Researchers of Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee families should be pleased when they see the resulting 756 titles from the Simmons Historical Publishing Collection online at WorldVitalRecords.com. Originally announced in December 2007, the collection will be completely online next week.
Currently the collection contains holdings from the following counties in Kentucky, North Carolina, and Tennessee:
Kentucky: Calloway, Christian, Graves (large holdings), Marshall, McCracken, Montgomery, Todd, Trigg (large holdings), Warren, and Webster counties.
North Carolina: Beaufort, Bertie, Chatham, Craven, Mecklenburg, Northampton, Orange, Pasquotank, and Warren counties.
Tennessee: Benton, Claiborne, Davidson, Dickson, Hardeman, Henry, Hickman, Lincoln, Lyon, Maury, Montgomery, Obion, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, and Weakley counties.
The collection varies as the counties vary. From early eighteenth century documents such as wills to funeral home records of the twentieth century, the collection grabs information from early times in these states along with records that date more pertinently to relatives where genealogy starts, at the present.