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 cemeteries by name and/or by GPS coordinates – can even generate a map of your results
There is a page for each county that allows you to see, at-a-glance, which cemeteries have records available. In some instances, you’ll find these records also on our individual county sites; in other instances, the records will only be available here. Additionally, each county has a link to a great map of cemeteries in the county and links back to each county website.
If you’ve not used the database before, this is a good time to explore! If it’s been awhile, do some new searching – you just may find some information that was not there last time you checked!