Tennessee Public Records

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Records of mayors, commissioners, overseers of the poor, and schools are examples of government sources that may give information about ancestors not contained in other records. Some collections that contain a variety of records, such as land, history, tax, court, or other records, may be classified as “public records.” These records can be found on the state, county, and sometimes town or township level. Tennessee has many state and county public records.   
 
Records of mayors, commissioners, overseers of the poor, and schools are examples of government sources that may give information about ancestors not contained in other records. Some collections that contain a variety of records, such as land, history, tax, court, or other records, may be classified as “public records.” These records can be found on the state, county, and sometimes town or township level. Tennessee has many state and county public records.   
  
 
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*Robertson, N. G. .and Tennessee State Board of Elections. [http://www.archive.org/details/digestelectionl00tenngoog Digest of Election Laws of Tennessee]. Lebanon, Tennessee: Democrat Print, 1908. Free digital copy. Google books.  
 
*Robertson, N. G. .and Tennessee State Board of Elections. [http://www.archive.org/details/digestelectionl00tenngoog Digest of Election Laws of Tennessee]. Lebanon, Tennessee: Democrat Print, 1908. Free digital copy. Google books.  
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*Sherrill, Charles A. ''Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitentiary''. Mount Juliet, Tennessee: Charles A. Sherrill, 1997. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=724272&disp=Tennessee+convicts%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 J6s].) This record covers the years 1831–1850. The record includes place and name indexes. Digital version also available for free at [http://worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=usa_tn_prison_1831-1850 World Vital Records].
 
*Sherrill, Charles A. ''Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitentiary''. Mount Juliet, Tennessee: Charles A. Sherrill, 1997. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=724272&disp=Tennessee+convicts%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 J6s].) This record covers the years 1831–1850. The record includes place and name indexes. Digital version also available for free at [http://worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?ix=usa_tn_prison_1831-1850 World Vital Records].
  
*Sistler, Byron. ''Every Name Index to 18 Middle Tennessee County Record Books''. Nashville, Tennessee: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, 1992. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=508818&disp=Every+name+index+to+18+middle+Tennessee+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 P22sb; film 1697905 item 2.)] This contains an alphabetical list of names in the land, court, cemetery, probate, and vital records of Bedford, Giles, and Lincoln counties.
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*Sistler, Byron. ''Every Name Index to 18 Middle Tennessee County Record Books''. Nashville, Tennessee: Byron Sistler &amp; Associates, 1992. (Family History Library book [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=508818&disp=Every+name+index+to+18+middle+Tennessee+%20%20&columns=*,0,0 976.8 P22sb; film 1697905 item 2.)] This contains an alphabetical list of names in the land, court, cemetery, probate, and vital records of Bedford, Giles, and Lincoln counties.  
 
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*Tennessee General Assembly.''[http://www.archive.org/details/journalofproceed00tenn Journal of the Proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Territory of the United States of America, South of the river Ohio : Begun and Held at Knoxville, the 25th day of August, 1794]. ''Nashville, Tennessee: Mckennie &amp; Brown, 1852. Free digital copy.
  
To find various types of Tennessee public records, use the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
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<br>To find various types of Tennessee public records, use the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:  
  
 
TENNESSEE - PUBLIC RECORDS  
 
TENNESSEE - PUBLIC RECORDS  

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Records of mayors, commissioners, overseers of the poor, and schools are examples of government sources that may give information about ancestors not contained in other records. Some collections that contain a variety of records, such as land, history, tax, court, or other records, may be classified as “public records.” These records can be found on the state, county, and sometimes town or township level. Tennessee has many state and county public records. 


  • Sherrill, Charles A. Tennessee Convicts: Early Records of the State Penitentiary. Mount Juliet, Tennessee: Charles A. Sherrill, 1997. (Family History Library book 976.8 J6s.) This record covers the years 1831–1850. The record includes place and name indexes. Digital version also available for free at World Vital Records.


To find various types of Tennessee public records, use the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:

TENNESSEE - PUBLIC RECORDS

TENNESSEE, [COUNTY] - PUBLIC RECORDS