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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">"Contact Us" in Tennessee Department of State at http://tn.gov/sos/contact.htm (accessed 22 May 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:reference.tsla@tn.gov reference.tsla@tn.gov] {{Wikipedia|Tennessee State Library and Archives}}<br>  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">"Contact Us" in Tennessee Department of State at http://tn.gov/sos/contact.htm (accessed 22 May 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:reference.tsla@tn.gov reference.tsla@tn.gov] <br><br>
  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
  
:403 Seventh Avenue North<br>  
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:403 Seventh Avenue North<br>
:Nashville, TN 37243-1102<br>
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:Nashville, TN 37243-1102<br><br>
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;615-741-2764<br>  
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;615-741-2764<br>
  
'''Hours:'''<ref name="S2">"Vistor's Guide" in ''Tennessee State Library and Archives'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/VisitorsGuide.htm (accessed 22 May 2010).</ref> &nbsp;Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm CST<br> Manuscripts Reading Area: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm CST  
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'''Hours:'''<ref name="S2">"Vistor's Guide" in ''Tennessee State Library and Archives'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/VisitorsGuide.htm (accessed 22 May 2010).</ref> &nbsp;Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm CST<br>Manuscripts Reading Area: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm CST  
  
::[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/VisitorsGuide.htm Holidays]
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::[http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/VisitorsGuide.htm Holidays]<br><br>
  
 
'''Directions, map,&nbsp; parking,'''<ref name="S2" /> '''and public transportation:'''  
 
'''Directions, map,&nbsp; parking,'''<ref name="S2" /> '''and public transportation:'''  
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*'''''Public transportation.'''''&nbsp; For Nashville bus system trip planning, [http://www.nashvillemta.org/setpage.asp?page=googlemaps.html click here].
 
*'''''Public transportation.'''''&nbsp; For Nashville bus system trip planning, [http://www.nashvillemta.org/setpage.asp?page=googlemaps.html click here].
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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*[http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/ TSLA Internet site] digital collections, catalog, visitor's guide, collections, exhibits, services, resources. <br>
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*[http://www.youseemore.com/tsla/ TSLA catalog online] search titles, authors, subjects, or notes.<br>
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*[http://tntel.tnsos.org/ Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)] index to 40+ databases of 400,000 magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, federal censuses, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books, and many primary sources.
  
*[http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/ TSLA Internet site] digital collections, catalog, visitor's guide, collections, exhibits, services, resources. <br>
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{{Wikipedia|Tennessee State Library and Archives}}
*[http://www.youseemore.com/tsla/ TSLA catalog online] search titles, authors, subjects, or notes.<br>
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*[http://tntel.tnsos.org/ Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL)] index to 40+ databases of 400,000 magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, federal censuses, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books, and many primary sources.<br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
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*"Vistor's Guide" in ''Tennessee Libraries and Archives'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/VisitorsGuide.htm (accessed 23 May 2010). Hours, location, parking, registration and security, computers and scanners, and policies.  
 
*"Vistor's Guide" in ''Tennessee Libraries and Archives'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/VisitorsGuide.htm (accessed 23 May 2010). Hours, location, parking, registration and security, computers and scanners, and policies.  
*"Genealogical 'Fact Sheets' about Tennessee Counties" in ''Tennessee Libraries and Archives'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/factcounty.htm (accessed 23 May 2010). {{Fire}}
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*"Genealogical 'Fact Sheets' about Tennessee Counties" in ''Tennessee Libraries and Archives'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/factcounty.htm (accessed 23 May 2010). {{Fire}}  
 
*"Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee" in ''Tennessee Libraries and Archives'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/lost.htm (accessed 23 May 2010).
 
*"Lost Records: Courthouse Fires and Disasters in Tennessee" in ''Tennessee Libraries and Archives'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tn.gov/tsla/history/county/lost.htm (accessed 23 May 2010).
  
