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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="GRHGC">"Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center" in City of Germantown at http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=471 (accessed 9 July 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:jbaker@germantown-tn.gov jbaker@germantown-tn.gov] <br>  
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'''E-mail:'''<ref name="GRHGC">"Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center" in City of Germantown at http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=471 (accessed 9 July 2010).</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:jbaker@germantown-tn.gov jbaker@germantown-tn.gov] <br>
  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="GRHGC" />  
 
'''Address:'''<ref name="GRHGC" />  
  
:7779 Poplar Pike<br>  
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:7779 Poplar Pike<br>
 
:Germantown, TN 38138<br>
 
:Germantown, TN 38138<br>
  
 
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="GRHGC" />  
 
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="GRHGC" />  
  
*Regional Historical and Genealogical Center 901-757-8480<br>  
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*Regional Historical and Genealogical Center 901-757-8480<br>
 
*Tennessee Genealogical Society 901-754-4300 <br>
 
*Tennessee Genealogical Society 901-754-4300 <br>
  
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'''Directions, maps:''' &nbsp;[http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/Map?oid=2136621 click here].&nbsp; '''Buses:''' Memphis (MATA) bus [http://www.matatransit.com/uploadedFiles/09map.pdf route 50 and route 69] stop near the Center.  
 
'''Directions, maps:''' &nbsp;[http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/Map?oid=2136621 click here].&nbsp; '''Buses:''' Memphis (MATA) bus [http://www.matatransit.com/uploadedFiles/09map.pdf route 50 and route 69] stop near the Center.  
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
  
*[http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=765 Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center] mission, description, collections, programs and events.<br>  
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*[http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=765 Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center] mission, description, collections, programs and events.<br>
 
*[http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society] history, mission, news, research help, events, meetings, classes, photographs.  
 
*[http://www.tngs.org/ Tennessee Genealogical Society] history, mission, news, research help, events, meetings, classes, photographs.  
 
*[http://catalog.germantown-library.org/uhtbin/cgisirsi/7Xaz8Hsq1c/GRHGC/40860009/60/1180/X Online library catalog] by word or phrase, author, title, subject, series, or periodical title.<br>
 
*[http://catalog.germantown-library.org/uhtbin/cgisirsi/7Xaz8Hsq1c/GRHGC/40860009/60/1180/X Online library catalog] by word or phrase, author, title, subject, series, or periodical title.<br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
The Tennessee Genealogical Society uses this facility as its headquarters and repository. This collection emphasizes the Mid-South, Eastern, and Southern States. The Tennessee collection includes genealogy, local history, politics, government, family histories, and personal papers. Their genealogical collection contains databases, Tennessee Genealogical Society articles online, bibliographies, biographies, vital records, cemeteries, census, church, city directories, local histories, oral histories, court records, heraldry, immigration records, land, tax, maps, newspapers, military, periodicals, photographs, research guides, abstracts, indexes, recommended websites, and CDs. Researchers can use vertical files that have clippings and loose papers of biographies, cemeteries, family surname files, churches, clubs, and obituaries, among others. The Center has over 440 microfilms of censuses, court records, and newspapers. Specialized collections consist of Civil War histories, American Indians of the South including Dawes Commission and Guion Miller rolls, DAR records, ships passenger lists, European and U.S. history, biographies of royalty and statesmen, journals, and diaries.<ref>"Collections" in City of Germantown at http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=767 (accessed 12 July 2010).</ref><br>  
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The Tennessee Genealogical Society uses this facility as its headquarters and repository. This collection emphasizes the Mid-South, Eastern, and Southern States. The Tennessee collection includes genealogy, local history, politics, government, family histories, and personal papers. Their genealogical collection contains databases, Tennessee Genealogical Society articles online, bibliographies, biographies, vital records, cemeteries, census, church, city directories, local histories, oral histories, court records, heraldry, immigration records, land, tax, maps, newspapers, military, periodicals, photographs, research guides, abstracts, indexes, recommended websites, and CDs. Researchers can use vertical files that have clippings and loose papers of biographies, cemeteries, family surname files, churches, clubs, and obituaries, among others. The Center has over 440 microfilms of censuses, court records, and newspapers. Specialized collections consist of Civil War histories, American Indians of the South including Dawes Commission and Guion Miller rolls, DAR records, ships passenger lists, European and U.S. history, biographies of royalty and statesmen, journals, and diaries.<ref>"Collections" in City of Germantown at http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=767 (accessed 12 July 2010).</ref><br>
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
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If you cannot visit or find a&nbsp;source at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar&nbsp;source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a&nbsp;source at the&nbsp;'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar&nbsp;source may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
  
