Tonight while going onto the FamilySearch website to look for a death certificate in TN, I saw two new collections in their list of records. Just added today, these browsable only collections are:
- Tennessee Probate Court Records, 1795-1927 - has records from Carroll, Carter, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Franklin, Hardin, Hawkins, Henderson, Henry, Johnson, Lauderdale, Lincoln, Madison, Maury, Montgomery, Obion, Robertson, Shelby, Smith & Williamson counties
- Tennessee Probate Court Files, 1795 – 1927 – has records from many more counties in the state – too many to list here.
These collections are amazing! Even though they cannot yet be searched, just being able to browse them is a huge gain for TN researchers. The second collection contains a lot more. Just look at what is offered for the county I coordinate for the TNGenWeb – Blount County.
For a couple of years now I’ve been eyeing the Blount County will records at the Tennessee State Library & Archives. They have been transcribed by workers of the Works Project Administration and I’ve been planning to put them online. Well, looks like I only need to create a good index now! HOW WONDERFUL!
There are so many goodies to be found in this collection. If you have any Tennessee research interests, you MUST check these out. FamilySearch – keep this up!