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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

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Record Description

The collection consists of an index to marriages from the Tennessee State Library and Archives. The index is provided by Ancestry.com. This collection indexes records from 1780 to 2002.

Record Content

The index may include the following information:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Marriage date and place
  • Name of spouse (May only list surname)
  • Reference ID - Page/Volume/Entry/Certificate Number

How to Use the Record

When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:

  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Marriage place
  • Marriage date

Search the Collection

Fill in your ancestor’s name in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

Using the Information

Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the marriage records from Tennessee. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct marriage. You may need to compare the information of more than one marriage to make this determination.

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Citation for this Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Tennessee, State Marriage Index, 1780-2002." Index. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing "Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002." Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com : 2008.



 

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