Tidewater Genealogical Society

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Historic Warwick County Courthouse 14415 Old Courthouse Way Newport News, VA  23608-3728

Tidewater Genealogical Society
Established 1969
Contact Info
Website www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vatgs/

The Hugh S. Watson, Jr. Genealogical Society of Tidewater Virginia (known as Tidewater Genealogical Society) was founded by Mrs. Virginia Rollings and members of her first genealogy class in December 1969. It is the second oldest genealogical society in Virginia. Through the efforts of several individuals in the Tidewater Genealogical Society, the Warwick Historical Preservation Association, and State & Local Governmental Officials, the Society established its home in the historic Warwick County Courthouse in 1999.

The society is named for Hugh S. Watson, Jr., who authored a weekly genealogical column from 1935 until 1988, first for the VIRGINIA GAZETTE of Williamsburg, Virginia, and then for the DAILY PRESS of Newport News, Virginia. Our primary geographical area of interest is Virginia, with emphasis on that part east of the Fall Line.  The Society is dedicated to encouraging and sustaining interest in genealogical affairs through education and research programs designed to assist members in their search for their ancestors.

Contact Information

[emailto:VATGS@verizon.net VATGS@verizon.net]

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