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Photographs | Newspapers | Obituary Index | Census Records | Tennessee Vital Records | Funeral Home Records | Jackson City Directories

Photographs

The Tennessee Room has a collection of photographs and postcards pertaining to Jackson's past.  The  photographs are mostly copy prints provided by various donors.  A selection from our collection is available for viewing online through the courtesy of Main Street Publishing and Research in Jackson, Tennessee.  Click here to visit this collection.

A selection of photographs from the Jackson Business History Collection can be viewed at www.volunteervoices.org by doing a simple search of the Digital Collection using the words:   Jackson Business.


Newspapers

To search for a certain year or newspaper you can press Ctrl + f on your keyboard to bring up search box. Once you have the search box you are able to type in the year or title of the newspaper you are looking for.

To see a full PDF listing of our Newspaper Inventory Click Here. Page may take a few moments to load. Please be patient.


Obituary Index

About the index:
The index, beginning with 1936, follows the most consistent sequence of The Jackson Sun publication dates. Issues prior to 1936 have been indexed in other sources.


About Jimmy Wilkins' Jackson Sun Obituary Index:
Background:This index was conceived by Jimmy Wilkins, Tennessee Room volunteer and part-time employee, who spent countless hours reading The Jackson Sun over many years. Click here for more information

Click Here if you would like to request a copy of an Obituary

  • 1936-1939
  • 1940-1944
  • 1945-1949
  • 1950-1954
  • To see a full PDF listing of our Newspaper Inventory Click Here. Page may take a few moments to load. Please be patient.


    Census Records

    Microfilm:

    Tennessee:

    • 1810-(Rutherford and Grainger Counties only)
    • 1820-1880
    • 1890 - Civil War Union soldiers enumeration only
    • 1900 - 1930

    Tennessee Soundex 

    • 1880
    • 1990-1930 

    Tennessee Special Schedules 

    • Agriculture:   1850-1880
    • Industry:  1850
    • Manufacture:  1860-1880
    • Social:   1850-1870
    • Mortality:   1850-1860; 1880
    • Male Inhabitants over age 21:  1891

    Virginia 

    • 1790
    • 1810-1820

    North Carolina

    • 1790-1820

    South Carolina

    • 1790-1820

    Kentucky

    • 1810

    Connecticut

    • 1790

    Maine

    • 1790

    Maryland

    • 1790

    Massachusetts

    • 1790

    New Hampshire

    • 1790

    New York

    • 1790

    Pennsylvania

    • 1790

    Rhode Island

    • 1790

    Vermont

    • 1790

    Census Descriptions of Geographic Subdivisions

    • 1830-1910


    Tennessee Vital Records

    Microfilm:

    • Tennessee Death Indexes 1908-1957

    • Tennessee Death Certificates 1908-1957

    • Tennessee Birth Index 1908-1912

    • Tennessee Birth Certificates 1908-1912  (Madison County only)

    • Index to Tennessee Delayed Birth Certificates (prior to 1914)



    Funeral Home Records:

    • Griffin Funeral Home 1889-1960

    • Griffin Funeral Home 1964-1989

    • Smith Funeral Home 1930-1993



    Jackson City Directories:

    • various dates beginning with 1872 (current City Directory at Circulation Desk)