On Thursday, February 9th, The JGS will host Chad Fred Bailey, with a program entitled, “Take the METRO: Tips for Beginning Your Genealogical Research and Miscellaneous Resources” at the Washington County- Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, at 6:30 pm.

This program has continued to evolve and has many tips and sources including online and in-person resources. Learn about the genealogical research acronym of METRO and find some genealogical resources in unusual places.

Chad Fred Bailey is a historian and a very avid genealogist. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University in the Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies program concentrating in Archival Studies with hopes of becoming an Archivist. He completed his thesis entitled, “Heritage Tourism in Washington County, Tennessee: Linking Place, Placelessness, and Preservation” in August 2016. He was a 2014 graduate of East Tennessee State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in Accounting and minor in Management and Bachelors of Arts with a major of History and minor in Appalachian Studies. He is a 2009 graduate of David Crockett High School, Jonesborough. He is the president of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society. He received the 2012 Tennessee Historical Commission’s Special Commissioner’s Certificate of Merit for his work with the Washington County, Tennessee Obituary Project. He, also, has been inducted into the 2014 class of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society’s Hall of Fame. He currently works as the Planner Assistant II for A.O. Smith – American Water Heater in Johnson City.