Tennessee Probate Records

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Online Records

Historical Record Collections (5 fiche). Records are arranged alphabetically by the name of the deceased. They show the year and county of the probate and the location of the record. A key to symbols for the counties and locations appears at the front of the book. Free Lookups Available!

  • Whitley, Edythe Johns Rucker. Tennessee Genealogical Records, vols. 3, 5, 6. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969. FHL Film 599551 Items 2-4.

  • "Tennessee Divorce and Other Records, 1800-1965" ($) database, Ancestry ($) has divorce, court and probate records from only the counties of Anderson, Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Franklin, Haywood, Henderson, Obion, Tipton, and Willilamson. The record types and years covered varies with each county.The record types and years covered varies with each county.

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Published Materials

  • Allen, Malinda C. and National Business Institute. Beyond the Basics : Strategies for Solving Probate Issues and Challenges in Tennessee. Eau Claire, WI : National Business Institute, ©2005. WorldCat 70166748
  • Bradford, Gail Smith and National Business Institute. Tennessee Probate: Beyond the Basics. Eau Claire, WI : National Business Institute, 2004.WorldCat 55647959


  • Additional probate record information and sources can be found in the Locality Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:



Wiki articles describing online collections are found at:

  1. Henry Campbell Black, Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."