Johnson County Genealogical Society
Johnson County
Genealogical Society
and Library, Inc.
Hackman wedding 1940
Preserving KANSAS genealogy and its rich history at the crossroads of the Santa Fe, California and Oregon trails.
"Established 1972 and celebrating 44 years as a society dedicated to promoting family history. "
 
 
Johnson County Central Library
 
Meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month
except October and December. 

The monthly meetings are held at 
 
Johnson County Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS
Carmack Room
 
The annual seminar is held on the 4th Saturday in October at an off site location.
 
You will find specific information about our progams on the EVENTS page.
 
Member of the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies
Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies          
Federation of Genealogical Societies
Member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies
 
 


Operating Year: January - December 2017


2017-2019 Board of Directors
President: Charlene Mitts
1st VP Membership: Cathy Lawrenz
2nd VP Programs: Marsha Bennett
Recording Secretary: Susan Jarsulic
Corresponding Secretary: Claudia Harris
Treasurer: Bill Hawkins
Librarian: Carol Kuse
 
2017-2019 Committee Chairs
Education Chair: Darlene Jerome
Hospitality Chair: Margaret Baker
Library Volunteer Coordinator: Dorothy Zarda
Publications: Loretta Hower
Special Events Coordinator: Trish McAdams
Publicity Chair : Cathy Lawrenz
Quarterly Editor: Darlene Jerome
Assistant Quarterly Editor: Marsha Bennett
Seminar Chair: Richard Rosenstock
Assistant Seminar Chair: Loretta Hower
Digital Historian: Sarah Martinson
Mailing : Sally Hawkins
 
Webmaster
Webmaster: Cathy Lawrenz
 
Mission Statement
 
The Johnson County Genealogical Society and Library is dedicated to fostering genealogical activities in Johnson County, in Kansas, the United States -- and the world.  We provide technical and personal assistance and encouragement to our members in their genealogical research, education and related endeavors no matter where their journey takes them. Most of us reside in Johnson County and we help out in research here, but our research can take us all over the world.
 
The Society also maintains a collection of genealogical publications at the Johnson County Central Resource Library. JCGS volunteers staff the genealogy desk at the library located at 87th and Farley Streets in Overland Park, Kansas.
 
First masthead of The Genealogist, 1972
First masthead of The Genealogist 1972
 
 
The Johnson County, Kansas Genealogist

The Society publishes a quarterly magazine, The Johnson County, Kansas Genealogist, in March, June, September and December of each year. The Genealogist is emailed to each individual or family membership.  If members wish to receive a printed paper copy their dues are $5.00 more per year.  Members should keep the Society advised of changes of address in order to avoid any delay in receipt. All members have access to any back issues on the members only secure download page. We are in the process of digitizing the early issues.

Submission of original articles suitable for publication is welcome. The Quarterly Editor reserves the decision to publish material and the right to edit as appropriate. Reprinted articles must be accompanied by the publisher's permission to use the article. The deadline for each issue is the regular meeting for the month prior to the month of publication.
 
 
 
Johnson County Genealogical Society By-Laws