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.   

SGES Library Periodicals Room
SGES Library Periodicals Room

Special Announcement

Because of technology issues all emails sent and received from during the month of August have been lost. If you sent a message and have not heard back from us, that is the reason. Please accept our apology and do write again so that we can address your requests.

New! SGES Surplus Books Available

SGES is now offering surplus books online for a donation! 

SGES Events

Past and Present Newsletter


October 2019 Past and Present Genealogy Newsletter

Newsletter of The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society

August 2019

Quote of the Month

The Two Basic Rules of Family History Writing:

1/Do not wait 'until I finish my research’ to get started. You will never finish your research.

2/Do not try to tell everyone everything. You will become overwhelmed and lose your motivation.” –Linda Coffin

Alana's Treasures in Our Library

"The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy" by Blaine T. Bettinger 

SR-53. Sections in this book include Getting Started, Selecting a Test, Analyzing and Applying Test Results.

New additions to the SGES Library

GA-520 History of Macon County GA—Louise F Hays

NC-347 North Carolina Marriages and Deaths 1826-1845 Carrie L Broughton

EF-374 Naturalizations in the American Colonies –Gluseppi

AL-322 Marriages and Death Notices from Alabama Newspapers & Family

Records 1819-1890 –Foley

NC-348 North Carolina Bible Records—Wilma C Spence

October Membership Meeting


Date: October 12,  2019 

Time: Doors open at 10:00 AM

Location: Mandarin Public Library, 3330 Kori Rd, Jacksonville

Topic: Spanish Flu Pandemic 

Speaker: Peter Mullen 

November Membership Meeting


Date: November 9,  2019 

Time: Doors open at 10:00 AM

Location: Watson Realty Building, 4194 San Juan Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32210

Topic: Southern Folk Medicine 

Speaker: Marge Powell 

The meeting is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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How Can You Help?

We are a genealogy research society that offers a library with over 6,000 resources. We also have volunteers who can provide genealogical research assistance to help you discover your ancestry. We invite you join us in membership! Your membership will help us to do more. 

Get Involved!

We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our genealogy research vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. 

Thank You

We couldn't accomplish our goals of genealogy research without the help of supporters like you. Thank you for your time and donations that makes this possible!

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