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How to Obtain Tennessee Death Certificates

In early years, the collection and maintenance of the data of the vital records such as death, birth and marriage was improper or it can also be said that there was no maintenance of the vital records. There was no system of state wide registration at that time. The official statewide registration of births and deaths began in 1914 when there was a huge competition among the US states because all were changing their administrative shapes at that particular time period. There were some mistakes committed on part of the state due to which it took somewhere around 6 years that the compliance of the legislation can be achieved. The town offices were asked to show the previous records which they had kept with themselves but this practice also failed due to the negligence of the earlier county clerks who failed to record the vital events in an appropriate manner. There are some prior records available at some county offices but they were also considered unauthentic as they were also not properly maintained. Marriages have been recorded on a county or town basis since 1778, but still there are some doubts because many of the counties haven't yet provided their previous records because of unavailability of the previous data or records.

Death records or death certificates (MCCD), Are a substantial part of the legal process. This significant information is vital to state and local government official. The state death record database contains information about a person's death, location, date, time, residence. Sometimes the names of the mother and father, and Even the physician who declares vital statistics and the cause of a person's death. Death records have long been used to help with ancestry, research. They are considered to be "primary source" records, because the information is recorded by an eye witness, at the time the death takes place.

Tennessee County Death Records

Anderson County
Bedford County
Benton County
Bledsoe County
Blount County
Bradley County
Campbell County
Cannon County
Carroll County
Carter County
Cheatham County
Chester County
Claiborne County
Clay County
Cocke County
Coffee County
Crockett County
Cumberland County
Davidson County
Decatur County
DeKalb County
Dickson County
Dyer County
Fayette County
Fentress County
Franklin County
Gibson County
Giles County
Grainger County
Greene County
Grundy County
Hamblen County
Hamilton County
Hancock County
Hardeman County
Hardin County
Hawkins County
Haywood County
Henderson County
Henry County
Hickman County
Houston County
Humphreys County
Jackson County
Jefferson County
Johnson County
Knox County
Lake County
Lauderdale County
Lawrence County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Loudon County
Macon County
Madison County
Marion County
Marshall County
Maury County
McMinn County
McNairy County
Meigs County
Monroe County
Montgomery County
Moore County
Morgan County
Obion County
Overton County
Perry County
Pickett County
Polk County
Putnam County
Rhea County
Roane County
Robertson County
Rutherford County
Scott County
Sequatchie County
Sevier County
Shelby County
Smith County
Stewart County
Sullivan County
Sumner County
Tipton County
Trousdale County
Unicoi County
Union County
Van Buren County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Weakley County
White County
Williamson County
Wilson County


Tennessee Death Record Certificates and Obituaries

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