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Yesterday, we had a meetup of TNGenWeb coordinators/volunteers. I blogged about it at http://tngenweb.org/blog/tngenweb-meetup/. We learned much and talked about ways to do even more for our researchers. Would love to hear any ideas you have. 
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The Pellissippi Genealogical & Historical Society has changed its name to the Anderson County Historical Society.  Visit them at http://pellissippi.org/. 
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Houston County Archives recently received two grants that will help better preserve the county's history — both official records and personal keepsakes.
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JaKobi Burton

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I'm trying to trace African-American roots in Chester County.  Having difficulties prior to 1870.  Does anyone know how I can get information on plantations in that area besides the 1860 slave schedule?  I'm only a year into my ancestry journey so I don't know many tips and trick yet.  Would a county courthouse have such information? Story goes that my family was sold by a man in NC to a man in TN.
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Thx +Taneya Y. Koonce ... It is said we were Richman/Richmond and then sold to a Burton... but I have no idea what part of NC. Are there online resources for Wills? Digital copies? Or would a library or court house be a better source for a will? I haven't seen any wills before.
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Sans problème car sujet interessant
Bonne journée
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We love it when people share their family photos. Scott Mitchell share this photo of his family's boarding house in McMinnville (Warren County).  What photos do you have that you could share?
Many thanks to Scott Mitchell for sharing this 1880 photo of men in front of Tate House, located on the corner of East Main and Sparta in McMinnville.  Tate House was owned and operated by his grea...
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C Amador

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Hi, I'm new to this community and I am still trying to get a handle on how this all works.  My grandfather was born in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee -    - i have been working on my family tree for over 10years and am now trying to fill in the blanks.  I am searching for information about my great grand father - 
William Mitchell White DOB Nov 12 1856 (parents Corporal James E. White and Elizabeth Boruff)
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Welcome! We are glad to have you join us here. What kind of information are you specifically seeking about him?
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TNGenWeb Cemetery Database now has Google Maps feature - http://tngenweb.org/blog/tngenweb-cemetery-enhancements-now-includes-maps/. Check it out!
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Thanks Aysun for clarifying. I am sending you a follow-up email. 
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Sharon Kletzien

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Happy to be part of this community. I look forward to learning more about Tennessee history/genealogy. I have family from McMinn, Hamilton, Sevier, McNairy, Wayne, Lawrence, Smith, Marion, and Greene counties. It seems that every branch from my mother's family came through Tennessee.
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Kelila_16

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Hello to all you TN researchers. ..I am from the Middle TN area. I've been researching my father's surname (ELDER), for over 14 yrs. now, with much needed breaks in between.

Funny thing though, since doing the "DNA" testing through the Family Tree DNA Project, ourour dna is a very close match to a "FOX" line !!!!!! So now, I am so, absolutely stuck in finding our true slave owners !!!!!!
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I will help you  in Maury co Tn. Just message me. 
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Tennessee gets several awards in latest round of NEH funding. Check out our blog post at http://tngenweb.org/blog/tennessee-bodes-well-in-recent-neh-awards/
To all of you Tennessee history enthusiasts, you'll be so pleased to hear the news of the funding received throughout the state from the National Endowment for Humanities. Yesterday, NEH announced the recipients of their recent funding cycle. Awards were made for 177 projects around the country ...
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Hi everyone. The Jonesborough Genealogical Society is doing an Early Settlers Project for Washington County. If you have ancestors from there, or know of anyone that does, you may be interested in checking out the details -http://tngenweb.org/blog/have-ancestors-from-washington-county/. Thanks!
Then perhaps you can contribute to the Early Settlers o…
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Details about the upcoming November 16th seminar from the Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society, the Tennessee Historical Society,
and the Brentwood Historic Commission. The program
brochure is at http://mtgs.org/calendar/2013%20Seminar%20brochure.pdf.
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Posted the will of Ezekial Polk today - grandfather of President James K. Polk.  He died in 1824 in Hardeman County - http://tngenweb.org/hardeman/polk-ezekial-will-probated-1824/.  
The following will for Ezekial POLK was transcribed as part of the Works Progress Administration project in 1942. Slaves mentioned in the will: Juliana Other names in the will: Eugenia POLK, Jackso...
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Steven Feil

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Researching Phillips in NE Tennessee. Johnson county
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In 1910 he is listed as the son of John W. In 1920 he is married to Hester and living in or near Butler. We have data on his death but not his birth or marriage.Same for Hester Burton. Her father is John Q.

It is late, I'm tired. Let me know if you need more info to help.

So we have Phillips, Burton, Dugger, Cable, Simerly, Hageman all in that area one time or another.
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We are having a giveaway! You could win a free mug if you can help get this 1913 postcard back to it's family. More details at http://tngenweb.org/blog/tngenweb-research-challenge-springtime-giveaway/.  We'll even do a Google Hangout here in mid-May to share what is learned.
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The Middle TN Genealogical Society has updated their website! Check it out at http://www.mtgs.org/. 
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Most welcome :) He seems very active locally and has a good following. Many folks post their own family and historical photos on that page along with personal stories. There could be a treasure trove of information for your site.
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Angie Rodesky

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Can I join? Please?
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Hi Angie - you're in already! This is an open group :) Welcome!  what are your TN interests?
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