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American Ancestors

American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society
Available only at the East Tennessee History Center. Extensive collections of early American genealogical records from New England.
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Ancestry.com Library Edition

ProQuest Ancestry Library Edition
Available only in the library. An enhanced library version of the number one e-resource for family history.
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Biography and Genealogy Master Index

Gale Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Citations to published information about a person; index only, does not include full text.
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Civil War Soldiers and Sailors

National Park Service
A National Park Service database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies and navies during the Civil War.
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FamilySearch

Familysearch
User-submitted genealogies, full-text books and a research wiki.
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First Families of Tennessee

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First Families of Tennessee (FFT) was established by the East Tennessee Historical Society in 1993 as a Tennessee Bicentennial project.

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Fold3

Fold3
Documents and images in partnership with the National Archives and other sources.
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Hamilton District Superior Court of Law and Equity index

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An index to the surviving case records from the Hamilton District Superior Court, which served the middle East Tennessee region, including Knox County, 1793–1809.
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Interactive map: Destruction of Tennessee's African American Neighborhoods

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A series of interactive maps that illustrate the destruction of Tennessee's Black neighborhoods, including the community demolished for the contraction of James White Parkway in Knoxville.
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Interactive map: Pre-Urban Renewal Knoxville, 1953

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An interactive map of properties located within the Riverfront-Willow Street and Mountain View Urban Renewal projects, as sourced from the 1953 Knoxville, Tennessee, city directory.
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Knox County Chancery Court index

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An index of names that appear in Knox County Chancery Court dockets, 1832–1899; early on, the court presided over cases from Anderson, Campbell, Knox, and Sevier counties.
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Knox County Circuit Court index

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An index to Knox County Circuit Court cases, 1810–1899.
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Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions index

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An index of names that appear in the Knox County Court of Pleas and Quarter Session dockets; the court was the first to be convened in Knox County.
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Knox County cross-database index

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A cross-database index that allows for a single search of names in all of the Knox County databases developed by the East Tennessee History Center, including archival records and obituaries.
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Knox County delayed birth registration index

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An index of birth certificates issued to Knox County residents born prior to the start of statewide registration, 1861-1945.
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Knox County divorce index

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A partial index of names from Knox County divorce records, 1792–1985.
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Knox County marriage index, 1901–1950

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An index to Knox County marriages, 1901–1950.
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