History and Genealogy Online Resources

The Oliver Caswell King and Katherine Rebecca Rutledge King Papers, 1856 - 1893 is a roughly 200-item collection documenting the courtship, marriage and social lives of a Sullivan County, Tennessee, couple before, during and after the Civil War.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (2011-2015), the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) is sending teams of archivists and conservators across the state of Tennessee to document and preserve Civil War-era materials.
Tennessee Supreme Court Cases represent the period from about 1809 to 1950 and is an especially valuable resource for historical and genealogical research.
Volunteer Voices was a state-wide digitization project that provides access to primary sources that document Tennessee's rich history and culture. Volunteer Voices combines the collaborative efforts of Tennessee archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, and schools.
image of the front page of The Bolivar Bulletin newspaper of Tennessee
A cooperative project with University of Tennessee Libraries and the Library of Congress providing Tennessee newspapers from the Tennessee State Library and Archives holdings in searchable digital format.
A full-text searchable, facsimile-image database of 200 newspapers from around the country, chronicling 19th-century American culture, daily life and events.
A collection of pamphlets and newspapers, which document the diverse perspectives of the Civil War Era (1840-1865). The service is provided by ProQuest and available only to Tennessee residents.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives holds hundreds of family Bible records in several formats and within many collections.
A searchable collection of over 7,000 articles chronicling the Civil War in Tennessee from September 1, 1861 through September 30, 1865. This sourcebook aims at chronicling the military, economic, social and political history associated with the Civil War as it happened in Tennessee.
During the Civil War, the Provost Marshal was the Union Army officer charged with maintaining order among both soldiers and civilians. The Provost Marshal records microfilmed by the National Archives include many records related to Tennesseans.
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.
depiction of chandelier after first illumination in 1855 by the Nashville True Whig newspaper
Record Group 60, Tennessee State Legislative Records, is one of the most important and valuable collections at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
A partial index to the hundreds of thousands of photographs and images held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives welcomes interns and volunteers who would like to be involved in aspects of library and archival work.
Aerial photos, topography, road systems, and land plots are all linked to narrative information about events of the Civil War.
This page is an introduction to index of death certificates issued by the state of Tennessee from 1908 through 1912.
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 is the introduction to an index to death notices that were published in five Nashville newspapers during 1855 through 1907.
During the Civil War, W. R. Cornelius and Company of Nashville had a contract to bury Union Army dead.
This page is the introduction to Davidson County death records for the years 1900 through 1913. These records are separate from those recorded by the city of Nashville in Davidson County.
The Tennessee Virtual Archive (TeVA) is a digital repository of the Tennessee State Library & Archives providing open access to thousands of photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other records relating to the history and culture of Tennessee.
Interactive map showing refugee camps, USCT recruiting stations, and other sites connected with the African American experience in Tennessee from 1861 to 1865.
Gold Star Records are composed of information on Tennessee soldiers who died of wounds or disease during World War I. They are arranged alphabetically and include information about the soldier such as date of birth, occupation, parents, branch of service, and date of death.
This page is an introduction to Tennesseans who served during World War I. The data contained in this site was taken from Record Group 36, the compiled service records of soldiers and sailors who served in the First World War from Tennessee.
This page is an introduction to an index of men who served in Tennessee military units during the Spanish American War.
This page is part of an index to Tennessee Confederate Pension Applications. This index is arranged by the county where the individual applied for the pension.
This page is an introduction to the Tennessee Confederate pensions held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
This page is an index to records on microfilm. It includes an introduction to the employment rolls and nonpayment rolls of slaves and free black workers involved in the construction of Fort Negley.