Tennessee Death Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955 .

Collection Time Period

Indexes death events, 1908-1925. The year 1913 is not indexed because no deaths were recorded that year.

Record Description

It is only available as an online searchable database. In 2005, it consists of three separate indexes, two of which overlap. More details are found on the website.

Record Content

Tennessee Death Records 1915-1955 (08-0460) DGS 004181493 00010.jpg
Information found in the index 1908-1912:
  • Name
  • County
  • Year of Death
  • Record Number

Information found in the partial index 1914-1925 (only includes 37 counties):

  • Name
  • Age
  • Year of Death
  • County
  • Record Number

Information found in the statewide index 1914-1917:

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

How To Use This Record

Use the information from the index to obtain a copy of the original death certificate as explained on the Web site.

Record History

The Tennesse State Library and Archives created this website. The Cleveland Tennessee Public LIbrary created the partial index to deaths 1914-1925 and granted permission to have it posted on this Web site. Covers 70 to 80% of the population.

Why This Record Was Created

The Tennessee State Library and Archives created the website for searchers to know if a death certificate for a specific person is found at their facility.

Record Reliability

The information in the database is very reliable. However, transcription or data entry errors may have occurred.

Related Web Sites

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Related Wiki Articles

Tennessee State Library and Archives

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Source of Information For This Collection

“Tennessee, Death Records, 1914-1955,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/); from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville. FHL microfilm, 577 rolls, Family History Library Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection

  • United States. Bureau of Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From Family Searc Internet (www.familysearch.org: Setpemper 29.2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B,line 71.
  • Mexico, Districto Federal, Catholic Church Records 1886-1933, digital imagbes, from FamilySearch Internet (www.familysearch.org: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Femandez Jimenez, 1 Feb, 1910, San Pedro Apostol, Cuahimalpa, Districto Federal, Mexico Film number 0227023