October 31, 2014

More Tennessee Newspapers Available Online through ‘Chronicling America’ Project

From the Tennessee Secretary of State: Thanks to a recent partnership with the Library of Congress, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Tennessee, dozens of Tennessee newspaper titles have been scanned, indexed, and posted on the Internet. The focus is on papers from the Civil War era. All three of the […]

Historical Records: State Library of Tennessee Partners With Ancestry.com, Database Includes Millions of Images and Names

From the Tennessee Department of State: The State Library and Archives is commencing the relationship by sharing Tennessee death records from 1908 through 1959 with Ancestry.com and its users. This database includes 1.2 million digital images and indexes 3.4 million names that appear in those records. The records are available free to Tennesseans by visiting […]

"Historical TN Newspaper Digitized, Available Online" via Chronicling America

From the University of Tennessee Libraries Blog: Tennessee has now made its first contribution to a national electronic database of historical newspapers, thanks to a federal grant. The Tennessee Digital Newspaper Project (TDNP) is a joint effort between the University of Tennessee and the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), funded by a grant from […]

"Tennessee Maps Historic Events Online"

Via WRCB: Tennessee is turning to modern technology to trace the state’s history. On Wednesday the Tennessee Department of State announced an interactive map of events during the Civil War, using the state’s geographic information system or GIS. The first of its kind in the nation, the Tennessee Civil War Geographic Information System (GIS) Survey shows […]