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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.  
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==Online Resources==
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Online Cemetery Resources for Tennessee'''</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*{{RecordSearch|2221801|Find A Grave Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[Find A Grave Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use This Collection]]
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60525/ U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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*{{RecordSearch|2026973|BillionGraves Index}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[BillionGraves Index - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use This Collection]]
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*[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-billion-graves-index BillionGraves Index] at [https://www.findmypast.com/ Find My Past] ($)
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*{{RecordSearch|2579610|United States, Cemetery Abstracts, 1949-1969}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] - [[United States, Cemetery Abstracts - FamilySearch Historical Records|How to Use This Record]]
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*[https://accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/tennessee-cemetery-records.htm Tennessee Cemetery Records] at [https://accessgenealogy.com/ AccessGenealogy]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/tn/index.htm Tennessee Cemetery Records] at [http://www.interment.net/us/index.htm Interment]
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/48300/ Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/70713/ Tennessee, Relocated Cemeteries Index, 1787-1975] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/tenn.html Tennessee Tombstone Transcription Project] at [http://www.usgwtombstones.org/registry.html USGenWeb Transcription Project]
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*[https://tva-azr-eastus-cdn-ep-tvawcm-prd.azureedge.net/cdn-tvawcma/docs/default-source/default-document-library/site-content/environment/environmental-stewardship/culture-history/tva_cemetery_data.pdf?sfvrsn=6cec18dd_0 Tennessee Valley Grave Cemetery Relocation] at [https://www.tva.com/home Tennessee Valley Authority]
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/60427/ Tennessee Valley Cemetery Relocation Files, 1933-1990] at [https://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry] ($)
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*[https://www.deathindexes.com/tennessee/index.html Online Tennessee Obituary and Cemetery Indexes] at [https://www.deathindexes.com/index.html DeathIndexes]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Tennessee?id=state_45 Tennessee Cemeteries] at [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves] - type Tennessee in the search box.
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*[http://www.daddezio.com/cemetery/junction/CJ-TN-NDX.html Tennessee Cemeteries] at [http://www.daddezio.com/ D'Addezio]
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*[https://tennessee.hometownlocator.com/features/cultural,class,cemetery.cfm Tennessee Cemeteries] at [https://www.hometownlocator.com/ Hometown Locator]
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*[http://www.idreamof.com/cemetery/tn.html Tennessee Cemeteries] at [http://www.idreamof.com/index.html I Dream of Genealogy]
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*[https://ldsgenealogy.com/TN/Cemetery-Records.htm Tennessee Cemeteries] at [https://ldsgenealogy.com/index.htm LDSGenealogy]
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tn/ African American Cemeteries in Tennessee] at [http://africanamericancemeteries.com/ African American Cemeteries Online]
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/search?cemetery-name=Jewish&cemetery-loc=tennessee&only-with-cemeteries=cemOnly&locationId=state_45&page=1#cem-8777 Jewish Cemeteries in Tennessee] at [https://www.findagrave.com/ Find-A-Grave]
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*[https://iajgscemetery.org/usa/tennessee-tn/ Tennessee Jewish Cemetery Project] at [https://iajgscemetery.org/ International Jewish Cemetery Project]
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*[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/1411/ JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry] at [https://www.ancestry.com Ancestry] - grave search
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*[https://www.jewishgen.org/databases/Cemetery/tree/CemList.htm JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry] by [https://www.jewishgen.org/ JewishGen]<br>''Click the USA folder, State folder, City folder and cemetery name''
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/chattanooga.asp Chattanooga National Cemetery] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/109392/chattanooga-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Chattanooga-National-Cemetery/161981 BillionGraves]
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*Fort Donelson National Cemetery — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/12072/fort-donelson-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Fort-Donelson-National-Cemetery/99314 BillionGraves]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/knoxville.asp Knoxville National Cemetery] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/109418/knoxville-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Knoxville-National-Cemetery/180875 BillionGraves]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/memphis.asp Memphis National Cemetery] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/15596/memphis-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Memphis-National-Cemetery/120107 BillionGraves]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/mountainhome.asp Mountain Home National Cemetery] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/109428/mountain-home-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Mountain-Home-National-Cemetery/180894 BillionGraves]
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*[https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/nashville.asp Nashville National Cemetery] — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/109429/nashville-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Nashville-National-Cemetery/148579 BillionGraves]
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*Shiloh National Cemetery — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/18454/shiloh-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Shiloh-National-Cemetery/180919 BillionGraves]
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*Stones River National Cemetery — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/18997/stones-river-national-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Stones-River-National-Cemetery/180925 BillionGraves]
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*East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery - Lyons View Pike — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2291529/tennessee-state-veterans-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/East-Tennessee-State-Veterans-Cemetery---Lyons-View-Pike/305931 BillionGraves]
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*East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery - Gov John Sevier Hwy — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2421287/east-tennessee-state-veterans-cemetery-(new) Find-A-Grave] 
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*Fort Hill (Bradley County Veterans) Cemetery — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/12073/fort-hill-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Fort-Hill-Cemetery/95038 BillionGraves]
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*Middle Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/225404/middle-tennessee-state-veterans-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Middle-Tennessee-State-Veterans-Cemetery/262801 BillionGraves]
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*Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2668830/tennessee-state-veterans-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/Tennessee-State-Veterans-Cemetery-at-Parkers-Crossroads/328486 BillionGraves]
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*West Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery — [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/324614/west-tennessee-state-veterans-cemetery Find-A-Grave] [https://billiongraves.com/cemetery/West-Tennessee-State-Veterans-Cemetery/180936 BillionGraves]
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:''For more [[United States Military Cemetery Records|military burial databases]].''
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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.
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== Additional Resources at the Family History Library ==
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To find cemetery records for ''Tennessee'' in the FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:<br>
  
