Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center Library
How do you search the
History and Genealogy Center online
best results enter a
keyword or phrase (not more than three words.)
specific county, do not enter the word, “county” or “Co.”
for books on Shelby County, Tennessee, enter “Shelby TN” or
for a state,
try entering the state 2-letter abbreviation, then try entering the
state name spelled out on a separate search.
family surname, do not enter the word “family” after the surname.
results, click on the “Where is it” button on the right side to find
the book location (Updating the item locations is still a work in
progress—ask for help if you need it.)
see the full
of the item record, click on the “Full Display” button on the right
genealogical, family, and history books
census, tax lists, vital statistics, early newspapers
of family charts, documents, and other papers
Library Edition available on all computers
available on all computers (Research U.S. Census records (1790-1930), books and history articles,
Revolutionary War records, Freedman's Bank records (1865-1874), and more.
Members: Please call 901-757-7323 or 901-757-8480 for assistance when connecting remotely.)
Historical military records available on all computers
available on all computers
microfilm and microfiche may be ordered and reviewed in our library
(Family Search page)
Genealogical Magazine, 'Ansearchin' News', distributed nationally,
microfiche reader with copier
Copier/Printer, with copies at 20 cents per page (bring correct change)
outlets on study tables
Service is Available
at the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center
Regional History and Genealogy Center has been certified as a
FamilySearch Affiliate Library by the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter-Day Saints. This allows researchers to request microfilm and
microfiche materials from the Family History Center of the Mormon
church, which has the largest library of genealogy research materials
in the world. All film and fiche ordering is now done online by the
person requesting the items. Films and fiche are sent to the GRHGC to
be used in house.
an account or log in at www.familysearch.org
for microfilm or fiche on the Family History Library Catalog.
the “View Film” record to see if there are any restrictions.
Regional History and Genealogy Center as your default
library when asked.
you have found the correct item, order it and pay either by credit card
must have an email address to complete the order.
will email you when the film is ready for you to use at GRHGC.
for viewing is given to the person who orders the film, but film may be
used by anyone while it is on loan, and information about films that
are currently in-house will be posted.
you need to use the film longer, sign in to your account at familysearch.org
to renew the item.
GRHGC will send the film back so it will arrive at the Family History
Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, by its due date.
laws apply to microfilm and fiche borrowed from the Family History
Jennifer Baker – Librarian