Johnson County Genealogical Society
Johnson County
Genealogical Society
and Library, Inc.
Portrait found in Merriam KS--three children
Preserving KANSAS genealogy and its rich history at the crossroads of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails.

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Check Out Our New Video!

Check out the video below to learn more about the Johnson County Genealogical Society and the Genealogy area at the Johnson County Library's Central Resource Branch. 


FamilySearch Affiliate Library

We have some fantastic news to share.  The Johnson County Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library!  What this means is that when you come into any of the library’s 14 branches you will have access to approximately 400 million images that are currently not available to the public outside of an affiliate library or a FamilySearch center.  
If you have questions about using FamilySearch stop by our Genealogy Desk at the Central Resource Library where you can speak with a helpful volunteer Monday - Saturday from 9-4 pm. 

2023 Program Dates

Jan 28:    Steve Nowak - Watkins Museum Core Exhibits
Feb 25:    Alice Hoyt Veen - Finding 'John Johnson': Identifying an ancestor with a common name   
March 11:  Genealogy Day / Open House and Resource Fair
April 22:  Andrew Gustafson - Redlined: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation
May 27:   Heather Jenkins - Rich or Poor?  Clue Into Your Ancestor's Financial Well-Being
June 24:  Sam Sagastume - Letha's Legacy: A  Story of Intergenerational Trauma
July 22:   John Burchill - People, Places, and Politics in 1800s Kansas  
Aug 26:   Sarah Bader-King - Civil War Medicine: Medical Treatments of the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Sept 16:  Amanda Wahlmeier & Hope Harms - The Public Library: A Genealogy Hub
Oct 28:   JCGS Annual Seminar - Katherine R. Willson
Nov 25:   Pam Miller - Digging Into Land Records

Upcoming Events

We have a wide variety of events happening every month at JCGS. 
From Monthly Meetings to Special Interest Groups to Genealogy Treehouse Chats, we're sure you'll find something that may be of interest to 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.  If you would prefer to not use SignUpGenius, you may also email 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.



Upcoming Events
Roots Magic Group
Saturday, Jun. 3rd
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online via Zoom
Roots Magic Group
Saturday, Jun. 3rd
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online via Zoom
DNA and Genetic Genealogy
Thursday, Jun. 8th
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Lenexa City Center Library Meeting Room 2

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You may contact us at any time for help using the website.
JCGS web team