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.

January 26th General Meeting

Our next meeting will be January 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Johnson County Central Resource Library.  Timothy Dollens from the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri will be our presenter, and the topic will be "Death Doings: The Records when Someone Dies".
Tim has been doing family research for 38 plus years.  It began when he was in high school and instead of doing a book report for Social Studies, he chose to put his artistic skills into making a family tree chart.  Once he contacted his Aunt Bettie Lou for the "family information" he was hooked.  He is a charter member of the Audrain County Area Genealogical Society--since 1987 and is the past president of the Missouri State Genealogical Association--a second term.  He is past president of the Genealogical Society of Central Missouri having been president of the same for three two year terms.  He has been employed for nearly 31 years with the Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia where he works in public services and teaches various classes on genealogy including Library Edition and Heritage Quest.
He has spoken at Genealogy KC, Genealogy CoMo, MoSGA, Genealogy STL and various other venues.  He has taken a personal DNA test with Ancestry, Familytreedna and myHeritage in hopes of finding more distant cousins.
He totes himself as the "cheerleader' for genealogy and does his presentations in hopes to inspire others to work on their own family history projects--however great or small.  He has been blessed with many who have come before him who have published books, preserved records on microfilm or through digitization and shared their own family records.  He hopes you will leave inspired to work on your own family history--the sooner the better.

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

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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.


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