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.

May 25 General Meeting

Our next General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 25 at 10 AM in the Carmack Room at the Central Resource Library, and will feature the topic:
Eastern European Genealogy Research
Presented by Iveta Blahutova
Learn which countries are considered part of Eastern Europe and when they were established, as well as when and why people emigrated from these countries. Explore the history of the region and the Slavic people, their settlements, and their three ethnic groups. Learn how to start and focus your research, explore the records available, and which U.S. websites may be helpful as well as how to overcome a language barrier. 

 Iveta Blahutova is a Genealogy Research Analyst in the Midwest Genealogy Center (MGC) in Independence, Missouri. She has been a presenter to many groups on ethnic genealogy. She also moderates the German SIG. lveta is a graduate of the Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Law. She embraced this direction in her career because of her interest in history, languages, old manuscripts, and etymology.
This JCGS meeting is free, and is open to the public.

Learn more about JCGS

Check out the video below to learn more about the Johnson County Genealogical Society and the Genealogy area at the Johnson County Library's Central Resource Branch. 

Memory Lab Updates

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FamilySearch Affiliate Library

The Johnson County Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library!  What This means that when you come into any of the library’s 14 branches, you will have access to approximately 400 million images currently unavailablehe public outside of an affiliate library or a FamilySearch center.  
If you have questions about using FamilySearch stop by our Genealogy Desk at the Central Resource Library where you can speak with a helpful volunteer Monday - Saturday from 9-4 pm. 

Upcoming Events

We have a wide variety of events happening every month at JCGS. 
From Monthly Meetings to Special Interest Groups to Genealogy Treehouse Chats, we're sure you'll find something that may be of interest to you. 



Need One-on-One Help?

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 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.



Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Monday, May. 20th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Irish Research Group
Wednesday, May. 22nd
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Central Resource Library, Conference Room 20
Creating Digital Albums
Thursday, May. 23rd
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Central Resource Library, Conference Room 20

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