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Find Your Family History in Tennessee Newspaper Archives

Tennessee has played a prominent role in American history. After the Revolution, Tennessee was the first Federal territory to apply for statehood to Congress and became the 16th state. Tennessee is known as The Volunteer State, although the reason behind the nickname differs. Some say it was in honor of the volunteers who showed great valor in the War of 1812 and other sources tie the nickname to the Mexican-American War. Regardless of where the name comes from, you can learn more about your ancestors through the articles found in Tennessee newspaper archives. Perhaps your ancestors fought in the key Civil War battles many of which were fought in Tennessee.

Learn about your ancestor's contributions to Tennessee’s rich history and culture with popular publications including the Crossville Chronicle and Jackson Headlight.

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Tennessee Genealogy in Newspaper Archives

Our collection of newspaper articles can help bring light to the stories and experiences of our ancestors. Discover valuable details about your ancestors - who were they, what were they like, what experiences did they live through. Local Tennessee newspapers feature an abundance of information that could be apart of your family history including photos and untold stories of your ancestors. Genealogists use the genealogical records found in newspapers to find details such as marriages, death records, deeds to property, and obituaries. Honor those that came before you and preserve family stories for those that will come after. Find Your Ancestors & Their Story Today!