The Shelby County, Tennessee Register of Deeds has many free, digitized collections including:




Probate Court Loose Paper Index 1820-1900

Probate Court Will Book Indexes/Images 1830-2000




Land and Deed searches

Occupant, Entry, and Survey Books 1819-1962

Shelby County Tax Records and GIS

Memphis Census 1865

Memphis City Directories 1849-1943

Naturalization Records 1856-1906




Memphis Police Blotter 1858-1860

Memphis Police Blotter 1858-1860 Index

Memphis Police Blotter 1858-1860 Book

Memphis Provost Marshal 1863-1865

Circuit Court Indexes 1893-2000

Quarterly Court Loose Papers Index 1820-1865




Exhibits – 1938 to Current Aerials

Exhibits – Aerial Time-Lapse Videos

Exhibits – Berry Brooks’ Expedition Films

Exhibits – Buck Boshwit Civil War Stamp Collection

Exhibits – County Cemeteries

Exhibits – Dr. Martin Luther King Assassination Investigation

Exhibits – Elmwood Cemetery Daily Burial Record 1853-1919

Exhibits – Gravestone Inscriptions from Shelby County

Exhibits – Health Dept. Milk Supply Reports 1920-1958

Exhibits – Historical Markers of Shelby County

Exhibits – Hugo N. Dixon-Ruhleben Internment Camp

Exhibits – James Earl Ray Court Audio Files

Exhibits – James Earl Ray Video Tapes

Exhibits – Old Shelby County Magazine

Exhibits – Ray Holt Memphis School Article Collection

Exhibits – Shelby County Schools 1922

Exhibits – Snowden Yearbooks

Exhibits – West TN Historical Society Papers 1947-2015




Documentary – 100 Years of Juvenile Court – 

Documentary – A Community Called Orange Mound

Documentary – Dr. Martin Luther King Documentary

Documentary – Elmwood Cemetery – Reflections of Memphis

Documentary – Memphis Belle-World War II B17

Documentary – Memphis City Beautiful Commission 25th Anniversary, 1955

Documentary – Memphis City Beautiful Commission, 1970s

Documentary – Memphis Garage Bands

Documentary – Overton Park-A Century of Change

Documentary – Shelby Farms-America’s Great 21st Century Park

Documentary – The Memphis 13

Documentary – The Memphis & Charleston Railroad: A Marriage of the Waters

Documentary – The Story of Cotton

Documentary – The View from Adams Avenue

Documentary – Black History Month 2021 Part One

Documentary – Black History Month 2021 Part Two



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