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.

It’s Time for "Show and Tell"

The November 24 JCGS meeting will be Show and Tell: Participants Share Favorite Memorabilia and Treasures From Their Ancestors. What do you have to share? Three years ago we held a participatory meeting like this and it was very popular. Fifteen people came forward to share special heirlooms with the other attendees. Some of the items shared were tools, letters, artwork, toys, dolls, photos, and glassware along with the stories behind them. If you have a special memento passed down by an ancestor that you would like to share on November 24, please contact Marsha Bennett at If possible, please take a photo of the item and email it to Marsha. Since some items may be small, we will all be able to see it better if we can project a photo of it onto a screen while you tell the group a little bit about the item. Please limit remarks to 3-5 minutes.

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 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
Roots Magic Group
Saturday, Dec. 1st
10:00 am
Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS

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