Preserving The Past To Inspire The Future For Over 50 Years

  The Watauga Association of Genealogists Northeast Tennessee 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. In 2016 WAGS went to an all digital format and our Bulletin is available online for all members.


Association Meeting Announcement

VISITORS are welcome to attend all meetings.


The Watauga Association of Genealogists will hold its next monthly meeting in person on Saturday, June 24th, at 10:00 a.m.

WAGS will hold a special meeting in June. This meeting will be a picnic and tour of the Washington College Academy, the mother school of Tennessee, and is being held in partnership with the Jonesborough and Greene County genealogical societies.

The picnic will be on Saturday, June 24, at 10:00 a.m. and will replace our usual meeting on the first Tuesday of the month. The cost of the tour is a $5 donation to the school for its preservation and continuing programs.


WAGS members now have a query forum. Log-in to the members only page for instruction on submitting a query.


Join the Watauga Association of Genealogists

Membership is open to persons with genealogical or historical interests. Dues are $18.00 yearly, payable to the organization on or before January 1 of each calendar year. If you wish to join, please make checks payable to Watauga Association of Genealogists-Northeast Tennessee. A new member receives two issues of the Bulletin for the year he/she joins. All members are entitled to one free query per issue.    For more information about our group, please contact us at:


Books and genealogical materials donated to WAGS will be reviewed in the Bulletins as space permits and will be donated to the Johnson City Public Library for the Tennessee Room.

All photographs displayed on this site were taken by Betty Jane Hylton unless otherwise specified.