Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Volunteer Voices Statewide Digitization Project- Tennessee

Volunteer Voices is a state-wide collaborative effort among 100 different organizations and institutions in Tennessee documenting the state's rich history and culture. These organizations include the Tennessee archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and schools: the University of Tennessee, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State Library & Archives, University of Memphis, Memphis Public Library & Information Center, Brentwood Library, Vanderbilt University, East Tennessee Historical Society, C.M. McClung Historical Collection, Tennessee State University and others. You can browse the collection by topic, era, county, or institution. I found some interesting documents in the following areas: Family Life and Gender Relations;
Farming and Agriculture; Frontier Settlement and Migration; Immigrants and Immigration. But, there more. Lots more. Here's the link.

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