Tennessee Genealogy

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US TERRITORY OR
COLONY SETTLED

"State of Franklin" (annexed from Washington District of North Carolina), 1784; "Southwest Territory," 1790

STATEHOOD

1796

AVAILABLE STATE CENSUSES
(OR SIMILAR)

Tax records from various sources, 1778–1832

FIRST FEDERAL CENSUS

1810 (Rutherford Co. only), 1820 (eastern counties only), 1830

PUBLIC-LAND OR
STATE-LAND STATE

State

BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
BEGIN

1908 (no statewide records for 1913)

MARRIAGE RECORDS
BEGIN

1945

CONTACT FOR VITAL RECORDS

Tennessee Office of Vital Records
Central Services Building
First Floor
421 Fifth Ave. N
Nashville, TN 37247
(615) 741-1763

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