Tennessee Genealogists

Our Tennessee genealogists research on location. They will find and analyze the best records available to further your family history research. They can search the various archives and libraries in Tennessee, including:

    • Tennessee State Library and Archives

Complete Nashville city drectories since 1853, landmark documents, photographs, Civil War documents, newspapers

  • East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville
    67,000 books, newspapers, 3,000 genealogies, 14,000 TN first families, manuscripts, census, Knoxville city directories (1859-present), maps, photos, deeds, wills, marriages, military records, TN Confederate pensions
  • Tennessee Genealogical Society and the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center
    14,000 family/local histories, census, taxes, vital records, newspapers, journal, newsletter, queries
  • Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Archives
    Deeds, wills, court minutes, birth marriage death, naturalizations
  • Nashville Public Library
    Obituaries from 1964 to present, marriages 1864 to 1905, cemetery records, photos
  • Davidson County Clerk
    Marriages since 1789
  • Davidson County Register of Deeds
    Land records since 1784
  • Davidson County Clerk of the Circuit Court
    Court records since 1783; probate records since 1784
  • Vanderbuilt University Library, Nashville
    Biographies, histories, newspapers
  • Tennessee State University Library, Nashville
    Biographies, ethnic studies, histories, newspapers, JSTOR, Civil War
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville Libraries
    Documentary histories, ArchivesUSA, newspapers

Our professional researchers can do research projects of many sizes and for many budgets. We customize the amount of research provided according to your needs.

If you want to know more about how our genealogists can further your research, you can request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in Tennessee include:

  • Births since 1914 for entire state, since 1881 for Nashville and Knoxville; birth enumeration records by school district are available for July 1908 through June 1912
  • Marriages, 1780 to present
  • Deaths and burials, 1874 to present
  • Divorces, 1963 to present
  • Federal census records were recorded every 10 years starting in 1790; state agriculture and mortality schedules were recorded from 1850 to 1880, Slave Schedules were recorded in 1850 and 1860, and Union Veterans Schedule was recorded in 1890
  • Land records were kept by the counties from the time they were settled
  • Probate records were kept by the local courts from 1795 to the present
  • Churches sometimes kept records of the christenings, marriages, deaths, or other information about their members
  • Newspapers were written in many areas and time periods which contain information such as notices of marriages, notices of death, and obituaries
  • Town and county histories were written that record information about the settlers and their families; many family genealogies of the settlers of Tennessee have also been written
  • Naturalization and citizenship records were recorded by the courts as early as the 1800s
  • Ship passenger lists, tax lists, and town records were recorded for many areas

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