MTGS Policy and Information
Members of the Society are encouragaed to submit unpublished primary source material of Middle Tennessee genealogical and historical importance to be considered for inclusion in the Journal. Data can be in the form of transcribed records, "how-to" articles of broad interest, or historical facts. Family histories that are well documented and pertain to the region will also be considered. Photographs and other illustrations can accompany the article and are encouraged. Sources used should be cited in the submitted material. References or footnotes should be in the form of end notes and placed at the end of the articles. Material should be limited to a published length of approximately five typeset pages.
Materials should be submitted electronically, and most file formates can be accommodated. Original documents should be transcribed by the submitter. Include your name, address, and phone number or e-mail address on the manuscript. The right to edit material for presentation, grammar, length and form is reserved by the Editor, and all material submitted becomes the property of the Society.
Citations are a necessary part of each submitted article. The Journal follows the citation formats of Chicago Manual of Style and Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian, by Elizabeth Shown Mills (Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1997).
Journal Submissions: Journal articles are to be sent directly to Charles Sherrill, Editor, 914 Sunny Hill Rd., Brentwood, TN 37027. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that the instructions contained herein are read prior to submitting an article. Do not submit Journal submissions to the MTGS post office box address.
It is the submitter's responsibility to secure permission from any person or compnay who may own the original record or publication rights. The Society or Editor cannot assume responsibility for errors of fact or infringement of copyrights by contributors. The opinions expressed in the Journal are of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Society or the editorial staff.
Queries: Submit queries to: MTGS Queries, P. O. Box 330948, Nashville, TN 37203-7507. Be short and concise. Capitalize, underline or highlight each surname used. Make sure your name and complete address are shown on the query sheet. Queries will be included in order of receipt as space permits.
Book Reviews: Books should be sent directly to Mrs. Shirley Wilson, Book Review Editor, 106 Leeward Point, Hendersonville, TN 37075. All material become property of the review editor to be distributed as appropriate.
Dues Payment, Back Issue Orders, Change of Address or Questions: Address all to MTGS, P. O. Box 330948, Nashville, TN 37203-7507. Do not send Journal submissions to the post office box.