I want to reach out to each of you during this time of lock down to let you know some of the things that are still in place for our society.
The library on Sauterne Dr. remains closed at this time, however it is being checked on by several board members on a weekly basis. We are checking the post office box, and phone voice mail for any research requests and meet those needs if possible. The SGES email account is being checked daily and responses are made as necessary. This website is our primary source of updated information to members and followers alike.
Several genealogy sites are offering free online tips and research links at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check this website regularly as we update the links as new ones become available. Please see the "Other Events of Interest" section below to view those updates.
We will continue our monthly speaker meetings when governmental guidelines allow for public meetings.
Hope everyone is doing well and that we can be together soon.
Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society
In accordance with City of Jacksonville guidelines for the Covid-19 Safer at Home restrictions, the SGES library will remain closed for the month of May. The monthly meetings at the Kori Road library will not resume until group gatherings are permitted again. Future meetings will also depend on the reopening of the Jacksonville Public Libraries. Status updates can be viewed by pressing the SGES Calendar of Events button in the Upcoming Events section of this page.
We all have a great opportunity during this “down time” to doing more genealogy research (there is ALWAYS more than can be done, right?). All are invited to write an article for future newsletters. Share researching tips, write about your (or someone else’s) ancestors. Send in .doc format as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Short story opportunity: September 2020 will be the 75th anniversary for the end of World War II. There are stories that can be shared about those who served, or life during wartime. It would be interesting to hear those stories. Write a 1-3 paragraph brief for our newsletter. Pictures welcomed.
Sincerely, Carol Clay
Please note that, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the SGES Library is closed through the month of May and the May monthly meeting has been cancelled.
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.
Wednesdays and Thursdays and the first and third Saturdays - 10 AM - 3 PM:
Except on Holidays.
6215 Sauterne Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32210
or email us at www.sgesjax.org
This schedule is subject to change so it’s best to check our calendar by Checking our schedule before visiting the library.
In accordance with City of Jacksonville guidelines for the Covid-19 Safer at Home restrictions, the SGES library will remain closed for the month of May. The monthly meetings at the Kori Road library will not resume until group gatherings are permitted again. Future meetings will also depend on the reopening of the Jacksonville Public Libraries. Status updates can be viewed at sgesjax.org.
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