Discussion Groups

Genealogy and Family History. Local. National. International.


Yet another remarkable benefit of JCGS membership is being eligible to join one or more of the society’s Discussion Groups. For meeting information on these and other groups check out the *Calendar of Meetings & Events*.

Writers Group – Members of this group meet the 2nd Saturday of most months at 9:30 a.m. at the Research Center to learn from each other about how to get started, how to organize thoughts and data, how to address the audience and more when approaching a family history project. This group is of interest to all who are writing their family history, related stories, or their own memoirs.  Some write and read, some just listen, all members are welcome – this is a jovial group.

DNA Discussion Group – Convenes  occasionally at Research Center.  DNA is an exciting tool to help us overcome our brick walls and connect with distant “relatives”. But DNA test results can be confusing to understand. Have you or has someone in your family received results? Do you know how to interpret them? Are you making the best use of the online resources?  Here are two references that might prove useful:  Genetic Genealogy Resources and Genetic Genealogy Glossary.