Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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This article describes a collection of records scheduled to become available at FamilySearch.org.
Tennessee, 
United States
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Location of Tennessee
Record Description
Record Type Birth
Collection years 1914
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What Is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of images of delayed birth records for the year 1914, acquired from the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville. The collection also includes a Soundex index and description.

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


Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

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

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name at birth
  • Birth date and place
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Current address
  • Names of parents
  • Parents' ages
  • Parents' nationality
  • Parents' race
  • Parents' current address
  • Parents' ages at their last birthday
  • Parents' birth place
  • Form of proof
  • Names of witnesses
  • Document date

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

To begin your search it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The birth year of your ancestor
  • The birth place of your ancestor.
  • The age of your ancestor.
  • The names of other family members and their relationships.

View the Images[edit | edit source]

You will be able to view the images in this collection when it is published.


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 delayed birth record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. Download a copy of the record, or extract the genealogical information needed. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details. Add this new information to your records of each family. The information may also lead you to other records about your ancestors.

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

  • Use birth information to find family in census and church records.
  • Use the county and certificate number to obtain a copy of the original birth certificate from the county.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have been born in the same locality.

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.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

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.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
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Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.


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