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Guide to '''Lauderdale County, Tennessee ancestry, family history and genealogy''', history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.
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== Quick Dates ==Description ====
The County was named for James Lauderdale . The County's civil records start is located in the west central area of the following years:state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Lauderdale, Tennessee" in ''[httphttps://wwwen.worldcatwikipedia.org/titlewiki/guide-to-public-vital-statistics-in-tennessee/oclc Guide to Public Vital Statistics in Tennessee]Lauderdale_County,_Tennessee''. Nashville, Tenn.: The Tennessee Historical Records Survey (W.P.A.), 1941; [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/earlyrecords.htm "Earliest County Records,"] Tennessee State Library and Archives.accessed 24 Dec 2018 </ref>
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==== Parent County ====
'''1835--'''Lauderdale County was&nbsp;created 24 November 1835 from [[Tipton County, Tennessee|Tipton]], [[Haywood County, Tennessee|Haywood]], and [[Dyer County, Tennessee|Dyer]] Counties.&nbsp;<br>'''County seat:''' Ripley <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 641. ({{FHL|18520551049485|item}} Ref |disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
==== County Pronunciation ====
== Resources ==
 [[Image:Tnlauderdale.png|thumb|300px]]
==== Getting Started ====
==== Cemeteries ====
*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=98174 Poplar Grove Cemetery, Henning] BillionGraves {| width="9080%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="62" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httphttps://www.findagrave.orgcom/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=45&GScnty=2473&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n memorial Findagrave.com]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemetery+Lauderdale+Tennessee&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgicemetery-binbrowse/fg.cgiUSA/Tennessee/Lauderdale-County?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=45&CScntyid=2473 county_2473 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tngenweb.org/lauderdale/cemeteries/cemeterylau.htm TNGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Tennessee&county=Lauderdale&cemetery_name=A cemetery BillionGraves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/tn/lauderdale/cemetery.html TNGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.linkpendium.com/lauderdale-tn-genealogy/ Linkpendium]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/lauderdale.html Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://tennesseegravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=49 Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.tngenweb.org/cemeteries/#!co=lauderdale TNGenWeb Cemeteries]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=12514&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=43&stateAbbv=&stateName= Epodunk]
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''Additional Cemetery Resources''
 
*[http://tennessee.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery.cfm Tennessee Cemeteries] - Hometown Locator
==== Census ====
See [[Tennessee Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book]] for more information about statewide printed indexes.
See [http://www.us-census.org/states/tennessee/l-tn.htm#Lauderdale Lauderdale County, TN census assignments], including links to transcribed files. [[http://www.us-census.org/ The USGenWeb Census Project<sup>®</sup>]]<br>
'''1810 - 1891'''
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3574 Tennessee, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1810-1891] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com'''] — index $
'''1840'''
'''1840 Pensioners'''
*''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2648500 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|282860|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2pc 1840; FHL&nbsp;US/CAN Film 2321}}. 1841 edition digitized by the [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google books] ''et. al''. [See Tennessee, Western District, Lauderdale County on page 159.]
'''1850'''
<br> '''1891 Male Voters'''
*'''1891''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2884 Tennessee Enumeration of Male Voters 1891] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ '''Ancestry.com'''] — index $
==== Church ====
{{DNA}} DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Lauderdale County residents. Attempts have not been made to verify the lineages of those tested.
*'''[Brown]''' - Descendant of Matthew Thomas Brown, b. 1831 Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 25 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 30372). Genetic signature available [http://brownsociety.org/browndna/groups21thru29.htm online]&nbsp;(labeled Group No. 22), genealogical description available [http://brownsociety.org/browndna/earliestancestorsGroupsOnethru50.htm online], courtesy: [http://brownsociety.org/browndna/overview.htm Brown/Browne/Braun DNA Study]. Matches have been found. *'''[Doss]''' - Descendant of George W. Doss (c1864-c1900) of Lauderdale County, Tennessee. Y-DNA 37 Marker Test, FTDNA (Kit 88650). Genetic signature available [http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/doss/results online] (labeled Jw-1), genealogical description available [http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/doss/pats online], courtesy: The Doss DNA Project, [http://www.worldfamilies.net/ World Families]. Matches have been found.
