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Find an Obituary in The Tennessean

ProQuest Recent Newspapers: The Tennessean

Obituaries after 2010 are available full-text online through ProQuest.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Nashville Tennessean

Covers 1812-2009. Proquest Historical Newspapers. Full-picture scans.

The Tennessean Obituaries, current year (full text)

There is often a time-lag for obituaries to get in the 2001-present index. For obituaries within the past year, search this site from The Tennessean.

Obituary Requests and Fees

Print an Obituary in Person

Visit the Nashville Room at Main Library to view obituaries on microfilm. Prints from the microfilm are 25 cents per page.

Request an Obituary by Mail

To request an obituary, provide the names and dates for each of the deceased. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the completion of research requests. Requests of more than 5 obituaries will require additional time. If more in-depth research is required, we will provide a list of independent researchers.

Address your request to:
Attn: Nashville Room
Nashville Public Library
615 Church Street
Nashville, TN 37219

Request an Obituary by Email

Please include your name and contact information so we can call with questions.

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