Tennessee Family History Societies(P-Z)

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

County and Other Societies

Polk County Historical and Genealogical Society

Polk County Historical Society was established in 1955 and incorporated in 1962.  The association changed its name in 1995, adding the word 'genealogical'. By the end of the first year they had 160 members, and now have approximately 450.

These members do not only come from Polk Co., but from all over the country.  

They have a number of volumes available for sale, which include:

  • Back Issues of the PCHGS Quarterly
  • Cemetery Inscriptions
  • Census Returns
  • Fun, Facts and Philosophy: The Diary of John Coffee Williamson 1858-1861
  • Marriages 1894-1970
  • Polk Co. Confederate History
  • Polk Co. Heritage 1839-1997
  • Polk Co. History 1839-1999
  • Vital Statistics 1911-1912
Website:
http://www.tngenweb.org/polk/p_publ.htm


Rutherford County Historical Society

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

  • Census Books
  • Deaths and Estate Settlements
  • Marriages
  • Rutherford Co. Cemeteries
  • Tax Books
  • Will Abstracts

For further information about volumes available, please visit their site.

Website:
http://www.rutherfordtnhistory.org


Smith County Historical and Genealogical Society

Indexes to Smith Co. Cemeteries North and South of the Cumberland River is on the site.  These Indexes can be searched by Location or by Name.

A number of volumes are available for sale, which include Cumberland Pioneer Settlers Volume I - Founding of the Cumberland Settlements, Volume II - Thoroughfare for Freedom and Volume III - The First Southwest.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnsmith/hg/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Vonore Historical Society

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

  • Biereley-Hale Funeral Home Books 1937-1967 and 1968-2003
  • Burials
  • Cherokee Co. 1870 Census
  • Deaths
  • Deeds 1819-1837
  • Deeds Books 1852-1858(Part of 'O' and all of 'P') for Monroe Co.
  • Dog Registry 1901-1908
  • Loudon Co. 1880 Census

Volumes available also incorporate:

  • Marriages 1838-1890 and 1891-1925
  • Minute Book Volume I 1858-1875
  • Minute Book Volume II 1875-1888
  • Monroe Co. Cemeteries
  • Monroe Co. Census Returns 1850-1930(Excludes 1890)
  • Vital Statistics 1908-1912 and 1914-1925
  • Vonore Families: Yesterday and Today
  • Wills 1824-1945
  • WWI Military Discharges
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vhgs/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Watauga Association of Genealogists

A number of volumes are available for sale, which comprise:

  • Back Issues of WAGS Bulletins
  • Genealogies
  • Johnson Co. Census Returns 1870-1920(Excludes 1890)
  • Military History Books
  • Subject Index of the WAGS Bulletins 1972-2001
  • Tennessee Bible and Family Records 1796-1996
  • Unicoi Co. Cemeteries
  • Washington Co. Marriages 1871-1899

For a full list of Books, please visit their site.

Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag/?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External


Wayne County Historical Society

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

  • Back Issues of the Wayne Co. Historian
  • Bible Records
  • History and Families
  • Korean War Veterans
  • World War I Veterans
  • World War II Veterans
Website:
http://tngenweb.org/wayne/wchs.htm


Weakley County Historical and Genealogical Society

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

  • Back Issues of the association's Quarterly Publication Forget-Me-Not
  • Martin High School - The Passing of an Era
  • Marriages 1843-1863, 1863-1878 and 1878-1886
  • Obituaries
  • People and Places of Downtown Martin
  • They Served the Flag
  • Weakley Co. 1880 Census
  • Weakley Co. Cemeteries
  • Weakley Co. Schools
  • Weakley Remembered Volumes 1-4
Website:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnweakle/Weakley_Co_Historical_Genealogical_Society.html?cj=1&netid=cj&o_xid=0001231185&o_lid=0001231185&o_sch=Affiliate+External