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.

Coming Soon

Tis the Season ... For Giving

Did you know that Johnson County Genealogical Society & Library is a 501(c)3 non-profit and can accept donations to support our mission?  If you are considering a donation before the end of the 2021 calendar year, go to the Donate section.  

Recent JCGS Outreach

Residents at Tallgrass Creek, an active senior-living community with 800+ residents in Overland Park (KS) wanted to form a genealogy club.  So resident Sarah Martinson contacted JCGS and booked a meeting room on the Tallgrass Creek campus.
A JCGS outreach team (Darlene and Darryl Jerome) met with a group of residents on Dec 5.  The team described the kinds of assistance and genealogical tools that JCGS could provide.  After some discussion, residents decided that a series of on-campus classes covering genealogy basics would be a good way to start the club.

Other 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. 


Looking for a quick and timely summary of what's going on with JCGS?  Then check out our Monthly Memo  - it is just what you need!  Sent out to our current members, it is filled with the latest details on SIG meetings, Zoom tips, special event announcements and helpful genealogy resources. If you are not receiving it, you can join JCGS online here

Need One-on-One Help?

Note: Regularly scheduled in-library Genealogy Desk help hours are not currently available due to Covid-19.  However, we are continuing to offer one-on-one help via Zoom.  Please use the links below if you would like to sign-up for an online help session.  
Note: no one-on-one sessions will be held December 2021.
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.


Using Amazon Smile to Benefit JCGS

Amazon Smile BannerWe are unveiling a great new idea for JCGS. With no extra effoert at all you can now have AMAZON
donate money to our society.
We have created a tech tip for you to follow in order to set this up. No gimmicks, just free money for us. It's like picking up loose change. It works exactly like your regular Amazon account but you must log in at Go to the tech tip area found under members here to view the directions.


Upcoming Events
Roots Magic Group
Saturday, Dec. 4th
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Online via Zoom

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JCGS web team