Tennessee Vital Records Index (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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== Coverage Table  ==
 
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Revision as of 15:37, 9 March 2011

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

Contents

Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1796 through 1955.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information compiled from a variety of sources including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in birth index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date
  • Birthplace
  • Christening date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of the bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by state.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws not all records may be displayed.


Locality Births and Christenings, 1828-1939 Marriages, 1796-1950 Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955
Anderson 114 16,875 7,186
Bedford 0 28,017 8,735
Benton 2,322 11,636 3,511
Bledsoe 0 1,095 1,358
Blount 1,216 34,889 11,540
Bradley 179 9,173 11,079
Campbell 0 9,538 6,223
Cannon 136 5,284 3,097
Carroll 2,962 11,368 8,321
Carter 2,806 6,284 9,072
Cheatham 726 2,730 2,130
Chester 0 3,211 2,747
Claiborne 0 14,637 3,896
Clay 0 4,662 1,979
Cocke 0 6,067 8,477
Coffee 126 17,480 6,302
Crockett 0 7,818 5,975
Cumberland 0 0 2,449
Davidson 26,841 193,992 198,397
Decatur 278 4,864 372
DeKalb 0 13,012 7,147
Dickson 0 13,739 6,911
Dyer 0 19,735 11,736
Fayette 161 19,647 10,880
Fentress 0 852 1,299
Franklin 2,417 32,549 7,607
Gibson 4,133 36,202 17,480
Giles 0 21,661 9,920
Grainger 973 16,942 4,538
Greene 15,624 14,616 20,897
Grundy 0 7,800 1,932
Hamblen 0 6,821 7,579
Hamilton 5,721 39,270 92,013
Hancock 0 0 2,306
Hardeman 3,999 21,853 12,098
Hardin 0 11,041 3,709
Hawkins 0 10,980 5,709
Haywood 1,962 11,221 11,887
Henderson 0 3,783 5,379
Henry 11,363 28,949 9,744
Hickman 0 6,726 2,783
Houston 0 6,537 1,354
Humphreys 0 6,601 3,408
Jackson 0 5,237 5,702
Jefferson 572 15,561 6,236
Johnson 0 9,875 3,143
Knox 11,662 63,587 80,056
Lake 0 3,603 2,891
Lauderdale 0 18,591 8,014
Lawrence 1,389 18,827 8,157
Lewis 591 5,204 1,728
Lincoln 764 13,169 9,430
Loudon 6,381 8,948 8,383
Macon 0 0 4,517
Madison 0 38,410 28,802
Marion 124 3,549 4,532
Marshall 0 13,819 6,885
Maury 259 47,281 16,480
McMinn 0 13,575 10,047
McNairy 0 12,703 4,897
Meigs 682 9,909 1,382
Monroe 1,766 15,290 6,899
Montgomery 0 41,699 14,133
Moore 502 4,674 1,588
Morgan 967 6,098 3,883
Obion 0 17,650 11,280
Overton 0 9,745 4,273
Perry 1,999 17,108 2,289
Pickett 0 0 835
Polk 0 4,020 3,494
Putnam 0 7,704 6,932
Rhea 0 18,499 5,257
Roane 0 27,838 11,230
Robertson 1,373 29,418 10,485
Rutherford 12,512 45,191 15,407
Scott 0 8,252 3,168
Sequatchie 367 2,856 1,017
Sevier 0 12,819 6,846
Shelby 0 13,345 199,786
Smith 2,022 41,756 6,325
Stewart 1,822 12,891 4,153
Sullivan 217 21,506 18,246
Sumner 288 25,246 9,996
Tennessee 71,118 39,613 30,141
Tipton 0 25,494 8,136
Trousdale 0 393 1,949
Unicoi 0 2,448 3,729
Union 0 4,201 2,586
Van Buren 0 2,929 429
Warren 869 11,824 7,065
Washington 0 47,059 21,746
Wayne 841 9,916 2,962
Weakley 0 23,202 11,113
White 636 12,972 5,243
Williamson 139 32,108 7,560
Wilson 1,417 31,499 9,649
Total 211,072 1,691,768 1,232,274

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. In 1998, a few of the entries were published on 7 CDs by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as the "North America Vital Records Index." This index is an index of the births, marriages, and deaths throughout Tennessee. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why This Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored this index to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Tennessee.

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Sources of This Collection

"Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Tennessee.

"Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Tennessee.

"Tennessee Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955," database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/). Index entries derived from digital copies of originals housed in various repositories throughout Tennessee.

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from the record, you should also list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find th record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you do not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched in found in the Wiki Article: How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: January 27 2011). Baptism of Sallie C. Black 29 September 1886, McMinnville, Warren Tennessee, film number 227874.
  • Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950. digital images, From FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: January 27,2011). Marriage of Samuel S. Thomas and Angenina Fisk, 31 March 1878, Overton County Tennessee, file number 981126.