Heritage Quest Online is available from home and in the library through the Tennessee Electronic Library.
Family Tree Maker Online
Ancestry World Tree
Part of Ancestry’s commercial site, but this database is free. Family data contributed by subscribers and users.
Cyndi’s List (Links) http://www.cyndislist.com/Links to more than 100,000 genealogy-related sites. Use “Search It!” to search the text of the links and descriptions.
Freedmen's Bureau http://freedmensbureau.comThis website features full text of many records, including marriages of former slaves, reports of Klan activities and other harassment of freedmen, and also labor contracts negotiated between former slaves and landowners. Federal Land http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/You can search purchasers of Federal Lands beginning in 1820 and view and print original land patent at no cost. Most lands are in Alabama, Mississippi and the upper Midwest. Vital Records
This website has information for obtaining births, records, marriages in each state and describes which records are available by year, where to request. Some states allow downloading of forms and online index searches.
Social Security Death Index http://ssdi.genealogy.rootsweb.com/Features records for deceased members of the SS system from about 1962. Useful for identifying strayed family members, finding death dates.
Census Online http://www.census-online.comYou can search by state and county. Full transcriptions are on the web; many partials or special census records available.
Forms for all census years available, shows all columns. This can be very helpful when transcribing data – and it's free!
Heritage Quest http://www.heritagequest.com Use “Census Research Headquarters” to find reel numbers for census by year and county. Free membership.
Libraries & Archives
Library of Congress
Massive catalog can be searched online, beginning at their genealogy page.
Tennessee History & Genealogy
Tennessee State Library and Archives
http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/Click on History & Genealogy. Search vital records, Tennessee newspapers, county or census records. Special features include searchable military records, a manuscript guide, TN place names and maps, historical photos and images, and many services are available through the mail.
http://www.nara.govGo to The Research Room, then History and Genealogy for great overviews and research tips on a variety of subjects. In the Research Room follow link to search the ARC catalog. ARC can be searched for surnames, but main use is for subjects. When searching ARC, always view the Series record for details.
Federation of Genealogical Societies