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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
*[http://www2.youseemore.com/knoxville/default.asp Knoxville Public Library], online genealogy databases like Cyndi's List, Ellis Island, FamilySearch, and Rootsweb.
*Knoxville County Library
*[http://www.dcclerkonline.com/ Knoxville County Clerk], marriages since 1789.
*[http://www.nashville.gov/ROD/ Davidson County Register of Deeds], land records since 1784.
*[http://circuitclerk.nashville.gov/Circuit/ Davidson County Clerk of the Circuit Court], court records since 1783; probate records since 1784.
*[http://www.mtgs.org/index.html Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society], Nashville, meetings, publications, genealogists.
*[http://www.thehermitage.com/ The Hermitage Museum], home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville, to learn about Tennesse lifestyles.<br>
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp;[[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson]], [[Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner]], [[Wilson County, Tennessee|Wilson]], [[Rutherford County, Tennessee|Rutherford]], [[Williamson County, Tennessee|Williamson]], [[Cheatham County, Tennessee|Cheatham]].<br>
*[http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/ Vanderbuilt University Library], Nashville, biography, history, newspapers, ProQuest, America History &amp; Life.
*[http://www.tnstate.edu/interior.asp?mid=71 Tennessee State University Library], Nashville, biography, ethnic studies, history, newspapers, JSTOR, Civil War.
*[http://www.lib.utk.edu/ University of Tennessee Knoxville Libraries] documentary histories, ArchivesUSA, newspapers, and ProQuest.
*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html State Library of North Carolina], Raleigh, family history, Bibles, marriages, deaths, newspapers, deeds, photos.
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/news/ngs/index.html North Carolina State Archives], Raleigh, census, military, courts, bond, deed, estate, vital record, tax, wills.
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]], [[Mississippi Archives and Libraries|Mississippi]], [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Missouri Archives and Libraries|Missouri]].<br>
*[http://www.archives.gov/southeast/public/services.html National Archives—Southeast Region], Atlanta (Morrow), federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.
*[[Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<br>
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.
*[http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research], Houston TX, newspapers, American Civil War, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Black Studies, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.<br>
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Revision as of 17:51, 9 July 2010

East Tennessee Historical Society

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  eths@east-tennessee-history.org


601 South Gay Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37902


  • Historical Society voice 865-215-8824 | fax 865-215-8819
  • McClung Historical Collection voice 865-215-8801
  • Knox County Archives voice 865-215-8800
  • Museum voice 865-215-8830

Hours and holidays:[1]

  • Historical Society Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • McClung Historical Collection Monday 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Tuesday-Friday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Saturday-Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Knox County Archives Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
  • Museum Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Sunday 1:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.

Directions, map, parking, and public transportation:[1]  click here

Internet sites and databases:

  • Historical Society website exploring the center, museum, collections, conducting research, program and events, genealogy, family and children, heritage programs, publications, membership, education, regional history.
  • McClung Historical Collection website Knox Co. obituaries, marriages, and delayed births indexes, TN and Shelby deaths indexes, TN Confederate pension application index, books, newspapers, genealogies, first families.
  • Knox County Archives website indexes marriages 1901-1950, delayed birth 1861-1945, naturalizations 1792-1907.
  • Online catalog search by general, author, title, subject, series, or periodical title.

Collection Description

  • East Tennessee Historical Society has for over 175 years recorded stories, collected artifacts, and educated visitors with lectures, and publications such as First Families of Tennessee, and the new Civil War Families of Tennessee.
  • Calvin M. McClung Collection includes 67,000 books, pre-1920 newspapers, 3,000 genealogies, 14,000 first families of TN folders, 120 feet of manuscripts, historic maps, and photographs, 13,000 microfilms, Knoxville city directories, online genealogy databases. Court records include deeds, marriages, tax lists, guardian records, vital records, wills, and estates from the east Tennessee Counties of Anderson, Bledsoe, Blount, Bradley, Carter, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Cumberland, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Loudon, McMinn, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, and Washington.
  • Knox County Archives collects the government records and county history, such as divorces, deeds, probates, County-Chancery-Circuit-Criminal-Juvenile-Superior court, tax, and school records, and online databases.
  • Museum of East Tennessee History showcases the history of 35 regional counties.




{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the East Tennessee Historical Society, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, African Americans, vital records, censuses, county records, tax lists, local histories, school censuses, manuscripts, military records, Native Americans,  newspapers, obituary lists, maps, state agency records, petitions, Tennessee postcards, city directories, prison inmates, and TN county historians.[2]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Visit the History Center in East Tennessee Historical Society at http://www.easttnhistory.org/content.aspx?article=1209 (accessed 8 July 2010).
  2. "Research and Collections" in Tennessee Archives and Libraries in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/Collections.htm (accessed 23 May 2010).