Newsletters


As of May 2015, JCGS no longer publishes a formal newsletter. Society information is distributed to JCGS members once or twice a month via MailChimp. This service is reserved for JCGS members only.

Below are the issues for 2014 and 2015.

For older newsletters, Go To Newsletter Archives.

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2015 Newsletters

Jan-April 2015 (Volume 31, Issue 1)

  • Unveiling an Historical Marker, by Louella Ormsby Sexsmith
  • Jefferson County History: Big Snow of 1916, by Marge Samuelson
  • Book Reviews by Sue Snyder. “Through the Looking Glass”, History of Dress from 1860 to Today” and “An Illustrated History of Hair Styles, 1830-1930”

May 2015 (Volume 31, Issue 2)—The Final Issue

  • Reorganization of the JCGS Library Collection, by Mary Stolaas
  • Jefferson County History: Mother’s Day: Lessons learned from our mothers, by Marge Samuelson
  • Book Reviews by Sue Snyder. “Dearest Friend”, by Lynne Withey

2014 Newsletters

Jan-Apr 2014 (Volume 30, Issue 1)

  • “What Did They Mean By That?”, by Jesse Stewart
  • Jefferson County History: Oral Histories – A Priceless Gift, by Marge Samuelson
  • Book Review: “Maps of the Oregon Trail”, by Gregory M. Franzwa, reviewed by Sue Snyder

May-Aug 2014 (Volume 30, Issue 2)

  • “An Unexpected Genealogical Find”, by Betty Burdyshaw
  • Jefferson County History: Newspapers, a rich source for family information, by Marge Samuelson
  • Book Review: “Covered Wagon Women”, edited and compiled by Kenneth L. Holmes, reviewed by Sue Snyder

Sept-Dec 2014 (Volume 30, Issue 3)

  • Roots Volunteer Award: Bev Brice, by Pam Wilson
  • Jefferson County History: What does Women’s Suffrage have to do with Prohibition?, by Marge Samuelson
  • My Revolutionary War Patriot, The Road to DAR Membership, by Pam Wilson
  • Book Review: “If Walls Could Talk”, by Lucy Worsley, reviewed by Sue Snyder