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Welcome to the Jonesborough Genealogical Society’s website. We are proud to have you come visit! The Jonesborough Genealogical Society was founded in 1990 by a small group of people who were interested in their family history and seeing the development of a history and genealogy section of the Washington County-Jonesborough Library.Today, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society has grown to over 100 members and has met many goals over the years. The Jonesborough Genealogical Society has built an outstanding genealogical and history center at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, as well as promotes the collections and preservation of all records pertaining to Upper East Tennessee with special emphasis on Jonesborough and its history and families. The Jonesborough Genealogical Society holds two seats on the Friends of the Washington County, Tennessee Archives board of directors, in which it helps support, educate, and promote the Washington County, Tennessee Department of Records Management and Archives. The Jonesborough Genealogical Society is also a member of the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and the East Tennessee Historical Society. The Jonesborough Genealogical Society meets on the 4th Saturday of every month January- October at the Washington County- Jonesborough Library, Jonesborough, Tennessee, for itsGenealogy Days,as well as with the Washington County Historical Association on the 3rd Saturday of March, May, July and September at 10 am. The Jonesborough Genealogical Society holds Genealogy Help Nights on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Washington County- Jonesborough Library, Jonesborough, Tennessee, from 6 to 8 pm. Membership in the Jonesborough Genealogical Society is $15 for individuals and $20 for couples (Family). Membership year runs from May 1 to April 30.

Jonesborough Genealogical Society Board of Directors

Chad Fred Bailey, President

Maggie Rowe, 1st Vice President

Jewel Susong, 2nd Vice President

 Charlene McLeod, Treasurer

Gilbert Rosenberger, Jr., Assistant Secretary

Nancy Kavanaugh

Allen Jackson

Jan Teinert

Elaine Cantrell

Doloros Horne

Permanent Committees

Programs Committee

Projects Committee

Chad Fred Bailey, Chair

Maggie Rowe, Chair

Maggie Rowe

Jan Teinert

Doloros Horne

Gilbert Rosenberger, Jr.

Membership Committee

Gene Hurdt

Jewell Susong, Chair

Chad Fred Bailey

Charlene McLeod

JGS is a member of the following organizations:

206066_10151424832073885_355919957_nHeritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia


East Tennessee Historical Society