- Robertson County Archives Site --off-site link
Director: Yolanda Reid
Our office is open for public research Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except major holidays.
Robertson County Archives
Address: 504 S. Willow Street, Springfield, TN 37172
Information: Robertson County Archives is an excellent source for those researching in Robertson County, Tenn.
The following is information from Yolanda Reid (June 2012)
"Unfortunately, Archives is not staffed to do general genealogical research. Policy is that a search can be made for one surname, in one type record, for a ten year time frame with a $5.00 search fee. In many instances you receive a much larger time frame due to the ongoing indexes being created. Print-outs of the indexes cost 50c per page. You MUST specify which index you want. Send your $5.00 search fee (check or money orders only, payable to Robertson County Archives) and you will be billed for the indexes sent. If you then want copies of the actual document the cost will be $1.00 per page.
We have the 1908-1912 birth & death book, then we have a 1925-1938
birth book and a 1925-1938 death book.
Indexes currently available exclusively at Robertson County Archives:
Marriages 1831-1900 (bride or groom index)
Marriages 1901-1956 (bride or groom index)
Direct & Reverse Index to Deeds 1796-1839 (buyer or seller index)
Direct & Reverse Index to Deeds 1839-1879 (buyer or seller index)
Direct & Reverse Index to Deeds 1880-1908 (buyer or seller index)
Will/Estate Settlement Books 1-27, 1796-1906 (deceased only index)
Will/Estate Settlement Books 1907-2008 (deceased only index)
Estate Settlement Loose Papers 1850-1973 (deceased only index)
Guardian Settlement Loose Papers 1847-1900 (minor or lunatic only index)
Chancery Court Loose Papers 1844-1946 (plaintiff or defendant only index)
Chancery Court Loose Papers 1947-2007 (plaintiff or defendant only index)
County Court Minute Books 1796-1850 (every name index)
County Court Minute Books 1851-1902 (every name index)
Circuit Court Minute Books 1832-1901 (every name index)
Any records other than the above will fall within the ten year time search limitation.
If you supply the Book and Page number there is no search fee, only the $1.00 per page copy fee.
Birth & Death Certificates are not a local County record and will not be found at Robertson County Archives. They are kept at the State level and do not begin until 1908. Some Tennessee Death Certificate images are available at FamilySearch.org < https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1417505 > (requires registration to view) or Ancestry.com < http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2376> (requires subscription).
- Robertson County Historical Society --off-site link
Address: 124 6th Ave West, PO Box 1022, Springfield, TN 37172
Information: For genealogy questions they ask that you contact the Robertson County Archives. You can view the most recent quarterly publication of the The Robertson County Chimes.
- Tennessee State Library & Archives (TSLA) --off-site link
Address: 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: Contacts for various departments are listed on their website. http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/contacts.htm
Information: An excellent site for genealogy and history in Tennessee. They have birth records, death records, court records, military records, etc.