Our Mission

Continually add to the genealogical knowledge base of our members; expose the general public to genealogy pursuits; to assist the individual in the compilation of family histories; to record and preserve genealogical records; and to consistently further the interest in accurate genealogical research methods.


The SGES library contains over 6,000 books, periodicals, and magazines. In addition, our collection contains maps, family histories, and over 100,000 obituaries from Jacksonville and the surrounding regions. Ancestry.com access is available during regular business hours. We are staffed by volunteers, so it is wise to call ahead. There is a donation for non-members of $5.00 per researcher per day.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 7728
Jacksonville, FL 32238-7728

Library Address

6215 Sauterne Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32210-7728