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Tennessee Vital Records (TN Vitals)

Featuring handy resources to help you locate vital records online for the state of Tennessee.

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Davidson County Death Records

Located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  Features an index of deaths occurring in Davidson County, TN for years 1900-1913.


Hamilton County & Chattanooga City Death Records

Located at the Hamilton County Genealogical Society.  Features Indexes to deaths occurring in Hamilton County, TN for years 1908 to 1925 and 1913-1914 Chattanooga City Deaths.


Jackson, Putnam and White County, TN Death Records

Located at Tennessee Genes Genealogy.  Features a searchable index of over 12,000 transcribed death records. 

This database holds death records for the following:

  • Putnam County: 1908-1946 with 7025 records.
  • Jackson County: 1914-1946 with 3810 records.
  • White County: 1926-1946 with 3239 records.

Knox County Death Records Index

Located at the Hickory County Library.  Index of death records of Hickory County covering years 1914 to 1925.  Information includes full name of deceased, marital status, date of birth, date of death, age at death, name and birthplace of parents, informant, and the death certificate number.


Nashville Marriage Indexes

Located at the Nashville Public Library.  Indexed by both bride and groom and covering years 1864 to 1905.  Copies of marriage found in the index may be ordered from the Archives.

This index includes the following information:

  • Full name of bride and groom.
  • Date of marriage.
  • Marriage book and page number.
  • Race

Shelby County Vital Records Search

Located at the Shelby County, Tennessee site.  Features a searchable index of Shelby County marriages 1820-1910 and Shelby County Birth Index 1874-1906 along with other indexes for Shelby County and even other Tennessee counties.


Tennessee Death Records Index 1908-1912

Located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  Includes a searchable index of deaths occurring in Tennessee between 1908 and 1912.  Information includes full name of deceased, date of death, county where death occurred and the death certificate number.  Death certificates ordered from this index will include the decedent's age, occupation, place of birth and cause of death.


Tennessee Death Records Index 1914-1924

Located at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  Includes a statewide index to Tennessee death records covering years 1914 to 1924.  This index is new and will be replacing the Partial Index to Tennessee Death Records 1914-1925.


Tennessee Death Records 1949-2005

Located at the Shelby County, Tennessee site.  Features a searchable index of Tennessee death records for all counties.  Covers years 1949-2005.


Tennessee Marriage and Divorce Records

Located at the Shelby County, Tennessee site.  Features a searchable index of Tennessee marriage and divorce records for all counties.  Covers years 1980-2005.


White County Death Records

Located at USGenWeb Archives.  Features White County death certificate information for years 1926 to 1945.  Information includes name of deceased, birth date and place, parents names and birthplace, cemetery and the death certificate number.


472,837 Marriage Records at RootsWeb!

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Obtaining Tennessee Vital Records

Tennessee Department of Health: Office of Vital Records

Street Address:

Department of Health

Cordell Hull Building, 3rd Floor

Nashville, TN 37243



(615) 741-1763

(615) 741-3111

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Mailing Address:

Tennessee Vital Records

Central Services Building

1st Floor

451 5th Avenue North

Nashville, TN 37243



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The Tennessee office of Vital Records maintains original birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates and divorce records which occurred in Tennessee.  Tennessee birth records are on file in the office from 1914 to present day.  Tennessee death records, marriage and divorce records are on file in this office for the past fifty years.  Some earlier TN birth records of major cities are on file in the office for years 1881-1913.

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A quick and easy way to find and order Tennessee birth records or find and order Tennessee death records online.



Other places to obtain Tennessee Vital Records

The Office of Vital Records holds birth records for 100 years and death, marriage and divorce records for 50 years.  Earlier Tennessee vital records are sent to and held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

See: Births and Deaths in Tennessee Before 1908

See: Early Tennessee Marriages


Earlier marriage records are on file at the County Clerk's office in the county where the marriage license was issued.

See: Tennessee County Clerk Addresses


Earlier divorce records are on file in the office of the Clerk of Court in the county where the divorce was granted.

See: Tennessee Court Clerks


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Tennessee Counties:

Anderson County

Bedford County

Benton County

Bledsoe County

Blount County

Bradley County

Campbell County

Cannon County

Carroll County

Carter County

Cheatham County

Chester County

Claiborne County

Clay County

Cocke County

Coffee County

Crockett County

Cumberland County

Davidson County

Decatur County

DeKalb County

Dickson County

Dyer County

Fayette County

Fentress County

Franklin County

Gibson County

Giles County

Grainger County

Greene County

Grundy County

Hamblen County

Hamilton County

Hancock County

Hardeman County

Hardin County

Hawkins County

Haywood County

Henderson County

Henry County

Hickman County

Houston County

Humphreys County

Jackson County

Jefferson County

Johnson County

Knox County

Lake County

Lauderdale County

Lawrence County

Lewis County

Lincoln County

Loudon County

McMinn County

McNairy County

Macon County

Madison County

Marion County

Marshall County

Maury County

Meigs County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Moore County

Morgan County

Obion County

Overton County

Perry County

Pickett County

Polk County

Putnam County

Rhea County

Roane County

Robertson County

Rutherford County

Scott County

Sequatchie County

Sevier County

Shelby County

Smith County

Stewart County

Sullivan County

Sumner County

Tipton County

Trousdale County

Unicoi County

Union County

Van Buren County

Warren County

Washington County

Wayne County

Weakley County

White County

Williamson County

Wilson County


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Tennessee Vital Records is a free service providing you with tools to locate vital records in the state of Tennessee.  This page provides resources to help you locate current vital records along with historical vital records to assist you in genealogy research.  Find Tennessee death records, Tennessee birth records, Tennessee marriage records, Tennessee divorce records and other Tennessee public records with this handy reference resource.



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