History of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society


The Jonesborough Genealogical Society was founded in 1990 by five members. 

Genealogy and History Center

In April of 1990, the society began the process of establishing a Genealogy and History Library and Archives at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library. In May of 1990, the library board turned down the first proposal of almost 80 letters plus a petition. To see this petition click here: JGS- Library Petition May 1990


In 2000, the Society turned 10 years old. 


In 2010, the Society turned 20 years old. 


In 2020, the Society turned 30 years old.