Monday, June 29, 2015

Census records on mobile devices thru TEL

At the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) conference in Knoxville this month, State Librarian and Archivist Chuck Sherrill took a close look at a new and improved genealogy resource called Heritage Quest. Heritage Quest is one of several online resources free and available to every Tennessean through TEL. Heritage Quest now includes all the U.S. Census records from 1790 through 1940, with indexes and images for each year. Heritage Quest has been optimized for use on mobile devices.

Using an iPhone, Sherrill found his grandparents' names listed in the 1930 census. He saw the original page of the census document in magnified form on his screen.

You can search for your ancestors using the mobile app available through TEL. Visit to see this and many other resources available online and free to Tennessee residents.

The State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State.

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