In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23. Many of our services will remain available online during this time.
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 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.
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.
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.