 
*[[Tennessee State Library and Archives|Tennessee State Library and Archives]], Nashville, African Americans, vital records,&nbsp;censuses, county records, tax lists, local histories, school censuses,&nbsp;manuscripts, military records, Native Americans,&nbsp; newspapers, obituary lists, maps, state agency records, petitions, Tennessee postcards, city directories, prison inmates, and TN county historians.<ref>"Research and Collections" in ''Tennessee Archives and Libraries'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/Collections.htm (accessed 23 May 2010).</ref> <br>
 
*[[Tennessee State Library and Archives|Tennessee State Library and Archives]], Nashville, African Americans, vital records,&nbsp;censuses, county records, tax lists, local histories, school censuses,&nbsp;manuscripts, military records, Native Americans,&nbsp; newspapers, obituary lists, maps, state agency records, petitions, Tennessee postcards, city directories, prison inmates, and TN county historians.<ref>"Research and Collections" in ''Tennessee Archives and Libraries'' in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/Collections.htm (accessed 23 May 2010).</ref> <br>
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
  
 
*[[East Tennessee Historical Society|East Tennessee Historical Society]], Knoxville, 67,000 books, newspapers, 3,000 genealogies, 14,000 TN first families, manuscripts, census, Knoxville city directories 1859-now, maps, photos, deeds, wills, marriages, military records, TN Confederate pensions, Ancestry.com, New England Ancestors, HeritageQuest, Sanborn maps.<br>
 
*[[East Tennessee Historical Society|East Tennessee Historical Society]], Knoxville, 67,000 books, newspapers, 3,000 genealogies, 14,000 TN first families, manuscripts, census, Knoxville city directories 1859-now, maps, photos, deeds, wills, marriages, military records, TN Confederate pensions, Ancestry.com, New England Ancestors, HeritageQuest, Sanborn maps.<br>
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
 
*[http://www.memphislibrary.org/history/guigen.htm#ANCESTRYPLUS Memphis Public Library], microfilmed and indexed Memphis and Shelby County records, censuses, genealogies, periodicals, especially for the southern USA, passenger lists, Dawes Comm. index, DAR lineages, Ancestry.com.  
 
*[http://www.memphislibrary.org/history/guigen.htm#ANCESTRYPLUS Memphis Public Library], microfilmed and indexed Memphis and Shelby County records, censuses, genealogies, periodicals, especially for the southern USA, passenger lists, Dawes Comm. index, DAR lineages, Ancestry.com.  
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*[http://co4.shelbycountytn.gov/court_clerks/circuit_court/index.htm Shelby County Clerk of the Circuit Court], divorces.<ref name="MPLIC" />  
 
*[http://co4.shelbycountytn.gov/court_clerks/circuit_court/index.htm Shelby County Clerk of the Circuit Court], divorces.<ref name="MPLIC" />  
 
*[http://chancerycourt.shelbycountytn.gov/ Shelby County Clerk of the Chancery Court], divorces.<ref name="MPLIC" />  
 
*[http://chancerycourt.shelbycountytn.gov/ Shelby County Clerk of the Chancery Court], divorces.<ref name="MPLIC" />  
*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Tipton County, Tennessee|Tipton]], [[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette]], [[Marshall County, Mississippi|Marshall&nbsp;MS]], [[DeSoto County, Mississippi|DeSoto&nbsp;MS]], [[Crittenden County, Arkansas|Crittenden&nbsp;AR]], [[Mississippi County, Arkansas|Mississippi&nbsp;AR]].<br>  
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:'''''&nbsp;&nbsp;[[Tipton County, Tennessee|Tipton]], [[Fayette County, Tennessee|Fayette]], [[Marshall County, Mississippi|Marshall&nbsp;MS]], [[DeSoto County, Mississippi|DeSoto&nbsp;MS]], [[Crittenden County, Arkansas|Crittenden&nbsp;AR]], [[Mississippi County, Arkansas|Mississippi&nbsp;AR]].<br>
*[http://www.thehermitage.com/ The Hermitage Museum], home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville, to learn about Tennesse lifestyles.<br>  
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*[http://www.thehermitage.com/ The Hermitage Museum], home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville, to learn about Tennesse lifestyles.<br>
 
*[http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/ Vanderbuilt University Library], Nashville, biography, history, newspapers, ProQuest, America History &amp; Life.  
 
*[http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/ Vanderbuilt University Library], Nashville, biography, history, newspapers, ProQuest, America History &amp; Life.  
 
*[http://www.tnstate.edu/interior.asp?mid=71 Tennessee State University Library], Nashville, biography, ethnic studies, history, newspapers, JSTOR, Civil War.  
 
*[http://www.tnstate.edu/interior.asp?mid=71 Tennessee State University Library], Nashville, biography, ethnic studies, history, newspapers, JSTOR, Civil War.  
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*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html State Library of North Carolina], Raleigh, family history, Bibles, marriages, deaths, newspapers, deeds, photos.  
 
