Biographical Profiles of Tennessee

The TNGenWeb Project is pleased to announce the availability of a website that hosts hundreds of biographical profiles of Tennessee residents. The profiles currently featured on the site are from the book Who’s Who in Tennessee: A Biographical Reference Book of Notable Tennesseans of Today published by the Paul & Douglass Publishing Company in 1911.  In the future, we will add bios from additional publications.

We invite you to visit the site and explore the profiles available.  You may browse them various ways:

  • Browse by County — choose from one of the 95 counties in Tennessee to see profiles of individuals associated with the area
  • Browse by Name – select from a large surname list to look for individuals of interest
  • Browse by School – interested in who attended a university or college in the state? Use this list to see profiles organized by school. 

Each profile provides a variety of information about each person. Details may include birth date, parents and grandparents names, comments on their ancestry, schools attended and education completed, spouses and children, and participation in local businesses, churches, and organizations.  While most profiles are of men, there are a few women included.  So far, there are more than 2,000 profiles online with many more to come.  Many thanks to our volunteer transcribers for helping make this happen. 

Sign up to be notified of new additions! You can sign up for a specific county by visiting the Subscribe by County page.  You can also add the feed to your favorite feed reader. We hope you enjoy the site and find your families of interests.  Additions are ongoing so be sure to become a regular subscriber. Visit the site at