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.
Established 1972 and celebrating 50 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. 

Our monthly meetings are held at 
Johnson County Central Resource Library - Carmack Room
9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS
Our 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 2023

2023 Board Members
President: Angela Fields
VP Communications: Vacant
VP Programs & Seminar: Vacant
VP Education & Outreach: Marsha A Bennett
VP Volunteers: Cecelia Baty
Secretary: Susan Lamkin Cowan
Treasurer: Heather Jenkins
Librarian: Margaret L. Baker
Member at Large: Julie Ann Miguel
Member at Large: Darlene Jerome
2023 Committee Chairs
Hospitality Chair: Margo Gambill
Special Events Coordinator: Trish Coder McAdams
Seminar Chair: Vacant
Mailing: Sally M. Hawkins
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 $20.00 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