Meetings & Events

                     CHANGE IN DAY & TIME

In person meetings have resumed at the Meijer Branch Library on first monthly Saturdays.  We have space there to socially distance to your level of comfort.  Please bring your own beverage. 

                     CHANGE IN DAY & TIME

    beginning in our 2019-2020 Membership year:

Jackson County Genealogical Society meetings will usually be held the first Saturday from 1-3PM of each month from September through December.

                   No meeting in January

         Meetings resume in February to June.

               No meetings in July or August

Meetings are held at:

Meijer Branch Library

    2699 Airport Road

   Jackson, Michigan

Social hour is at 1:00 pm. with meetings at 1:30 pm.

   Speakers 2020-2021

New membership year: 2021-2022

begins September 1st

11 September 2021 - Dinner meeting at Davis & Sons Banquet Center.  Silent Auction.  Presentation on early Jackson businesses.

2 October 2021 - Our annual "Members Share"

          [Karen Krugman to be rescheduled]

6 November 2021 - Speaker: Shirley Gage Hodges - presentation TBA

4 December 2021 - To be confirmed:

Andy Skrzynski presenting on his years as a resident of Jackson's St. Joseph Home for Boys - copies of his book to be made available.

NO MEETING in January


 12 September 2020:  Our annual "Members Share"

---send your research experience / ancestor story to be shared in our Newsletter 

       November 2020 -  Video presentation: 

“Storytellng and How to NOT Revise History -

How to avoid bias and write for increased understanding” presented by Laura Hedgecock

       December 2020 - Video presentation:

“Scandalous Ancestors: Tracking Black Sheep Family Members” presented by Jessica Trotter

        January 2021 - Video presentation:

Jackson's own author/historian, Linda Hass

         February 2021 - Video presentation:

Patricia B. Yocum, librarian emerita at U of M, will present on researching Polish ancestry.

          March 2021 - Video presentation:

Derek J. Blount, professional genealogist and owner of "Lost Branches" will present "Ulster-Scots Research"

            April 2021 - Video presentation:

Julia Hanneman-Schoenbach will speak on Germanic Research

             May 2021 - Video presentation:

Dan Fantore, retired teacher & Certified Genealogical Records Specialist will present "Breaking Down Brickwalls"

Video presentations were shown on our closed (open to JCGS members only) Face Book page.

*SAVE THE DATE - Fund-raiser dinner - to be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 [Covid permitting!], at Gene Davis & Sons Banquet Center, 3575 Francis St., Vandercook - Speaker/program TBA 

Cancelled in 2020, to be rescheduled in the future:

 *presentation about the new Hackett Auto Museum in Jackson