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Bios from McLean Co. IL , Posey Co. IN, Lewis Co. Mo, Crockett Co. TN & Lawrence Co. TN Added at My Genealogy Hound

The following is from MyGenealogyHound: The most recent additions to the My Genealogy Hound website bring the current total of family biographies available to more than 22,000 biographies in 140 counties across ten states. The most recent additions include McLean County, Illinois with 1,257 biographies; Posey County, Indiana with 232 biographies; Lewis County, Missouri with […]

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Hundreds of Headstones Charred by Fire at Chattanooga National Cemetery

The following teaser is from an article in the March 11, 2014 edition of timesfreepress.com: For the second time in less than two months a Sunday afternoon grass fire has scorched tombstones at Chattanooga National Cemetery, and state and national investigators want to know why. A 911 call came in at 1:54 p.m. Sunday informing […]

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Biographies for Families in 11 More IA, TN, MO, KY, & AR Counties added at MyGenealogyHound.com

Biographies for families in 11 more counties have recently been added to the My Genealogy Hound website. This brings the current total available to more than 20,000 biographies in 136 counties in 10 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. The most recent additions include: Page County, Iowa – 558 […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, England, Italy, Peru, South Africa, & the USA

The following data is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 10.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 4,490,808 indexed records from the England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844–1952, collection, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 1.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Spain & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 442,32 images from the Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942, collection, the 241,897 images from the India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2013, collection, […]

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Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts

Sometimes titles don’t completely clarify the contents of a book. Not so, with Tennessee Records: Tombstone Inscriptions and Manuscripts, where the title says exactly what the book is about. Within these pages you will find thousands of tombstone inscriptions. In fact, 364 pages of inscriptions for thousands of names from early Tennessee cemeteries. In addition […]

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Early Tennessee Tax Records Online

The following teaser is from the April 15, 2013 edition of the Chattanoogan: April 15 can be a taxing day for all of us living in modern times, but our ancestors didn’t have it much easier. Although federal income tax only dates back to the Civil War era, Tennesseans have been paying state and local […]

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“State’s archives offer look into role of women in Tennessee history”

This article comes from knownews.com: Midway through Women’s History Month is prime time to learn more about the impact of Tennessee women on the course of history. The Tennessee State Library and Archives, near the state Capitol, has the resources to help. But you don’t have to drive to Nashville to access all of them, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Data to Collections from Australia, China, England, Italy, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added 1.7 million indexed records and images this week with new browsable image collections from Austria, Paraguay, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 13,110 images from the new Arizona, Maricopa, Mesa City Cemetery Records, 1885-1960, collection and the 105,745 indexed records and images from the […]

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FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added an additional 6.6 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks. Included in this update are 15 new collections: 1 from Canada, 1 from Guam, 4 from Italy, 1 from Russia, and 8 from the United States. Among these collections are the China Collection of Genealogies […]

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FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Tennessee

Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later issues as special publications. The latest version of the series contains revised guides, plus additional states not included in the previous releases. NGS Research in the States Series: Tennessee was originally […]

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Franklin, Tennessee Cemeteries to be Placed on the National Register of Historic Places

The following teaser is from an article posted at The Tennessean website: FRANKLIN [Tennessee] — A pair of cemeteries in downtown Franklin will be placed on the National Register of Historic Places, officially designating the sites for preservation. Franklin City Cemetery and Rest Haven Cemetery, located across North Margin Street from one another, both date […]

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New Records Added at FamilySearch for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, & the U.S.A.

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, […]

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Sketches of Prominent Tennesseans

In his History of New Hampshire, historian Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole attempts to answer the question, “What makes a man prominent?” In his words: “Whoever has helped notably in the great march of human progress deserves credit therefor in the popular estimation. Abilities, character and achievement make men prominent. Learning and money may be helpful, but […]

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