The Hugh S. Watson Jr. Genealogical Society of Tidewater, or in short form, The Tidewater Genealogical Society, was formally organized in 1969.
Mr. Watson, in whose honor the Society is named, authored a weekly genealogical feature from 1935, first for the VIRGINIA GAZETTE of Williamsburg, and then for the DAILY PRESS of Newport News until 1988.
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 ancestors.
Come search for your ancestors with us! The library is usually staffed with two trained genealogists.
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-3, and Saturdays 10-4 (closed on holidays and holiday weekends).