Marriage Records

Welcome to BabyBusiness' Tennessee Marriage Records which lets you utilize a network of multiple data sources to help you find Marriage Records in Tennessee. Your search results may include information about the Bride and the Groom (Names and Ages) and Marriage Details (Marriage Date, County and State of Filing and Filing Number). Get the data from thousands of sources, public and private, quickly and conveniently right to your screen. Please use the form below to start your lookup process.

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Basic Information You Need When Searching for Marriage Records

You need information when searching for marriage records. However, if you don't know all the information, an online search for vital records can help.

When searching for marriage records, you need to have some key information, especially if you are going to be using the offices that house county vital records. Some of this you may know, but if you are looking for an old record, you may not know the information. What are the key pieces of information you need when searching for marriage records?

  • The person's name. This should be obvious, but unfortunately, many people who are dishonest use aliases. Another reason why the name would be different on a marriage certificate is if the woman had been married before. She may have been going by her married name or a maiden name you do not know.
  • The age of the bride and groom. There are many people with similar names across the United States (for example, John Smith and Jane Jones are often common names). If you know their approximate age at the time the wedding took place, you can narrow down your search for the marriage records in county vital records.
  • The date of the marriage. If a person has been married multiple times, you may need to nail down the actual date of the record you need. If not you may spend a lot of time searching through marriage records.

The one piece of information you need that presents the biggest challenge is the location of the marriage. Marriage records are filed in the county where the marriage took place. If you have no clue as to where the marriage occurred, you could spend hours guessing which state, which county and which courthouse the record would be located. You could ask friends or relatives for guidance but if you want to be discreet about your search that is not a good idea.

Searching an online public records database is a discreet way to find marriage records from all over the country. While it helps if you have at least the state to list in the search engine, you can conduct a general search. This search will produce county vital records that may lead you to the information you need. All you need to do is key in what you know into the database from your computer to receive options that match the information. A public records database will contain information from all 50 states. You don't have to travel or call courthouses looking for marriage records. You can do these searches from your office or home and no one will know.

The Tennessee Office of Vital Records registers and maintains the original certificates of births, deaths, marriages and divorces that occur in Tennessee. Certified copies of the original records are available to the person named on the record and to certain family members or legal representatives. Marriage license records are available from the county clerk who issued the marriage license. Court divorce orders may be obtained from the clerk of the court that granted the divorce. To inquire about records of events from early years that are not maintained by the Office of Vital Records, contact the Tennessee State Library and Archives.

The Tennessee State Library and Archives has copies of the early marriage records that are on file at the county where the marriage took place. In many cases, the official marriage record will consist of an entry made into a marriage ledger book by the county court clerk. This record will list only the names of the bride & groom, minister or justice of the peace, and (sometimes) the bondsman. From the 1880s through the 1920s, some counties kept duplicate copies of the marriage license that was given to the bride & groom.

Marriages 1861 - June 30, 1945 can be found in the records of each county. There is no state-wide index to marriages during this time period. For the time period from July 1, 1945 - December 31, 1949, there is a year-by-year statewide index to Tennessee marriage records. The index is arranged by the name of the groom. For the years 1950-1958, there is a year-by-year statewide index to Tennessee marriage records. This index can be searched by either the name of the bride or the name of the groom.

List of Counties in Tennessee:
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
List of Cities in Tennessee:
Alcoa, Athens,  Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Brentwood, Bristol, Brownsville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, Cleveland, Clinton, Collegedale, Collierville, Colonial Heights, Columbia, Cookeville, Covington, Crossville, Dayton, Dickson, Dyersburg, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Elizabethton, Farragut, Fayetteville, Franklin, Gallatin, Germantown, Goodlettsville, Green Hill, Greeneville, Harriman, Harrison, Hendersonville, Humboldt, Jackson, Jefferson City, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, La Follette, La Vergne, Lakeland, Lawrenceburg, Lebanon, Lenoir City, Lewisburg, Lexington, Manchester, Martin, Maryville, McMinnville, Memphis, Middle Valley, Milan, Millington, Morristown, Mount Juliet, Murfreesboro, Nashville-Davidson, Newport, Oak Ridge, Paris, Portland, Pulaski, Red Bank, Ripley, Savannah, Sevierville, Seymour, Shelbyville, Signal Mountain, Smyrna, Soddy-Daisy, South Cleveland, Spring Hill, Springfield, Tullahoma, Union City, White House, Winchester

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