Meetings & Events

                     CHANGE IN DAY & TIME

  Until the Covid-19 crisis is behind us, our meetings                 will  be a series of virtual presentations. 

    Watch our Face Book page for announcements

                     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: 2020-2021

begins September 1st

 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"

Currently our presentations are being 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