January 23rd General Meeting
Our next meeting will be on Saturday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m. This meeting will be held via Zoom. Julie Crain Miguel will be our presenter, and the topic will be "Directory Assistance: How to use Historical Directories to learn more about your Ancestors".
Join us to discover what a city directory is (hint: it's not a phone book!) Learn about their history, where you can find them, what can be found in old directories, and reasons to utilize them for your research.
Julie Crain Miguel has been working on her own genealogy since 2011. She presented in 2019 at the Genealogy Day Resource Fair, and at the Fair in 2020 helped with one-on-one assistance. She is a member of Johnson County Genealogical Society, the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Kansas City, the Association of Professional Genealogists, the James Ross Chapter DAR, and Soule Kindred. She is most proud of finding her maternal grandmother’s family, and getting her mother into the DAR. She loves meeting new cousins, and has had a couple of Zoom meetings with cousins, some of whom she had never met before. She is working toward becoming a professional genealogist, helping others find their family connections.
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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.
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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.
Using Amazon Smile to Benefit JCGS
We 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 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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