==== Family Histories ====
*Locate publications about direct ancestors
*Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
*Identify publications, to quote [[Elizabeth Shown Mills|Elizabeth Shown Mills]], about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [('''F'''riends, '''A'''ssociates, and '''N'''eighbors])
'''''General'''''
As of August 2010, a query for [http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=Search&includedb=&lang=en&ti=&surname=&stype=Exact&given=&bplace=Lauderdale+Tennessee&byear=&brange=0&dplace=&dyear=&drange=0&mplace=&myear=&mrange=0&father=&mother=&spouse=&skipdb=&period=All&submit.x=Search persons born in Lauderdale, Tennessee] at ''[[World Connect|World Connect]]'', results in more than 15,000 entries.
'''''Bibliography'''''
*'''[Ellis]''' - ''Benjamin F. Ellis Family, 1834-1952''. MSS. {{FHL|630161|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1685766 Item 7}}. *'''[Ellis]''' - Ellis, Bill. ''George Richard Ellis: His Ancestors and Descendants''. Friona, Texas: Ellis Publishing, 2002. {{FHL|1104126|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Book 929.273 EL59ebi}}. *'''[Finch]''' - Tuttle, Jacqulyn Davis. ''Finch, Pyland and Related Families of Lauderdale County, TN and Craighead County, AR''. Grass Valley, Calif.: J.D. Tuttle, 1991?. {{FHL|485666|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 F491tj}}. *'''[Holmes]''' - Holmes, Raiford L. ''The John Holmes Family: of Montgomery and Carroll Counties, Mississippi''. Bogalusa, Louisiana: R.L. Holmes, 197-?. {{FHL|224746|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;FAM&nbsp;HIST&nbsp;Book 929.273 H736h}}. *'''[Powell]''' - De Veau, Katharine Lee. ''Benjamin and Ambrose Powell of Culpeper County, Virginia: With Many Descendants of Benjamin.'' Unknown: K.L. deVeau, 1941. Available at [http://fsbeta.familysearch.org/s/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F120818&hash=rh2%2B403z7n4WII67nHOFMh25nvE%3D FHL US/CAN Film 548787]; digital version at [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books/results/image?urn=urn%3Aproquest%3AUS%3Bglhbooks%3BGenealogy-glh420344366%3B-1%3B-1%3B Heritage Quest Online] ($).
==== Land ====
==== 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.] The&nbsp;[[Tennessee State Library and Archives|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 [http://wwwsos.tn.gov/products/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm acts-tennessee-1796-1850-index-names Click here]. The searchable index is available at the&nbsp;[http://wwwshare.tn.gov/tsla/history/misc/actsintro.htm#names TSLA]; another version is available at [http://worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=usa_tn_acts World Vital Records].
==== Local Histories ====
==== Maps ====
 
{{TN Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{TN Lauderdale County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/tennessee/ Maps of Tennessee (1777-1985)]
===== Revolutionary War =====
*''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2648500 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|282860|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 973 X2pc 1840; FHL&nbsp;US/CAN Film 2321}}. 1841 edition digitized by the [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google books] ''et. al''. [See Tennessee, Western District, Lauderdale County on page 159.]
===== War of 1812 =====
*Embry, Hermione D. "War of 1812 - Tennessee Pensioners on List - January 2, 1883," ''Ansearchin' News'', Vol. 7, No. 4 (Oct. 1960):90-93. {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a v. 7 (1960)}}; digital version at [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html journal website]. [Includes Lauderdale County pensioners (p. 93).]
===== Civil War =====
'''''Online Records'''''*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932378|Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index *'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932422|Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index *'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)*'''1891-1965''' - {{RecordSearch|1874474|Tennessee, Confederate Pension Applications, Soldiers and Widows, 1891-1965}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — images*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/military/cwrd/main.aspx Civil War Research Database] '''$''' *[httphttps://www.itd.nps.gov/cwsscivilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htmsoldiers.cfm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]
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'''''Regiments.''''' Civil War service men from Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County:
*Lynn, H.M. ''[http://www.archive.org/details/unc_chapel_hill_hm_lynn_papers 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.
*USGenWeb Archives, [http://www.usgwarchives.net/tn/lauderdale/military.html Lauderdale County Tennessee Archives], (accessed 31 Jan 2012). Civil War Records. *CWSAC, Battle Summaries, [httphttps://www.nps.gov/history/hps/abpp/battles/tn030.htm Fort Pillow], (accessed 31 Jan 2012). Located in Lauderdale County. *Tennessee State Library and Archives, [http://tennesseeshare.tn.gov/tsla/history/military/pension150.htm Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications: Lauderdale County], (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Includes soldier's name, county, pension #, unit or widow. *United States Pension Bureau, [http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso02buregoog#page/n375/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883: Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for... ](Washington Printing Office; 1883), (accessed 30 Jan 2012). Online at Internet Archive. Lauderdale County, page 357. *TNGenWeb, [http://tngenweb.org/lauderdale/military/index.htm Lauderdale County TN Civil War], (accessed 31 Jan 2012).
