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 as well a some foreign countries. Many family ancestry's records have also been documented and placed within our library.
Due to the SGES luncheon and the election of the Executive Board officers the SGES library will be closed.
The SGES library will be closed on December 25th through 30th. The library will also be closed on January 1st and 2nd.
Date: December 7, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: The Edgewater Clubhouse, 4370 Edgewater Crossing Drive, Jacksonville, FL
Come celebrate with SGES at our annual Holiday Luncheon. The Society will provide meat, drinks and paper goods. Call 904-778-1000 or email email@example.com to let us know what favorite dish you’ll be bringing to the festivities.
***Please note*** this month’s meeting will be the 1st Saturday of the month and will start an hour later than usual***
“If you don’t recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too.
The tales may not seem important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who
we are.”-- Madeleine L’Engle
Past and Present
Newsletter of The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society
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HT-1 The Handybook for Genealogists, United States of America, 10th Edition published by Everton Publishers, Draper, UT.
This 880 page book holds a wealth of information that is helpful to any researcher. Categories include: societies & repositories, bibliography & record sources as well as many other sources. An invaluable section lists all the counties in each state, when they were created and what county the new one was pulled from. Numerous foreign countries are also included.
FL-572 “Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley—African Princess, Florida Slave, Plantation
Owner” by Daniel L Schafer
FH-1316 “Huellas & Footprints—A Family’s Journey & Historical Reference”
edited by Jose’ I Ramirez
TN 112 “Washington County Historical Speeches 1987-1988” edited by Mildred S
Search our library inventory in TinyCat, a worldwide library catalog offering more search capability.
Adding our inventory on TinyCat is a work in progress and will take some time to complete; as of now it only lists our Florida category titles, with more coming soon. Use the link and check it out!
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 greatly appreciated.
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 helps us to do more.
Volunteers are needed to man the SGES library on a regular basis or as needed.Call or email SGES, indicating your interest.
Volunteers are also needed by SGES to do “look-ups” for "out-of-towners". Costs for copies, postage and phone calls would be reimbursed by the requester. You decide if you want to assist with a specific inquiry.
Since we are a non-profit organization, we rely on gifts and donations to provide our services. We couldn't accomplish our goals of furthering genealogical research without the help of supporters like you.