To promote, study, preserve, and document the family heritages of Jonesborough, Washington County, and Northeast Tennessee.
Jonesborough Genealogical Society
Where Stories Are Discovered!
Welcome to the Jonesborough Genealogical Society’s website. We are honored to have you 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. To see our progression through time, visit our timeline by clicking here.
As of July 2019, Jonesborough Genealogical Society is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
The Jonesborough Genealogical Society has built an outstanding genealogical and history center at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library. 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.
Membership in the Jonesborough Genealogical Society is $15 for individuals and $20 for couples (Family). Membership year runs from May 1 to April 30.
The Jonesborough Genealogical Society meets at the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, in Jonesborough, Tennessee, on the following dates:
- The 4th Saturday of every month, January-October, at 10 AM.
- The 2nd Thursday of each month for “Genealogy Help Nights” from 6-8 PM.
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Gilbert Gray "Gil" Rosenberger, Jr. served as secretary for the JGS from 2010 to 2018, and did not seek another term due to health issues. Gil also served as Surname Project chair for the society and had gotten many books into a surname database. Gil, known by many of...
Jonesborough Genealogical Society Board of Directors
Chad Fred Bailey, President
Maggie Rowe, 1st Vice President
Jewel Susong, 2nd Vice President
Nancy Kavanaugh, Secretary
Jeff Dillow, Treasurer
Allen Jackson, Director
Jan Teinert, Director
Elaine Cantrell, Director
Doloros Horne, Director
Jill Dillow, Director
The Jonesborough Genealogical Society hosts its meetings in the Washington County-Jonesborough Library, 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN. We also maintain the Genealogical and Historical Collection at the library. Visit the collection anytime the library is open.
200 Sabine Drive Jonesborough, Tennessee 37659
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