The following Civil War Battle was fought in Lauderdale County:
*April 12, 1864 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn030.htm Fort Pillow<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/tn030.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 21 August 2012)</ref>]
::[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/TNmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Tennessee
===== World War I<br> =====
*Tennessee World War I Veterans list: [http://wwwsos.tennesseetn.gov/products/tsla/history/military/ww1lauderdale.htm tennessee-world-war-i-veterans-introduction Lauderdale County]
==== Newspapers ====
Many Tennessee newspapers are filmed and available at the [http://wwwsos.tn.gov/products/tsla/history/newspapers/tn-paper.htm microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives 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 [http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/mailill.htm#newspapers here]. For a list of newspapers available at the archives for Lauderdale County click on the following cities and towns:
*[http://wwwsos.tn.gov/products/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-h.htm#Halls Halls] *[http://wwwsos.tn.gov/products/tsla/history/newspapers/paper-microfilm-tennessee-state-library-and-archives-r.htm#Ripley Ripley]
==== Occupations ====
*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|1369643|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN 976.8 U2man}}. Purchase at [http://www.genealogical.com/products/West%20Tennessees%20Forgotten%20Children%20Apprentices%201821%201889/9982.html Genealogical.com]. [Includes Lauderdale County.]
==== Periodicals ====
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of records of Lauderdale County, Tennessee have been published in ''Ansearchin' News'', the quarterly magazine of the [http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society]. To view a list of these articles, visit their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/ByCounty_ndx.html county index]. To read digitized versions of the first 36 years of articles (Vols. 1-36), browse their [http://www.tngs.org/ansearchin/index.html archive]&nbsp;or conduct a [http://www.tngs.org/search.htm surname search]. The Family History Library has a complete collection of the ''Ansearchin' News'' quarterly {{FHL|44514|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 B2a.}}
:'''Family Findings'''
:Genealogical articles with abstracts of Lauderdale County, Tennessee records have been published in ''Family Findings'', the quarterly of the [httphttps://wwwmwtgs.jmclwordpress.tn.orgcom/Mid-West_Tn.htm Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society]&nbsp;(42+ vols.). The Family History Library has most issues of this quarterly {{FHL|40026|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 976.8 B2f}}.
:Tables of contents for some volumes are available online, courtesy: [http://www.tngenweb.org/ TNGenWeb&nbsp;Project]:
::*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/recordsfamily-findings-index-1-10/ff-tc1.htm Volumes 1-10 (1969-1978)] ::*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/recordsfamily-findings-index-xi-xx/ff-tc2.htm Volumes 11-20 (1979-1988)] ::*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/recordsfamily-findings-index-xxi-xxiv/ff-tc3.htm Volumes 21-24 (1989-1992)] ::*[http://www.tngenweb.org/madison/recordsfamily-findings-index-xxxii-xxxv/ff-tc4.htm Volumes 32-35 (2000-2003)]  
:Many articles from this publication have been reproduced on the TNGenWeb Project website, try this [http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-us&as_q=Lauderdale&as_epq=Family+Findings&as_oq=&as_eq=&num=10&lr=&as_filetype=&ft=i&as_sitesearch=www.tngenweb.org&as_qdr=all&as_rights=&as_occt=any&cr=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&safe=images specialized Google search]&nbsp;to retrieve them.
:'''West Tennessee Historical Society Papers'''
==== Prisons ====
Learn if your Lauderdale County ancestors went to prison!  *[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/state/inmate4.htm Inmates of the Tennessee State Penitentiary 1851-1870], free index available online, courtesy: [http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/ TSLA].{{TNp}}
==== Probate Records ====
'''Online Records'''
*'''1779 - 2008''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9176 Tennessee Wills and Probate Records 1779-2008] at [http://homesearch.ancestry.com / Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
<br> {{Tennpro}}
*Wills, 1837-1904 (Vols. A-F)
The following Lauderdale County probate records have been indexed:
*'''[1837-1861]''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Index to Tennessee Wills &amp; Administrations 1779-1861''. Nashville, Tenn. Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, Inc., 1990. {{FHL|615022|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN&nbsp;976.8 P22s}}. [Includes an index to this county's probate records.]
