New Books Added in the Tennessee Room

The Tennessee Room has added Genealogy Standards, in its 2nd revised edition, to its holdings. Genealogy Standards, an official manual designed as a guidebook for genealogical certification, clarifies genealogical standards that researchers of any experience may find useful. This edition also contains information regarding new tools at the genealogists' disposal: DNA testing, and the ethics of privacy
The book Henry County, Tennessee History and Families has just arrived in the Tennessee Room. A publication of the Paris-Henry County Bicentennial Committee, it follows the well-loved β€œheritage book” format. The first half of the book contains articles on Henry County history, including its historic homes, businesses, organizations, schools, churches, and civic buildings. The second half of the book is devoted to family histories and includes many family photographs. The book was donated by the Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society in memory of Barney and Sue Crews.
Along the South Fork..., another recent addition to the holdings of the Tennessee Room, is a collection of local lore, folktales, and histories gathered from interviews with locals of rural Obion county. Highlights include recollections of a Civil War skirmish with three men fighting on one side, a preacher leading a double life as an outlaw, and a furniture factory that was operated by a mule.
First Presbyterian Church celebrated its Bicentennial service on September 24, on which a Bicentennial history book was released to mark the occasion. It includes the anticipated historical narratives, the succession of pastors, and important occasions in the life of the church. The book is enriched with congregational memories, layered from differing perspectives and reflecting different times.
This three-in-one volume Rainey family genealogy has a useful index and a bibliography of sources. The allied lines of this family include the surnames Batchelor, Beatty, Cobb, Garrett, and Moore.

Hardin County Blue and Gray: Civil War Soldiers from Hardin County, Tennessee
by David B. Cagle,
Ronney R. Brewington, editor
With 11 ancestral connections who were active in the Civil War, David B. Cagle’s original interest in soldiers from Hardin County was personal genealogy research. Cagle had found many connections who fought mainly in Confederate forces, but he also discovered some who were attached to Federal units. Over time, his material expanded to include hundreds of other Hardin County names, as well as some soldiers from Wayne, McNairy, and Fayette Counties in Tennessee. Although not a guide to every soldier from the coverage areas, the book lists a large percentage of them.  

When spurred by a passing remark made by her grandmother, Grace Truman Edwards Loggins, Gwendolyn McReynolds embarked on a research discovery to trace her connections to the Tigrett family. The end result, The Tigretts of West Tennessee and Their Families, is part genealogy and part narrative, following the research process that McReynolds utilized. It is an informative and well-resourced text, including family photographs, newspaper clippings, letters, and illustrative ephemera found in our own Isaac B. Tigrett Collection. From her grandmother’s commentary, McReynolds traces the Tigretts backwards through her 2nd Great-grandmother Mary Jane Hurley’s first husband, Chesterfield J. Tigrett, and follows this line to the early settling of West Tennessee.
Posted on September 17, 2020 by tnroom

This atlas includes 189 maps, many illustrations, a timeline of the slave trade, and a glossary of terminology, along with an authoritative text, all providing a detailed examination of this abysmal economic system that formed from greed and fostered racism. It describes in detail the dark side of a world in which all of our ancestors lived.

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