Welcome To our Members & Visitors


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 as well a some foreign countries. Many family ancestry's records have also been documented and placed within our library.   

Library Hours:  

Wednesdays and Thursdays and the first and third Saturdays - 10 AM - 3 PM

With the exception of Holidays, 

6215 Sauterne Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32210

Phone: 904-778-1000

or email us at  www.sgesjax.org 

This schedule is subject to change so its best to check our calendar by clicking on the button below before visiting the library.

SGES Periodicals Room

SGES Periodicals Room

Notice About 2020 Membership

 SGES Membership Renewal

Membership forms were mailed to past members this week. SGES Membership runs from January 1 through December 31 of each year. We depend on the membership dues and donations to fund the operation of our library building. 

New Members

If you would like to become a member of this active genealogy society, please download the application using the Renew or Join Today  link below. 

You may renew or join through PayPal or download the form to send by mail with your check. Again, we appreciate and value the support of our members.


Carol Clay



From the President

 The 10th Annual North Florida Genealogy Conference will be held Saturday, March 14, 2020 at the Church of Christ Latter Day Saints, 461 Blanding Blvd, Orange Park. As is the custom, there will be multiple classes to choose from about various topics. Registration opens January 1st.

The website https://nfgenealogyconference.org/ will list the day’s events and registration instructions. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the conference but those persons will not be guaranteed lunch. 

Monthly Meeting

 Date:  February 8, 2020 

Time:  Doors open at 10:00 AM

Location: Jacksonville Public Library located at 3330 Kori Rd. Jacksonville, FL 32257


Speaker:   Mitch Hemann 

Topic:  " What Your Ancestor’s Music Say About Them?"

From the Librarian


BY Georgia Pribanic, Librarian, SGES  

The National Genealogy Society website writes that the National Genealogical Quarterly (NGSQ) is a scholarly journal that publishes material concerning all US regions and all ethnic groups. It includes compiled genealogies, case studies, essays on new methodology and little-known resources, critical review of current books, and previously unpublished source materials. The SGES Library has many issues from 1957 to the current issue of this helpful title along with many paper indexes. In fact, SGES has more issues than the Public Library. This is a rich source and essential title available for your use in your study of genealogy. Come on down!

Past and Present Newsletter

 February 2020 

Past and Present

Newsletter of The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society 

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