==== Taxation ====
===== Birth =====
*'''1881-1882''' - Lauderdale County Birth Index 1881-1882. Batch {{IGI|C519435}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igitennesseel.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf]].</ref> *'''1828 - 1939''' - {{RecordSearch|1681012|Tennessee Births and Christenings 1828-1939}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''18281838 -19391895''' - {{RecordSearch|1681012|Tennessee Births and Christenings 1828Lauderdale County Birth Index 1838-1939}} 1895 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at [https://www.familysearch.org/ search FamilySearch] - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org] — index/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf.</ref>
*'''18381869 -18951909''' - Lauderdale County Birth Index 1838-1895 in [httpshttp://wwwsearch.familysearchancestry.orgcom/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Indexdb.aspx?dbid=2282 Tennessee Delayed Birth Records 1869-1909] at [httpshttp://familysearchhome.organcestry.com/search FamilySearchAncestry.com] - free.<ref name="vr">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish — index and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/8/88/Igitennesseel.pdf.</ref> $
*'''18691908 -19091912''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2282 {{RecordSearch|2515873|Tennessee Delayed , Birth Records 1869(ER Series), 1908-1909] 1912}} at [httphttps://homewww.ancestryfamilysearch.comorg/ Ancestry.comsearch FamilySearch] — index and images '''$'''
===== Marriage =====
Marriages were not officially recorded in Lauderdale County until 1838, when a law was passed mandating the practice.<ref>Gale Williams Bamman, C.G., "Research in Tennessee," ''National Genealogical Society Quarterly,'' Vol. 81, No. 2 (June 1993):105. {{FHL|39597|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 973 B2ng v. 81 (1993)}}</ref> The following publication, based on early newspapers, helps to alleviate this genealogical obstacle:
*'''1625-1966''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=tennessee%2ctn Tennessee, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1794-1851''' - Lucas, Silas Emmett. ''Marriages from Early Tennessee Newspapers 1794-1851''. Easley, S.C.: Southern Historical Press, 1978. {{FHL|10843|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 976.8 V2L}}.
*'''1851-1900''' - For free lookups of Lauderdale County, Tennessee marriages 1851-1900 click [http://www.tngenweb.org/lauderdale/lookups.htm here.]
*'''1780-2002''' - Many county marriage records are indexed with images at Ancestry.com's [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1169 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002] ('''$'''). Be aware that this index is not complete for all counties.
*'''1790-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - covers all counties in Tennessee.
*'''1790-1950''' - {{RecordSearch|1619127|Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950}} at [https://www.familysearch.org /search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''1851-1900''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=4125 Tennessee Marriages 1851-1900] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com]— index and images '''$'''
*'''1838-1888''' - {{RecordSearch|2559093|Tennessee Civil Marriages, 1838-1888}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
The following Lauderdale County Courthouse marriage records have been abstracted and/or indexed:
*'''1838-1866''' - Historical Records Project ''Marriage records, 1838-1866, Lauderdale, County, Tennessee'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1941. FHL US/CAN Film 24738
*'''1838-1867''' - Sistler, Byron and Barbara Sistler. ''Early West Tennessee Marriages''. 2 vols. Nashville, Tenn.: B. Sistler &amp; Associates, 1989. {{FHL|450678|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN 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.]
*'''1838-1867''' - Davis, Bettie B. ''Lauderdale County, Tennessee marriages, 1838-1867'' Memphis, Tennessee: B.B. Davis, c1983. FHL US/CAN Book 976.816 V2d
*'''1838-1962''' - Lauderdale County, Tennessee County Court Clerk ''Marriage records (Lauderdale County, Tennessee), 1838-1962'' Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee State Library and Archives, 1976-2008. FHL US/CAN Film 1008552-54, 1928748, 1928749-50, 1670147 item 1
*'''1844-1860''' - ''Lauderdale County, Tennessee, marriages, 1844-1860'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, [(199-]). FHL US/CAN 976.816 V2L
*'''1851-1875''' - Lauderdale County, Tennessee, marriages, 1851-1875. Part of the [http://www.tngenweb.org/lauderdale/marriages/marriages-1851-1875-A.htm TNGenWeb Project]
*'''1867-1886''' - Davis, Bettie B. ''Lauderdale County, Tennessee, marriages, 1867-1886'' Memphis, Tennessee, B.B. Davis, c1983. FHL US/CAN Book 976.816 V28d
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===== Death =====
*'''1823-1852''' - Hays, Tony. ''West Tennessee Death Records'' (ca. 1823-1852). 2 vols. n.p.: Kitchen Table Press, 1987. {{FHL|524531|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 976.8 V2ht v. 1-2}}. Lauderdale County is included in Vol. 2
*'''1872-1923''' - Tennessee, City Death Records 1872-1923 at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5076 Ancestry.com] - index and images '''$'''<br>
*'''1874-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1681020|Tennessee Deaths and Burials 1874-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index
*'''1908-1958''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2376 Tennessee Death Records 1908 - 1958 ] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$''' *'''1914-1955''' - {{RecordSearch|1417505|Tennessee Death Records 1914-1955}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — index and images *'''1823-1852''' - Hays, Tony. ''West Tennessee Death Records'' [ca. 1823-1852]. 2 vols. n.p.: Kitchen Table Press, 1987. {{FHL|524531|title-id|disp=FHL FAM HIST Book 976.8 V2ht v. 1-2}}. [Lauderdale County is included in Vol. 2]
*'''19171914-1966''' - Lauderdale County Death Index 1917. Batch {{IGIRecordSearch|1417505|B003046Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966}} in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] - free.<ref name="vr" />— index and images
For deaths of Methodists in Lauderdale County between the 1830s and the 1920s, try searching the following records:
*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|789366|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Books 976.855/N1 V48s 1847-1851}} ff; digital versions at [http://www.tngenweb.org/records/tn_wide/obits/nca/index.html David Donahue Memorial: Tennessee Records Repository]. [Website expands upon the publications and includes deaths from the 1830s, 1840s, 1910s and 1920s.]
