Johnson County Genealogical Society
Johnson County
Genealogical Society
and Library, Inc.
Nelson family
Preserving KANSAS genealogy and its rich history at the crossroads of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails.

November 28th General Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, November 28th at 10:00 a.m.  This meeting will be held via Zoom.   Beth Foulk will be our presenter, and the topic will be "Solving Genealogy Problems with Timelines".
 
When you create a personal timeline of an ancestor’s life, it is easy to see facts, relationships, and stories emerge that were never before apparent. This class walks discusses how to create a timeline and the many uses for them in genealogy research and analysis.
Genealogist Beth Foulk was born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, and currently lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. She has been interested in family history since grade school. Her dad, who built a small family tree that Beth found fascinating, is credited with infecting her with the genealogy bug. Without the exposure to his interests and work, she would never have started down the genealogy road. Beth’s ascent into full-blown “junkie-dom” occurred in 1998 when she learned that genealogy software could build a family tree database.
 
Beth’s research and speaking topics focus on American research East of the Mississippi and pre-1865.  Beth began teaching genealogy classes when the Midwest Genealogy Center opened in 2008. She currently speaks throughout the greater Kansas City metro area and regionally at Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska state events.
 
Beth is been a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and various genealogical societies She holds an MBA in marketing. Beth can be found online at http://www.genealogydecoded.com 
 
 
 

 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Looking for a quick and timely summary of what's going on with JCGS?  Our new Weekly Word email is just what you need!  Sent out every Wednesday to our current members, it is filled with the latest details on SIG meetings, Zoom tips, special event announcements and helpful genealogy resources. If you are not receiving it, you can join JCGS online here
 
 
 

 
 


Need One-on-One Help?

Note: Regularly scheduled in-library Genealogy Desk help hours are not currently available due to Covid-19.  However, we are continuing to offer one-on-one help via Zoom.  Please use the links below if you would like to sign-up for an online help session.
 
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 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
November 28th General Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 28th
10:00 am
Online via Zoom
Roots Magic Group
Saturday, Dec. 5th
10:00 am
Online via Zoom
Legacy Users Group
Saturday, Dec. 12th
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom

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