Tennessee Family History Societies(H-L)

This section lists associations from Hamilton to Lincoln giving details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.

County and Other Societies

Hamilton County Genealogy Society

The association was established in 2001 by genealogists who wished to share their knowledge of the area.  Anyone with an interest in the region's past is welcome to join the association.

A number of databases and information is on their site, which include Bible Records, Biographies, Cemeteries of the area along with Location Maps and Census Transcripts.

Databases and information also incorporate:

  • 1913 and 1914 Chattanooga City Deaths
  • Church Histories
  • Court Records
  • Deeds
  • Early Hamilton Co. Weddings
  • Genealogies
  • Hamilton Co. Marriages 1857-1919
  • Hamilton Co. Wills
  • Index to Tennessee State Death Certificates 1908-1912, 1914-1932 and 1949-1960
  • James Co. Weddings 1913-1919
  • Marriage Licence Images
  • Newspaper Articles
  • Obituaries
  • Schools
  • Submitted Weddings
  • Tombstone Photos

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • 1837 TN Volunteers: Muster Rolls from Various Counties
  • 1904 Biography and Achievements of the Coloured Citizens of Chattanooga
  • The Chattanooga Daily Rebel from 28 June 1863
  • Confederate Soldiers of Hamilton Co. Complete Details and Surname Index

Surname Indexes for sale also include:

  • 1860 and 1880 Census Returns
  • Abstracts of Ocoee District Early Land Records
  • Along the Pike - The History of Walden's Ridge Along Anderson Pike
  • Marriage Books 1853-1870, 1864-1874 and 1874-1880
  • Roster of CSA Soldiers buried in Chattanooga
  • Will Book I covering 1862-1892

Hancock County Historical and Genealogical Society

A number of publications are available for sale, which incorporate Hancock Co. and It's People Volumes 1-3 and the Hancock Co. Pictorial History Book.


Lake County Historical Society

They have a History Index on the site, which includes:

  • Civil War in the area
  • Lake Co. History
  • Old Post Offices and Communities
  • Topography and Migration Patterns of Lake Co.

Other articles are offsite, which include New Madrid Earthquake, Goodspeed's History of Lake Co. and Legend of Reelfoot. 

Some Obituaries and Photographs are also on the site, along with information about Old Post Offices and Communities.

A number of publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Churches
  • Crockett Chapel Cemetery - Crockett Chapel United Methodist Church Census
  • Histories and Families
  • History of Ridgely Methodist Church
  • Night Riders of Reelfoot Lake
  • Tiptonville City Cemetery Tombstone Inscriptions
  • Veterans of World War II
  • Yearbooks

Lawrence County Archives

The Archives has a Loose Records Collection, which comprise:

  • Apprentice Indentures 1818-1909
  • Bastardy Cases
  • Co. and Chancery Court Petitions
  • Deeds 1820-1959
  • Divorces 1820-1970
  • Family File Folders
  • Land Grants
  • Marriages 1818-2000
  • Merchants Licences
  • Tax and Voter Records
  • Wills 1820-1959

A number of databases are on the site, which include:

  • 1818 Voters List
  • 1820 Census Transcription
  • 1826 Tax List
  • 1830 Census Heads of Household
  • 1842 Delinquent Poll Tax List
  • 1868 Tax List
  • 1890 Veterans Census Returns for Dickson, Hardin, Hickman, Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury and Wayne Counties
  • 1908-1912 and 1914-1930 Deaths Index for Tennessee

Databases also comprise:

  • Bible Records
  • Births Abstracted from the Explosive Licence Applications in the 1940s
  • Cemeteries
  • Deaths 1881-1882 and 1908-1912
  • Deaths Taken from Chancery and Co. Court Petitions
  • Lawrence Co. Births 1881-1882 and 1908-1912
  • Military Sources, which include Lawrence Co. Veterans from all Wars
  • Obituaries and Wills 1829-1847
  • Revolutionary War Soldiers

Old Letters from Early Tennessee Settlers are also available and they have links to other sites you many find of use.

A number of Books are available for sale, which incorporate:

  • Cemetery Transcripts
  • Census Returns
  • Marriages 1818-2011
  • Obituaries 1846-2012
  • Second Creek Baptist Church 1830-1948