The Southern Genealogists Exchange Society is one of two dynamic genealogical societies located in Jacksonville, FL. Though we style ourselves a local genealogical society, and most of our activities take place in the northeast Florida area, we serve the entire U.S. Southeast, and the rest of the country, as well,. We have members all over the country.
We publish a newsletter, Legacy, which is distributed to members electronically. We also publish a quarterly, The Southern Genealogist's Exchange Quarterly, which features articles about families, copies of documents, lists of cemetery interments, and other information of use to genealogists and family historians. The quarterly began as a privately-published periodical in 1957, and has been in continuous publication since then.
We host yearly seminars. We have had as seminar guests Lisa Arnold from Ancestry.com and George G. Morgan, one of the "Genealogy Guys." Our seminars cover a variety of topics, with a host of local and national speakers. Our next seminar is on 10 September 2011, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Riverside Presbyterian Church, 849 Park Street, in Jacksonville. The speaker is Patricia Charpentier, who will guide attendees in writing down their family histories and memories. Patricia has been our guest before, and her sessions are lively and instructive. Start writing your memories now.
Our president is Jon Ferguson. I am the Education Chair and duty blogger, Karen Rhodes. This blog will discuss the activities of SGES, its history, and topics of genealogical interest not just to those tracing southern lineages, but -- I hope -- to all. I also plan to have guest bloggers present their own perspectives on genealogical topics.
For more information on the SGES, including how to join, visit our website.