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Census Records : indexes, records

County Records : marriages, divorce records, probate, court minutes, deeds, tax lists,  school census records

E-mail Reference Questions : guidelines for questions that can be submitted via e-mail

Interlibrary Loan : policies and procedures

Legislative Acts and Petitions : Acts of Tennessee 1796-1850

Military Records : Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Seminole War, Cherokee Removal, Mexican War, Civil War, Tennessee Confederate Pensions, Confederate Soldiers' Home Applications, Spanish American War, World War I, Militia Records

Miscellaneous Records & Materials : county histories, Goodspeed biographical sketches, published local records, city directories, newspapers, funeral home records, postcards, Manuscript collections

State Records : births & deaths, land grants, Supreme Court, State Penitentiary Records, State Agency Record Groups, Governors Papers


Some printed indexes and microfilmed records may be available for delivery through our e-mail service.  Requests to be delivered by e-mail, however, must be submitted in the same manner as our Services by Mail requests:  payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required.  Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department,  403  Seventh Avenue North,  Nashville TN  37243-0312.  If you request electronic delivery of a document, you must check the e-mail box under "Delivery Instructions". If no boxes are marked, or if more than one box is marked, the record will be photocopied and sent via US Mail.

  • Records available through this service are scanned and saved as a .pdf file.  Documents can only be saved as .pdfs.  Patrons can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files.
  • Records sent via e-mail service cannot be certified. 
  • TSLA will e-mail the record to one e-mail address. 
  • If the file size exceeds 10 pages or 15 megabytes, the .pdf file will be placed on a CD and mailed. 
  • If it is not feasible to scan the record you are requesting, a print copy will be mailed to you.
  • Due to space limitations, digital copies of records will be maintained on TSLA’s server for 30 days.  After 30 days, the digital copies of the records will be deleted from the server.  Once the digital copies of the records have been deleted, they will not be available for e-mail delivery unless another request, along with the required fee, is submitted. 

Digital copies of records will be sent from the e-mail address . 

Updated December 10, 2009