The Tennessee State Library and Archives has an online collection of digital newspapers, Civil War records, county records and photographs. One of their most recent additions are the vital records for 1962. These records include Births- Marriages and Deaths. What is especially good to now are the birth records are also released since those could not be made public by the state for 100 years – 1912. Only drawback are they are not digital yet and available online. However, you can contact the state library and archives in Nashville (email and regular mail address provided on site) to have copies made and sent to you.
Each of these types of records can be wealth of information. You could locate a relative and find all three of these documents – following them through their life. Additional relatives names can be listed, residences, dates for events, occupations and cause of death.There is online an index of death records for 1908 to 1912. On another link Tennessee has an index death records 1914 to 1933. This one is very detailed in its listing.
For their complete selection of records available their link of ‘Research and Collections‘ has 16 different categories. They cover newspapers, manuscripts, African-American Records to Military Records. Always see what is available that could aid you in ancestral research in Tennessee.
Photo: Maxwell House Hotel in Nashville – 1925< Return To Blog