For the Public
Census Records : indexes, records
County and Municipal Records : marriages, divorce records, probate, court minutes, deeds, tax lists, school census records
E-mail Reference Questions : guidelines for questions that can be submitted via e-mail
Interlibrary Loan : policies and procedures
Legislative Acts and Petitions : Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850
Military Records : Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Seminole War, Cherokee Removal, Mexican War, Civil War, Tennessee Confederate Pensions, Confederate Soldiers' Home Applications, Spanish American War, World War I, Militia Records
Miscellaneous Records & Materials : county histories, brief biographical sketches, Goodspeed biographical sketches, published local records, city directories, newspapers, funeral home records, postcards, Manuscript collections
Photographs and Microfilm Digitization : photographic images and scans
Microfilm Reels : 16mm and 35mm microfilm reels
State Records : births & deaths (state and municipal), land grants, Supreme Court, State Penitentiary Records, State Agency Record Groups, Governors Papers
Some printed indexes and microfilmed records may be available for delivery through our e-mail service. Requests to be delivered by e-mail, however, must be submitted in the same manner as our Services by Mail requests: payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required. Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department, 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville TN 37243-0312. If you request electronic delivery of a document, you must check the e-mail box under "Delivery Instructions". If no boxes are marked, or if more than one box is marked, the record will be photocopied and sent via US Mail.
Digital copies of records will be sent from the e-mail address email@example.com.
There are situations where a court, insurance company, Social Security Office, nursing home, or genealogical society may require an individual to submit a certified copy of a document. When TSLA certifies a document, the photocopy is marked with a stamp avowing that it is a true and exact copy of a document held at TSLA. The document is signed and dated by a designated TSLA staff member, and an embossed seal is placed over the signature and date.
Updated July 30, 2013