*[http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/patrons/genealogists.html State Library of North Carolina], Raleigh, family history, Bibles, marriages, deaths, newspapers, deeds, photos.  
 
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/news/ngs/index.html North Carolina State Archives], Raleigh, census, military, courts, bond, deed, estate, vital record, tax, wills.  
 
*[http://www.archives.ncdcr.gov/news/ngs/index.html North Carolina State Archives], Raleigh, census, military, courts, bond, deed, estate, vital record, tax, wills.  
*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]], [[Mississippi Archives and Libraries|Mississippi]], [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Missouri Archives and Libraries|Missouri]].<br>  
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*Repositories in '''''other surrounding states:''''' [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Virginia Archives and Libraries|Virginia]], [[Georgia Archives and Libraries|Georgia]], [[Alabama Archives and Libraries|Alabama]], [[Mississippi Archives and Libraries|Mississippi]], [[Arkansas Archives and Libraries|Arkansas]], [[Missouri Archives and Libraries|Missouri]].<br>
 
*[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]] (''i.e.'' Morrow), federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.  
 
*[[National Archives Southeast Region (Atlanta)]] (''i.e.'' Morrow), federal censuses, Ancestry.com, military, pensions, bounty-land, photos, passengers arrival indexes, naturalizations, Native Americans, African Americans, workshops.  
*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<br>  
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*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]] (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.<br>
 
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.  
 
*[[Mid-Continent Public Library Midwest Genealogy Center]], Independence, MO, national censuses/indexes, 80,000 family histories, 100,000 local histories, 565,000 microfilms, 7,000 maps, and extensive newspaper clippings.  
 
*[http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research], Houston TX, newspapers, American Civil War, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Black Studies, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.<br>
 
*[http://www.hpl.lib.tx.us/clayton Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research], Houston TX, newspapers, American Civil War, Biography and Genealogy Master Index, Black Studies, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuestOnline, Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.<br>
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Revision as of 17:23, 8 September 2010

Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center

Contents

Contact Information

E-mail:[1]  jbaker@germantown-tn.gov

Address:[1]

7779 Poplar Pike
Germantown, TN 38138

Telephone:[1]

  • Regional Historical and Genealogical Center 901-757-8480
  • Tennessee Genealogical Society 901-754-4300

Hours:[1]  Monday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. | Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holidays:  New Year's Day, Martin Luther King birthday, President's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and following Friday, and Christmas Day.

Directions, maps:  click hereBuses: Memphis (MATA) bus route 50 and route 69 stop near the Center.

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Tennessee Genealogical Society uses this facility as its headquarters and repository. This collection emphasizes the Mid-South, Eastern, and Southern States. The Tennessee collection includes genealogy, local history, politics, government, family histories, and personal papers. Their genealogical collection contains databases, Tennessee Genealogical Society articles online, bibliographies, biographies, vital records, cemeteries, census, church, city directories, local histories, oral histories, court records, heraldry, immigration records, land, tax, maps, newspapers, military, periodicals, photographs, research guides, abstracts, indexes, recommended websites, and CDs. Researchers can use vertical files that have clippings and loose papers of biographies, cemeteries, family surname files, churches, clubs, and obituaries, among others. The Center has over 440 microfilms of censuses, court records, and newspapers. Specialized collections consist of Civil War histories, American Indians of the South including Dawes Commission and Guion Miller rolls, DAR records, ships passenger lists, European and U.S. history, biographies of royalty and statesmen, journals, and diaries.[2]

Tips

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Guides

{Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. }

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, African Americans, vital records, censuses, county records, tax lists, local histories, school censuses, manuscripts, military records, Native Americans,  newspapers, obituary lists, maps, state agency records, petitions, Tennessee postcards, city directories, prison inmates, and TN county historians.[3]

Similar Collections

  • East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, 67,000 books, newspapers, 3,000 genealogies, 14,000 TN first families, manuscripts, census, Knoxville city directories 1859-now, maps, photos, deeds, wills, marriages, military records, TN Confederate pensions, Ancestry.com, New England Ancestors, HeritageQuest, Sanborn maps.

Neighboring Collections

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: History of Memphis, Tennessee

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Germantown Regional History and Genealogy Center" in City of Germantown at http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=471 (accessed 9 July 2010).
  2. "Collections" in City of Germantown at http://www.germantown-tn.gov/index.aspx?page=767 (accessed 12 July 2010).
  3. "Research and Collections" in Tennessee Archives and Libraries in Tennessee Department of State at http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/Collections.htm (accessed 23 May 2010).
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 "Where to Get Genealogical Records" in Memphis Public Library Information Center at http://www.memphislibrary.org/history/officialrec.htm (accessed 10 July 2010).
  5. Alice Eichholz, ed. Red Book: American State, County and Town Sources, 3rd ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 639.