Tennessee Family History Societies(Statewide)

This section lists the state-wide associations of Tennessee giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

Statewide and Regional Societies

Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1987.

The association covers the Forty Counties of the Mid-State Region.  

They publish The Middle Tennessee Journal of Genealogy and History and Indexes to Back Issues of the Publication are available. 

The MTGS Messenger, their newsletter, is also published by the society.

A list of Professional Genealogical Researchers is also on the site.

Numerous publications can be purchased from the society, which include Family Bible DVD, Journal CD and Paper Copies of MTGS Journals.


Tennessee Genealogical Society

The association was established in 1952.  Many archives can be accessed in their Research Library, which incorporate:

  • CD's of Genealogical Data for in-house use
  • Census Returns
  • Early Newspapers
  • Family Charts
  • Tax Lists
  • Vital Statistics

An Index to their quarterly magazine, Ansearchin' News, is available.  Some Articles related to Genealogical Research are also accessible, which incorporate:

  • The Civil War
  • Family Reunion Tips
  • Genealogy Documentation
  • Indentured Servants
  • Interviewing Questions
  • Records of Religious Associations
  • Women and the Insane Asylum

Numerous publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Alphabetical Index to Hardeman Co. Deed Books
  • Carroll County Varied Records
  • Court Minutes
  • Fayette Co. Minute Book 1840-1844
  • Family Charts
  • J. M. Cox Funeral Home Books
  • Memphis, Shelby Co. Selected Court Records and Survey Books 1820-1850
  • Olbion Co. Court Minutes 1849-1862
  • Settlers and their Descendants
  • Shelby Co. Gravestone Inscriptions
  • Shelby Co. Marriages 1819-1850
  • Tax Records
  • Weakley Co. Occupant Entry Records 1827-1833
  • Williamson Co. Marriages 1800-1850

Books relating to the States of Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Virginia and Back Issues of their publication are also sold by the society.  Many other books are also available for sale.


Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • 1820 Lawrence Co. State Census
  • 1840 Limestone Co. Census
  • 1907 Confederate Census of Limestone, Morgan and Madison Counties of Alabama
  • Ancestor Charts
  • Cemeteries of Madison Co.
  • Death Notices in Newspapers from Limestone Co. in Alabama 1828-1891
  • Early History of Madison Co.
  • Enumeration of the Moon Cemetery and Byrd Cemetery
  • Marriages of Lauderdale Co., Mississippi 1839-1864
  • Marriages of Morgan Co. AL 1818-1896
  • Minutes of the Baptist Church of Jesus Christ on Paint Rock River and Larkin Fork
  • Old Land Records for Colbert, Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan and Madison Counties of Alabama
  • Wills of Madison Co. AL 1808-1900

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