The TENNESSEE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Located at the Regional History and Genealogy Research Center
7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown, TN  38183  Phone (901) 754-4300
Mailing Address:  P O Box 381824, Germantown, TN  38183-1824
 
Dear Researcher:

  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 offers the following services:
 
FEES:  There is a handling charge for one family research of $30 and includes research for three generations.  These must have a Tennessee connection.  Research provided averages about five hours. 
Requestor will be provided research documents up to 10 pages.  Additional pages will be billed at $1.00 per page.  We do not conduct general searches by surname only.  (There may be hundreds with any given surname in any documents).
 
Documents to be researched:  Note: these will be researched if available in the library or on the internet.
  • No request post 1945.
  • Tennessee Genealogy 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 and additional
  • fees are required to obtain obituary copies.
 
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.
 
Please complete the “Search Authorization Form” and send along with your payment to TNGS P O Box
38124, Germantown, TN  38183-1824.
 
Requests are handled in the order in which they are received.
Please allow 6-8 weeks for your query to be answered.