This is a list of free, online Tennessee Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.


Included are Tennessee birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Tennessee collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.


Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.


This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Tennessee ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.


These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records.




How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.





Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Tennessee Birth, Marriage, & Death Records


Tennessee Birth Indexes & Birth Records



Tennessee Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records



Tennessee Death Indexes & Death Records





Funeral Homes






Wills & Probate






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Tennessee Residence Records








Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Naturalization & Citizenship








Workhouses/Poorhouses/Soldier Homes





Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Tennessee Daily Life Records


Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks


Bible Records






Business Records & Commerce




Court Records


Description & Travel


Employees, Officials, & Occupations


Ethnic Records

African American Records



Japanese American Records


Native American Records






Government & Legal


Government & Politics




Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775


Confederation, 1783-1789


Revolution, 1775-1783



Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Archives and libraries – Inventories, registers, catalogs


Magazines & Periodicals






Public Records


Slavery & Bondage


Social Life & Customs







Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Tennessee Military Records


Revolutionary War, 1775-1783


War of 1812


Mexican-American War, 1846-1848


US Civil War


Indian Wars


World War I


World War II


Korean War


Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions




Tennessee Modern Helps

Family Search Articles


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