We receive numerous requests on how to obtain genealogy information for Gallatin and Sumner County. Here are three web sites that you may find helpful.
Sumner County Archives
The Sumner County Archives is the official depository for the records of Sumner County and also the official research center for the county. They are a department of the Sumner County government. For more information, please visit the Sumner County Archives web site: www.sumnertn.org/archives
The TNGenWeb project is comprised of an organized group of volunteers working to create a source location for online genealogical research for every county in the state of Tennessee. The volunteers of the TNGenWeb Project are committed to maintaining and enhancing this free online genealogy project for the benefit of the public good.
All Tennessee counties will have an area for you to post queries and to access county information. Additionally, the site will offer related Tennessee historical information and also, some historical information relative to adjoining states.
Please click on the link below to visit the TNGenWeb project for Sumner County.
The Sumner County, Tennessee Genealogists Companion Page was created by Sumner County natives whose ancestral roots began in Sumner County in the early 1800's. Linda Carpenter is a 1965 graduate of Gallatin High School and was instrumental in the formation of the Sumner County Archives, and she still resides in Gallatin. Jan Johnson Barnes is a 1967 graduate of Portland High School. She presently lives in Florida, but visits her parents in Portland often. Both of these natives share a love of genealogy and history and are proponents of free research. The records on their site are transcribed from microfilm and original documents and include: Bible, census, Community, Family Lineages and photos, Wilkinson & Wiseman Funeral records and history, obituaries, tax and voter lists. Marriage records are also available as well as lookups through the year 1947. They are continually adding new records, presently working on the Civil War Deed Book, transcribed from microfilm. Please visit their site at: