selected volumes can also be found at World Vital Records ($): Volume 3 1840-1842; and Volume 4 1842-1843. Available for purchase at Simmons Historical Publications.
The original Obion County Tax Records 1856-1919 are kept at the County Courthouse. GSU microfilmed these records in 2002: FHL US/CAN&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Films 2293653 Item 2-2293654.
A variety of miscellaneous Obion County tax records are included in the collection Obion County, Tennessee Civil Cases, 1823-1900; Indexes, 1823-1885. The original records are kept at the County Courthouse. In 2000-2001, GSU microfilmed these records: FHL US/CAN&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Film 2209029 Item 1 ff.
The following Obion County tax records have been abstracted:
- [1824-1825] Dennis. "Tax List: 1824 and 1825, Obion County, Tennessee," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
-  Dennis. "Tax List: 1826, Obion County, Tennessee," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
-  Dennis. "Tax List: 1827, Obion County, Tennessee," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
-  Dennis. "Tax List: 1828, Obion County, Tennessee," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
-  Dennis. "Tax List: 1829, Obion County, Tennessee," available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
-  Davis, Bettie Brandon. "Obion County, Tennessee Tax List 1837," Ansearchin' News, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Spring 1978):39-44. For FHL and online access, as well as indexes, see Periodicals; digital version of District 8 at RootsWeb.
-  Poll Tax Records, 1851, Obion Origins, Vol. 6, No. 3 (Aug. 1988).
- [1871-1897] Powell, Jane N. "[Partial Misc. Tax Lists for Obion Co., TN District 6 & 7 from 1871-1897,"] available online, courtesy: TNGenWeb. [Mainly surnames that begin with initial letters A, B, C.]
- 1881 - Obion County Birth Index 1881 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free. Batch C519595.
Marriages were not officially recorded in Obion County during the first few years of its existence. In 1838, a law was passed mandating the practice. The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:
- Lucas, Silas Emmett. Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. FHL 976.8 V2L.
The following Obion County marriage records have been abstracted and/or indexed:
- [1824-1877] Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. Early West Tennessee Marriages. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler & Associates, 1989. FHL&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;US/CAN&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;nbsp;Book 976.8 V2sb v. 1 ff. [Indexes names of brides and grooms, and marriage dates for weddings in this county for the specified years.]
- [1824-1860] Historical Records Project and Historical Records Survey Marriage records, 1824-1860, Obion County, Tennessee Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1940. FHL US/CAN Film 24780 items 4 and 9-10. Free lookups available
- [1824-1877] Grace Dietzel Gary, Carolyn West Stricklin, Daughters of the American Revolution, Reelfoot Chapter (Union City, Tennessee) Obion County, Tennessee, marriage records, 1824-1877 FHL US/CAN Book 976.813 V2g
- 1838-1895 - Obion County Marriage Index 1838-1895 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free.
- [1838-1952] Obion County, Tennessee County Court Clerk Marriages (Obion County, Tennessee), 1838-1952 Nashville, Tennessee : Tennessee State Library and ArchivesFHL US/CAN Film 1007235 items 3-7 to 1007239, 1928794-99
- [1870-1900] Obion County, Tennessee Justice of the Peace Obion County, Tennessee miscellaneous records, 1870-1900 Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2002. FHL US/CAN Film 2315552 item 2
- [1900, 1931-1950] Tennessee County Court (Obion County) Obion County, Tennessee, marriage licenses, and marriage, 1900, 1931-1950 Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1998, 2002. FHL US/CAN Film 2114756 items 1-2, 2114757, 2114941-42, 2114951, 2293654 item 2.
- Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950 - covers all counties in Tennessee.
- Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry's Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 ($). Be aware that this index is not complete for all counties.
In 1940 and 1941, W.P.A. workers pinpointed the location of Obion County divorce papers in diverse County Courthouse records, see:
- W.P.A. Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey, 1941. FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 A3gp.
- Hays, Tony. West Tennessee Death Records [ca. 1823-1852]. 2 vols. n.p.: Kitchen Table Press, 1987. FHL Book 976.8 V2ht v. 1-2. [Obion County is included in Vol. 1]
For deaths of Methodists in Obion County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try:
- Smith, Jonathan K.T. Genealogical Abstracts from Reported Deaths, the Nashville Christian Advocate. [1847-1914] 10 vols. [Jackson, Tenn.]: J.K.T. Smith, 1997-2003. FHL Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851; digital versions at David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
Societies and Libraries
| Obion County Public Library
1221 E Reelfoot Ave
Union City, TN 38261
Mon., Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Wed. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
|The Tennessee Room holds materials from Obion County and other localities within a 150 mile radius. Records found in the Tennessee Room include Newspapers, Periodicals, City and State Records, Census Records, Deeds, Wills, Maps, and more.|
| Obion County Historical Society
P.O. Box 241
Union City, TN 38261
| West Tennessee Heritage Study Center
Paul Meek Library
University of Tennessee at Martin
Hours vary by semester
|The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: Benton, Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Decatur, Dyer, Fayette, Gibson, Hardin, Haywood, Henderson, Henry, Houston, Humphreys, Lake, Lauderdale, Madison, McNairy, Obion, Perry, Shelby, Stewart, Tipton, Wayne, Weakley and Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman counties in Kentucky.|
| West Tennessee Historical Society
P.O. Box 111046
Memphis, TN 38111
Family History Centers
- Family History Library Catalog (FamilySearch)
- Obion County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board (Ancestry)
- Obion County, TN Genealogy Forum (GenForum)
- Obion County, TNGenWeb (USGenWeb)
- RootsWeb Mailing List: TNOBION-L (Obion County, Tennessee List)
- RootsWeb Mailing List: TN-NEWMADRID-QUAKE-L (1811 New Madrid Earthquake Genealogy List)
- RootsWeb Mailing List: WEST-TNCHAT-L (West Tennessee Chat List)
- RootsWeb Mailing List: WESTTN-L (West Tennessee List)
- ↑ Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.), 1941; "Earliest County Records," Tennessee State Library and Archives.
- ↑ Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Obion County, Tennessee page 642, At various libr40ries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
- ↑ "List of Counties in Tennessee," Wikipedia.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 642. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
- ↑ Voice of Joyce Gaston Reece, Friends of the Archives Historical and Preservation Society, Monroe Co., TN., Secretary and American Local History Network, Board of Directors, Vice President (2010).
- ↑ Voice of Lynnae Weller, Kingsport, Tenn. (2010).
- ↑ The Heritage Quest Online version of PERSI aided in the compilation of this list.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf.
- ↑ Gale Williams Bamman, C.G., "Research in Tennessee," National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 81, No. 2 (June 1993):105. FHL 973 B2ng v. 81
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