Professional Genealogical Researchers

Applications were received from the following persons indicating their willingness to perform genealogical research for a fee. MTGS does not assess the ability of those on the list and assumes no responsibility for the quality of workmanship. It is wise to determine rates before assigning research. Please enclose an SASE when writing to researchers.

In contacting these genealogical researchers, we encourage you to write or E-mail the researcher, instead of telephoning, as your initial contact. If for some reason you do leave a long-distance telephone message, we ask that you indicate that you expect to pay the long distance charges for the return call.

Researchers wishing to apply to be included in this list should fill out this form.


Melissa Barker
584 Hwy. 49 Tennessee Ridge, TN 37178 (Houston County)
Website: genealogyservices/
Specialty: Tennessee & Kentucky
Phone: 931-721-3681
Sue L. Cooper
1464 Rice Hill Circle Antioch, TN 37013
Phone:  615-337-0936
Merry Anne Pierson
7153 Birch Bark Drive Nashville, TN 37221-3405 (Davidson County)
Specialties: Tennessee, Lineage Societies (NSDCA, DAR, SAR, UDC, DAC)
Peggie Sides
2911 Compton Road Nashville, TN 37215 (Davidson County)
Specialties: Tennessee, New England, Lineage Societies (NSDAR, DAC, Colonial Dames-17th Century)
Phone: 615-383-4794
Richard A. Smallwood, Sr.
1008 Harrison Ave SE Huntsville, AL 35801-3139 (Madison Co.)
Specialty: Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Phone: 256-536-0491
Fax: call first
Debbie W. Spero
276 Alexander Lane Bethpage, TN 37022 (Sumner Co.)
E-mail:Debbie W. Spero
Website: http:/
Specialty: Tennessee
Phone: 615-841-3711