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Established 1971
Society Officers
President Jim Wilson
Vice-President Open

The Watauga Association of Genealogists - Northeast Tennessee [[Image:]]

Celebrating 40+ years 1971-2012

P.O. Box 117

Johnson City, TN 37605-0117

Website:  www.wagsnetn.org



  • What are the benefits for becoming a member of the society?
  • Members receive copies of the Bulletin, which is published twice a year. A query section is available for members. WAGS has informative programs March - November.
  • What are the benefits the society has to offer for those who are not members?
  • WAGS has open meetings which the public is invited to attend. The second Tuesday evenings of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. members of WAGS are in the Tennessee Room of the Johnson City Public Library to assist anyone with their research

History of the society

Watauga Association of Genealogists-Northeast Tennessee (WAGS) was organized in 1971 and published the first Bulletin May 1972. The Bulletin is devoted to copies and abstracts of original source data relating to Northeast Tennessee and adjacent areas. The Association publishes the Bulletin semi-annually -- April and October.

Society Officers

Chairman, Jim Wilson

Vice Chairman, Amy Steadman

Recording Secretary, Janette Foster

Corresponding Secretary, Wanda Manning

Treasurer,  Tammy Williams

Recording Secretary, Janette Foster Guinn

Corresponding Secretary, Wanda Manning

Editor of the Bulletin, Betty Jane Hylton

Editorial Associates, Margaret Hougland, Elaine Cantrell, Donna Briggs

Board of Directors, Etta Mays, Margaret Hougland, Linda Heck Blanton, Richard Odum, Paula Carr, Tammy Williams, Janette Guinn, Lois Wetzel.

Publicity, Wanda Manning

Webmaster, Joani Range-Douglas

Society Projects

Current Projects

Genealogy help session are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Tennessee Room of the Johnson City Public Library, 100 W. Millard St., Johnson City, TN 37604.

The Watauga Assocation of Genealogists, Northeast Tennessee supports the Friends of the Archives. Visit the Facebook page and join:  http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?v=info&edit_info=all#!/pages/Friends-of-the-Archive/179357862101345

FamilySearch Wiki Projects

Past Projects


The Watauga Association of Genealogists of Northeast Tennessee publishes an eighty-four page Bulletin twice a year, Spring and Fall. Members transcribe documents that have not been published, such as county marriages, abstracted deeds, Bible records, cemeteries, wills. Back issues are available for purchase. A list can be found at www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tnwag or writing to WAGS, Post Office Box 117, Johnson City, TN 37605-0117



WAGS does not maintain a collection but purchases books and materials to be donated to the Johnson City Public Library's Tennessee Room.


Society Meetings

The Watauga Association of Genealogists will meet at the Johnson City Public Library, 100 West Millard Street, on Tuesday March 5 at 6:30 pm.

Our speaker will be Dr. Jim Wilson, retired ETSU Chair of Family Medicine. Dr. Wilson will conduct an Open Forum, entitled “Hurdling Brick Walls”. Please bring your “brick wall” to our meeting for help in obtaining answers to your questions

Any one interested in genealogy or history is welcome to attend. For additional information, please contact Dr. Jim Wilson, 423 283-0318.



WAGS will  be having a fall workshop this year.

Board Meetings

The WAGS Board of Directors meet the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Training Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the directions to the society?
A. Meetings are held in the Johnson City Public Library, Jones Meeting Room, 100 W. Millard St., Johnson City, TN (corner of N. Roan St. and Millard). WAGS publications are located in the Tennessee Room of the library.
Q. What are the society's hours of operation?
A. WAGS meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. except for January and February. Dinner meetings are held in July and December. WAGS members assist genealogy researchers in the Tennessee Room of the Johnson City Public Library on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. to closing.


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