Jackson County Genealogical Society

Meetings are the 1st Saturday. of the month, Sep to May, at the JDL-Meijer Branch, 2699 Airport Rd., 1-3p.m. Field trip in Jun; no meetings in Jul or Aug.

The JCGS Library is sponsored by the Jackson County Genealogical Society. The Society was formed and dedicated to the encouragement and enhancement of genealogy in 1977.

Operating as usual

Jackson County Genealogical Society updated their website address. 05/13/2022

Jackson County Genealogical Society updated their website address.

Jackson County Genealogical Society updated their website address.

Explore 11 Jackson County museums for free on Museum Day 04/17/2022

Explore 11 Jackson County museums for free on Museum Day

May 7th ... mark your calendars.

Explore 11 Jackson County museums for free on Museum Day Many locations will host an “open-house style” reception and self-guided tours.

Camp Jackson Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony 04/13/2022

Camp Jackson Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony

There is a historical marker dedication on April 23rd.

Camp Jackson Historical Marker Dedication Ceremony Join us & TRUE Community Credit Union for the “Camp Jackson” Historical Marker Unveiling Ceremony on Saturday, April 23, at 1:00pm. The event, which will take place at TRUE Community Credit Union, 1100 Clinton Rd, Jackson, will highlight historical 19th century activities throughout the day. Eve...

Genealogy Series: Overview of What's in the 1950 Census (2022 March 2) 04/03/2022

Genealogy Series: Overview of What's in the 1950 Census (2022 March 2)

Genealogy Series: Overview of What's in the 1950 Census (2022 March 2) Genealogy Series, 1 of 7: Our Genealogy/Census Subject Matter Expert Claire Kluskens will provide an overview of what’s available (and not available) in the ...

NYC historical vital records go online! 03/16/2022

NYC historical vital records go online!

NYC historical vital records go online! The announcement we never saw coming... It's not for nothing that New York in general -- and New York City in particular -- is called the black hole of northern genealogy. From records loss on one side -- can we say “New York Capitol Fire,” boys and girls? -- to records access limits on the ot

03/09/2022
MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Otter Creek, Jackson County 01/24/2022

MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Otter Creek, Jackson County

MICHIGAN GHOST TOWN: Otter Creek, Jackson County This little burg in Jackson County showed a little promise, then it just quietly faded away. See the location of this former community!

Dale Raymond Brower Obituary (2022) Jackson Citizen Patriot 01/04/2022

Dale Raymond Brower Obituary (2022) Jackson Citizen Patriot

Dale Raymond Brower Obituary (2022) Jackson Citizen Patriot View Dale Raymond Brower's obituary, send flowers and sign the guestbook.

1950 Census Release Will Offer Enhanced Digital Access, Public Collaboration Opportunity 12/17/2021

1950 Census Release Will Offer Enhanced Digital Access, Public Collaboration Opportunity

1950 Census Release Will Offer Enhanced Digital Access, Public Collaboration Opportunity By Victoria Macchi | National Archives News Enlarge Unused Form 17Fld-1, Portfolio Control Label for the 17th Decennial Census, 1950. The document was folded in half, and due to adhesive on the blank reverse side, the two halves adhered together. View in National Archives Catalog WASHINGTON, DC, Dec...

Reynolds Cemetery and the Unsolved Crouch Murders 11/21/2021

Reynolds Cemetery and the Unsolved Crouch Murders

Reynolds Cemetery and the Unsolved Crouch Murders For decades, people have gathered every year on the night of November 21 at the Reynolds Cemetery in Jackson, Michigan, hoping to see the reunion of two lost souls. Gathering might not be as common as it once was in the past, as creepy neighbors with shot guns and the police are a few of the factors...

11/19/2021

TGIF!!! Just a friendly reminder to prep some questions to ask family and/or gather recent Genealogy discoveries to share during Thanksgiving next week 😉

11/19/2021

Most of us like free genealogical resources, right? If you are like me, you have a set number of "go to" websites for searching and browsing for pertinent records and record collections. I have a number of them that I use all the time. I have put together my Top 40 Free Online Genealogy Websites for you to skim through. Maybe there are a few you don't use or may not have even heard of. This reference guide has the links and a very short description of each site.

Get this Free Downloadable Reference Guide and start visiting these websites. You'll be glad you did! https://bit.ly/3qN57aU

09/13/2021
09/09/2021

✨✨✨We are excited to announce that we will be back to having IN PERSON MEETINGS starting the first Saturday in October at the Meijer Branch Library in their community room. More details to come on the speaker. 🎉🎉🎉

08/10/2021

Me & my plus one representing the Society! Stop in & see us 😁

Genealogy Workflow: Workspace, Organizing, Filing & Research Process 07/24/2021

Genealogy Workflow: Workspace, Organizing, Filing & Research Process

Genealogy Workflow: Workspace, Organizing, Filing & Research Process Learn my genealogy workflow from how my computer is arranged, my filing system, keeping your genealogy files organized, and the proper genealogy research pro...

