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To all the wonderful Blount County researchers who have been following this blog for the past 4 years – the blog is moving.  I will leave this old one up for archival purposes, but will be migrating the information here over to the new site.

I finally have the ability to incorporate the blog directly into the Blount County, TNGenWeb site so it will be moving there.  Please update your bookmarks to http://www.tngenweb.org/blount/category/announcements to read the blog there.  The specific URL for the RSS feed is here.

Along with the move comes a site redesign for Blount County, so check it out and let me know what you think! Click on the image below to visit the new site.


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The TNGenWeb site for Grainger County, nearby to Blount – has a new website.  The site is managed by a group of volunteers and they would very much welcome your visit and potential contributions!

You can find the site online at http://grainger.tngenealogy.net.  Built using WordPress, the same system this blog uses, you can comment on individual items of interest, share them via Facebook, Twitter and other social networks, and follow the site additions by subscribing to the RSS feed. You can also sign up for an account if you’d like that will connect you to other county researchers.

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One of the resources I use often when verifying or seeking information on deaths in Tennessee is the index created by the Shelby County Register of Deeds.   Recently updated, the index now covers 1949-2009!

What kind of information can you learn from the index?

  • Decedent’s Name
  • Date of death
  • County of death
  • County/State of residence
  • Marital status
  • Gender
  • Race
  • File #
  • Link to a request form to order the death certificate

The Register of Deeds also has a Facebook page; you can follow along to stay aware of updates for they have additional indexes in addition to the one for deaths for both Shelby county and across the whole state.

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A hearty WELCOME to the Monroe County Archives Blog.   Please visit them at http://www.monroetnarchives.blogspot.com/.

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The Davidson County TNGenWeb page has a new coordinator — let’s all please welcome Jane to the project!  Jane brings with her a great interest for Davidson County and I’m delighted to see many of the changes & updates she’s been making to the site; including a blog!

Be sure to visit the new site if you have research interests in Davidson County be sure to subscribe to the blog.  Jane will be posting site updates to the blog much like I do on this one.  I have some information I need to send Jane for posting to the site, so you please do the same if you have info to share.

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The TNGenWeb has recently launched a new system to power the bulletin boards, so we are pleased to announce the availability of the Blount County Message Board.

The link has been updated on the Queries page.

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There’s a new book to add to your Blount County bookshelf — Images of America: Blount County by Linda Braden Albert & Kenneth Cornett.

If you’re familiar with the Acadia Publishing series, you’ll know that these books are full of local images; the Blount County book follows suit.

Both authors are active members of local societies – the Cades Cove Preservation Association, the Blount County Genealogical & Historical Society and the Blount County Historical Museum.  Seventy percent of the proceeds will go to benefit those organizations.

The Daily Times has an article about their efforts and you can order the book through the publisher’s website.

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