ALERT: The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office and all of its divisions will close at 1 p.m. CST Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, due to inclement weather impacting the Nashville metropolitan area. All of the department’s divisions will reopen at 8 a.m. CST Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.
September 23, 2017 - Locating the land of an ancestor can uncover a wealth of knowledge. Presenter J. Mark Lowe demonstrates how platting a property tract map may help identify many important features of a community, including ferries, mills, cemeteries, trails, historic homes and many other landmarks. With the aid of a few inexpensive tools, researchers can construct their own plats of land tracts as described in deeds, wills, court records or land grants.