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 as some foreign countries. Many family ancestry's records have also been documented and placed within our library.
Library Hours: The SGES Library is open on the following schedule:
Monthly Meetings: Our monthly meetings are now held virtually so be sure to check our calendar for meeting links.
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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - August 2021
As you know by now, we have recently experienced a large increase in COVID cases in Duval and surrounding counties. For instance, Baptist hospitals has notified the public that they have more hospitalized patients from COVID than they have ever had since the pandemic started. This seems to be the same for other local hospitals. There are some cases of individuals who have had the vaccine who fell ill with the new variant and had to seek treatment in emergency rooms.
In view of this surge in COVID cases, the SGES Board has decided to postpone the restart of our Monthly SGES Meetings until at least September of this year. We will continue to monitor the COVID rates and make a decision later regarding resumption of our meetings.
Please remember each other during these times of uncertainty. We look forward to normal activities soon.
SGES will not have a zoom meeting in August due to the change of plans concerning the in person meeting. Mark your calendars for September 10th for a webinar with Josh Goodman, from the Florida State Archives on "Land Documents in Family History Research".
Please check the SGES website often. Barry Sweetman, updates the site regularly with new information about online webinars and classes. Many of these cost as little at $5.00 to enroll in.
Past and Present
Newsletter of The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society
Select the "Read the Newsletter" link below to see this month's newsletter. You can also download past issues.
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.
We depend on the support of people like you to maintain our library and services. Please consider making a donation of any amount. Your donations are needed and are greatly appreciated.