Tennessee Death Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Tennessee death records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Tennessee death records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Tennessee death certificates is available below.

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Tennessee death records

Death records contain information about a person's death, including the date of death, place of death, sometimes the names of the mother and father, and even the physician who attended the death. Death certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residence, and the mother's maiden name.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Tennessee death records, Tennessee death ceritificates, Tennessee death notices, Tennessee death indexes, and other related Tennessee genealogy records.

Death records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store death records into various online archives. This has brought access to online death records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of deaths, and in addition to death certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing death records of Tennessee. We also suggest searching for "Tennessee death records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Tennessee Death Certificates

Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1914, with general compliance achieved by the early 1920s. Some earlier attempts were also made at recording these events, though they are fragmented. Marriages have been recorded on a county basis since as early as 1778, though many counties are incomplete or missing until as late as the 1850s.

For births and deaths between 1 July 1908 and 30 June 1912, and after 1 January 1914; and for marriages after 1945, write:

Tennessee Vital Records
Central Services Bldg. 1st Floor
421 Fifth Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37247-0450

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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