Catalog of Books in the JCGS Library
Family History and Genealogy. Local. National. International.
The Library holdings of the society comprise approximately 2,000 books, CD’s, magazines and maps that have been purchased or donated by members since 1983. The collection includes holdings regarding all 50 states, and many foreign countries, references for foreign research, family histories and “how to” reference information. We also have histories and social histories in our library as one of our areas of interest.
Below are links to lists of our various collections. You can browse the Library stacks by visiting the Research Center. JCGS members may check out books for two weeks at a time.
Families Collection – Surname related works donated by our members.
Foreign Collection – Includes titles on Canada, England, Europe, France, Germany, Great Britain (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden), Slovakia and Switzerland.
Reference Collection – Includes titles on censuses, dictionaries, directories, ethnic, fashion, immigration, genealogy instruction, genealogy writing, Internet, magazines, maps, Military (Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War), DAR, National Archives, Religion and Women.
United States Collection – Includes compiled records, histories, periodicals, or research guides at the state or county levels. The number of items varies per area, but we have something for all 50 states.
50/50 Book Purchase Program
An important way to support the JCGS library is to participate in our 50/50 Book Purchase Program. You select a book you would like to use and then add to our library. If your suggestion is approved, you pay 50 percent of the cost and the JCGS pays the other 50 percent. You have use of the book for six weeks before it is added to the library shelves. A great deal for all of us. Click here for a 50/50 program form. If you have questions about this program, email the Library Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.