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I noticed so many great things in these: petitions, some of which mentioned that the document has a list of many petitioners. That might be very helpful in the case of a burned-records county, etc. Also divorces. Name searchable. Thanks for pointing us to that resource, BarbZR! [[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 20:51, 22 November 2010 (UTC)  
 
I noticed so many great things in these: petitions, some of which mentioned that the document has a list of many petitioners. That might be very helpful in the case of a burned-records county, etc. Also divorces. Name searchable. Thanks for pointing us to that resource, BarbZR! [[User:AdkinsWH|AdkinsWH]] 20:51, 22 November 2010 (UTC)  
  
That is an excellent source to list for burned record counties. Can we sign you up to do this Wilma? :) [[User:Murphynw|Murphynw]] 23:42, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
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That is an excellent source to list for burned record counties. Can we sign you up to do this Wilma? :) [[User:Murphynw|Murphynw]] 23:42, 22 November 2010 (UTC)  
  
 
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PLEASE, comment on this proposed restructure. What do you like or dislike? What do you suggest to improve it? Or do you prefer the old page?  [[User:DiltsGD|DiltsGD]] 23:29, 20 November 2010 (UTC)  
 
PLEASE, comment on this proposed restructure. What do you like or dislike? What do you suggest to improve it? Or do you prefer the old page?  [[User:DiltsGD|DiltsGD]] 23:29, 20 November 2010 (UTC)  
  
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There is too much wasted "white" space around all the images at the top of the "old page". I dearly love the clickable counties on the map of Tennessee, but the majority of the researchers may not be familiar with where the county they want is located on the map. The proposed restructure is much neater, and will get the important links (including the columned list of counties) closer to the top without the need to scroll down. ConnieB 1:39am 21 Nov 2010<br>  
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There is too much wasted "white" space around all the images at the top of the "old page". I dearly love the clickable counties on the map of Tennessee, but the majority of the researchers may not be familiar with where the county they want is located on the map. The proposed restructure is much neater, and will get the important links (including the columned list of counties) closer to the top without the need to scroll down. ConnieB 1:39am 21 Nov 2010<br>
  
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{{TE-sidebar}}<div style="padding-left: 1px; float: left; width: 74%;"><center>''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Tennessee]]''</center><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  ===
 
 
{| width="99%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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*[[Anderson County, Tennessee|Anderson]]
 
*[[Bedford County, Tennessee|Bedford]]
 
*[[Benton County, Tennessee|Benton]]
 
*[[Bledsoe County, Tennessee|Bledsoe]]
 
*[[Blount County, Tennessee|Blount]]
 
*[[Bradley County, Tennessee|Bradley]]
 
*[[Campbell County, Tennessee|Campbell]]
 
*[[Cannon County, Tennessee|Cannon]]
 
*[[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]]
 
 
| valign="top" |
 
*[[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]]
 
 
| valign="top" |
 
*[[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]]
 
 
|}
 
 
'''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}}</div><div style="float: left; width: 147%;">
 
=== 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  ===
 
 
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]]
 
 
=== 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].
 
*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].
 
*In 1820, Tennessee's top three manufactured goods were whiskey, blacksmith's products, and flour. Learn more at [[Tennessee Occupations|Tennessee Occupations]].
 
*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].
 
 
[[Image:Tennessee.png|right|200px]]
 
 
=== Research Tools  ===
 
 
Free online video classes are available for:
 
 
:*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/education/frameset_education.asp?PAGE=education_research_series_online.asp%3FActiveTab=2 Cherokee Genealogy]
 
:*[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.
 
*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].
 
 
[[Image:Tennessee flag.png|right|175px]]
 
 
=== Moderator  ===
 
 
The moderator for Tennessee content is Richard Petty (username: [[User:Pettyr1|pettyr1]]).
 
 
=== Things you can do  ===
 
 
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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:*African American
 
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[[Category:Tennessee]] [[Category:States_of_the_United_States]]
 

Revision as of 20:13, 20 December 2010

I stumpled across a noticed posted on the Tennessee Department of State Web site at: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/ which states under news & updates (posted 4/28/2010) that an Index to Tennessee Legislative Petitions (a name and subject index 1799-1829) had been added to the TSLA: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/misc/petition.htm which I think would be very helpful to genealogists, except I can't figure out while of the existing categories of records listed under the Tennessee Portal it should go under. BarbZR

That fits best under "Public Records."   DiltsGD 02:30, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

I noticed so many great things in these: petitions, some of which mentioned that the document has a list of many petitioners. That might be very helpful in the case of a burned-records county, etc. Also divorces. Name searchable. Thanks for pointing us to that resource, BarbZR! AdkinsWH 20:51, 22 November 2010 (UTC)

That is an excellent source to list for burned record counties. Can we sign you up to do this Wilma? :) Murphynw 23:42, 22 November 2010 (UTC)


Restructure proposal

The primary function of the top state page for each state is to show a Wiki reader that there are many pages related to a state. In other words, the main state page serves as a linked table of contents to the rest of the state's pages. Ususally it is better to place information on one of those topic, county, or other related pages rather than on the top state page.

The current Tennesse page has several large images at the top. This shoves the links and table of content material "below the fold" where it cannot be seen without scrolling--not a good situation. Therefore, I propose a restructure of the page as shown below.

PLEASE, comment on this proposed restructure. What do you like or dislike? What do you suggest to improve it? Or do you prefer the old page?  DiltsGD 23:29, 20 November 2010 (UTC)


There is too much wasted "white" space around all the images at the top of the "old page". I dearly love the clickable counties on the map of Tennessee, but the majority of the researchers may not be familiar with where the county they want is located on the map. The proposed restructure is much neater, and will get the important links (including the columned list of counties) closer to the top without the need to scroll down. ConnieB 1:39am 21 Nov 2010