The Local History Librarian, compensated by the Historical Society, is available to assist researchers from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The vertical files and microfilm may be used only when the librarian is present.
Enrollment for membership in the Franklin County Historical Society is open January 1 through December 31.
Volunteers are always needed to assist the Society at the Library and Project Preservation at the County Archives. For more information call 931-962-1476 or email the Franklin County Historical Society.
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The Genealogy resources in the Tennessee Electronic Library include a collection of Tennessee records that have been digitized by Ancestry.com. They are accessible to everyone in Tennessee for free with the creation of a free guest account. (Watch this video for more information)
at the library.
Tennessee State Library & Archives
ProQuest's Heritage Quest is a resource for genealogy and family history research. Includes digitized copies of federal census records, full-text family and local history books, Freedman's Bank records and more!
Heritage Quest also has a learning center with
video tutorials on a wide variety of topics, from Census Tracking for
Beginners to The Bachelor: Reconstructing a Solitary Life using Obscure
and Far-Flung Records.
The Tennessee State Library and Archives has several additional resources available for those researching their roots.
The Franklin County Historical Society, founded in 1969, houses its local history collection in the Franklin County Library. The collection includes such resources as vertical files containing family history and genealogy, topical files relating to the history of Franklin County and its communities, and microfilm copies of the earliest records of Franklin County government, local newspapers, regional census records, earliest birth and death records, and local church records, as well as, an extensive collection of periodicals and reference books featuring family genealogies, the history of Franklin County, the state of Tennessee, and several adjoining states.
Contact us Aug. 1, 2015 Franklin County Library