State Resources Tennessee
State office has had birth records for entire State since January 1914,
for Nashville since June 1881, for Knoxville since July 1881, and for
Chattanooga since January 1882. State office has had death records for
entire State since January 1914, for Nashville since July 1874, for Knoxville
since July 1887, and for Chattanooga since March 6, 1872. Birth and death
enumeration records by school district are available for July 1908 through
June 1912. Vital Records Office keeps death records for 50 years; older
records are maintained by Tennessee Library and Archives, Archives Division,
Nashville, TN 37243-0312. For Memphis birth records from April 1874 through
December 1887 and November 1898 to January 1, 1914, and for Memphis death
records from May 1848 to January 1, 1914, write to Memphis--Shelby County
Health Department, Division of Vital Records, Memphis, TN 38105.
Vital Records Office keeps marriage and divorce records for 50 years.
Older records are maintained by Tennessee Library and Archives, Archives
Division, Nashville, TN 37243-0312.
Birth, Marriage, Divorce, and Death Records
Archives and Libraries
They currently have 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.
Tennessee State Library and Archives
State Library and Archives Building
403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
Telephone: (615) 741-2764
Web site: http://www.state.tn.us/sos/statelib/tslahome.htm
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:00-6:00, closed Sunday and state holidays.
Local Genealogical Societies
The Tennessee Genealogical Society
PO Box 247
Brunswick, TN 38014-0247
Telephone: (901) 381-1447
Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday 10:00-2:00, closed all
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