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.

April 27 General Meeting

Our next General Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at 10 AM in the Carmack Room at the Central Resource Library, and will feature the topic:
Problem-Solving with DNA:  Pathways and Roadblocks to Success
Presented by Patti Hobbs
DNA testing has given genealogists a unique tool to help identify ancestors. Understanding the principles of using DNA can set you on the path to success; but not problems can be solved. The genealogist encounters roadblocks. What are these barriers to success, and can they be overcome?
Patti Lee Hobbs, CG, who resides in Clever, Missouri, is a lifetime member of the Ozarks Genealogical Society. She  considers herself blessed to have ancestors from many geographical locations leading to research in varied  repositories. She serves on the editorial board for the National Genealogical Society Quarterly and is a former trustee for both the Board for Certification of Genealogists and the BCG Education Fund. Patti is the coordinator for the week-long course “Genetics for Genealogists: Fundamentals of DNA” at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR). Her two articles, “DNA Identifies a Father for Rachel Lee of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania," in March 2017, and "DNA Merges the Families of Stephen Stilwell of Dutchess County, New York; Cornwall, Upper Canada; and Coshocton County, Ohio," in March 2024 were published in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She is a contributing author of Advanced Genetic Genealogy: Techniques and Case Studies.
This JCGS meeting is free, and is open to the public.

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FamilySearch Affiliate Library

The Johnson County Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library!  What This means that when you come into any of the library’s 14 branches, you will have access to approximately 400 million images currently unavailablehe public outside of an affiliate library or a FamilySearch center.  
If you have questions about using FamilySearch stop by our Genealogy Desk at the Central Resource Library where you can speak with a helpful volunteer Monday - Saturday from 9-4 pm. 

Upcoming Events

We have a wide variety of events happening every month at JCGS. 
From Monthly Meetings to Special Interest Groups to Genealogy Treehouse Chats, we're sure you'll find something that may be of interest to you. 



Need One-on-One Help?

JCGS volunteers are available Monday - Saturday from 9-5 at the Genealogy Desk at the Johnson County Central Resource Library for general questions.  For those looking for a little extra help with either Basic Genealogy or DNA & Genetic Genealogy we also offer free one-on-one sessions that can be booked in advance.
If you would like to sign up for an appointment please use the appropriate button below to view the available appointment times and make a reservation.  If you would prefer to not use SignUpGenius, you may also email with your requested date and time.
Basic Genealogy sessions are available most Tuesday mornings. This is not for brick wall or advanced research help.
DNA & Genetic Genealogy sessions are available most Friday mornings.



Upcoming Events
Irish Research Group
Wednesday, Apr. 17th
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Central Resource Library, Conference Room 20
Board Meeting
Monday, Apr. 22nd
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Family Tree Maker
Tuesday, Apr. 23rd
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online via Zoom

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