Discovery Your Family History

Tennessee Family History & Genealogy Centers

Popularly known as country music capital of the United States just happens to be the home to a great number of Tennessee citizens who definitely are curious about discovering much more about where exactly their families originated from. More and more Tennessee citizens are starting to engage in these types of research. To make the research easier for them, the Tennessee LDS Family Search has extendeded from their very own Family History Library in Utah to build up Tennessee family history centers across the state. These people friendly centers recommend a huge array of research materials and data, along with the trained and competent volunteer personnel to guide guests as they work their way the sometimes confusing world of family history research. These wonderful centers are typically available to the general population at no cost! Nevertheless, get in touch with the center before dropping by to check the business hours of the center nearest to you.

If you have any questions or comments about family history centers, please send a message

Clarksville Ward Family History Center
3242 Hwy 41-A South
Clarksville, Tennessee 37043
(931) 358-9635

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
1608 Hampshire Pike
Columbia, Tennessee 38401
(931) 381-3650

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
4195 Whitten Rd
Bartlett, Tennessee 38135
(901) 388-9974

Memphis TN Family History Center
8150 Walnut Grove Rd
Cordova, Tennessee 38018
(901) 754-2545

Franklin Tennessee Stake FHC
1100 Gray Fox Ln
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
(615) 794-4251
Notes: Phone# is also Church Hall Phone and may possibly be answered by someone other than librarian

Jackson TN Family History Center
923 Pipkin Rd
Jackson, Tennessee 38305
(901) 664-2274

Family History Center
400 Kendall Rd
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919
(423) 693-8252

Madison TN Family History Center
107 Twin Hills
Madison, Tennessee 37211
(615) 859-6926

McMinnville TN Family History Center
Old Daylight Rd
McMinnville, Tennessee 37110
(931) 473-1053

Murfreesboro TN Family History Center
902 E Clark Blvd
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37130
(615) 893-1349

Oak Ridge TN Family History Center
140 S Jefferson Cir
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
(423) 483-6401

Paris, TN Family History Center
1921 Lone Oak Rd
Paris, Tennessee 38242
(731) 642-2285
Notes: Linda Dunlap/Director; Center has its catalog on-line and does FREE lookups in their resources

Old Shelbyville Hwy
1000 Westside Dr
Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388
(931) 455-5230

Tennessee Genealogy Resources

If you happen to be doing some early Tennessee searches – you should definitely be aware of military reservations, surveyors’ districts and which “state” of Tennessee your ancestor resides or stayed in ( Middle, Eastern or the Western District). A variety of records are determined by these types of divisions along with county designations. In addition, do not neglect the provisional State of Franklin which was North Carolina managed and ultimately statehood. Nevertheless many Tennessee historical records are centralized so please do check regional, county and district archives or else you may never acquire the full and complete picture on your own ancestors! Please do keep in mind its proud and excellent military history, popularly known as “The Volunteer state”, provided tens of thousands of volunteers for the Conflict of 1812.

Some great Tennessee specific genealogy resources that you definitely want to check out are:

1. Tennessee State Library and Archives is a must visit resource – either in person, via its extensive collection of online databases or by using interlibrary loan (ILL) to access microfilmed materials at a library local to where you live.

2. The Shelby County Register of Deeds has indexes available for Shelby County and statewide ones for dath, divorce and marriage records.

3. Many issues of Ansearchin’ News Archives of the Tennessee Genealogical society are online as well as a county index – great resource for abstracted TN records.

4. Volunteer Voices (Tennessee electronic library) and The Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture provide you such important context for the lives of your ancestors which enriches your research through a better understanding of their lives.