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

Special Interest Groups

  • Some groups meet in person, and some groups meet on Zoom. Check the Events & Meetings link for current meeting dates and times. 
  • Send an email to the group facilitator to receive the Zoom link for that group.
Beginning Genealogy Classes – Classes for beginning and experienced researchers. One hour instruction followed by one hour on computers in the computer lab practicing what was taught. Classes begin in the spring and in the fall at the Central Resource Library Computer Lab.  For more information contact Pam Miller at
Genealogy Writing Group – Informal, friendly group working on writing their own story or the story of ancestors. Meets at 1 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month at the Central Resource Library.  Contact Darlene Jerome at for more information.
Irish Genealogy - Join the Irish Special Interest Group (SIG) to help discover your Irish ancestors through learning and support. The group also functions as a “research assistance” program where the members can discuss what research they've done and ask SIG members for ideas as to where to turn for help. The group meets once-a-month at the Central Resource Library. Contact SIG Leader John Manning at for more information on when the group meets.

Family Tree Maker Software Users Group
The Family Tree Makers Group meets at 1 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Central Resource Library. For more information contact Donna Stanton at

Legacy Family Tree Software Users Group
This group helps those that want to learn more about the genealogy software Legacy Family Tree.  It is a very active group, sharing tips and tricks of the program, and helping each other when questions arise.  The meetings are the second Saturday morning of each month at 9 AM on Zoom.  For more information contact Char Mitts at

The RootsMagic Software Users Group
Meets at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of the even-numbered months at the Central Resource Library. For more information, please contact Marsha Donaldson at

Scrapbooking for Genealogy – This class will teach participants how to make scrapbooks of information based on heirlooms, pictures, trips, and genealogy research using digital software. Classes will be at the Central Resource Library. For dates and times, contact Gail McGowan at
This group is for people wanting to know more about FamilySearch, and understand how to use its many features and access the billions of records that are available for everyone, all for FREE  Group facilitators Char Mitts and Sarah Martinson are long-time users of the site. For more information, please contact Char Mitts at
DNA Group – What to know about genetic DNA and genealogy? The group meets bi-monthly in the Carmack Room at the Central Resource Library during the year.  Susan Mundt, facilitator of the DNA group. Angela Fields meets with individuals on a one-on-one basis by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment send an email to for more information.