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First Families of Tennessee application files, East Tennessee Historical Society.

Identifier: MSC 0316

Scope and Contents

First Families of Tennessee project sponsored by the East Tennessee Historical Society. Applicants must prove ancestry in Tennessee before the end of 1796. The project started in 1996. The collection includes over 16,500 approved application files (2022).


  • 1996-

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research during normal business hours of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection. No appointment necessary for viewing.


467 boxes

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Physical Location

3rd floor

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States