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 Jonesborough Genealogical Society

Update of Upcoming Events from Jonesborough Genealogical Society:

On Thursday, February 8th, 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 Production and Material Planner for EBM-Papst in Telford.

It is that time of year again to nominate an individual(s) to be inducted into the 2024 class of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society. If you know of someone who should be inducted, please let us know by filling out the attached nomination form and emailing us the form at, or mailing it to us at 200 Sabin Drive, Jonesborough, TN 37659.  Please send a copy of the nomination form below by February 25, 2024.


    Looking for some individuals to help transcribe some old "Digging for Your Roots" articles to add to our website. 

    A petition for the removal of the remains in the Middleton/Foister Cemetery filed Jan. 11, 2022 in the Chancery Court for Washington County Tennessee at Jonesborough. They are searching for descendants of Tarlton A. Middleton. The contact lawyer is Joshua A. Hardin, 3863 Highway 19E, Elizabethton, TN 37643, 423-542-0200. The remains are to be taken to Fairview Cemetery, Jonesborough, Tennessee.

    NEW! Check out the website for the Jonesborough Genealogical Society Events Calendar for the year!

      Williamson County Public Library

      NGS 2023 SLAM! Idea Showcase Winner

      The Hatcher Family: Roots from Owen Hill Road

      The Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society (MCHGS) has published a new book: Discover One of the Hidden Gems of Sunbright, Tennessee - the History of the Pottery and the Stories of Those Who Helped Develop the Company129 total pages, 40 in color. Price: $35 shipped. Order online at:


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