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.
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Thursday, April 27
Family Tree Maker  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
1:00 pm
Pickard Room, Central Resource Library
Family Tree Maker group



Friday, May 19
Family History Friday  (Non- JCGS Events)
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Olathe Downtown Library, 201 E. Park St. Olathe, KS 66061
Research your family tree with the help of the library’s databases (including Ancestry.com) and Kansas Room genealogy books. Beginning and advanced genealogists are welcome.
Librarians and volunteers will be available to help. No registration necessary
 
For more information call 913-971-6888
 
 


Monday, May 22
Executive Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:00 pm
Picard Room, Central Resource Library


Thursday, May 25
Family Tree Maker  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
1:00 pm
Pickard Room, Central Resource Library
Family Tree Maker group


Saturday, May 27
KU's Kenneth Spencer Research Library  (Monthly General Meetings)
10:00 am
Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St, O.P. KS
Resources at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library (University of Kansas)
 


Saturday, May 27
Organizing My Research  (Skill Building Classes)
1:00 pm
Carmack Room, Central Library
Genealogy may start with a simple sheet of paper but shortly becomes an onslaught of paper, photos, digital images, books, maps, correspondence, and more. Discover how to create an organization system designed the way you think, enabling you to find items within seconds, saving you time and money.  Presenter: Char Mitts



Saturday, June 3
RootsMagic  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
10:00 am
Logan Room Central Resource Library

The first part of each meeting is a presentation on some aspect of RootsMagic. The second part of each meeting is a time for Questions and Answers.  We will help you with questions that relate to your family tree.  You can ask any questions that you wish to learn how to do anything pretaining to your actual database.

It would be appropriate to bring your laptop, and this is the case for any of our Roots Magic meetings, if you so desire.  Internet access is available at this library for online research during the meeting.

So, please bring your questions with you on Saturday.



Monday, June 19
Executive Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:00 pm
Picard Room, Central Resource Library


Thursday, June 22
Family Tree Maker  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
1:00 pm
Pickard Room, Central Resource Library
Family Tree Maker group


Saturday, June 24
Missouri Settlers  (Monthly General Meetings)
10:00 am
Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St, O.P. KS
Where Did you Come From: Missouri Settlers by Beth Foulk
 


Saturday, June 24
Why Should I Do a Timeline?   (Skill Building Classes)
1:00 pm
Carmack Room, Central Library
Create a timeline for a person in your family tree and find out how it can be used to discover missing information. Timelines can provide a valuable overview of the person’s life.  Presenter: Darlene Jerome    



Monday, July 17
Executive Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:00 pm
Picard Room, Central Resource Library


Saturday, July 22
Brick Walls  (Monthly General Meetings)
10:00 am
Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St, O.P. KS
Brick walls and problem solving (group participation with genealogy volunteers and members
 


Saturday, July 22
Basic Primer in Using DNA with Genealogy  (Skill Building Classes)
1:00 pm
Carmack Room, Central Library
This class is a basic primer for DNA and will explain the tests that are available, the testing companies that you can trust, and will help you formulate your research question to determine which test you want to do.  Presenter: Cathy Lawrenz
 


Thursday, July 27
Family Tree Maker  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
1:00 pm
Pickard Room, Central Resource Library
Family Tree Maker group



Saturday, August 5
RootsMagic  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
10:00 am
Logan Room Central Resource Library

The first part of each meeting is a presentation on some aspect of RootsMagic. The second part of each meeting is a time for Questions and Answers.  We will help you with questions that relate to your family tree.  You can ask any questions that you wish to learn how to do anything pretaining to your actual database.

It would be appropriate to bring your laptop, and this is the case for any of our Roots Magic meetings, if you so desire.  Internet access is available at this library for online research during the meeting.

So, please bring your questions with you on Saturday.



Monday, August 21
Executive Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:00 pm
Picard Room, Central Resource Library


Thursday, August 24
Family Tree Maker  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
1:00 pm
Pickard Room, Central Resource Library
Family Tree Maker group


Saturday, August 26
Missouri Digital Heritage  (Monthly General Meetings)
10:00 am
Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St, O.P. KS
Missouri Digital Heritage/Missouri Archives databases and resources


Saturday, August 26
Multiple People with the Same Name – Which One is My Ancestor?   (Skill Building Classes)
1:00 pm
Carmack Room, Central Library
Families often named their children after other family members or another person in the town. Learn strategies to help you sort the names in records to find out which one is your ancestor.  Presenters: Char Mitts & Pam Miller



Monday, September 18
Executive Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:00 pm
Picard Room, Central Resource Library


Saturday, September 23
Midwest Genealogical Center  (Monthly General Meetings)
10:00 am
Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St, O.P. KS
What’s New at Midwest Genealogy Center? Online resources and new library card sign up via computer.


Saturday, September 23
Military Records  (Skill Building Classes)
1:00 pm
Carmack Room, Central Library
Stories of military service of our ancestors are passed from generation to generation. Did your ancestor really serve? How long and where did he/she serve? Learn strategies and places to begin your military research for your ancestors.  Presenter: Pam Miller


Thursday, September 28
Family Tree Maker  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
1:00 pm
Pickard Room, Central Resource Library
Family Tree Maker group



Saturday, October 14
Transcribe or Abstract a Document?   (Skill Building Classes)
1:00 pm
Carmack Room, Central Library
Transcribing a document is a word-for-word process. Spelling and punctuation, even when it’s not correct, must be written according to what is on the document. Abstracting is a summary of the important details. Learn how to decide which to process to use and why, the skills needed to interpret the information, and how to write it out properly.  Presenter: Dorothy Zarda


Monday, October 23
Executive Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:00 pm
Picard Room, Central Resource Library


Thursday, October 26
Family Tree Maker  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
1:00 pm
Pickard Room, Central Resource Library
Family Tree Maker group


Saturday, October 28
Annual Seminar  (Monthly General Meetings)
10:00 am
Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St, O.P. KS
Thomas McEntee



Thursday, November 16
Family Tree Maker  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
1:00 pm
Pickard Room, Central Resource Library
Family Tree Maker group


Monday, November 20
Executive Board Meeting  (Board Meetings)
6:00 pm
Picard Room, Central Resource Library


Saturday, November 25
Preserving Your Collection  (Monthly General Meetings)
10:00 am
Johnson County Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th St, O.P. KS
How to store and preserve your documents, mementos, photos and other family treasures, Johnson County Museum


Saturday, November 25
Finding Gold in Graveyards   (Skill Building Classes)
1:00 pm
Carmack Room, Central Library
Much can be learned when visiting an ancestor's cemetery. Headstones may hold surprises, giving you clues into their lives. Learn what you can discover from home and at the cemetery, and how to plan an effective trip to your ancestor's final resting place.   Presenters: Char Mitts & Dorothy Zarda
 



Saturday, December 2
RootsMagic  (Special Interest Groups (SIG))
10:00 am
Logan Room Central Resource Library

The first part of each meeting is a presentation on some aspect of RootsMagic. The second part of each meeting is a time for Questions and Answers.  We will help you with questions that relate to your family tree.  You can ask any questions that you wish to learn how to do anything pretaining to your actual database.

It would be appropriate to bring your laptop, and this is the case for any of our Roots Magic meetings, if you so desire.  Internet access is available at this library for online research during the meeting.

So, please bring your questions with you on Saturday.