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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]].'' |}
Tennessee == Additional Resources at the Family History Library ==To find 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 for ''Tennessee'' in family or government documents. the FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:<br>
The Daughters of #Go to the American Revolution (DAR) collection contains tombstone inscriptions from many [ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']#Enter: '''Tennessee cemeteries. The DAR collection is described ''' in the [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee Genealogy]] article. Place box#Click on: '''Search'''#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions. To search for cemeteries at the county level follow directions below
=== Online Resources ===#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'''
'''Bibliography''' To search for cemeteries at the town level, follow directions below.
*The '''#Go to the [http Family History Library '''FamilySearch Catalog''']#Enter: ''' lists published records of&nbsp;Tennessee cemeteries.&nbsp; Thorough "''' in the Place Searches" should include counties and towns. &nbsp;Some of box#Click on: '''Search'''#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''#Click on: '''Places within Tennessee'''#Click on the county you want to search#Click on '''Places within United States, Tennessee, county name'''#Click on the books referenced here may be&nbsp;available town you want to search#Click on [ '''Google BooksCemeteries''']&nbsp;and in public libraries.
'''Online Gravestone Transcripts''' == Additional Resources ==*[ DAR Library Catalog] has cemetery books. Do a keyword search for Tennessee cemetery.*[] - Do a search for Tennessee Cemetery.
*'''[ Find A Grave]''' can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave. *[ '''''']&nbsp;includes many Tennessee cemetery transcripts. *'''[ TNGenWeb Cemetery Database]''' lists cemeteries in&nbsp;many counties, often with indexes and&nbsp;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&nbsp;a '''[ list of cemeteries in&nbsp;many Tennessee counties] '''linking to the&nbsp;information about individuals buried there. '''Lookup Volunteers'''  *'''[ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness]''' has located lookup volunteers who are willing to photograph tombstones for many Tennessee counties. === Published Finding Aids === 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. (Family History Library films {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206468–94}}.) Films {{FHL|613269|title-id|disp=1206489–90}} 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. (Family History Library book {{FHL|222499|title-id|disp=976.8 V3ac 1976}}; 1933 edition is on Family History Library film {{FHL|222494|title-id|disp=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. (Family History Library book {{FHL|226606|title-id|disp=976.8 V3c; film 874007}}.) 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. (Family History Library book {{FHL|16866|title-id|disp=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. (Family History Library book {{FHL|583203|title-id|disp=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. (54 Family History Library films beginning with {{FHL|778971|title-id|disp=2050038 }}item 4.) 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 === *[http:/</ Access Genealogy Tennessee Cemeteries] div>*[ Find a Grave] *[ Names In Stone] {{Tennessee|Tennessee}}  [[Category:Tennessee|Cemeteries]] [[Category:United_States_Cemeteries]] [[Category:Cemeteries|TennesseeTennessee_Cemeteries]]
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