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.
This page gives instructions on locating birth records and birth certificates at the city, county and state level in Tennessee, as well as state "delayed" birth certificates. The page also includes links to several online birth indexes.
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.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives holds hundreds of family Bible records in several formats and within many collections. The Bible records featured here were taken from photocopies in the Library and Archives' vertical files; additional records will be added as they are donated or discovered in manuscripts collections. The bulk of the records in this collection date between the late 18th and early 20th century. Many prominent Tennessee families are represented here; some records even include the names of families’ slaves.
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.