Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society

official page of the Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society

The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society (SGES) is a 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 and some foreign countries. Many family ancestry's records have also been documented and placed within our library.   


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Past and Present Newsletter


September 2019 Past and Present -Genealogy Newsletter

Newsletter of The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society

August 2019

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Family History Day

"The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be holding a one day workshop for any interested family researchers.  Some of you may be interested in attending." 

Carol Clay

President SGES  

You are Invited to join the Family History Library for "FAMILY HISTORY DAY"

September 21, 2019, 9:00 am – NOON

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

11951 Old St. Augustine Road

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Quote of the Month


“We don’t know what we don’t know.”— Elissa Scalise Powell 

Alana's Treasures in Our Library

Library Location: FL-442

Title: Non-Federal Census of Florida, 1784-1945: A Guide to Sources by Karen Packard Rhodes 

This is a great book if you have family that lived in Florida. It has information on multiple books, periodical articles, manuscripts, original documents, microfilmed and digitized works and where to find them.   

Book on Elisha Padgett Available

The SGES library has multiple copies of "Elisha Padgett of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida And His Descendants". The research was compiled by Mabel Padgett Moyer.

Anyone interested in a copy please contact SGES by email, or by phone. This material will be mailed or available for pick-up at the SGES library for a donation.

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