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{{Adoption TNGenWebTN-sidebar}} {{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]]| link2=[[United States Cemeteries|U.S. Cemeteries]]| link3=[[Tennessee, United States Genealogy|Tennessee]]| link4=| link5=[[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]}}__TOC__==Online Resources=={| style = "border:1px solid black; width:65%; "|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Online Cemetery Resources for Tennessee'''</center>|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |*[] *{{RecordSearch|2221801|Find A Grave Index}} at [Image FamilySearch] - [[Find A Grave Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use This Collection]]*[ U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current] at [ Ancestry]*[ Billion Graves]*{{TennShiCemRecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}}at [ FamilySearch]- [[BillionGraves Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use This Collection]'']*[ BillionGraves Index] at [ Find My Past] ($)*{{RecordSearch|2579610|United States|, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969}} at [ FamilySearch] - [[United States&nbsp, Cemetery Abstracts - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use This Record]]*[ Tennessee Cemetery Records] at [ AccessGenealogy]*[ Tennessee Cemetery Records] at [ Interment]*[ Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts] at [ Ancestry] ($)*[ Tennessee, Relocated Cemeteries Index, 1787-1975] at [ Ancestry] ($)*[ Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project] at [ USGenWeb Transcription Project]*[ Tennessee Valley Grave Cemetery Relocation] at [ Tennessee Valley Authority]*[ Tennessee Valley Cemetery Relocation Files, 1933-1990] at [ Ancestry] ($)*[ Online Tennessee Obituary and Cemetery Indexes] at [ DeathIndexes]|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the State'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |{| style="float:right;|- |{{MormonLDSRemoval}} |} *[ Tennessee Cemeteries]at [] *[ Billion Graves] - type Tennessee in the search box.*[Imagehttp:Gotoarrow// Tennessee Cemeteries]at [ D'Addezio]*[,class,cemetery.cfm Tennessee Cemeteries] at [ Hometown Locator]*[ Tennessee Cemeteries] at [ I Dream of Genealogy]*[ Tennessee Cemeteries] at [ LDSGenealogy]*[ African American Cemeteries in Tennessee] at [ African American Cemeteries Online]|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''Jewish Cemeteries '''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |*[;cemetery-loc=tennessee&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=state_45&page=1#cem-8777 Jewish Cemeteries in Tennessee] at [ Find-A-Grave]*[ TennesseeJewish Cemetery Project] at [ International Jewish Cemetery Project]*[ JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry] at [ Ancestry] - grave search*[ JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry] by [ JewishGen]<br>''Click the USA folder, State folder, City folder and cemetery name''|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''Military Cemeteries '''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black" |*[ Chattanooga National Cemetery] — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves]*Fort Donelson National Cemetery — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves] *[ Knoxville National Cemetery] — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves] *[ Memphis National Cemetery] — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves]*[ Mountain Home National Cemetery] — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves] *[ Nashville National Cemetery] — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves] *Shiloh National Cemetery — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves] *Stones River National Cemetery — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves] *East Tennessee&nbsp;State Veterans Cemetery - Lyons View Pike — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves] *East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery - Gov John Sevier Hwy — [ Find-A-Grave] *Fort Hill (Bradley County Veterans) Cemetery — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves] *Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves]*Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads — [ Find-A-Grave] [ BillionGraves] *West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery — [Imagehttps:Gotoarrow// Find-A-Grave][ BillionGraves] &nbsp;:''For more [[Tennessee_CemeteriesUnited States Military Cemetery Records|Cemeteriesmilitary burial databases]].'' |}
== Additional Resources at the Family History Library ==
To find cemetery records for ''Tennessee'' in the FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:<br>
