Shelby County Room
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar
Avenue, 4th Floor, Memphis 901-415-2742
and Shelby County Room is an area within the
History/Social Sciences Department on the 4th
floor of Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library where
researchers may view items from the library’s
archival and manuscript collections. These
include historical records of people and
families, maps, photographs, newspaper vertical
files, books, and music and video recordings.
These materials document the development of the
community, government, economy, culture, and
heritage of Memphis and Shelby County,
Tennessee. Visit the Memphis & Shelby County
is short for Digital Memphis (memphislibrary.org/digmemphis).
DIG MEMPHIS is Memphis Public Libraries’ digital
archive. Created to provide greater access to
archival material, DIG showcases many of the
treasures found in the Memphis and Shelby County
Room, including photographs, letters, audio
recordings, videos, maps, etc. All of the
digital material is organized and stored in the
unique DIG MEMPHIS archive.
Regional History & Genealogy Center
7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown 901-754-8480
The GRHGC is the special collections division of
Germantown Community Library. It serves as a
repository and research center for historic and
genealogical materials, southern culture and the
Germantown History Collection. The collections
of the Germantown Regional History and Genealogy
Center consist of non-circulating,
research-level collections of books, ephemera,
microfilm, computer-based files, periodicals,
photographs, maps and vertical files on the
cultural, architectural, genealogical and
historical heritage of the South, with emphasis
on the Mid-South, Eastern and Southern states.
Some records may be available in multiple
formats. Circulating copies of select material
are available at Germantown Community Library.
Contact: Tina Sansone, Library Associate (email@example.com
7779 Poplar Pike, Germantown (901) 754-4300
The Tennessee Genealogical Society is located
next to the Center. Information about their
programming, membership, services and
publications is available on their website.
980A Nixon Drive, Memphis 901-222-8175
(Northwest area of Shelby Farms Park; just south
of Mullins Station Road and Shelby Farms
The Register of Deeds is Shelby County’s elected
record keeper involving tax liens (State &
Federal), property titles, mortgages, bankruptcy
documents, marriage settlements, contracts,
powers of attorney, real estate conveyances,
armed forces discharges & various affidavits.
The Register also manages the Shelby County
Archives which preserves the history of our
county and provides a valuable resource to
members of the community researching the past.