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• 1820s-1930s:
Tennessee Birth Collections

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Tennessee Births and Christenings, 1828-1939
Tenessee, Birth Records (ER Series), 1908-1912
Tennessee, Church Records, 1816-1995



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• 1869-1909: Tennessee, Delayed Birth Records at Ancestry ($)



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• 1780s-2000s:
Tennessee Marriage Collections

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Tennessee Church Marriages, 1810-1965
Tennessee Civil Marriages, 1838-1888
Tennessee, Church Records, 1816-1995
Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950
Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002
Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950
Tennessee, White County Records, 1809-1975
Tennessee, Jackson County Records, 1801-1974



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• 1780s-1966: United States Marriages, Tennessee at FindMyPast ($)



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• 1870s-1960s:
Tennessee Death Collections

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Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966
Tennessee, Church Records, 1816-1995
Tennessee Deaths and Burials, 1874-1955
Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville City Cemetery Records, 1843-1962
Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913
United States Social Security Death Index
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014



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• 1908-1958: Tennessee, Death Records at Ancestry ($)



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