Friday, August 14, 2020

30,000 entries added to the Tennessee Biographical Index

By Chuck Sherrill

Last year, we introduced the all-in-one Genealogy Index Search on our webpage. This single-site brings together over 1 million names appearing in Tennessee’s historical records.

Today we proudly announce the addition of 30,000 new entries from the Tennessee Biographical Index. This biographical index started as a card file and has been added to by librarians over many decades. Genella Olker (1925-2006) was a major contributor.

The new entries include listings from published sources both familiar and obscure, ranging from Goodspeed’s histories published in the 1880s to more recent books such as “More than Petticoats: Remarkable Tennessee Women.”

Search the Genealogy Index here []. If you find an interesting entry, contact us to get a copy of the full record.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives is a division of the Office of Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett

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