County & Municipal Records

The Genealogical Fact Sheets help determine what sources are available for genealogical research about the people and places in each county. It covers the major publications and microfilms on Tennessee counties available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Inventories listing Tennessee county records on microfilm held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives has cemetery and funeral home records available in a number of formats that are useful for genealogical and other research purposes. The materials cited in this guide are arranged by the area within TSLA where they can be accessed.
This page lists the print copies of city directories held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The page also provides links to some online scans of several city directories.
This page lists the microfilmed county records that the Tennessee State Library and Archives will loan to other libraries.
This page lists the early tax lists available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives. It also lists microfilmed tax lists available for interlibrary loan.
This page gives list the funeral home records and published funeral home indexes that are available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Instruction on how to find deeds.
This page has instructions for finding a Tennessee divorce record.
This page has instructions for ordering copies of Tennessee wills and probate records.
This page has instructions for ordering copies of Tennessee tax lists.
This page lists the counties in Tennessee were records have been lost or destroyed.
Links to Nashville city directories which have been scanned and can be viewed online.
This page has instructions for ordering the following records from the Tennessee State Library and Archives: marriage records, divorce records, probate records & wills, court minutes, deeds, tax lists and school census records.
This page provides instructions for ordering the following materials from the Tennessee State Library and Archives : County Histories, Published Local Records, Biographical Sketches, Goodspeed Biographical Sketches, City Directories, Telephone Books, Newspapers, Funeral Home Records, Postcards and Manuscripts Collections.
Instructions for ordering duplicate or digitized reels of County Records microfilm from Preservation Services.
This page contains ordering information and applicable fees when ordering Marriage Records from the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
This page contains information and instructions for ordering copies of listings from Tennessee city directories and telephone books.
This page contains information and instructions for ordering copies of divorce records
This page provides instructions for ordering copies of funeral home records from print and microfilmed sources.
This page gives a county by county listing of the school census records or indexes available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
This page lists the Tennessee telephone books held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
This guide provides a listing of the personal property items that were taxed on Tennesseans during the nineteenth century. The information was gathered from researching the volumes of the Acts of Tennessee that are housed in the Legislative History section of the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The guide provides a listing of the items that were taxed, the date that the tax on the item began, and some notations of changes in the tax fees. The tax listings have been put in two types of charts. The first chart offers a chronological listing on the taxation of items, while the second chart provides a listing by item type. This guide should be a helpful resource for genealogists and historical researchers who visit the Library and Archives and want to use the tax lists that are available on microfilm.