Genealogical society members often copy and publish tombstone inscriptions.  
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#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
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#Enter: '''Tennessee''' in the Place box
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#Click on: '''Search'''
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
  
=== Online Resources  ===
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To search for cemeteries at the county level follow directions below
  
'''Bibliography'''  
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#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
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#Enter: '''Tennessee''' in the Place box
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#Click on: '''Search'''
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
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#Click on: '''Places within Tennessee'''
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#Click on the county you want to search
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
  
*The '''[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog]''' lists published records of&nbsp;Tennessee cemeteries.&nbsp; Thorough "Place Searches" should include counties and towns. &nbsp;Some of the books referenced here may be&nbsp;available on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search '''Google Books''']&nbsp;and in public libraries.
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To search for cemeteries at the town level, follow directions below.
  
'''Online Gravestone Transcripts'''  
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#Go to the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/search/ '''FamilySearch Catalog''']
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#Enter: '''Tennessee''' in the Place box
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#Click on: '''Search'''
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
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#Click on: '''Places within Tennessee'''
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#Click on the county you want to search
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#Click on '''Places within United States, Tennessee, county name'''
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#Click on the town you want to search
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#Click on: '''Cemeteries'''
  
*'''[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.
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== Additional Resources ==
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*[https://www.dar.org/library/collections/dar-library-catalog DAR Library Catalog] has cemetery books. Do a keyword search for Tennessee cemetery.
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*[https://www.worldcat.org/ Worldcat.org] - Do a search for Tennessee Cemetery.
  
*[http://www.interment.net/ '''Interment.net''']&nbsp;includes many Tennessee cemetery transcripts.
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[[Category:Tennessee_Cemeteries]]
*'''[http://www.tngenweb.org/records/search.html TNGenWeb Cemetery Database]''' lists cemeteries in&nbsp;many counties, often with indexes and&nbsp;burial transcripts.
 
 
 
*[http://www.tngenweb.org/ '''TNGenWeb Project'''] includes cemetery information and transcripts. Search on&nbsp;individual county pages.
 
 
 
*'''[http://www.usgwtombstones.org/tennessee/tenn.html USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]''' lists cemeteries in&nbsp;many Tennessee counties, along with tombstone transcripts arranged by cemetery.
 
 
 
'''Cemetery Gazetteers'''
 
 
 
*'''[http://www.epodunk.com/ ePodunk]'''&nbsp;is a gazetteer&nbsp;of Tennessee cemeteries.
 
 
 
*'''Find A Grave''' also gives&nbsp;a '''[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csb&CSst=45 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;many Tennessee counties] '''linking to the&nbsp;information about individuals buried there.
 
 
 
'''Lookup Volunteers'''
 
 
 
*'''[http://www.raogk.org/tennesse.htm 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=613269&disp=Index+to+United+States+cemeteries++ 1206468–94].) Films [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=613269&disp=Index+to+United+States+cemeteries++ 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=222499&disp=Tennessee+records%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 V3ac 1976]; 1933 edition is on Family History Library film [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=222494&disp=Tennessee+records++ 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=226606&disp=Cemetery+records+of+Tennessee%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=16866&disp=Wilderness+road+cemeteries+in+Kentucky%2%20%20&columns=*,0,0 973 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=583203&disp=Complete+surname+index+of+TVA+grave+remo%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 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 [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titlefilmnotes&columns=*%2C0%2C0&titleno=778971&disp=Master+file+relocation+card+index+for+gr++ 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://www.accessgenealogy.com/cemetery/tennessee.htm Access Genealogy Tennessee Cemeteries]
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com Find a Grave]
 
*[http://www.namesinstone.com/ Names In Stone]
 
 
 
{{Tennessee|Tennessee}}  
 
 
 
[[Category:Tennessee|Cemeteries]] [[Category:United_States_Cemeteries]]
 

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Additional Resources at the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

To find cemetery records for Tennessee in the FamilySearch Catalog follow these steps:

  1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  2. Enter: Tennessee in the Place box
  3. Click on: Search
  4. Click on: Cemeteries

To search for cemeteries at the county level follow directions below

  1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  2. Enter: Tennessee in the Place box
  3. Click on: Search
  4. Click on: Cemeteries
  5. Click on: Places within Tennessee
  6. Click on the county you want to search
  7. Click on: Cemeteries

To search for cemeteries at the town level, follow directions below.

  1. Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  2. Enter: Tennessee in the Place box
  3. Click on: Search
  4. Click on: Cemeteries
  5. Click on: Places within Tennessee
  6. Click on the county you want to search
  7. Click on Places within United States, Tennessee, county name
  8. Click on the town you want to search
  9. Click on: Cemeteries

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