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Tennessee Marriage Records

Marriage records or marriage licenses are the legal record of a wedding and its subsequent union. A marriage record contain the original unmarried names of both parties, their place of residence, the date, and also the county and state the marriage occurred in. This is why often marriage records are vital to almost all researchers as they not only provide information but also help unlock the path to other searches with information that is crucial and not easily obtainable Most notably, the brides maiden name. While marriage records have been kept in Tennessee for centuries, this office only maintains records from the last 50 years. Older records are moved to the Tennessee Library and Archives. While statewide indexes don't begin until 1949, the archives have Tennessee marriage records from across the state beginning in 1861, and some records even date back as far as 1780. If you need to find out more about your family history or genealogy, marriage records are sometimes the most easily accessible and most reliable way to trace your ancestry through multiple generations. For quick, often free marriage records you can search online will reveal many records of possible value to your quest. Using the maiden name and possible background information about the bride's family is often essential to expanding your family tree.

 
State of Tennessee Resources & Statistics
Separator Line

Population:
6,888,214

 
Under 18:
1,486,471

 
Over 65:
793,117

 
Employed:
3,901,724

 
Land in Square Miles:
41,217.12

 
Acres of Farms:
11,533,681

 
Births:
81,747

 
Deaths:
57,260

 
Infant Deaths:
574

 
 
Murder:
408

 
Forcible Rape:
2,062

 
Robbery:
10,800

 
Assault:
31,627

 
Total Violent Crime:
44,897

 
Burglary:
65,006

 
Larceny \ Theft:
167,015

 
Motor Vehicle Theft:
19,224

 
Total Property Crime:
251,245

 
Tennessee Marriage Records Locations
Tennessee Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
421 5th Ave North, 1st floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone:
615-741-1763

Fax:
615-741-9860