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== Record Description  ==
 
  
This collection includes a general index (with some volumes individually indexed) and images. The collection consists of Death records, 1914-1950; and Death certificates, 1951-1955. <br>
 
  
The state of Tennessee began recording deaths in 1914.&nbsp;
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/vital/tndeath.htm Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records (1914-1933)] at [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/howdoifind.htm Tennessee State Library and Archives]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://www.deathindexes.com/tennessee/index.html Online Tennessee Death Records Indexes] 
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2546 Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955] at Ancestry ($). 
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2376 Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1951] at Ancestry ($).  
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This collection covers the years 1914 to 1955.&nbsp;
 
  
Death records were created to track public health needs and concerns.
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== What Is in the Collection?  ==
  
The information in the record is generally reliable. However, the accuracy depends upon the reliability of the informant.  
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The collection consists of death records, 1914-1950; and death certificates, 1951-1955. The collection includes a general index (with some volumes individually indexed) and images. The state of Tennessee began recording deaths in 1914.
  
=== Citation For This Collection  ===
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== Collection Content ==
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=== Sample Image ===
  
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.
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Image:Tennessee Death Records 1915-1955 (08-0460) DGS 004181493 00010.jpg|Death Record
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{{Collection citation| text =<!--bibdescbegin-->Tennessee Division of Vital Records. Death Records,Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville. <!--bibdescend-->}}
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== What Can This Collection Tell Me? ==
 
 
[[Tennessee Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
  
 
The following information is usually found in the index:  
 
The following information is usually found in the index:  
 
[[Image:Tennessee Death Records 1915-1955 (08-0460) DGS 004181493 00010.jpg|thumb|right]]
 
  
 
*Name  
 
*Name  
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*Funeral Home
 
*Funeral Home
  
== How To Use This Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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When searching the index it is helpful to know:
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*The name of your ancestor.
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*The approximate date of death.
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*The place where the death occurred.
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*The names of family members and their relationships.
  
*The place where the death occurred
 
*The name of the person at the time of death
 
*The approximate death date
 
  
For a collection that is searchable by name: Fill in the requested information 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 look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417505?collectionNameFilter=falseCollection Page]:'''<br>
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Fill in the requested information 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.  
 
*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.  
 
*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.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names, or variations of their name, throughout their life.
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*If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
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*Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
  
=== Browse the Records  ===
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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
  
To search the collection image by image, you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒Select the appropriate "DGS Film Number" which takes you to the images.  
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1417505 Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1955]. Some catalog records link to multiple references. In this case, click on a reference to find a camera icon to see images.}}
  
Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.
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== What Do I Do Next? ==
 
 
=== Search the Records ===
 
 
 
Use the information from the index to obtain a copy of the original death certificate as explained on the Web site. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
 
 
 
Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestor in the death records. Some on-line indexes, such as indexes to FamilySearch Historical Records, will take you directly to an image. Compare the information in the death record to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
 
  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
 
When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
  
For example:
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=== I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now? ===
  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.  
 
*Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.  
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
 
*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.  
*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.  
 
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
 
*Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.  
*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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*When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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*The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
 +
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
  
When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?  ===
  
*If you are unable to find the ancestors you are looking for, try the following:
 
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.  
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
 
*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.  
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
 
*Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.
  
Keep in mind:
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<br> For a summary of this information see the wiki article [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].
  
*The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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== Known Issues With This Collection  ==
*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
 
*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.
 
  
For a summary of this information see the wiki article [[United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)|United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records)]].  
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Tennessee-Death-Records-1914-1955-known-issues&lang=en article]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Tennessee Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.
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== Citing This Collection ==
  
== Related Websites  ==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
  
*[http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/vital/tndeath.htm Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records (1914-1933)] at [http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/history/howdoifind.htm Tennessee State Library and Archives]
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Division of Vital Records. State Library and Archives, Nashville.}} <br><br>
*[http://usgwarchives.net/tn/tnfiles.htm Tennessee GenWeb Project]
 
*[http://www.deathindexes.com/tennessee/index.html Online Tennessee Death Records Indexes]
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2546 Tennessee, Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955] at Ancestry ($).
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2376 Tennessee, Death Records, 1908-1951] at Ancestry ($).
 
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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[[Category:Tennessee_FamilySearch_Historical_Records|Death]]
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did 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 is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections|Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].&nbsp;
 
 
 
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
 
 
"Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955." index and images. ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org https: accessed 7 April 2011). &nbsp;Thomas Mastin Rizer, 10 February 1935; citing Death Records, FHL microfilm 1,876,623; Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee. From the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville. FHL microfilm, 577 rolls, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
 
 
[[Category:Tennessee|Death]]
 

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Record Description
Record Type Death
Collection years 1914-1955
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What Is in the Collection?

The collection consists of death records, 1914-1950; and death certificates, 1951-1955. The collection includes a general index (with some volumes individually indexed) and images. The state of Tennessee began recording deaths in 1914.

Collection Content

Sample Image

What Can This Collection Tell Me?

The following information is usually found in the index:

  • Name
  • County
  • Age (1914 only)
  • Date of Death (starting in 1915)
  • Record Number (1914 only)
  • Volume and Page Numbers (starting in 1915)

The following information is usually found In the death record:

  • Name and age of deceased and date of death
  • Gender, race and marital status of deceased
  • Date and place of birth
  • Town, county and state where death occurred
  • Name of hospital or institution where death occurred
  • Cause of death
  • Occupation and residence of deceased
  • Length of stay in current locality
  • Names of parents, including maiden name of mother
  • Burial information
  • Name of informant, usually a spouse or relative
  • Funeral Home

How Do I Search the Collection?

When searching the index it is helpful to know:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The approximate date of death.
  • The place where the death occurred.
  • The names of family members and their relationships.


Search by Name by visiting the Page:
Fill in the requested information 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.
  • If your ancestor used an alias or a nickname, be sure to check for those alternate names.
  • Even though these indexes are very accurate they may still contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

What Do I Do Next?

When you have located your ancestor’s death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.

I Found Who I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find or verify their birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents (if the deceased is a child) to locate church and land records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • The name of the officiator may be a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county.
  • The name of the undertaker or mortuary could lead you to funeral and cemetery records which often include the names and residences of other family members.
  • Compile the entries for every person who has the same surname; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • Continue to search the records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the deceased who may have died or been buried in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
  • The information in these records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800s.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another record.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby counties.


For a summary of this information see the wiki article United States, How to Use the Records Summary (FamilySearch Historical Records).

Known Issues With This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

Citing This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Division of Vital Records. State Library and Archives, Nashville.

Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):

When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955.


Image Citation:

When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955.


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