Tennessee Genealogical Society

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Effective 1/1/20,

Research Requests will be $40 for non-members.

The fee for members will remain $30.

We are pleased that you are considering our Society for help with your genealogical questions.  We will do our best to help you. 

Our all-volunteer research department provides: 

  • One family research for three generations
  • There must be a Tennessee connection 
  • No request post-1945
  • No general searches by surname only


Research is conducted through sources available at the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center and on-line: 

  • Tennessee Genealogical Society surname index files
  • Tennessee Genealogical Society vertical family files
  • Published Family genealogies
  • Ancestry.com
  • Pertinent US census records
  • State marriage indexes
  • Cemetery lists
  • Findagrave.com
  • County histories
  • Land indexes when available 
  • Tennessee probate records in Family Search (which are not indexed for on-line searches)
  • Commercial Appeal newspaper obituary indexes, 1843-1900 – 1850 not available. Note: Additional fees are required to obtain obituary copies.

FEES:  There is a handling charge of $30 for MEMBERS and $40 for NON-MEMBERS.

Research provided averages about eight hours.  
Requestor will be provided research documents up to 10 pages.  Additional pages will be billed at $1.00 per page. 
Please limit your request to one surname.  Be as specific as possible.  Unless you can furnish at least one full name, an approximate date, and/or the subject’s Tennessee (must be for Tennessee) area of residency, it is doubtful that we will be able to help. 

Click this link for the form --> ResearchRequestForm.pdf

Please print and complete the Research Request form and send it, along with your payment, to our office:

Tennessee Genealogical Society
PO Box 381824
Germantown, TN 38183-1824


Save the file to your computer and e-mail it to researchdirector@tngs.org   AND 
Pay on-line at our store --> MEMBER

Requests are handled in the order in which they are received, by an all volunteer staff. 
Please allow 6-8 weeks for your query to be answered.

Note that the RESEARCH REQUEST FORM does not reflect the 1/1/2020 price change.


Contact us :
Office: 901 754-4300

Tuesday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Thursday - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Physical Address:
7779 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138

Mailing Address:
PO Box 381824
Germantown, TN 38183-1824

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