Our Library reopened on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 with our normal hours of 1PM-5PM.  Thereafter our hours will be our normal hours of Tuesday and Thursday 1PM-5PM. 

Routine hours on Saturdays are no longer available but may be scheduled in advance by appointment.

If you wish to visit outside of our routine Tuesday or Thursday hours, please call ahead to schedule an appointment with one of our volunteers.

We are requesting that if you have the following symptoms that you not come in for the safety of volunteers and library visitors.  

  • Cough

  • Fever

  • Shortness of breath

  • Muscle aches

  • Sore throat

  • Unexplained loss of taste or smell

  • Diarrhea

  • Headache

We will be taking measures to also protect visitors to protect them as well.  Thank you for being understanding, and we look forward to seeing you. 

Our Society

The Jackson County Genealogical Society was formed in 1977 by a small group of people, all of whom lived in the Jackson County area.  Initially, meetings were held in homes, libraries and churches.

Our first newsletter was published on April 4, 1978, containing our By-Laws, Objectives & Purpose, Upcoming Events, How-to's and Search Tips.

The Lexicon, our quarterly publication, was first published in the spring of 1979 and produced on an old mimeograph machine.

In 2004 our Library was established to serve as a repository for research files and resources that had been held in members' homes.  Our holdings are 100% donated and include resources not only for Jackson but of many other areas.  Our current location is the lower level in the backside of 211 West Ganson, Jackson MI.


Our Library is a non-profit, all volunteer organization.  We depend on our Members and Patrons, like you, to keep us open.

All funds collected for research are used to support the Library as none of our volunteers receive compensations for their time. 


Donations over and above our fees are greatly appreciated.

Our Board

Patty Snoblen 
Sandra Marsh
Vice President
Laurie Lightfoot
Library Director
Chian Kuntz