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1950 Census Release Party Comes to Jonesborough

The Jonesborough Genealogical Society will turn the decades back to April 1st, 1950, as we celebrate the release of the 17th Census of the United States to genealogical researchers. At the 1950 U.S. Census Release Party, wear your poodle skirts and leather jackets,...

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GENEALOGY DAY: APPALACHIAN SOUL

On Saturday, February 26th at 9:30 am at the Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, The Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host a special program on the Appalachian Soul Documentary for a special program on the project. This program will...

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The Spread the Love Project

The Spread the Love Project is a Jonesborough community project as well as a fundraiser for area non-profits to share your words of love and kindness to be displayed throughout Downtown Jonesborough in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Each downtown business will offer...

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George W. Holley, Society’s Oldest Member Passes

George W. Holley receives his Hall of Fame Certificate in April of 2019. Both George and Margaret Holley were Hall of Fame members. George W. Holley passed away on Sunday, December 27th at the age of 93. George and Margaret will be remembered for a lot over their...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from the Jonesborough Genealogical Society. As you gather around your table with family and friends, I hope you can have time to eat, drink, and talk genealogy, hear family stories, and share...

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Virtual Genealogy Help Night

On 2nd Thursday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society will host its second Virtual Genealogy Help Night via Zoom. In the age of COVID-19, this will be our second Help Night since March and it will be in a on Zoom. With the Washington...

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JGS to Begin Genealogy Days Again

The JGS will begin our Genealogy Days back on Saturday, June 27th at the Jonesborough Visitors Center Auditorium, 117 Boone Street, Jonesborough, at 9:30 am. The Auditorium is a larger facility then we usually use, so it will be able to allow us to social distance...

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COVID-19 and JGS Meetings

UPDATED 3/19/2020 at 9:21 am EST: Good Evening, I just wanted to bring you up to speed on our approaches for the COVID-19 outbreak. We are going to take this process day by day. As we are closely related to the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, where the...

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POSTPONED! Heritage Fair Returns in May 2020

EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. AN UPDATE WILL BE GIVEN ONCE THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK IS OVER The Washington County Heritage Fair, a three-part heritage event that is open to the public, but specifically targets Washington County, Tennessee students through local heritage...

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Happy Thanksgiving!

On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from the Jonesborough Genealogical Society. As you gather around your table with family and friends, I hope you can have time to eat, drink, and talk genealogy, hear family stories, and share...

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