Genealogy Resources

Online Resources


Heritage Quest Online is available from home and in the library through the Tennessee Electronic Library.


Family Tree Maker Online




Genealogy Links 


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.



Historical Records


Ancestry's Free Databases 
http://www.ancestry.com/

Freedmen's Bureau 
http://freedmensbureau.com
This 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. 




Census Records


Census Online 
http://www.census-online.com
You can search by state and county.  Full transcriptions are on the web; many partials or special census records available.

Census Forms 
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.




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.

National Archives 
http://www.nara.gov
Go 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.

McMinn County Historical Society and Archives
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnmcminn/
Major content includes Publications for Sale, Family Files, and Research Books.  

Federation of Genealogical Societies 


National Genealogical Society 
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Home Page
http://www.dar.org

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 
http://www.sar.org/

New England Historic Genealogical Society 
http://www.newenglandancestors.org/

Sons of Confederate Veterans 
http://www.scv.org

United Daughters of the Confederacy 
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