TNGen Web Indexing Project

Tennessee Historical Newspapers Indexing Project

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This is a cooperative effort between the Tennessee State Library & Archives and the TNGenWeb Project. Our aim is to index every available newspaper in the TSLA collection and make the images and index available free on-line in perpetuity.

We are indexing, not transcribing or abstracting. Effective researchers need good pointers to resources, which they can then study and evaluate. They don’t need someone(s) else’s derivative idea of what is important to their historical explorations.

Would you like to participate? You can work from just about any device, in your own time. Speed is not important — accuracy is! You need a free user account for login, which requires an e-mail address.

Periodically, we will hold on-line orientation sessions by Zoom. The initial orientation sessions are below, along with a link to registration. If you don’t have time to pre-register, send an e-mail via the “Contact” button on this page so we can give you the Zoom link.

We also have a Facebook group that interested volunteers can sign up for.

Orientation Sessions

  • Wednesday, January 5, 2021 – 7:30pm -8:30 pm Eastern [Register]
  • Sunday, January 9, 2022 – 6:00 – 7:00pm Eastern [Register]
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2022 – 7:30-8:30 Eastern [Register]

We hope to see you there! Please also feel free to share this with anyone who may be interested, including e-mail lists, Facebook groups, etc.