Tennessee Divorce Records Search
A few decades ago, divorce requests used to be approved by the General Assembly alone. Today, listings for all individuals in Tennessee are located in the Index to Names mentioned in the Acts of Tennessee. You can search for the legal document regarding divorce filed during the year of divorce. You can also search among the documents in the court where the divorce took place. The County Fact Sheets is where you can find more information about Tennessee divorce records.
The best place to efficiently search for it is at the Vital Records Office in the State Department of Health. The Tennessee records office has a centralized database that manages a state-wide registry of divorce records that date back to January 1949. On top of this, Vital Records office will happily verify the date where an annulment or divorce took place with the local county.
You can also make an official request by writing to the Vital Records office. You can even download the PDF form from the official Tennessee website. You will find information regarding processing fee and the documentation that you will need to provide with your request to process the certified copy.
Divorces Before 1949
The Tennessee Vital Records Office keeps a track of all divorces which occurred in 1950 and after. The good news is that many divorce records have been updated and shifted from the county’s records database to the Nashville Vaults of Tennessee Library and Archives (TSLA).
As original divorce papers were filled with the local county where the divorce proceedings took place, this is where you will find the legal documents regarding the divorce. Some of the state county divorce records are held by the Tennessee Family History Library. You can always run a search through their Family Search Catalog.
If you are still unsuccessful in finding the divorce records in the 2 suggested places, there is always the Tennessee County Registry Online. They are a self-proclaimed “nationwide search system”. They work by auto-checking thousands of public databases. They allow users to view and download record report details in a matter of minutes. You will also find a tool on their site where you can search for county documents even if you have minimal data to search for it.