Meeting Information


The Society council meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month from 12:00 p.m to 1:30 p.m. at the Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida.


The Society monthly membership meetings are held the 3rd Saturday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Webb-Wesconnett Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, Florida.

February 2018
In February we will be holding a joint meeting with the Southern Genealogist's Exchange Society. Please note that this is not our normal data, time, and place of meeting.
Date and Time: 10 February 2018, 10:00 AM
Location: Mandarin Branch Library, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32257
Speaker: Joel Warner
Topic: How To Get It Right
Brief Description:: Helpful hints on how to make accurate decisions about the people you claim for ancestors It is so easy to have the right name but the wrong person entered into lines just because a name cropped up on a census or in someone's undocumented family tree.
Speaker Bio: Joel’s interest in genealogy and family history began with his Grandmother Whiting, who was a prolific genealogist and told stories about ancestors from as early as he can remember. He has a BA degree from Brigham Young University in History and Political Science and a Masters Degree from St. Thomas University in Human Resource Development. His career was in human resources, training and development — working both as a private consultant and in corporations. He retired from CSX Transportation. He currently serves as a volunteer, doing training work for FamilySearch. A current focus is helping people record their own stories and histories. He is a past president of the Jacksonville Genealogical Society.
March 2018 JGS is pleased to once again be a sponsor of the North Florida Genealogy Conference (8th annual). This event takes the place of our normal monthly meeting.

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018. Doors open at 8:00 am for check-in and the opening session is at 8:30 am.

Location: The LDS church located at 461 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, 32073. This is South of the Orange Park Mall and immediately adjacent to Orange Park High School.

Registration: Online registration and payment is now available online. Cost is still $25 and includes lunch for those who pre-register.

The website ( contains registration and much more information about the conference and the schedule of the lectures and presenters. Our keynote speaker will have 4 lectures on DNA and provide information for the beginner through advanced. This year there are 20 lectures by 14 knowledgeable presenters. Also, they will be offering one-on-one help in the Family History Center and help with your Brick Wall problems.
April 2018
Date: 21 April 2018
Speaker: Vishitra Garig
Topic: Snitches Get Stitches
Brief Description: This lecture covers the WWII period in Clay County by analyzing the German U-Boat prisoners of war kept at Camp Blanding. Methods of capture, interrogation and who these seamen were during, before and after the war are discussed. Nazi Germany's U-Boat program is covered.
Speaker Bio: Vishi Garig is a native Texan from Brownsville, Texas, and she currently serves as Clay County Archivist for Tara Green, Clay County Clerk of Courts. She received a Bachelor of Journalism Degree form the University of Texas in 1988 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law School in 1992. From 1992 to 2000 she practiced criminal law as an Assistant District Attorney/Assistant County Attorney in Chambers and Liberty Counties, Texas, as well as Kleberg and Kennedy Counties in Texas. She was a volunteer at the Clay County Archives from 2009 to 2013. In 2013 she began work as the Clay County Archivist and Special Projects Clerk. She has had a lifelong interest in history and has been involved with genealogy since 1998. She is the mother of two sons.

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