SGES is offering a free one-year trial membership in our Society. You must apply before July 30, 2022, be at least 17 years old, and a resident of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, or St. Johns counties in Florida. Click on the Join Now button below to apply electronically or to download a hardcopy application. Apply now and start enjoying the use of our research library and receive our monthly genealogy newsletter.
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - June 2022
A special thank you to Peter Mullen and Linda Ellwood for presenting the May program on La Florida becoming an official Territory of the United States 200 years ago with the final exchange of flags on July 17, 1821.
SGES volunteers continue to clean, digitize material and better organize the library. We welcome any volunteers who would like to help at the library. Volunteers are a very valuable part of our organization. Please call the library at 904-778-1000 or send an email to email@example.com to offer your services.
SGES continues to offer a free one-year trial membership in our Society. You must apply before July 30, 2022, be at least 17 years old, and a resident of Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, or St. Johns counties in Florida. Application for this free membership can be made from our website at sgesjax.org by using the “Join Now” button to apply electronically or to download a hardcopy application. Apply now and start enjoying the use of our research library and receive our monthly genealogy newsletter.
SGES will participate in the Jacksonville 200-year Bicentennial on June 11th in downtown Jacksonville. We will have an SGES tent on Laura Street with goodie bags of information along with the raffle of two free DNA kits from Ancestry.com. This event will take the place of our regular monthly meeting for June. Join us at the SGES tent in downtown Jacksonville on June 11 anytime from 12:00-5:00 pm.
We express our sympathy to the family of Claude Arpen, whose wife, Paula, passed away in May of this year.
The SGES Newsletter for June 2022 is attached. Again, we would like to emphasize the importance of how and where information comes from for our family trees. As my maternal grandmother used to say, “Any job worth doing is worth doing right!”
Carol Clay, President
The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society (SGES) is a FamilySearch Affiliate Library and non-profit genealogy society in Jacksonville, FL, providing information and resources for genealogists since 1964. Members and non-members alike are always welcome and encouraged to browse through the over 6,000 books, periodicals and quarterlies published by other genealogical organizations. We also have many volumes covering special subjects like Revolutionary War Soldiers, Civil War soldiers, and the Great Puritan Migration, all within the SGES library. These resources cover the United States as well as some foreign countries. Many family ancestry's records have also been documented and placed within our library.
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Newsletter of The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society
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This calendar contains all SGES activities including upcoming meetings, current library hours, and SGES sponsored events.
These events are not affiliated with, nor are they sponsored by, SGES but we thought they may be beneficial to genealogists.
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