Tennessee Archives
Part of the American History and Genealogy Project


Archives are a depository of many different kinds of Historical and Genealogical Records.  On your search for Ancestors, many of these records will provide you with clues for many different ways to search.  We include some depositories that are not actually Archives, but a great source of information.

National Archives & Records Administration
Is the nation's record keeper. Of all documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States Federal government, only 1%-3% are so important for legal or historical reasons that they are kept by us forever.

Tennessee State Library and Archives
The Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA), collects and preserves books and records of historical, documentary and reference value, and promotes library and archival development throughout the state. Visit Online Resources TEL (Tennessee Electronic Library)

USGenWeb Archives Tennessee

Family Search Tennessee State Library and Archives

Tennessee Virtual Archives
Our mission is to bring electronic versions of the state’s rich collections to a wider audience. TeVA provides a searchable array of historical records, photographs, documents, maps, postcards, film, audio and other original materials of enduring value.

Tennessee Newspaper Archives (1855-1977)

Metropolitan Government Archives
The Metropolitan Government Archives, a division of the Nashville Public Library, collects and preserves the historically valuable records of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, as well as other records of historical or documentary significance reflecting the history of our city.

Knox County Archives
The Knox County Archives preserves and provides public access to the permanent records of this historic county (1792-present). These include deeds, marriages, divorces, school records, various court records, and more.  Records have suffered no major destruction and are remarkably intact.

Rutherford County Archives
We are your source for issues dealing with permanent government records in Rutherford County, as well as local history and genealogy.

Williamson County Archives & Museum
The Williamson County Archives was created in 1993 by the Williamson County Commission to serve as a repository for all official records of Williamson County, though its treasures extend well beyond that.

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