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African American Genealogy Database, developed by Ms. Thelma Battle, is available in the Special Collections Department. The database includes Ms. Battle's research of Williamson County African American families.
Ancestry Library census, birth, marriage, death records, newspaper, historical stories photos, historical maps, and other media in-library use only Access Ancestry Library while visiting the library.
Ancestry.com: Tennessee State Library and Archives Genealogy Records Delayed Birth Records, 1869-1909; Death Records, 1908-1958; City Birth Records, 1881-1915; North Carolina and Tennessee, Early Land Records, 1753-1931; Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895; Enumeration of Male Voters, 1891; North Carolina and Tennessee, Revolutionary War Land Warrants, 1783-1843; City Death Records, 1872-1923. Remote access is avaible.
Richard Carlton Fulcher's African American Historical Collection excerpts gleaned from Williamson County Court Records. Documents most persons of African descent in Williamson County, Tennessee from its founding in 1799 until emancipation.
Special Collections Genealogy and Local History Database includes newspaper birth announcements, family file index, index for magazines in the collection, marriages, local news, maps, and Whitley Collection index.
Visions of the Past Index Thelma Battle's African American Photograph exhibit catalogs. Looking for an exhibit photograph? This index includes narrative and identifies the exhibit year and photograph number.
Williamson County Obituaries Database full text resource indexes obituaries from the 1920s to date.
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The American Civil War AKA The War Between the States, War of the Rebellion, War of Secession, War for Southern Independence, War for the Union, Second American Revolution, War of Northern Aggression and War of Southern Aggression. Hosted by fold3 database
Baxter's Company Tennessee Light Artillery CSA Dedicated to preserving the memory of the brave confederate soldiers of Baxter's Company Tennessee Light Artillery (2nd Organization). Most of the original recruits were from southern Dickson and west Williamson Counties in Tennessee, with a few men from surrounding counties. Later recruits were added in East Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. These men fought at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge and Atlanta. They were captured and paroled in Macon, GA in April 1865.
Soldiers and Sailors Database The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records. The CWSS is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and several public and private partners whose goal is to increase Americans' understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible.
Tennessee Civil War Sourcebook A searchable collection of over 7,000 articles chronicling the Civil War in Tennessee from September 1, 1861 through September 30, 1865.
Tennessee State Library and Archives Civil War Resources time lines, collections, lesson plans and links.
Veterans Service Records Request military service records online, research military records, using military records for genealogical research, how to replace lost medals and awards, and browse WWII photographs. Hosted by the National Archives.
The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. The Making of America database (MOA) represents a major collaborative endeavor to preserve and make accessible through digital technology a significant body of primary sources related to development of the U.S. infrastructure. Hosted by Cornell University Library.