New Tennessee Collections and Projects
TNGenWeb’s new database of biographies from the Who’s Who in Tennessee book will be updated on a regular basis. Make sure that you aren’t missing out on new additions by subscribing to updates (RSS or e-mail) using their new feature that allows you to “Subscribe by County.” Read more about this new offering here.
Police records from the Civil War have been digitized and indexed by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Read more about the project here, or go directly to search the records here. (news via ResearchBuzz)
The Samuel Doak Chapter NSDAR in Morristown, Tennessee, has begun a project “to digitize all 102 years of its records. This will include all applications, yearbooks, minutes, scrapbooks, and other items…. These early applications read like a “who’s who” of early Tennessee history, including Doak, Sevier, Cobb, White, Ramsey, McClung, Cocke, Holston, Blount, and Donaldson – to name a few.” You have to click through just to see the lovely ladies from the society pictured with the first item that was digitized. Who says that societies run by “older generations” can’t keep up with the times?
The Jonesborough Genealogical Society is working on a project to document everyone who came to Washington County, Tennessee, during its early years of settlement, prior to 1799. See more details and contact information here.
My Genealogy Hound is adding biographies for the Lauderdale County, Tennessee.