Johnson County Genealogical Society
Johnson County
Genealogical Society
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May 25 General Meeting

Our next meeting will be May 25, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Johnson County Central Resource Library.  Danni Altman-Newell will be our presenter, and the topic will be "Beyond the Draft Card: Researching Your Great War Ancestor".
 
The draft card is one of the most well-known resources for researching your Great War ancestors. But once you’ve located your ancestor’s draft card (or haven’t located it!) where do you look next? Resources highlighted in this presentation will vary from those available online to some lesser-known repositories and museums that attendees may find helpful.
 
Dannell “Danni” Altman-Newell is a native Kansas Citian. She began her family history research at an early age, courtesy of spending summers watching her maternal grandparents indexing at the local Family History Center. Danni is currently employed as Director of Operations at the National Storytelling Network and serves as a volunteer for the National World War I Museum and Memorial. A graduate of ProGen, Danni loves to gain new knowledge and is passionate about sharing her knowledge through speaking engagements. Danni specializes in the Great War, Fraternal Organization, and Midwest research. She can be contacted at danni@talkingboxgenealogy.com.
 


May 25th DNA Group Meeting

On Saturday, May 25th, at 1:00 p.m. the DNA Special Interest Group of the Johnson County Genealogical Society will meet in the Carmack room of the Central Resource Library.
 
The May meeting topic will be working with the various tools on GEDmatch (Genesis) and DNAPainter.
 
Our DNA special interest group is for anyone who is interested in using genetic genealogy to help further their family history research.  Whether you are just starting to think about taking a DNA test, or have already tested yourself, your great aunt, and a dozen fourth cousins twice removed, this group is for 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.  We are currently using SignUpGenius for our reservations, which has ads displayed on their website.  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

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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 - Advanced Users
Thursday, May. 23rd
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
DNA & Genetic Genealogy Group
Saturday, May. 25th
1:00 pm
Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Roots Magic Group
Saturday, Jun. 1st
10:00 am
Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS

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