Newspapers, Manuscripts, & Microfilm

Church records can be very useful for genealogy researchers as they often contain membership lists, baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial records. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has a large number of church records that date to the founding of the state. This guide is a compilation of all church records in the Library and Archives' collections and is divided according to location: Church Records on Microfilm; Church Records in Manuscripts, Small Collections, and Manuscripts Files; and Published Church Records Found in the Library Collection. Additions to our church record collection are listed in a separate guide.
This page is a guide to microfilmed manuscript collections at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
A full-text searchable, facsimile-image database of 200 newspapers from around the country, chronicling 19th-century American culture, daily life and events.
A cooperative project with the Library of Congress providing Tennessee newspapers from the Tennessee State Library and Archives holdings in searchable digital format.
This page is the introduction to an index to death notices that were published in five Nashville newspapers during 1855 through 1907. Death notices were extremely brief and usually did not include any information on the family of the deceased; a death notice usually lists only the name, age, race, and cause of death.
This page has instructions for ordering a search of a Tennessee newspaper.
This page is an intro page to manuscripts finding aids and microfilm guides at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
This page is the introduction to an index to obituaries that appeared in the newspaper "The Nashville Tennessean" or "Nashville Banner" during 1913.
This page lists libraries in Tennessee that have indexes to obituaries that appeared in local newspapers.
This page is the introduction to the newspapers held at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The index is arranged by community and list the newspaper title, the dates of publication, and the dates held by the Library and Archives.
This page has instructions for ordering a search of a Tennessee newspaper held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
This page provides a county by county listing of newspapers published in Tennessee. The name of the city that published the newspaper is entered below the name of the county.