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We’re Good for Genealogy and More!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2014 in Resources | 1 comment

We’re Good for Genealogy and More!

One of the great things I enjoy about being part of the USGenWeb Project is the many conversations I get to have with researchers around the country.  It is amazing to see to the extent of how the information all of our volunteers and county coordinators provide, is used for individual research.  From time to time, we like to share how others find value in our work. But guess what? Not only can the information be used for personal family history and research, but also more.    On the TNGenWeb site is a Special Project section dedicated to...

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TNGenWeb Cemetery Database Update

Posted by on Mar 9, 2014 in Cemeteries | 7 comments

TNGenWeb Cemetery Database Update

Have you visited our TNGenWeb Cemetery Database lately? If so, you may have noticed that the site has been redesigned and has a few new features included. The TNGenWeb Cemetery Database, coordinated by Jerry Butler, is a great collection of burial records from across the state.  As of this writing, the database includes more than 350,000 records from 15,000 cemeteries.    In the database, you can search for individuals across the state restrict your search to specific counties search on a first name, middle name, and/or surname search...

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County Spotlight: Haywood County

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in County Highlight Series | 0 comments

County Spotlight: Haywood County

Today for our weekly County Spotlight series we are visiting Haywood County. Coordinator:  Your coordinator for Haywood County is Jim Ackerman, who has been with the TNGenWeb Project since late 2007.   Jim actively updates the Haywood County website – if you have family from this area, you’d do well to make sure you spend some time to keep up with all that Jim posts.  The What’s New page on the Haywood site is particularly helpful as you can, at-a-glance, see what has been added since the last time you visited. Records...

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County Spotlight: Dekalb County

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in County Highlight Series | 2 comments

County Spotlight: Dekalb County

Today for our weekly County Spotlight series we are visiting Dekalb County. Coordinator:  David Johnson is the coordinator for Dekalb County, first joining the project in October 2008.  After former coordinator, Athol Foster, retired the county, David took interest since his mother’s family is rooted in Dekalb County and the surrounding areas.  David had been researching his family’s genealogy and benefited from much of work he found on the USGenWeb sites. He found special value in queries that were posted as a way to connect with...

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County Spotlight: Moore County

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014 in County Highlight Series | 0 comments

County Spotlight: Moore County

Today for our Weekly County Spotlight Series, let’s visit the bottom center of the state over to Moore County. Coordinator:  John Parkes is the host for the Moore County TNGenWeb page. He joined the TNGenWeb in August of 1997. He has been with us almost the entire time of the TNGenWeb!  John took on the county because his ancestors were involved in the county’s formation and compiled many family histories of local families in the 192o’s. How great for him to have such a strong personal connection. Records Highlight:  One of...

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County Spotlight: Lauderdale County

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in County Highlight Series | 3 comments

County Spotlight: Lauderdale County

Hello 2014! We at the TNGenWeb Project are happy to see another year arrive, another year of helping you find more about your family history.  As we continue to think of ways to help make the project even more relevant for our researchers’ needs, one idea that arose was a county highlight series. Thus, let us introduce you to our new blog series. Each week, we will post about one of our TNGenWeb counties and share information about our county coordinators and the resources we have available on each site. Additionally, we hope you will...

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Cumberland County TNGenWeb Site Updated

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 in County News, Site Design | 3 comments

Cumberland County TNGenWeb Site Updated

We are pleased to share the news that we have another TNGenWeb county site that’s been updated and freshened up with a new design — Cumberland County.  Now that the site has been updated, there is a new option to receive site updates directly by email. If you do research in this county, you’ll want to be sure to check that out. To sign up, look for the the “Subscribe by Email” option on the right sidebar.  Alternatively, you can subscribe to the RSS feed and get updates in your favorite feed reader.  Do you have...

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Biography Updates Can Come Directly To You

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Announcements | 0 comments

Biography Updates Can Come Directly To You

In August, we were pleased to announce the availability of our Who’s Who in Tennessee portal for hundreds of biographies of Tennessee individuals. Most recently, we’ve made it easier for you to subscribe and get biographies from the counties you are interested coming directly to you! We have a new “Subscribe by County” page for a list of subscription options.  You can choose to sign up for the RSS feed, or choose to have an email sent to you each day biographies for your counties are added. Just click the icon for your...

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Have Ancestors from Washington County?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Announcements, County News | 0 comments

Then perhaps you can contribute to the Early Settlers of Washington County project currently being organized by the Jonesborough Genealogical Society? The Society is compiling records of individuals that lived in the county prior to 1799.  This is your opportunity to share your history and research about the early settlers.  In addition to this project, the society is also offering certificates for ancestors that settled prior to 1840.  More information on the flyer below and the Jonesborough Genealogical Society website...

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TNGenWeb Featured in Major Genealogy Magazine

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Announcements | 0 comments

TNGenWeb Featured in Major Genealogy Magazine

We are so pleased to share the news that the TNGenWeb has been featured in the cover article of a major genealogical magazine!  Our special project, Who’s Who in Tennessee, is featured in the latest issue of FGS Forum, the publication of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).  The article in the magazine comes from an interview I did with Thomas MacEntee for his Hack Genealogy site. In the article, I talk about the development and implementation of the Who’s Who project and how I’ve leveraged WordPress to build the...

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