The Tennessee State Library and Archives is launching a new partnership with the popular genealogy site, Ancestry.com. The two have collaborated for several years, digitizing many of Tennessee’s historical records. A new agreement provides access to the digitized records to every public school classroom in the state. Ancestry.com is offering access to the records free of charge.
Students will have free access to 14 billion records across the 30,000 databases on Ancestry Institution, such as U.S. Census records from 1790 to 1940, as well as military records and Newspapers.com, another Ancestry-owned website.