Smalley, Joanne


Joanne Smalley is a professional genealogist, who specializes in Georgia research.  She has published in the Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly and has lectured at local genealogical societies and at the State Archives.

Joanne retired as a reference archivist from the Georgia Archives.  During her time at the Archives, she developed a love of genealogy and an appreciation for Georgia’s history.  Sadly, her ancestors lacked the good sense to settle in Georgia; her father’s family only made it as far south as Tennessee.  Since her retirement, Joanne has been doing genealogical research professionally.

Joanne has served on the Georgia Genealogical Society Board of Directors as the Corresponding Secretary; Publications Director; and is the current Historian/Archivist. She also serves on the Advisory Committee for the R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation.


  • Course Nine — Research in the South: Colonial States