Tennessee Marriage Records

Enter a first and/or last name to search Tennessee marriage records. This website was created to provide genealogists with access to the Tennessee marriage records from a single place. Additional information on how to obtain Tennessee marriage certificates is available below.

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Tennessee marriage records

Marriage records contain information about the marriage of two people, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, sometimes the names of the mothers and fathers, and even the people who witnessed the marriage. Marriage certificates issued by state and local governments will often include the place of residences, and perhaps even the maiden names of the mothers.

This webpage gives you access to all of the online databases containing Tennessee marriage records, Tennessee marriage licenses, Tennessee marriage indexes, Tennessee marriage announcements, and other related Tennessee genealogy records.

Marriage records have long been used to help with genealogy research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the marriage takes place. The Internet has allowed people to store marriage records into various online archives. This has brought access to online marriage records much more easier for genealogy researchers.

Newspapers frequently publish notices of marriages, and in addition to marriage certificates, are a popular source of research by genealogists.

On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing marriage records of Tennessee. We also suggest searching for "Tennessee marriage records" using Google.com, which will yield all such databases.

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How to Obtain Tennessee Marriage Certificates

Statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1914, with general compliance achieved by the early 1920s. Some earlier attempts were also made at recording these events, though they are fragmented. Marriages have been recorded on a county basis since as early as 1778, though many counties are incomplete or missing until as late as the 1850s.

For births and deaths between 1 July 1908 and 30 June 1912, and after 1 January 1914; and for marriages after 1945, write:

Tennessee Vital Records
Central Services Bldg. 1st Floor
421 Fifth Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37247-0450

For prior records, write to the clerk of the county in question.

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