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A column of U.S. Army M4 Sherman tanks in the Mule Day Parade at Columbia, Tennessee on April 4, 1949. Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Henderson Steven Familly - Mason, Tipton County, Tenn., ca. 1905. Third row (l to r) Jack Stevens, Willie Stevens Johnson, Beebee Stevens Lynk, Eleanor Stevens Rice, Blance Stevens Currie Second Row (l to r) Ethel Newell, Agnes Eudora Stevens Newell, Henderson Steven, Judi Ann Boyd Stevens, Albert Nunn Steven, Mary Clay Stevens Third row (l to r) Agnes Stevens, Armistead Stevens, Corrie Newell, Myles Clay Stevens
Hospital detail, 2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, Spanish-American War, at Camp Fornance, Columbia, SC. Shows Porter, Bunch, McIlwain, Petty, Seay, Murtaugh, Ressler, Russell, and Burney, ca. 1898. Tennessee State Library and Archives
Transport steamer "Lookout" on the Tennessee River, ca. 1861-1865. Tennessee State Library and Archives
Union Street from 5th Avenue, view to the east, showing the D. Loveman Co., Jesse French Piano and Organ Store, and Clifton Coal in Nashville, ca. 1879. The Cole Building is located on the corner of 4th Avenue. Tennessee State Library and Archives
Bud Miller and Bob Swann with the first bottle of legal whiskey from the distillery south of the river Dandridge, Tennessee, ca. 1905. Tennessee State Library and Archives



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Effective Thursday, October 28, 2021, the following COVID-19 Protocols are in place, per Shelby County Health Directive

Masks highly recommended (age 2+)  

Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center (GRHGC) hours may change due to the pandemic.

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REMINDER - TNGS Events are still on-going and remain VIRTUAL. 

Upcoming events

All events are listed in CENTRAL time.For a list of all events, see the Events page Events

 1950 FamilySearch Indexing Project

Thanks to all those who participated in this project. We did a tremendous job.  Out of over 2000 groups, we were 22nd Reviewing Names and 33rd in Reviewing Families. 


The TNGS Partnership Program was created to help fulfill the society’s goal “to reach out and form associations with genealogical and historical societies, and archives across the state.”

There are no fees to join the program. If you are interested, please contact your area advisor. Click here for more info. 

Partner Event Information

The Tennessee Genealogical Society has upgraded our webinar platform! Non-members can register for our exciting Webinars for $5.00. It is a great way to try our offerings before becoming a member.

For more information about registration and attending GoToWebinar events, check out the TNGS GoToWebinar Attendee Guide.pdf

TNGS will provide an attractive certificate, suitable for framing, with the prime ancestor's name, date and place of settlement, to each person whose application meets program qualifications. Click here for more information. 

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The Tennessee Genealogical Society is a federally recognized nonprofit, tax-exempt, educational organization, staffed and managed by unpaid volunteers. Membership is open to all genealogical researchers or others with an interest in genealogy.


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