Thank you for visiting the TNGenWeb Historical News Portal. The purpose of this site is to share and index historical news from historical Tennessee newspapers. Items on this site are selectively chosen from various newspapers with focus on material of genealogical & family history relevance such as births, marriages, and deaths, and interesting stories.

The dates of the articles you find here will vary, but generally focuses on the late 1800s and early-mid 1900s. We hope you enjoy! — Taneya Koonce, TNGenWeb State Coordinator. 


Where to Start?

Check the Name Index  — to see a list of names used in articles posted on the site.  This list is a great place to check if you are looking for specific families across the state.

Visual Map –  to find out what newspapers are digitized and have full-text online? and find these online collections.  The map includes newspaper holdings in both free and paid resources.  Each marker on the map provides links to the relevant websites. 

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