Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: need help finding Silas A. Johnson, Sumner Co., TN
Post Date:July 24, 2012 at 12:49:26
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Forum:Tennessee Genealogy Forum
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I believe I told you WHY you will not find his parents in the census records.

TN Vital Records -
Tennessee law began requiring the registration of birth and death certificates in 1914. However retention time in our office different in that we will hold birth records for 100 years and death records for 50 years. After that time the records will be transferred to the Tennessee State Library & Archives. At present we still have birth records from 1914 since we will not begin to transfer them until 2014. We presently have death records from 1960 to the present. All older records have also been transferred to the Library & Archive.

Their address is:
403 7th Ave North
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
phone #: 615 / 741-2764

Since the records are not available, there is no online database for public searches.