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Check Out Our New Video!
Check out the video below to learn more about the Johnson County Genealogical Society and the Genealogy area at the Johnson County Library's Central Resource Branch.
FamilySearch Affiliate Library
We have some fantastic news to share. The Johnson County Library is now a FamilySearch Affiliate Library! What this means is that when you come into any of the library’s 14 branches you will have access to approximately 400 million images that are currently not available to the 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.
2023 Program Dates
Jan 28: Steve Nowak - Watkins Museum Core Exhibits
Feb 25: Alice Hoyt Veen - Finding 'John Johnson': Identifying an ancestor with a common name
March 11: Genealogy Day / Open House and Resource Fair
April 22: Andrew Gustafson - Redlined: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation
May 27: Heather Jenkins - Rich or Poor? Clue Into Your Ancestor's Financial Well-Being
June 24: Sam Sagastume - Letha's Legacy: A Story of Intergenerational Trauma
July 22: John Burchill - People, Places, and Politics in 1800s Kansas
Aug 26: Sarah Bader-King - Civil War Medicine: Medical Treatments of the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Sept 16: Amanda Wahlmeier & Hope Harms - The Public Library: A Genealogy Hub
Oct 28: JCGS Annual Seminar - Katherine R. Willson
Nov 25: Pam Miller - Digging Into Land Records
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.