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If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
  
*[[East Tennessee Historical Society|East Tennessee Historical Society]], Knoxville, 67,000 books, newspapers, 3,000 genealogies, 14,000 TN first families, manuscripts, census, Knoxville city directories 1859-now, maps, photos, deeds, wills, marriages, military records, TN Confederate pensions, Ancestry.com, New England Ancestors, HeritageQuest, Sanborn maps.<br>  
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*[[East Tennessee Historical Society|East Tennessee Historical Society]], Knoxville, 67,000 books, newspapers, 3,000 genealogies, 14,000 TN first families, manuscripts, census, Knoxville city directories 1859-now, maps, photos, deeds, wills, marriages, military records, TN Confederate pensions, Ancestry.com, New England Ancestors, HeritageQuest, Sanborn maps.<br>
 
*[http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society] and the [[Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center|Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center]], near Memphis, 14,000 family/local histories, census, taxes, vital, newspapers, journal, newsletter, queries, and research service. <br>
 
*[http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society] and the [[Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center|Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center]], near Memphis, 14,000 family/local histories, census, taxes, vital, newspapers, journal, newsletter, queries, and research service. <br>
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
*[http://www.tennesseegenealogy.org/archives/davidson_county_archives.htm Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Archives], deed, wills, court minutes, birth&nbsp;marriage death, naturalization.<br>  
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*[http://www.tennesseegenealogy.org/archives/davidson_county_archives.htm Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County Archives], deed, wills, court minutes, birth&nbsp;marriage death, naturalization.<br>
*[http://www.library.nashville.org/localhistory/his_localhistory.asp Nashville Public Library], Ancestry, HeritageQuest, obituaries 1964-now, marriages 1864-1905, cemetery, photos.<br>  
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*[http://www.library.nashville.org/localhistory/his_localhistory.asp Nashville Public Library], Ancestry, HeritageQuest, obituaries 1964-now, marriages 1864-1905, cemetery, photos.<br>
 
*[http://www.dcclerkonline.com/ Davidson County Clerk], marriages since 1789.  
 
*[http://www.dcclerkonline.com/ Davidson County Clerk], marriages since 1789.  
 
*[http://www.nashville.gov/ROD/ Davidson County Register of Deeds], land records since 1784.  
 
*[http://www.nashville.gov/ROD/ Davidson County Register of Deeds], land records since 1784.  
 
*[http://circuitclerk.nashville.gov/Circuit/ Davidson County Clerk of the Circuit Court], court records since 1783; probate records since 1784.  
 
*[http://circuitclerk.nashville.gov/Circuit/ Davidson County Clerk of the Circuit Court], court records since 1783; probate records since 1784.  
 
*[http://www.mtgs.org/index.html Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society], Nashville, meetings, publications, genealogists.  
 
*[http://www.mtgs.org/index.html Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society], Nashville, meetings, publications, genealogists.  
*[http://www.thehermitage.com/ The Hermitage Museum], home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville, to learn about Tennesse lifestyles.<br>  
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*[http://www.thehermitage.com/ The Hermitage Museum], home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville, to learn about Tennesse lifestyles.<br>
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp;[[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson]], [[Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner]], [[Wilson County, Tennessee|Wilson]], [[Rutherford County, Tennessee|Rutherford]], [[Williamson County, Tennessee|Williamson]], [[Cheatham County, Tennessee|Cheatham]].<br>  
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp;[[Robertson County, Tennessee|Robertson]], [[Sumner County, Tennessee|Sumner]], [[Wilson County, Tennessee|Wilson]], [[Rutherford County, Tennessee|Rutherford]], [[Williamson County, Tennessee|Williamson]], [[Cheatham County, Tennessee|Cheatham]].<br>
 
*[http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/ Vanderbuilt University Library], Nashville, biography, history, newspapers, ProQuest, America History &amp; Life.  
 
*[http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/ Vanderbuilt University Library], Nashville, biography, history, newspapers, ProQuest, America History &amp; Life.  
 
*[http://www.tnstate.edu/interior.asp?mid=71 Tennessee State University Library], Nashville, biography, ethnic studies, history, newspapers, JSTOR, Civil War.  
 
