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In the early 1800's the legislature, the circuit courts, and county courts granted divorces. Divorce records may indicate the date and place of the marriage being dissolved. Circuit courts have handled divorce proceedings in most counties.
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Tennessee|Tennessee&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Tennessee Divorce Records|Divorce Records]]'' {{Adoption TNGenWeb}} <br><br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Tennessee Court Records|Court Records]]<br>In the early 1800's the legislature, the circuit courts, and county courts granted divorces. Divorce records may indicate the date and place of the marriage being dissolved. Circuit courts have handled divorce proceedings in most counties. <br> The Tennessee Office of Vital Statistics has a statewide register of divorces after 1 January 1949 and can verify the date and county of a divorce or annulment. You can get application forms (and instructions) for divorce certificates from the Office of Vital Statistics web site:
  
The Tennessee Office of Vital Statistics has a statewide register of divorces after 1 January 1949 and can verify the date and county of a divorce or annulment. Their address is in the “[[Tennessee Vital Records|Vital Records]]” section of this outline. You can get application forms (and instructions) for divorce certificates from the Office of Vital Statistics web site:
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*[http://health.state.tn.us/vr/index.htm Office of Vital Records - Tennessee Department of Health]
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*[http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/tennessee.htm Where to write for divorce records in Tennessee.]
  
Office of Vital Records - Tennessee Department of Health.
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A source for early Tennessee divorces is:
  
[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/history/vital/vital.htm www.state.tn.us/health/vr/index.html]
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*Bamman, Gale Williams. ''Tennessee Divorces, 1797 to 1858: Taken from 750 Legislative Petitions and Acts''. Nashville, Tennessee: G.W. Bamman, 1985. {{FHL|401184|item|disp=FHL book 976.8 P2b}} This book contains abstracts of divorce decrees in alphabetical order by the name of the person requesting the divorce. It indexes every name.
  
A source for early Tennessee divorces is:
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Legislative petitions represent only a small number of the divorces requested. Most went through the superior, circuit, and chancery courts.
  
Bamman, Gale Williams. ''Tennessee Divorces, 1797 to 1858: Taken from 750 Legislative Petitions and Acts''. Nashville, Tennessee: G.W. Bamman, 1985. (FHL book 976.8 P2b.) This book contains abstracts of divorce decrees in alphabetical order by the name of the person requesting the divorce. It indexes every name.
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Original [http://ezinearticles.com/?Search-Tennessee-Divorce-Records-Online&id=1174061 divorce records] for all years are available in the county where the divorce occurred. The Family History Library has copies of the records for some counties. They can be found in the[[Family History Library Catalog Place-name Search|Place-name Search]] of the Family History Library Catalog under:
  
Legislative petitions represent only a small number of the divorces requested. Most went through the superior, circuit, and chancery courts.
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TENNESSEE - COURT RECORDS
  
Original divorce records for all years are available in the county where the divorce occurred. The Family History Library has copies of the records for some counties. They can be found in the&nbsp;Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
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TENNESSEE - VITAL RECORDS
  
TENNESSEE - COURT RECORDS
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TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - COURT RECORDS  
  
TENNESSEE - VITAL RECORDS
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TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - DIVORCE RECORDS  
  
TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - COURT RECORDS
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TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - VITAL RECORDS  
  
TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - DIVORCE RECORDS
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TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - VITAL RECORDS
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== See Also  ==
  
[[Category:Tennessee]]
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[http://www.countyregistry.org/divorce-records/tennessee County Registry]($) Search is free, but detailed information requires subscription fee. {{Tennessee|Tennessee}}
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[[Category:Tennessee|Divorce]] [[Category:Vital_records|Tennessee]]

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In the early 1800's the legislature, the circuit courts, and county courts granted divorces. Divorce records may indicate the date and place of the marriage being dissolved. Circuit courts have handled divorce proceedings in most counties.
The Tennessee Office of Vital Statistics has a statewide register of divorces after 1 January 1949 and can verify the date and county of a divorce or annulment. You can get application forms (and instructions) for divorce certificates from the Office of Vital Statistics web site:

A source for early Tennessee divorces is:

  • Bamman, Gale Williams. Tennessee Divorces, 1797 to 1858: Taken from 750 Legislative Petitions and Acts. Nashville, Tennessee: G.W. Bamman, 1985. FHL book 976.8 P2b This book contains abstracts of divorce decrees in alphabetical order by the name of the person requesting the divorce. It indexes every name.

Legislative petitions represent only a small number of the divorces requested. Most went through the superior, circuit, and chancery courts.

Original divorce records for all years are available in the county where the divorce occurred. The Family History Library has copies of the records for some counties. They can be found in thePlace-name Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

TENNESSEE - COURT RECORDS

TENNESSEE - VITAL RECORDS

TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - COURT RECORDS

TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - DIVORCE RECORDS

TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - VITAL RECORDS


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