=== Bibliography ===#Go to the [ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']#Enter: '''Tennessee''' in the Place box#Click on: '''Search'''#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
*The '''[ Family History Library Catalog]''' lists published records of Tennessee To search for cemeteries. Thorough "Place Searches" should include counties and towns. Some of at the books referenced here may be available on [ '''Google Books'''] and in public libraries.county level follow directions below
=== Online ===#Go to the [ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']#Enter: '''Tennessee''' in the Place box#Click on: '''Search'''#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''#Click on: '''Places within Tennessee'''#Click on the county you want to search#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
The following have significant cemetery listings To search for Tennessee State: {{Note|Sites may be incomplete. <br>• They may not list all cemeteries in a county <br>• and may not include all burials in a cemeteryat the town level, follow directions below.}}<br>
* #Go to the [httphttps://www.findagravefamilysearch.comorg/search/cgi-bincatalog/search/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=45&GScnty=0&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Search for names] at Find A Grave. Enter at least a last name then click '''SearchFamilySearch Catalog'''. Can narrow by first names or dates. ]**This site frequently has tombstone images. **[http#Enter:// List of cemeteries] in their database. ***1) Select the state, 2) pick a county, and 3) click '''Search.Tennessee''' (There are too many cemeteries for a statewide list.) in the Place box****Tip#Click on: To switch to a different county, click '''Cemetery LookupSearch''' under #Click on: '''Cemeteries''Actions'#Click on: '''Places within Tennessee' at ''#Click on the left. county you want to search***When you have a list, click #Click on the number below '''IntermentsPlaces within United States, Tennessee, county name''' for a cemetery #Click on the town you want to access names. search#Click on: '''RecordsCemeteries''' arrow to scroll through to the end.
== Additional Resources ==*[httphttps://searchwww.ancestrydar.myfamily.comorg/library/cgi-bincollections/sse.dll?db=structuredcrawledsitesdar-55&so=2&pcat=BMD_DEATH&ti=5519&gsfn=&gsln=caudill&submit=Search&prox=1&gss=angslibrary-c ''Web: Tennessee, Find A Grave Index, 1809-2012''catalog DAR Library Catalog]at Ancestryhas cemetery (Free<ref>May be used Do a keyword search for free at Family History CenterTennessee cemetery. To locate a center near you, *[ click]- Do a search for Tennessee Cemetery.</ref>/$)
*[ '''''Web: Tennessee, Find A Grave Index, 1777-2012'''''] At (Free<ref>May be used for free at Family History Center. To locate a center near you, [ click here].</ref>/$) {{Tip| Remember:<br># Family members may be buried in the same plot or nearby.# [[Arkansas Cemeteries#Value of Cemetery Records|Symbols and abbreviations]] may lead you to other records.# Weathering and damage to tombstones make [[Arkansas Cemeteries#Published Transcriptions|early published transcriptions]] priceless.-}} <br>  *[ '''BillionGraves Name Search''']. Replace the Smith surname in the pale orange form and click '''Search''' **[ '''Lists of Cemeteries'''], "Filter by county" to see the list of cemeteries in their database. *[ '''''']includes many Tennessee cemetery transcripts. *'''[ TNGenWeb Cemetery Database]''' lists cemeteries in many counties, often with indexes and burial transcripts. *[ '''TNGenWeb Project'''] includes cemetery information and transcripts. Search on&nbsp;individual county pages. *'''[ USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]''' lists cemeteries in&nbsp;many Tennessee counties, along with tombstone transcripts arranged by cemetery. '''Cemetery Gazetteers'''  *'''[ ePodunk]'''&nbsp;is a gazetteer&nbsp;of Tennessee cemeteries. *'''Find A Grave''' also gives a '''[ list of cemeteries in andmany Tennessee counties] '''linking to the information about individuals buried there. == Published Finding Aids == <br> Tennessee cemetery records often identify birth, death, and relationship information. They sometimes have insignia or symbols that provide clues about military service, religion, or membership in an organization, such as a lodge. Nearby markers may help identify children who died young, or women who were not recorded in family or government documents.  The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many Tennessee cemeteries. The DAR collection is described in the [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee Genealogy]] article.  Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions. <div style="width: 147%; float: left">A county-by-county list of cemetery record transcripts and the book and film numbers to locate them at the Family History Library as of 1988 is:  *Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library (Salt Lake City, Utah.) ''Index to United States Cemeteries.