*[http://www.tnstate.edu/interior.asp?mid=71 Tennessee State University Library], Nashville, biography, ethnic studies, history, newspapers, JSTOR, Civil War.  
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*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html State Library of North Carolina], Raleigh, family history, Bibles, marriages, deaths, newspapers, deeds, photos.  
 
*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html State Library of North Carolina], Raleigh, family history, Bibles, marriages, deaths, newspapers, deeds, photos.  
 
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/news/ngs/index.html North Carolina State Archives], Raleigh, census, military, courts, bond, deed, estate, vital record, tax, wills.  
 
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/news/ngs/index.html North Carolina State Archives], Raleigh, census, military, courts, bond, deed, estate, vital record, tax, wills.  
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]], [[Mississippi Archives and Libraries|Mississippi]], [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Missouri Archives and Libraries|Missouri]].<br>  
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]], [[Mississippi Archives and Libraries|Mississippi]], [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Missouri Archives and Libraries|Missouri]].<br>
 
*[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]] (''i.e.'' Morrow), federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.  
 
*[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]] (''i.e.'' Morrow), federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.  
*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<br>  
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*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<br>
 
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.  
 
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.  
 
*[http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research], Houston TX, newspapers, American Civil War, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Black Studies, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.<br>
 
*[http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research], Houston TX, newspapers, American Civil War, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Black Studies, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.<br>
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Tennessee State Library and Archives
Tennessee State Library and Archives exterior.jpg

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Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  reference.tsla@tn.gov

Address:[1]

403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-1102

Telephone:[1]  615-741-2764

Hours:[2]  Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm CST
Manuscripts Reading Area: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm CST

Holidays

Directions, map,  parking,[2] and public transportation:

  • Location. The Library is immediately west of the State Capitol Building. Roads to the north and west are one way.
  • Map
  • Parking. A few designated visitor spots are at the front and side of the building. Do NOT park in numbered spots until after 4:30 pm or on Saturdays. Additional parking is within walking distance in public lots downtown.
  • Public transportation.  For Nashville bus system trip planning, click here.

Internet sites and databases:

  • TSLA Internet site digital collections, catalog, visitor's guide, collections, exhibits, services, resources.
  • TSLA catalog online search titles, authors, subjects, or notes.
  • Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) index to 40+ databases of 400,000 magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, federal censuses, essays, podcasts, videos, e-books, and many primary sources.
Wikipedia
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Collection Description

African American records, bibliographies, birth and death records, federal censuses, early county records, tax lists, local histories, school censuses, county archives directory, governors' papers, manuscripts, military records, Native American Cherokee records, newspapers, obituary indexes in public libraries list, place names and maps, state agency records, acts and petitions, Tennessee postcards, city directories and telephone books, penitentiary inmates, and Tennessee county historians.[3]

Digital. In addition to the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL), online sources include the Tennessee Virtual Archives (TeVA), 19th century newspapers, Civil War era database, Civil War sourcebook, TSLA photograph database, Tennessee's landmark documents (state papers), Nashville city directories, and over a dozen "online exhibits".[4]

Services.  TSLA also has a copying service, advice on preserving family records, repository news and updates, public library services and a directory, education outreach, and a library for the blind and physically handicapped.[5]

Tips

No cameras or scanners are allowed in the Archives and Manuscripts Room, but may be permitted in other areas.[2]

Guides

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the Tennessee State Library and Archives, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Contact Us" in Tennessee Department of State at http://tn.gov/sos/contact.htm (accessed 22 May 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Vistor's Guide" in Tennessee State Library and Archives in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.state.tn.us/tsla/VisitorsGuide.htm (accessed 22 May 2010).
  3. "Research and Collections" in Tennessee Archives and Libraries in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/Collections.htm (accessed 23 May 2010).
  4. "Digital Collections" in Tennessee Archives and Libraries in Tennessee Department of State at http://state.tn.us/tsla/resources/index.htm (accessed 23 May 2010).
  5. "Home" in Tennessee Archives and Libraries in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/index.htm (accessed 23 May 2010).