State Library and Archives - Online Resources

The Tennessee State Library and Archives holds hundreds of family Bible records in several formats and within many collections.
Genealogy Index Search
Search military records, vital records and other Tennessee resources indexed by our staff over many years.
Patriot Paths Map
Patriot Paths is a work in progress that uses Revolutionary War pension records to map the paths that soldiers took before and after their service.
TEL Tennessee Electronic Library
Free access to over 400,000 magazines, journal, and newspaper articles, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books, primary source materials, and more!
Search this online directory of public libraries and services in Tennessee by county, region, or city.
A collection of pamphlets and newspapers, which document the diverse perspectives of the Civil War Era (1840-1865).
A searchable collection of over 7,000 articles chronicling the Civil War in Tennessee from September 1, 1861 through September 30, 1865.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives welcomes interns and volunteers who would like to be involved in aspects of library and archival work.
Interactive map showing refugee camps, USCT recruiting stations, and other sites connected with the African American experience in Tennessee from 1861
Workshop Series presentation
Come hear experts from the TSLA and other institutions present information useful for scholars, genealogists, and historical researchers.
This web page proves links to web sites that can be useful to those researching Tennessee history and genealogy.
Links to Nashville city directories which have been scanned and can be viewed online.
This page is the introduction to the newspapers held at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
READS offers over 100,000 digital ebooks, audiobooks, and videos to patrons of public libraries that belong to the Tennessee Regional Library System.
Information about local government archives and can be searched by county or the local government archives name.
Aerial photos, topography, road systems, and land plots are all linked to narrative information about events of the Civil War.
Tennessee Supreme Court Cases represent the period from about 1809 to 1950 and is an especially valuable resource for historical and genealogical rese
A partial index to the hundreds of thousands of photographs and images held by the Tennessee State Library and Archives.