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. {{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL film 1206468–94}}{{FHL|613269|item|disp=FHL films 1206489–90}} These films contain a listing of the cemetery records in Tennessee. Some compilations of inscriptions from graveyards throughout the state are:  *Acklen, Jeannette Tillotson. ''Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts, Historical and Biographical.'' Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. {{FHL|222499|item|disp=FHL book 976.8 V3ac 1976}}; 1933 edition is on {{FHL|222494|item|disp=FHL film 1000313 item 2}} Each entry gives the surname, most given names, dates of birth and death, and burial location. A surname index is included. *''Cemetery Records of Tennessee.'' Two Volumes. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1951–62. {{FHL|226606|item|disp=FHL film 874007; book 976.8 V3c }} The record is arranged by cemeteries in a county. Each entry contains at least the surname, given name, date of birth, and date of death. Burials in 65 Tennessee cemeteries along the old [[Wilderness Road|Wilderness Road]] are recorded in:  *Johnson, Robert Foster. ''Wilderness Road Cemeteries in Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.'' Owensboro, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1981. {{FHL|16866|item|disp=FHL book 973 V3j}} The [[Wilderness Road|Wilderness Road]] led from Virginia through northern Tennessee and into Kentucky. The source is arranged by state, county, then cemetery. Tennessee is listed on pages 225–264. Entries list the deceased’s name, birth date, and death date.  Two sources for locating the cemeteries and graves that were relocated during the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) project are:  *''Complete Surname Index of TVA Grave Removals.'' Signal Mountain, Tennessee: Mountain Press, 1989. {{FHL|583203|item|disp=FHL book 976.8 V32c}} This source is currently unavailable to Family History Centers. *Tennessee Valley Authority (Tennessee). ''Master File Relocation Card Index for Grave and Cemetery Removal and Relocation, 1934–1954.''Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah. 1996.{{FHL|778971|item|disp=FHL film 2050038}} These films include all states associated with the TVA project: ''Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.'' Records include: name of deceased, birth date, death date, age, nearest living relative or informant, informant’s address and relationship to deceased, place of removal, and place of relocation. Periodicals often contain published inscriptions and inventories of Tennessee cemeteries.  === Sexton Records === Sexton records do not have a standard format and may vary in content. They may include the birth date, birthplace, parents’ names, name of spouse, death date and place, cemetery name, if previously buried and name of the cemetery removed from, and the date the lot was purchased.  Remember that the information is secondary and is only as reliable as the person who gave the information. These records are usually in the current sexton’s charge, but they may be in the town or county clerk’s office. They may also be in the custody of private individuals.  === Funeral Home Records === Funeral home records may list the cemetery and may include an obituary; birth date; birthplace; names of parents, spouse, children, and siblings; addresses and biographies of surviving relatives; insurance company; church affiliation; and officiating clergyman. Funeral home staff know where the local cemeteries are. Telephone calls or personal visits are usually more effective than letters. See the [[United States Cemeteries|United States Cemeteries]] article for a nationwide directory of funeral homes.  === Additional Ideas === For related records see the [[Tennessee Obituaries|Tennessee Obituaries]] and [[Tennessee Vital Records|Tennessee Vital Records]] articles. For more information on cemetery records, see the [[United States Cemeteries|United States Cemeteries]] article. See the&nbsp;[[Tennessee Archives and Libraries|Tennessee Archives and Libraries]] article for facilities with regional collections which might include cemetery records. The&nbsp;Place Search of the [ Family History Library Catalog] lists more sources under:  TENNESSEE - CEMETERIES  TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES  TENNESSEE, [COUNTY], [TOWN] - CEMETERIES  === External Links === *[ Access Genealogy Tennessee Cemeteries] *[ Find a Grave] *[ Names In Stone] === References === {{reflist}} <br>  {{Tennessee|Tennessee}}{{-}} {{-}} [[Category:Tennessee|Cemeteries]] [[Category:Tennessee_Cemeteries]]
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