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<center>''The Tennessee Research Tips and Strategies page consists of links to specific research strategies for Tennessee. It also contains general tips and other resources for finding your ancestors in this locality.''</center><br>
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=== Tennessee Research Strategies  ===
 
=== Tennessee Research Strategies  ===
  
==== Links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Tennessee<br> ====
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Links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Tennessee<br>  
  
:[[Tennessee Online Genealogy Records|Tennessee Online Genealogy Records]]  
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*[[Tennessee Online Genealogy Records|Tennessee Online Genealogy Records]]  
:[[How to Find Tennessee Birth Records|How to find Tennessee Birth Records]]  
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*[[How to Find Tennessee Birth Records|How to find Tennessee Birth Records]]  
:[[How to Find Tennessee Marriage Records|How to find Tennessee Marriage Records]]  
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*[[How to Find Tennessee Marriage Records|How to find Tennessee Marriage Records]]  
:[[How to Find Tennessee Death Records|How to find Tennessee Death Records]]
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*[[How to Find Tennessee Death Records|How to find Tennessee Death Records]]
  
 
=== Tennessee Research Tips  ===
 
=== Tennessee Research Tips  ===
  
==== These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Tennessee.  ====
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These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Tennessee.  
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*'''Birth information &nbsp;'''Statewide registration of births began in 1914 in Tennessee with general compliance by 1927. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|substitute records]] to improve accuracy.
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*'''Finding Parents &nbsp;&nbsp;'''Statewide registration of deaths began in 1914 in Tennessee with general compliance by 1936. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. [[How to Find United States Death Records|Search Tennessee death records]]
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*'''Look in all censuses &nbsp;&nbsp;'''Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].
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=== Tennessee Record Finder ===
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This Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.
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| '''1. What you are looking for:'''
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| Birth information
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| [[How to Find Tennessee Birth Records|Birth records]], [[How to Find Tennessee Death Records|Death records]], [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church records]]
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| [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Tennessee Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee Bible Records|Bible records]], [[Tennessee Military Records|Military records]] (pension)
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| Marriage information
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| [[How to Find Tennessee Marriage Records|Marriage records]], [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Bible Records|Bible records]]
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| [[Tennessee Church Records|Church records]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate records]], [[Tennessee Military Records|Military records]]
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| Death information
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| [[How to Find Tennessee Death Records|Death Records]], [[Tennessee Cemeteries|Cemeteries]], [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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| [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate Records]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee Bible Records|Bible Records]]
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| Parents
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| [[How to Find Tennessee Birth Records|Birth records]],&nbsp;[[How to Find Tennessee Death Records|Death records]], [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Church Records|Church records]]
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| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]]
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| Maiden name
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| [[How to Find Tennessee Marriage Records|Marriage Records]], [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Probate Records|Probate records]]
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| [[Tennessee Church Records|Church Records]], [[Tennessee Military Records|Military Records]] (pension)
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| Immigration date
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| [[Tennessee Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]], [[Tennessee Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]]
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| [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
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| Naturalization
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| [[Tennessee Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]], [[Tennessee Census|Census]], [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]]
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| [[Tennessee Voting Registers|Voting Registers]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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| Physical description
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| [[Tennessee Military Records|Military Records]], [[Tennessee Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906)
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| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
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To look for more Tennessee records, [[Tennessee Record Finder|go here]].
  
===== '''Birth information''' =====
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Statewide registration of births began in 1914 in Tennessee with general compliance by 1927. The best substitute record for locating birth information is [[How to Find United States Death Records|death records]]&nbsp;(the majority of death records will list the date of birth of the decedent, and since death certificates are considered a primary resource, they can provide you with the same documentation as a birth certificate). Or, try these other [[Substitute Records For United States Birth Information|substitute records]].
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=== Further Tennessee Research  ===
'''Finding Parents'''
 
Statewide registration of deaths began in 1914 in Tennessee with general compliance by 1936. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. [[How to Find United States Death Records|Search Tennessee death records]]
 
  
'''Look in all censuses'''
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For more research on Tennessee, including research at the county level, visit the [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee]] page on the Research Wiki.
  
Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. [[United States Census Online|Search U.S. Censuses]].
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Search all of the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/57?region=United%20States%20of%20America Tennessee record collections] at FamilySearch.<br>
  
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Purpose of Research Tips and Strategies Wiki Page

The Tennessee Research Tips and Strategies page consists of links to specific research strategies for Tennessee. It also contains general tips and other resources for finding your ancestors in this locality.



Tennessee Research Strategies[edit | edit source]

Links to different research strategy pages to help you locate your ancestors in Tennessee

Tennessee Research Tips[edit | edit source]

These tips will help you as you research your ancestors in Tennessee.

  • Birth information  Statewide registration of births began in 1914 in Tennessee with general compliance by 1927. A helpful substitute record to find birth information is a death record. However, date and place of birth on a death record is considered secondary information, as it was not recorded at the time of the birth event. The birth information should be corroborated with other substitute records to improve accuracy.
  • Finding Parents   Statewide registration of deaths began in 1914 in Tennessee with general compliance by 1936. They often will list the parents of the deceased and their birth information. Search Tennessee death records
  • Look in all censuses   Always look for your ancestor in every possible census. There are clues regarding immigration, naturalization, and occupation that can lead to other records. Sometimes parents can be found living with their children later in life. Search U.S. Censuses.

Tennessee Record Finder[edit | edit source]

This Record Finder is designed to help you determine the best record to search for the type of information you are looking for. It is most helpful for post-1850 research.

1. What you are looking for: 2. Try these records first: 3. Other useful records
Birth information Birth records, Death records, Obituaries, Church records Cemeteries, Naturalization and Citizenship, Bible records, Military records (pension)
Marriage information Marriage records, Obituaries, Bible records Church records, Probate records, Military records
Death information Death Records, Cemeteries, Obituaries Probate Records, Church Records, Bible Records
Parents Birth recordsDeath records, Obituaries, Census, Church records Biography, Genealogy
Maiden name Marriage Records, Obituaries, Probate records Church Records, Military Records (pension)
Immigration date Emigration and Immigration, Naturalization and Citizenship, Census Obituaries, Biography, History
Naturalization Naturalization and Citizenship, Census, Court Records Voting Registers, Biography, Periodicals
Physical description Military Records, Naturalization and Citizenship (after 1906) Biography, History

To look for more Tennessee records, go here.


Further Tennessee Research[edit | edit source]

For more research on Tennessee, including research at the county level, visit the Tennessee page on the Research Wiki.

Search all of the Tennessee record collections at FamilySearch.