JCGS Quarterly Journal - Available as Download
2023 Program Plans
Here are some 2023 dates & plans for JCGS:
Jan 28: Steve Nowak - topic to be announced
Feb 25: Alice Hoyt Veen - Identifying an ancestor with a 'common' name
March 11: Genealogy Day / Open House and Resource Fair
April 22: Andrew Gustafson - topic to be announced
June 24: Sam Sagastume - Border Wars: The Battle of Morristown, Missouri
July 22: John Burchill - People, Places, and Politics in 1800s Kansas
Looking Back at JCGS 47 Years Ago: March 1975
The March 1975 issue of the Johnson County GENEALOGIST
features a story about organizing the Kansas Historical Society (KHS).
First efforts started in Lawrence in 1860, and continued fitfully for several years. It was not until late 1875 that KHS was finally established in Topeka. Early KHS efforts included archiving every newspaper published in Kansas, along with "other historical records as can be secured." This particular GENEALOGIST
article discusses several highlights of KHS growth, and mentions some of the historical properties that KHS operates around the state, such as the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Johnson County and the Hollenberg Poney Express Station in Washington County, plus twelve others. Details can be found on pages 25-28 of the March 1975 issue.
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.
Using Amazon Smile to Benefit JCGS
We 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 smile.amazon.com. Go to the tech tip area found under members here
to view the directions.