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History and Genealogy Order Forms


Selected materials at TSLA are now available for delivery by e-mail.


Research and Photocopy Fees

  • $5 research fee for Tennessee Residents
  • $10 research fee for non-residents

Includes up to 20 photocopies, additional copies are 50¢.

burst Download the free Acrobat Reader to view .pdf files.


This form is used to order the following: federal census indexes & transcriptions; land grant index; telephone books; city directories; and county record indexes for marriages and probate records.


This form is used to order the following: federal census records, land grants, vital records  (birth & death), county records (marriage, probate, county court minutes, circuit court minutes, chancery court minutes, deeds) and newspaper articles.


This form is used to order the following: published military indexes (Revolutionary War pension abstracts, Tennesseans in the War of 1812, War of 1812 pension abstracts, Cherokee Removal service abstracts, Mexican War service abstracts, Mexican War pension abstracts, Tennesseans in the Civil War, Tennessee Confederate soldiers' & widows pension applications, Spanish American War service abstracts) and military records on microfilm (Tennessee Civil War compiled service records, Tennessee Confederate soldiers' and widows pension applications, World War I service abstracts, World War I Gold Star records, World War I Draft registration forms, and World War I questionnaires).


Some printed indexes and microfilmed records may be available for delivery through our e-mail service.  Requests to be delivered by e-mail, however, must be submitted in the same manner as our Services by Mail requests:  payment in advance by check, money order or credit card is required.  Send your request to Tennessee State Library and Archives, Research Department,  403  Seventh Avenue North,  Nashville TN  37243-0312.  If you request electronic delivery of a document, you must check the e-mail box under "Delivery Instructions". If no boxes are marked, or if more than one box is marked, the record will be photocopied and sent via US Mail.

  • Records available through this service are scanned and saved as a .pdf file.  Documents can only be saved as .pdfs.  Patrons can download the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the files.
  • Records sent via e-mail service cannot be certified. 
  • TSLA will e-mail the record to one e-mail address. 
  • If the file size exceeds 10 pages or 15 megabytes, the .pdf file will be placed on a CD and mailed. 
  • If it is not feasible to scan the record you are requesting, a print copy will be mailed to you.
  • Due to space limitations, digital copies of records will be maintained on TSLA’s server for 30 days.  After 30 days, the digital copies of the records will be deleted from the server.  Once the digital copies of the records have been deleted, they will not be available for e-mail delivery unless another request, along with the required fee, is submitted. 

Digital copies of records will be sent from the e-mail address


Updated November 12, 2015


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