Mission & Purpose
"The Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical
Society is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, educational research institution whose mission is to
stimulate interest, to collect, preserve, and safeguard records, and to provide related
educational services for the purpose of increasing and enriching public knowledge of our
The purpose of the Tazewell County Genealogical &
Historical Society is:
- To seek, preserve, and make available pertinent data for the
use of individuals, families, and groups interested in tracing persons, incidents, and
events in history as they took place, especially in Tazewell County.
- To inform people of the value of and need for the
preservation of family and local history.
- To encourage the preservation of public and private records
of educational, patriotic, historical, and individual personal significance, and to
promote publication of related materials for public use.
- To receive, hold, and invest moneys, dues, gifts, sales
receipts, interest, etc., and to hold and administer property for the benefit of the
Society and its educational purposes as provided in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal