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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
  • Pertinent US census records
  • State marriage indexes
  • Cemetery lists
  • 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 20 pages.  TNGS reserves the right to bill for additional pages 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. 

PRINT the Research Request form (ResearchRequestForm.pdf) and fill it out. Mail the completed form, along with your payment, to our office:

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


DOWNLOAD the Research Request form (ResearchRequestForm.pdf) to your computer, fill it out and save it. DO NOT fill it out on the web. E-mail the completed form to   AND
Pay on-line by clicking the appropriate payment button below.

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


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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