Johnson County Genealogical Society
Johnson County
Genealogical Society
and Library, Inc.
2 children 1890s
Preserving KANSAS genealogy and its rich history at the crossroads of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails.

October 24 General Meeting

 
Our next meeting will be on Saturday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m.  This meeting will be held via Zoom.  Barbara LaClair will be our presenter, and the topic will be "Leaving Your Genealogy Legacy (Not a Mess!)"
 
You've been researching your family history for years, investing countless hours in the research, and you have found some really great information! But, have you thought about what will happen to all of your research after you are gone?  Will it be passed on to appreciative members of your family, or will it go out the door to be deposited in the nearest dumpster? This presentation will challenge the audience to think about the steps that they might need to take to ensure that their genealogy legacy is preserved.
 
Barbara LaClair was first bit by the genealogy bug as a teenager, when a distant cousin shared a genealogy report that he had compiled for one branch of their family. She has been researching her family’s history for more than thirty-five years, including research of her husband’s Potawatomi roots. She is a member of the Topeka Genealogical Society, where she currently serves as President. She periodically teaches classes or presents on a variety of family history topics.
 
JCGS members will automatically be sent the Zoom link. If you are not a JCGS member and you would like to attend, please email us at info@jcgsks.org by Thursday Oct. 22. We will respond on Friday Oct. 23 (before the end of the day) with with the meeting information and link.
 
 
 

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking for a quick and timely summary of what's going on with JCGS?  Our new Weekly Word email is just what you need!  Sent out every Wednesday to our current members, it is filled with the latest details on SIG meetings, Zoom tips, special event announcements and helpful genealogy resources. If you are not receiving it, you can join JCGS online here
 
 
 

 
 


Need One-on-One Help?

Note: Regularly scheduled in-library Genealogy Desk help hours are not currently available due to Covid-19.  However, we are continuing to offer one-on-one help via Zoom.  Please use the links below if you would like to sign-up for an online help session.
 
JCGS volunteers are available Monday - Saturday from 9-5 at the Genealogy Desk at the Johnson County Central Resource Library for general questions.  For those looking for a little extra help with either Basic Genealogy or DNA & Genetic Genealogy we also offer free one-on-one sessions that can be booked in advance.
 
If you would like to sign up for an appointment please use the appropriate button below to view the available appointment times and make a reservation.  If you would prefer to not use SignUpGenius, you may also email libraryvols@jcgsks.org with your requested date and time.
 
Basic Genealogy sessions are available most Tuesday mornings. This is not for brick wall or advanced research help.
 
 
 
DNA & Genetic Genealogy sessions are available most Friday mornings.
 
 
 

 


Congratulations to Joyce A. Mitchell

Congratulations to Joyce A. Mitchell, JCGS member, for her first-place award from the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors. The award-winning article, "Gold Star Mothers Visit Overseas Cemeteries," appeared in the September 2017 quarterly on page 7.
 
Joyce has been a regular contributor to The Genealogist since 2014. Lately she has researched and written a WWI series, focusing on men from Johnson County who served in that conflict. At other times, she contributes an article just because the topic is of interest to her. In addition to her writing, she works behind the scenes as a proof-reader for the quarterly and spends a lot of time finding the little things we miss, thus making us look good. We were thrilled when we heard she had won an award and are thankful for all her contributions to JCGS.
 
In honor of her award, the full September 2017 Quarterly is available to everyone by clicking here. Other issues of our Quarterly can be accessed on our website by current members of JCGS.  To become a member, please click here


Using Amazon Smile to Benefit JCGS

Amazon Smile BannerWe are unveiling a great new idea for JCGS. With no extra effoert at all you can now have AMAZON
donate money to our society.
We have created a tech tip for you to follow in order to set this up. No gimmicks, just free money for us. It's like picking up loose change. It works exactly like your regular Amazon account but you must log in at smile.amazon.com. Go to the tech tip area found under members here to view the directions.
 


JCGS Quarterly Wins Award

JCGS Quarterly AwardJCGS received a very nice present in the mail some time ago. Out of the blue, the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies awarded Our Quarterly, The Genealogist, and Darlene Jerome, the editor, with an "Outstanding Genealogy Quarterly" award.
Kudos to our Quarterly crew, Darlene, Joyce Mitchell, and new Co-Editor, Marsha Bennett.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Upcoming Events
Family Tree Maker
Tuesday, Oct. 27th
1:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Irish Genealogy
Wednesday, Oct. 28th
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Genealogy Writers Group
Thursday, Nov. 5th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online via Zoom

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