Jackson County Genealogical Society

Welcome to the Jackson County (North Carolina) Genealogical Society web site. JCGS is a non-profit corporation, founded in July 1991, to meet the needs of Jackson County family researchers. Its goals are to publish and share genealogical information of interest to Jackson County researchers; to educate its membership through programs, workshops, and publications; and to encourage the collection and preservation of genealogical source materials and compilations.


Jackson County Court House

Left: architect's sketch of historic court house and new library. 

Right: entrance to the library and historic courthouse offices


If you have information and or articles you would like to submit for the website,

 please e-mail the webmaster.



Jackson County Genealogical Society is pleased to announced

The Scott Foundation Scholarship

details & application


The long awaited reprint of

 The Heritage of Jackson County, Volume I

has now arrived and is available for sale in our office





Jackson County Genealogical Society

August Monthly Meeting

August 14, 2014

7 PM

Community Room, Historic County Courthouse

Sylva, NC



“Dillsboro’s Monteith Cove”


The program will be hosted by the Dillsboro-based Appalachian Women’s Museum. The speakers will be Delos Monteith and Emma Wertenberger. They will speak about both Dillsboro and Monteith family history.

Local residents with knowledge of and interest in the topics are encouraged to attend and share their stories.

The program will be in the Community Room of the Jackson County Library on Thursday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m. All JCGS events are free of charge.


All JCGS events are free of charge and the public is welcome. For more information call 631-2646.


Upcoming programs




Jackson County Genealogical Society

is the proud recipient of the

2012 Mountain Heritage Award



Left to right: Scott Philyaw, Director of the Mountain Heritage Center, Kenneth Nicholson, President of JCGS, Ruth Shuler, office manager, Bud Cantrell and Bill Crawford, co-vice presidents, and Susan Belcher, wife of WCU Chancellor David Belcher.  Photo courtesy of WCU.




Macon County Cemeteries Volume I and Volume II are now available!

See our Bookstore page





     Migration Article      Families of Interest**   Family Reunion Page


**Our Families of Interest page is undergoing construction.  details here



For information about the society, membership, and/or book orders,

contact us


or e-mail


New & Noteworthy

Check our What's New Page to see what's been added in the last month


New On-line Yahoo Group for Jackson County Researchers



JCGS Bookstore

Genealogical publications offered by the

Jackson County Genealogical Society

Jackson County: In the Beginning...
The Original Petition to form Jackson County.

Jackson County's Civil War Soldiers
Over 400 Soldiers and Troop Listings.

The Jackson Query Board is thriving
Don't miss this great resource.

Membership Information and Application

Photo Album

If you have contributions for our Photo Album,
please send email to


Always check
Information Resources
for the latest updates and links.


The NC State Archives

The State Library of North Carolina

Manuscript and Archives Reference System (MARS)


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