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Tennessee State Vital Records

Tennessee State Vital Records Office
Tennessee Vital Records
421 5th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37247-0350
Only for records since abt 1950. For earlier records write to:

Tennessee Library and Archives
Archives Division
421 5th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37247-0312
(615) 741-1763
These two offices currently have birth and death records since January 1914 for the entire state. For Chatanooga, records are available from 1882, for Knoxville from July 1881, and for Nashville from June 1881. Marriage and divorce records are available from July 1945.

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East Tennessee Historical Society Conference, 14-15 June 2002 In Knoxville, Tennessee

Holston, Watauga, and the Tennessee Country, 1748-75

Tennessee Valley Authority, 1942

Holston, Watauga, and the Tennessee Country, 1748-75

Virginia-Tennessee Boundary

Kentucky and Tennessee, 1862-64

Tennessee Country, 1748-1775

Holston, Watauga, and the Tennessee Country, 1748-75

East Tennessee Historical Society Hosts Genealogy Conference and Family Reunion Celebration

Tennessee Confederate Pension Application Index Online

East Tennessee History Awards of Excellence

Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1863

ETHS Honors Tennessee's Civil War Heritage With New Genealogy Project

Civil War Families of Tennessee Site Is Back Up

Eastern Tennessee, 1865

East Tennessee Historical Society Awards of Excellence


Tennessee Census, 1810-91

Loudon County, Tennessee Cemetery Inscriptions

Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1769-1923, Vol. 4

Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1769-1923, Vol. 3

Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1769-1923, Vol. 2

Tennessee, The Volunteer State, 1769-1923, Vol. 1

Tennessee Marriage and Bible Records

Tennessee Records

Tennessee Marriages to 1825

Memphis, Tennessee City Directories, 1890-91

Van Buren County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Wilson County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Greene County, Tennessee Cemetery Records

Houston County, Tennessee Census, 1920

DeKalb County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Macon County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Rutherford County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900

Chattanooga, Tennessee Directories, 1890-91

Trousdale County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Tennessee Civil War Regimental Histories

White County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Stewart County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Cheatham County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Smith County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Robertson County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Dickson County, Tennessee Marriages, 1850-70

Overton County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Clay County, Tennessee Census, 1920

Clarksville, Tennessee Directory, 1895

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1850 Census: Tennessee Early Tennessee Settlers, 1700s-1900s Tennessee Marriages, 1787-1866 Tennessee Marriage Index, 1851-1900

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Tennessee State Library and Archives
State Library and Archives Building
403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
Telephone: (615) 741-2764
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:00-6:00, closed Sunday and state holidays
Records include family histories, newspapers from the 1800's, federal census records from 1790-1910, state census records, land deeds, Civil War and War of 1812 rosters, pension records, marriage records, death and birth records, probate records, church records, election and poll records, diaries and manuscripts, map and photo collections, and tax records.

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
The Tennessee Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 247
Brunswick, TN 38014-0247
Telephone: (901) 381-1447
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10:00-2:00, closed all other days
Publication: Ansearchin' News (emphasis on southeastern US)


See also: Tennessee Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Tennessee Documents


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