With all the possible genealogy databases uploaded on the internet, it is easy to overlook the massive indexing projects that FamilySearch.org sponsors. And thus to ignore ready-access to millions of Tennessee Vital Records now available online. And I decided to bring this new wealth of information to your attention this morning.
Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939 . 197,220 . 7 May 2010
Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications, Soldiers and Widows, 1891-1965 . Browse Images . 22 Mar 2012 .
Tennessee County Marriages, 1790-1950 . 1,006,415 . 26 Mar 2012
Tennessee Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955 . 227,540 . 13 Dec 2010
Tennessee Probate Court Books, 1795-1927 . Browse Images . 7 Jul 2011
Tennessee Probate Court Files, 1795-1927 . Browse Images . 19 Jun 2011
Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 . 1,117,605 . *21 Apr 2012
Tennessee, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 . 578,993 . *21 Apr 2012
Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955 . 1,276,585 . 30 Mar 2011
Tennessee, Marriages, 1796-1950 . 1,674,368 . 22 Mar 2012
Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002 . 3,331,399 . 11 Jan 2012
Just add together the numbers of marriages for Tennessee, where genealogy has experienced the most destroyed records–greater than any other state:
5,011,183 Tennessee marriages!
At your fingertips.
On your Laptop.
On your computer.
On your portable device.
These marriages are taken from both original and printed marriages. They are fully indexed and available to you with a click of your mouse or a flick of your finger. Added to FamilySearch between January and March 2012.
Is your ancestor’s marriage among them?
If not, check back with this massive indexing program after the 1940 census is fully indexed–for the Probate Court Books to be indexed. In these probate images, you will find “implied marriages.” Where testators name spouses or identify their parents who are to be cared for during their natural lives. And you will add another 500,000 “implied marriages” or more.
You can discover innumerable marriage and other vital records for many countries of the world at FamilySearch. On the search screen, scroll down the left-hand side of the page to Browse Collections. Then choose your country of interest. And monitor the upload of marriage records as they are updated.
The FamilySearch search engines are among the most powerful and awesome of any genealogy website–enough to challenge Google itself. With filters to ensure you find the right ancestor quickly. Try it out–just click the link http://familysearch.org and get to the work of discovery. Your favorite Tennessee genealogist, Arlene Eakle. http://arleneeakle.com
PS Once my email ability to send is corrected next week, I will be able to tackle the thousands of emails waiting in my inbox and in my outbox. UGH!