Church records include baptisms, marriages and burials, as well as information about family members and clues about family migration. For additional information about church records, religions, and religious archives in Tennessee, see Tennessee Church Records.
- Davidson County Church Records
- - Family History Library Catalog - Davdison County Church Records
- Church histories tell when a church started in the area, who the early members were, give data about church leaders, etc.
- - Family History Library Catalog - Davidson County Church History
- If the records you need are not through the Family History Library, contact the church(es) in the area where your ancestor lived. Two sites that give information about churches in Davidson County are:
- - List of Davidson County churches with addresses and phone numbers (Yellowbook)
- - List of Davidson County churches (TN HomeTownLocator)
- In 1936, a helpful guide to early Davidson County church records was published by the Works Project Administration. Use this guide to locate which church records exist and where they were housed in 1936. The Tennessee State Library and Archives has filmed some of these records. To locate which records are available at the TSLA, go to the appropriate "county fact sheet" on the TSLA Web site and scroll down to "selected manuscript material". All filmed church records at the TSLA for Davidson County are listed. Many of these filmed records are also available at the Family History Library.
Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives
The Southern Baptist Convention Building
901 Commerce Street #400
Nashville, TN 37203
Disciples of Christ
Disciples of Christ Historical Society
1101 Nineteenth Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212-2196
Telephone: 866-834-7563 (toll free)
Jewish Federation of Nashville Middle Tennessee Library and Archives
801 Percy Warner Boulevard, Suite 102
Nashville, TN 37205
Telephone: 615-356-3242 x255
520 Commerce Street, Suite 205
Nashville, TN 37203
Telephone: 615-263-0518 (call to make an appointment)
- Mathews, Reverend John D.D. Peeps into Life Autobiography. Methodist Episcopal Church Tennessee Conference, 1904. Free digital copy.
- The Doctrines and Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South Nashville, Tenn. M.E. Church, South, Tenn., 1892. Digital version at Google Books.
- The First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee: The Addresses Delivered in Connection with the Observance of the One Hundredth Anniversary, November 8-15, l9l4. Nashville, Tenn.: Foster & Parkes Company, 1915. Digital version at Google Books.
- 1861-1885 - Moore Memorial Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Baptism Index 1861-1885 inInternational Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free. Batches C530311 and C530312.
- 1875 - Moore Memorial Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Marriage Index 1875 in International Genealogical Index at FamilySearch - free. Batch M530311.
Diocese of Nashville
The Catholic Center
2400 Twenty-first Avenue, South
Nashville, TN 37212-5387