Welcome, Library resources to help genealogy research.


The CDC recommends everyone to maintain a self-imposed quarantine and stay at home. If you must go out in public, please keep a distance of 6 ft from others in order to minimize exposure. 

 CDC recommendations

The SGES library will be closed through the month of April to follow Federal and State guide lines concerning the Conoravirus pandemic. We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates on our Website as well as through email messages. 

Please stay safe at home as much as possible.

Sincerely, Carol Clay


Welcome To our Members & Visitors


Please note that, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the SGES Library is closed through the month of April and the April monthly meeting is 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. 

Library Hours: 

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

Except on 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 it’s best to check our calendar by Checking our schedule before visiting the library.



Monthly Meeting

JAX FTM Users Special Interest Group

JAX FTM Users Special Interest Group

 Date:  March 16, 2020 

 The April SGES Membership Meeting is currently cancelled, and the library is closed for the month of April. However, please keep checking, as the situation is very fluid and schedules are subject to change.

JAX FTM Users Special Interest Group

JAX FTM Users Special Interest Group

JAX FTM Users Special Interest Group


One of the efforts planned for the North Florida Genealogy Conference this year was to start organizing efforts for a Family Tree Maker - Special Interest Group (SIG)

The purpose of the SIG would be to periodically meet in some central location in the Jacksonville Area to discuss and learn the genealogy program Family Tree Maker. 

 Since the Conference had to be canceled, we are reaching out to the various Genealogy Groups here in Jacksonville, and asking their support to spread the information to their members.   

Past and Present Newsletter

JAX FTM Users Special Interest Group

Past and Present Newsletter

 March  2020 

Past and Present

Newsletter of The Southern Genealogist’s Exchange Society 

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