Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records (1914 - 1933)
PLEASE NOTE: Ancestry.com, in partnership with the Tennessee State Library and Archives, has added an index to and scanned images of Tennessee death records for the years 1908-1958. The indexes to these records at Ancestry.com's Tennessee State Library and Archives web page can be viewed by all. RESIDENTS OF TENNESSEE who are not members of Ancestry.com can view the scanned copies of the records by first going to the Tennessee Electronic Library page at http://tntel.tnsos.org/, clicking on the Genealogy tab, and then clicking on Tennessee Records; the scans of the delayed birth records can then be viewed after a free log-in on the Ancestry site. The indexes and images are free to Tennessee residents. Individuals who subscribe to Ancestry.com can also view the scanned records.
The Statewide Index to Tennessee Death Records is a long-term project to index Tennessee death records for the years 1914 on. (The index has replaced the Partial Index to Tennessee Death Records 1914-1925, which covered only thirty-eight counties in Tennessee and did not include children under two years of age.) When the index to a new year is available, a message will be posted under "News and Updates" on the TSLA homepage.
A sample death certificate from this time period is available for viewing on our web site.
The index lists name of deceased, county of death, date of death, and volume and page number of the certificate. When ordering a death record from this index, please include this information.
When using this index, please keep the following in mind:
PLEASE NOTE: The web site for the Shelby County Register of Deeds has posted a "partial" Tennessee death index for the years 1949-2009.
Updated November 8, 2012