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.

 

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Jackson County Genealogical Society is pleased to announced

The Scott Foundation Scholarship

details & application

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The long awaited reprint of

 The Heritage of Jackson County, Volume I

has now arrived and is available for sale in our office

details

 

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Jackson County Genealogical Society

April 2014 Monthly Meeting

7 PM

Community Room, Historic County Courthouse

Sylva, NC

 

Program:

The Dentist James Madison Zachary of Norton

and his 8 Daughters

 

Presented by

 

Jane Nardy

 

award-winning author and historian

 

Ms. Nardy will describe how she goes about identifying, locating, and interviewing living descendants of 19th Century ancestors, in this case many related to Sylva dentists, Drs. Daisy, Patsy, Patrick, and David McGuire.

 

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

 

 

Upcoming programs

 

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Jackson County Genealogical Society

is the proud recipient of the

2012 Mountain Heritage Award

 

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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.

 

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

See our Bookstore page

 

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     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

828-631-2646

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

details

 

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
photos.

 

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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