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [httphttps://www.utm.edu/departments/acadpro/libraryspecial_collections/wthsc/ .php '''West Tennessee Heritage Study Center'''] <br>[http://www.utm.edu/departments/acadpro/library/lib_information/index.php Paul Meek Library] <br>[http://www.utm.edu/ University of Tennessee at Martin] <br>Phone: 1-731-881-7060 <br>Hours vary by semester
| valign="top" | The Heritage Study Center holds a variety of genealogical resources including materials relating to the following counties in Tennessee: [[Benton County, Tennessee|Benton]], [[Carroll County, Tennessee|Carroll]], [[Chester County, Tennessee|Chester]], [[Crockett County, Tennessee|Crockett]], [[Decatur County, Tennessee|Decatur]], [[Dyer County, Tennessee|Dyer]], [[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette]], [[Gibson County, Tennessee|Gibson]], [[Hardin County, Tennessee|Hardin]], [[Haywood County, Tennessee|Haywood]], [[Henderson County, Tennessee|Henderson]], [[Henry County, Tennessee|Henry]], [[Houston County, Tennessee|Houston]], [[Humphreys County, Tennessee|Humphreys]], [[Lake County, Tennessee|Lake]], [[Lauderdale County, Tennessee|Lauderdale]], [[Madison County, Tennessee|Madison]], [[McNairy County, Tennessee|McNairy]], [[Obion County, Tennessee|Obion]], [[Perry County, Tennessee|Perry]], [[Shelby County, Tennessee|Shelby]], [[Stewart County, Tennessee|Stewart]], [[Tipton County, Tennessee|Tipton]], [[Wayne County, Tennessee|Wayne]], [[Weakley County, Tennessee|Weakley]] and [[Carlisle County, Kentucky Genealogy|Carlisle]], [[Fulton County, Kentucky Genealogy|Fulton]], and [[Hickman County, Kentucky Genealogy|Hickman]] counties in Kentucky.
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}  *[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
== Web SitesWebsites<br> ==
{{Wikipedia|Lauderdale County, Tennessee}}
*[http://www.anrdoezrs.net/qh105mu2-u1HKJNRJOIHJJPJMKJK?sid=familysearchwikiBoards&url=http://boards.ancestry.com/localities.northam.usa.states.tennessee.counties.lauderdale/mb.ashx Lauderdale County, TN Family History and Genealogy Message Board] (Ancestry)
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/lauderdale/ Lauderdale County, TNGenWeb] (USGenWeb)
*[httphttps://listsmailinglists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usalistindexes/TN/lauderdale.html details?list_name=tnlauder RootsWeb Mailing List: TNLAUDER-L (Lauderdale County, Tennessee List)] *[httphttps://listsmailinglists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TNlistindexes/misc.html#WESTdetails?list_name=west-TNCHAT tnchat RootsWeb Mailing List: WEST-TNCHAT-L (West Tennessee Chat List)] *[httphttps://listsmailinglists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/usa/TNlistindexes/misc.html#WESTTN details?list_name=westtn RootsWeb Mailing List: WESTTN-L (West Tennessee List)] *[http://ldsgenealogy.com/TN/Lauderdale-County.htm Lauderdale County TN Genealogy] (LDS Genealogyldsgenealogy.com)
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