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Archives

Thousands of family and local history archival items such as photographs, letters, Bibles, diaries, Justice of the Peace dockets, maps, newspapers, and more have been shared by families and repositories with the Greene Connections Archives Project.

Search the Archives

Once you enter the Greene Connections Archives, use the search box to type your search terms. Also use the search tips and subject indexes below to navigate the Archives.

SEARCH BY COLLECTION to find items shared by a specific donor:

SEARCH BY FAMILY to find items related to a specific family.

  • Type the surname and the word family, such as “Smith family,” into the Greene Connections Archives search box.
  • Or use the Surname Index below.

SEARCH BY LOCATION to find items that are related to a particular place:

  • Type the name of the community, such as Rogersville or “Center Township,” or the name of specific locations, such as “Rosemont Cemetery” or "Messenger Building," into the Greene Connections Archives search box.
  • Or use the Subject Index below.

SEARCH BY PERSON to find items related to a specific person. Into the Greene Connections Archives search box:

  • Type last name first, such as "Bell, Margaret"
    • Fine-tune your search results by including a middle initial or middle name, such as "Bell, Margaret K" or "Bell, Margaret Kerr"
  • Identified women are filed under their maiden names. However, just in case a woman is unidentified or only partially identified, it is wise to also do a separate search for her under her married name to be sure that no clues are missed.

SEARCH BY SUBJECT to find items based on keywords like occupations, pastimes, sports, and more.

  • Type keywords into the Greene Connections Archives search box.
  • See the Subject Index below for the most recent list of tags associated with archival items.

Subject Index

This list of subjects is NOT complete, but may be used to help inspire and structure search terms that will help you navigate the vast collections in the Greene Connections Archives Project.

Surname Index

This list of surnames is NOT complete. While it is under construction, please be sure to search the vast collections in the Greene Connections Archives Project for the surnames of interest.

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