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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]].
 
*'''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]].
  
=== Tennessee Record Finder  ===
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[[Category:Research Tips and Strategies]]
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=== [STATE] Record Finder  ===
  
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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This brief 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. '''For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
  
 
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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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| [[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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| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee Compiled Genealogies|Genealogy]]
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
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*[[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]
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*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]  
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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[[STATE], United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]
 
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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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*[[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage Records]]
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]  
 
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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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Immigration date  
| [[Tennessee Obituaries|Obituaries]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
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*[[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[[STATE] Census|Census]]  
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*[[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[[STATE] 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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Naturalization  
| [[Tennessee Voting Registers|Voting Registers]], [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
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*[[[STATE] Voting Records|Voting Records]]
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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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*[[[STATE] Periodicals|Periodicals]]
 
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| [[Tennessee Military Records|Military Records]], [[Tennessee Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906)  
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Physical description  
| [[Tennessee Biography|Biography]], [[Tennessee History|History]]
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*[[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906)  
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*[[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
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To look for more Tennessee records, [[Tennessee Record Finder|go here]].  
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=== Further [STATE] Research  ===
 
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*'''Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].'''
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*For online record collections, go to [[[STATE] Online Genealogy Records|'''[STATE] Online Genealogy Records.''']]
 
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*For more research on [STATE], including research at the county level, visit the [[[STATE], United States Genealogy|'''[STATE]''']] page on the Research Wiki.
=== Further Tennessee Research  ===
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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>  
 
 
For more research on Tennessee, including research at the county level, visit the [[Tennessee Genealogy|Tennessee]] page on the Research Wiki.  
 
 
 
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.

[STATE] Record Finder[edit | edit source]

This brief 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. For a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].

1. What you are looking for: 2. Try these records first: 3. Other useful records

Birth information

  • [[How to Find [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]
Marriage information
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military records]]
Death information
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Bible Records|Bible Records]]
Parents
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Birth Records|Birth records]]
  • [[How to Find [STATE] Death Records|Death records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church records]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE], United States Genealogy|Genealogy]]

Maiden name

  • [[How to Find [STATE] Marriage Records|Marriage Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Probate Records|Probate records]]
  • [[[STATE] Church Records|Church Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]

Immigration date

  • [[[STATE] Emigration and Immigration|Emigration and Immigration]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Obituaries|Obituaries]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] History|History]]

Naturalization

  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
  • [[[STATE] Census|Census]]
  • [[[STATE] Court Records|Court Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Voting Records|Voting Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] Periodicals|Periodicals]]

Physical description

  • [[[STATE] Military Records|Military Records]]
  • [[[STATE] Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]] (after 1906)
  • [[[STATE] Biography|Biography]]
  • [[[STATE] History|History]]

Further [STATE] Research[edit | edit source]

  • Remember, for a more complete Record Finder, covering additional research needs, see [[[STATE] Record Finder]].
  • For online record collections, go to [[[STATE] Online Genealogy Records|[STATE] Online Genealogy Records.]]
  • For more research on [STATE], including research at the county level, visit the [[[STATE], United States Genealogy|[STATE]]] page on the Research Wiki.
  • Search all of the Tennessee record collections at FamilySearch.