One of the resources I use often when verifying or seeking information on deaths in Tennessee is the index created by the Shelby County Register of Deeds. Recently updated, the index now covers 1949-2009!
What kind of information can you learn from the index?
- Decedent’s Name
- Date of death
- County of death
- County/State of residence
- Marital status
- File #
- Link to a request form to order the death certificate
The Register of Deeds also has a Facebook page; you can follow along to stay aware of updates for they have additional indexes in addition to the one for deaths for both Shelby county and across the whole state.