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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.

General Meetings

 
2022 Program Schedule
 
January 22, 2022 
Family History & Genealogy - The Perfect Social Media 
Presented by Claire Brisson-Banks
 
February 26, 2022 
The 1950 U.S. Census - The Wait is Almost Over
Presented by Heather Jenkins - JCGS Member
 
March  26, 2022 
Alien Ancestors During Times of War
Presented by Elizabeth Burns - Archivist at the National Archives of Kansas City
 
April 23, 2022 
Introduction to the Kansas State Archives
Megan Burton - Senior Archivist, Kansas Historical Society
 
May 28, 2022 
You've Traced Your Ancestors Back to a Different State - Now What?
Julie Crain Miguel - JCGS Member
 
June 25, 2022 
Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived There
Diana Staresinic-Dean, Executive Director of the Franklin County Historical Society
 
July 23, 2022 
Mount Washington Cemetery:  In Search of Lost Time
Bruce Matthews - Photographer & President of the Mount Washington Historical Society
 
August 27, 2022 
Topic:  Researching Native American Ancestry
Barbara LaClair - President, Topeka Genealogical Society
 
September 24, 2022 
Researching Scandinavian Ancestors
Lauri Jean Swett
 
October 22, 2022 
JCGS Seminar
D. Joshua Taylor
 
November 26, 2022 
Fraternal Organizations:  The Original Social Networks
Danni Altman-Newell
 
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2021 Meetings
 
January 23, 2021
Directory Assistance:  How to use Historical Directories to learn more about your ancestors   
Presented by Julie Crain Miguel
 
February 27, 2021
Federal Websites for Genealogists
Presented by Jennifer Audsley-Moore
 
March 27, 2021
There's More to U.S. Census Schedules Than You Think 
Presented by Pam Miller
 
April 24, 2021
The Mysterious Death of Anna T. McPhillips
Presented by Thomas MacEntee
 
May 22, 2021
Indexes Are the Key to Unlocking the Records
Presented by Christine Johns Cohen
 
June 26, 2021
Trails West:  Crossing the Continent  1840-1869   
Presented by Mary Kircher Roddy
 
July 24, 2021
Unraveling the Mysteries of Your Female Ancestors
Presented by Mary Risseeuw
 
August 28, 2021
Beyond Ancestry - Overlooked and Underused Subscription Sites
Presented by Luana Darby
 
September 25, 2021
Researching Ancestors of Color
Presented by Renate Yarborough Sanders
 
October 23, 2021 - Online via Zoom
Writing Ancestral Stories Your Relatives Will Want to Read
Presented by Pam Vestal
 
November 27, 2021
Dropsy, Quinsy, Consumption ... What Was Wrong With My Ancestor?
Presented by Kimberly Nagy

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2020 Meetings
 
January 25, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
How to Date Old Photographs,  Kim Alberg, Midwest Genealogy Center
 

February 22, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS    
Broke But Not Out of Luck; Exploring Bankruptcy Records for Genealogy, Jennifer Audsley-Moore, National Archives Kansas City
 

March -  No JCGS Meeting
 

April 25, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Currently Free Online Genealogy Resources, Angela Fields
 

May 23, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom
In Search of My Brother's Mother - An Adoption Story, Beth Foulk
 

June 27, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom

AncestARRRS! The Life and Records of the Atlantic Pirates, Daniel Earl
 
 
July 25, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Lineage Societies, John Manning
 

August 22, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Using Find a Grave.com, Deborah Heffley 
 

September 26, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Using County Archives and Courthouse Records for Genealogy Research Cara Hunter, Johnson County Archives, Kathy Corbin, Johnson County Records Management Supervisor
 

October 24, 2020 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
JCGS Skill Building Day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch on Your Own. Topics to be Determined.
(No Annual Seminar this year)
 

November 28, 2020 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Church Records for Genealogy, Char Mitts
 

December 2020 - No Meeting. Happy Holidays.
 
 
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2019 Meetings
 
January 28, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Death Doings: The Records when Someone Dies, Timothy Dollens, Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, Missouri
 
 
February 23, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Immigration Records: More than Just Ship Passenger Arrival Lists, Elizabeth Burns, National Archives, Kanas City, Missouri
 
 
March 23, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Family Oral Histories, Cheryl Lang, Midwest Genealogy Center
 
 
April 20, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Researching Your German Ancestors A-Z, Iveta Blahutova, Midwest Genealogy Center Note: This is the 3rd Saturday of the Month
 
 
May 25, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Beyond the Draft: Researching Your Great War Ancestor, Danni Altman-Newell, Talking Box Genealogy, APG/Heartland Chapter
 
 
June 22, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Jewish Genealogy and Jewish Gen.com, Dick Rosenstock, Jewish Genea-logical Society of Greater Kansas City
 
 
July 27, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
The History and Research of Orphans, Rick Praechter, Johnson County Genealogical Society
 
 
August 24, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Patent Case Files and Genealogy, Bob Beebe, Archivist, National Archives at Kansas City, MO
 
 
September 21, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Breaking through Your Genealogy Research Brick Walls, Char Mitts, Johnson County Genealogical Society Note: This is the 3rd Saturday of the Month
 
 
October 26, 2019 - Details TBA
JCGS Annual Seminar with Kathleen Brandt
 
 
November 23, 2019  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Postcards from the Past: Finding Clues to your Family History, Jeremy Drouin, Special Collection Manager, Kansas City Public Library
 
 
December 2019  -  No meeting - Happy Holidays!
 
 
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2018 Meetings
 
January 27, 2018  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Doran Cart, Senior Curator, National WW1 Museum - "Centennial of World War 1 and National World War 1 Museum and Memorial"
 
 
February 24, 2018  - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Beth Foulk - American Civil War Genealogy.
 
 
March 24, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Barbara McTygue Scanlon, Kansas City Irish Center - "Searching for those Elusive Irish Ancestors"
 
 
April 28, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Lori Cox-Paul, Director of Archival Operations NARA Kansas City - "Introduction to Bureau of Indian Affairs Records and Native American Genealogy Research"
 
 
May 26, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Pam Miller - "Using Historic Maps for Genealogy"
 
 
June 23, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
"Johnson County Library Resources for Genealogy and Local History"
 
 
July 28, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Sheri Volpe, Midwest Genealogy Center - "Finding your Italian Ancestors: Italian Civil Registration Records"
 
 
August 25, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Char Mitts - "Using FamilySearch for Genealogy"
 
 
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Angela Fields - "DNA: Extra Tools for DNA Research"
 
 
October 27, 2018 - 8:15 am to 4:00 pm
Annual Seminar
Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211
Judy Russell - The Legal Genealogist
 
 
November 24, 2018 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm 
Carmack Room Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St. Overland Park, KS
Show and Tell - Members share heirlooms and family treasures and the stories behind them.
 
 
December 2018 - No Meeting