Click on the links below to search free birth, death, marriage, and divorce record databases in Tennessee.
To order copies of birth and death certificates, and marriage & divorce records, contact:
Tennessee Vital Records
Central Services Building, 1st Floor
421 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37247
Fax: (615) 741-9860
Birth records since 1914. Records of some births that occurred in the major cities from 1881-1913 are also available.
Death records from the past 50 years. Death enumeration records by school district are available for July 1908 through June 1912.
Marriage records from the past 50 years. If the records are not available at the State office, they should be available from the County Clerk in the county where the event occurred.
Divorce records from the past 50 years. If the records are not available at the State office, they should be available from the Clerk of Court in the county where the event occurred.
You may order vital records online with a credit card for an additional fee through Vitalchek (615) 741-0778. If you have an immediate or emergency need for a certified copy and are willing to pay an additional fee of $10.00 for expedited service, you may telephone or fax your request and charge it to your Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express credit card. Your certificate or other response will be mailed to you within one working day of the day received.
Another source for older vital records is the:
Tennessee Library and Archives
403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
Birth records from 1908-1912.
Death records from 1908-1912 & 1914-1950.
Marriage and Divorce records before 1946.
For Memphis birth and death records, write to the Memphis-Shelby County Health Dept
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|Births and Christenings 1828-1939 |
Tennessee births and christenings recorded between 1828 and 1939.
|Deaths & Burials 1874-1955 |
Index of deaths and burials recorded in Tennessee between 1874 and 1955.
|Deaths | Cemetery Records |
Cemetery records in Tennessee, including interment details, cemetery maps, and gravestone photographs.
|Deaths | Social Security Administration |
Social Security death index, including Tennessee records.
|Marriages | 1790-1950 |
Marriages recorded in Tennessee counties between 1790 and 1950.
|Marriages | 1796-1950 |
Search over 1.6 million marriages recorded in Tennessee between 1796 and 1950.
|Davidson County - Nashville | Births, Deaths, Marriages |
Searchable databases from the Nashville Public Library of City of Nashville and Davidson County births, deaths, and marriages.
|Hamilton County Cemeteries |
Browse these Hamilton County Genealogical Society databases by name for Hamilton County cemetery surveys and tombstone inscriptions.
|Hamilton County Marriages | Genealogical Society |
Browse these Hamilton County Genealogical Society databases by name for marriage records. Covers 1857-1888 and other partial records.
|Hamilton County | Marriages |
Hamilton County Clerk's Office marriage licenses search and list of issued licenses.
|Hamilton County | Obituaries |
Chattanooga Public Library obituary record for Chattanooga and Hamilton County.
|Henderson County Cemetery Records |
Browse this Tennessee GenWeb Project database by cemetery name for Henderson County cemetery records.
|James County | Marriages | 1913-1919 |
Tennessee GenWeb site listing of James County marriage records between 1913 and 1919.
|Madison County | Cemetery Records |
Madison County cemetery burial records.
|Memphis Obituaries 1843-1889 |
Browse this Univiversity of Memphis index for obituaries that appeared in local Memphis (Shelby County) newspapers between 1843 and 1889. No records are available for 1850.
|Sevier County Marriages Pay Site|
Use this Sevier County fee-based service to search historical marriage license information by bride or groom name, social security number, marriage license number, date, or county.
|Shelby County Divorces | Chancery Court |
Chancery Court of Shelby County civil, criminal, family, workers comp., etc. court records. Includes divorce filings.
|Shelby County | Births |
Shelby County Register of Deeds birth records.
|Shelby County | Deaths |
Shelby County Register of Deeds death records index.
|Shelby County | Divorces |
In the middle column you'll find databases for Tennessee abd Shelby County divorces filed in Chancery Court.
|Shelby County | Marriages |
In the middle column you'll find databases for Tennessee statewide and Shelby County marriage records.
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