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: Wednesdays and Thursdays, and the first and third Saturdays of each month - 10 AM - 3 PM: Except on Holidays.
The SGES Library is now open by appointment only
Appointments must be made at least seven days in advance so that we can control the number of people in the Library at various times. The monthly meetings are now held virtually so check our calendar for meeting links..
6215 Sauterne Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32210
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This schedule is subject to change so it’s best to Check our schedule before visiting the library.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday. 2020 has been a challenging year for all of us and I have hope that 2021 will be a much better year. We are now open but only by appointment.
In the first quarter of 2021 we have planned several webinars for our members. The first webinar/zoom meeting will be on Friday, January 8th at 10:00 a.m.
As a rule, the society does not advertise any businesses but I feel that I should pass on a couple of important ones to our members. Some of you have used the company FotoTechnika in the past for photo restoration, transfer of photos to digital formats and other services. They were located at Beach Blvd. but have recently moved back to the Westside. Their new address is 2025 Blanding Blvd.
Also, while the library was closed, we did some housekeeping and had the carpets cleaned. Metro Carpet Cleaning was the company we used and they did an excellent job at a very reasonable price.
I would like to give a very special thanks to Valerie Bennett for her work as editor of the SGES Newsletter. She has worked tirelessly for this society. The January Newsletter was her last for us. She has asked to step down from this responsibility but will continue to help in other ways. We welcome anyone interested in taking over the Newsletter. Email SGES if interested.
I think you will really enjoy the article on Edna Agnes Jackson who was a “Rosie the Riveter” during WWII. Women played a vital role during the war and we are happy to honor their work.
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 sponsored by, SGES but we thought they may be beneficial to genealogists.
Many genealogists remember the amount of excitement in April 2012 around the release of the 1940 US Census. Following the “72 Year Rule” for records at the National Archives, the results of the 1950 US Census will be made public on Friday, April 1, 2022. It’s never too early to prepare for this valuable data related to US genealogy research!
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.