Death Records

This page describes the death records and death certificates that were recorded at the city, county and state level in Tennessee. The page provides several links to web sites that index many Tennessee death records.
This page is an introduction to index of death certificates issued by the state of Tennessee from 1908 through 1912.
During the Civil War, W. R. Cornelius and Company of Nashville had a contract to bury Union Army dead. A volume of these burial records was kept by the company during 1864-1866 and includes the Union soldiers, as well as hospital employees, black military laborers, citizens and occasionally a rebel soldier. Most entries in the volume include the individual's name, company, regiment, date of interment, cause of death, and hospital or other location from which the soldier came.
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.
The Federal Civil War Burial Sheets Project is a database which indexes burial sheets for the Federal soldiers dis-interred at gravesites in Tennessee and Kentucky and then reburied at Nashville National Cemetery. It includes the identification of 3,021 soldiers dis-interred from the Nashville City Cemetery as well as of 8,593 soldiers dis-interred from U.S. Burial Grounds Due West City Cemetery, Nashville, and U.S. Burials Grounds Southwest City Cemetery, Nashville.
This page gives list the funeral home records and published funeral home indexes that are available at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
The Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records indexes Tennessee death certificates for 1914 through 1933.
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