Genealogy & Local History
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 of photographs from the Jackson Business History Collection can be viewed here by doing a simple search of the Digital Collection using the words: Jackson Business.
To see a full PDF listing of our Newspaper Inventory Click Here. Page may take a few moments to load. Please be patient.
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.
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
- 1810-(Rutherford and Grainger Counties only)
- 1890 - Civil War Union soldiers enumeration only
- 1900 - 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
Census Descriptions of Geographic Subdivisions
- 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)
- Griffin Funeral Home 1889-1960
- Griffin Funeral Home 1964-1989
- Lawrence-Sorenson Funeral Home 1936-1993
- Smith Funeral Home 1930-1993
- various dates beginning with 1872 (current City Directory is available at the Circulation Desk)