World Archives Project: Tennessee, Early Land Registers
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About this project
This collection contains various early land records from present-day Tennessee.
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This collection contains various early land records from North Carolina and Tennessee. The land in these records are now all within present-day Tennessee.
The Land Records form type is for all images that contain land records with names. From these images key any names that appear, the grant or warrant number, the date of the record, and the county in which the land is found.
If a name appears more than once in a land record, key this name only once.
Often times there will be multiple dates within a land record. When this occurs, key the date found at the end of the record. If there is no date at the end of the record, key the date at the beginning of the record.
Any land record images that do not contain any names should be marked as "Cover page, Section header, etc."
The Title Board form type is for title boards that contain the collection name, record group number, series number, book number, and year range. From these images key the date range as seen.
Some land record books will contain internal indexes. These images are often a list of names with a page number or grant number listed beside the name. Any index images should be marked as "Index." Names on index images will not be keyed. Images with lists of names that contain additional information, such as acres, dates, or county, are not indexes and should be keyed as "Land Records."
Project-specific sample images and form field help:
Choose a sample image from below to see the corresponding form field examples.
Cover page, Section header, etc.
Image with no data
Choose the "Land Records" form type when the image contains land records. They will typically include a name, date, the county, and the state of the record.
Grant or Warrant Number
Key the grant or warrant number as seen on the record. It will typically be located at the top of the image or at the beginning of the record after the abbreviation "No."
Key the county as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. The county will be found by the word "County". Most records will not include a county.
Key any titles before the given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
Key the first name or initial and any middle names as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
Key the surname as seen on the record using the dictionary provided for assistance.
Key the day from the record date in its numerical format.
Key the month from the record date in its three letter abbreviation using the dictionary provided for assistance.
Key the year from the record date in its numerical format.
Keying Image Samples
Choose the "Title Board" form type when the image is of a title board. It will typically contain a title and a year range.
Key the year range as seen on the record.
Choose the "Index" form type when the image contains an index. This will typically be a list of names.