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Tennessee, Gibson County School Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Gibson, Tennessee, United States
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Location of Gibson County, Tennessee
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Record Description
Record Type School Records
Collection years 1824-1900
FamilySearch Resources
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What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of images of school vouchers and settlements from Gibson County for the years 1825 to 1900.

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

What Can this Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

School Records may contain the following information:

  • Student name
  • Age
  • Parents’ names
  • Parents’ residence
  • Student birthplace

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The place where your ancestor lived.
  • The age of your ancestor.
  • The names of the child's parents.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Record Category
  2. Select Record Type, Volume, and Year Range 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. Save a copy of the image or transcribe the information. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. You should also look for leads to other records about your ancestors.

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

  • Use the estimated age to calculate a birth date.
  • Use the birth date and residence to search for a birth certificate.
  • Use the parents' names and residence to locate the family in census, church and land records.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  • Continue to search the records to identify siblings and other relatives who may have attended the same school.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Look for variant spellings of the names. You should also look for alias names, nicknames and abbreviated names.
  • Look for an index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume. In addition local genealogical and historical societies often have indexes to local records.
  • Search the records of nearby counties and towns.

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. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:
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Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
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