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.
 
2019 Annual Seminar
Guest Speaker: Kathleen Brandt
Saturday October 26, 2019
8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211

The Johnson County Genealogical Society is thrilled to announce the guest speaker for our 2019 Annual Seminar, Kathleen Brandt. 
 
Kathleen Brandt is a Professional International Genealogist and Consultant and is a published freelance writer for genealogy magazines and columns. She is the author of the a3Genealogy educational and skill building blog that explores various cultural and ethnic folk life, traditions, history, and genealogy research tips.
 
 
 
 
  


2019 Annual Seminar - Register Today!

Registration is still open for our 2019 Annual Seminar featuring Kathleen Brandt as our speaker.  This event will take place on Saturday October 26, 2019, from  8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m at the Overland Park Convention Center.  For more information, please click here.


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

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 - Advanced Users
Thursday, Oct. 24th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Legacy Users Group
Saturday, Nov. 2nd
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Genealogy Writers Group
Thursday, Nov. 7th
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Central Resource Library 9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS

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