07/01/2021

📢 RE-OPENING INFORMATION: Michigan History Museum and Archives of Michigan in Lansing. 📢

UPDATE: EFFECTIVE AUGUST 23, 2021 - Face masks that cover the nose and mouth are REQUIRED for all staff and visitors to the Michigan Library and Historical Museum. See visitor information at the links below for details.

The Michigan History Museum will re-open for visitors on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting August 6, and return to our regular seven days a week schedule starting Sept. 7. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/Museum.

The Archives of Michigan will re-open by appointment only Monday through Friday in August and will return to its regular public research hours beginning Sept. 7. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/ArchivesOfMI.UPDATE

Reading it Cold 06/26/2021

Reading it Cold

Reading it Cold Remember that in many cases, the indexer indexing the record you are using was not familiar with the names in the area where the records were created. In most cases, they are reading the names R…

06/16/2021

Join us Thursday evening from 6-7pm for a panel discussion of our Voices and Votes Smithsonian Display!

Dr. Thomas Henthorn, of the University of Michigan, along with Dennis Skupinski and Jenny Crews will be on hand to present various topics.

06/15/2021

06/05/2021

Who has had this happen? I just had this a couple of weeks ago. I started laughing because death was 9 years before her death. I believed something was backwards in the records. :)

06/03/2021

If there are farmers markets or community events that are coming up, please send a message with a link. We want people to be aware and involved if they can be.

Food Truck Tuesday returns to Jackson's Horace Blackman Park 06/03/2021

Food Truck Tuesday returns to Jackson's Horace Blackman Park

A little local news to share....

Food Truck Tuesday returns to Jackson's Horace Blackman Park Jackson's third annual Food Truck Tuesday came back after an absence in 2020. Hundreds of people gathered to enjoy live music, food and drinks.

06/02/2021

Inside Scoop About FamilySearch.org 05/26/2021

Inside Scoop About FamilySearch.org

Inside Scoop About FamilySearch.org Whether you're a beginner or experienced family historian, you'll want to see this one. Get the inside scoop about FamilySearch.org from guest Courtney Conno...

05/25/2021
05/17/2021

Happy Monday!

05/16/2021

05/03/2021

The Library hours have changed to Tuesday and Thursday 1:00PM -5:00PM, and Saturday's will now be by appointment only. You can email [email protected] to set up an appointment.

We appreciate your understanding with these changes.

Jackson County Genealogical Society updated their business hours. 05/03/2021

Jackson County Genealogical Society updated their business hours.

Jackson County Genealogical Society updated their business hours.

04/24/2021

A rather smart way of showing genetics and family trees. Now hopefully we also don't drive you to want gummy bears. 😄

Online historian talk: Overcoming the pitfalls of genealogy research 04/23/2021

Online historian talk: Overcoming the pitfalls of genealogy research

If you wish to attend this event, there is a link in the article to request a Zoom invitation. This could be quite informative.

Online historian talk: Overcoming the pitfalls of genealogy research On Tuesday, May 4, at 6 p.m., the Camden Public Library will host historian Mark Bradford Richardson for an online presentation called, “Genealogy and Historical Storytelling: Overcoming Pitfalls and Getting it Right.” Richardson’s program will use...

Man finds hidden cemetery from 1800s next to his home, starts project to restore it 04/16/2021

Man finds hidden cemetery from 1800s next to his home, starts project to restore it

This would be interesting if you bought land or a home and discovered this.

Man finds hidden cemetery from 1800s next to his home, starts project to restore it NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Sometimes new adventures come into our lives from the most unexpected places. One man didn't know that adventure was just feet from his front door.

How To Use WorldCat For Your Genealogy Research | Are You My Cousin? 04/08/2021

How To Use WorldCat For Your Genealogy Research | Are You My Cousin?

In case you think the article ends short, keep scrolling. There is a wealth of information but it is a blog with ads.

How To Use WorldCat For Your Genealogy Research | Are You My Cousin? WorldCat can be a valuable tool in your genealogy research. Discover how to use WorldCat to find family histories and other genealogy resources.

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The JCGS Library is staffed by volunteers and always eager to help you with your genealogical requests. A donation to the Society for research and associated costs is appreciated!

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211 W Ganson St, Ste 170
Jackson, MI
49201

General information

Library Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Society Officers:
President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rae Pierce
Vice President . . . . . . . . . . Rich Cottrell
Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurie Lightfoot
Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Moulton
Past President . . . . . . . . . . . Stacy Stoner
Librarian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosalee Griewahn
Lexicon Editor . . . . . . . . . . . Dianne Jonas
Newsletter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurie Lightfoot
Courthouse Coordinator . . . . Elaine England
Research Emeritus . . . . . . . . Doris Littebrant
Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Library Volunteers

Opening Hours

Tuesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday 1pm - 5pm

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Palmer Family Chiropractic Palmer Family Chiropractic
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