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Genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

In-library use only. One of the largest collections of family history data online. 

Chattanooga Obituaries

Index to obituaries published in the Chattanooga Times, News Free Press, and Chattanooga Times Free Press, complied by library staff. Years 1897-2014 now available.

Genealogy Connect

Genealogy Connect will include more than 1,500 reference works, including trusted sources from Genealogical Publishing and Clearfield Company.  Researchers can use Gale Genealogy Connect to search quickly across multiple volumes, identifying connections and enriching family history.

Heritage Quest

Includes U. S. federal census records, PERiodical Source Index, family and local histories, and Revolutionary War files.

New England Ancestors Online

In-library use only. Also includes databases for New York, other areas of the United States, Canada, and Europe. 

Tennessee Death Records

In partnership with Ancestry.com, Tennessee State Library & Archives provides access to Death Certificates 1908-1958.

Tennessee Maps 1885-1955

Sanborn Maps with historical large-scale plans of cities and towns drawn at a
scale of 50 feet to an inch.

Tennessee Virtual Archive

Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA), a program of the State Library and Archives (TSLA) provides a digital repository of Tennessee history and culture. TeVA provides a searchable array of historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value.

Tennessee's Landmark Documents

From King George’s Proclamation of 1763 to the earliest purchase of land from Native Americans to the first Constitutions of the State of Tennessee, these are among the most important records from our past. Significant milestones in the formation and early history of the state are presented here in digital form.

Volunteer Voices

Provides a central point for accessing digital collections of primary sources (photos, letters, diaries, oral histories, artifacts, etc.) that document the history and culture of Tennessee.

Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections available:  Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia and The Civil War in Words and Deeds.

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