The next regular meeting of the Cherokee County Genealogical Society will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, February 11, at the First United Methodist Church, 1031 SE Loop 456, in Jacksonville, Texas. The meeting will be followed by light “Pot Luck" refreshments provided by CCGS members. Regular CCGS meetings are held the second Monday evening of the month, September through May, unless otherwise announced.

Registration is now open for the CCGS Spring Seminar on Genealogy and DNA. Brochures will be available at the meeting detailing the society’s plans for the event. The date is Saturday April 6th. The place is in the meeting room of the Rusk Public Library (aka Singletary Memorial Library), 207 East 6th Street in Rusk, Texas. Cost of the seminar is $15.00 to cover a catered sandwich lunch. Reservations to attend the seminar should be made in advance by contacting the society (contact information below) as seating is limited CCGS event planners said.

The speaker for the four session event, two in the morning and two in the afternoon, will be Jim Jones of Shreveport, Louisiana. Mr. Jones, a Genetic Genealogist, is retired after a long career as an engineer in the energy field and has been active in several genealogical groups for many years in the Shreveport area. Details on times and specific session topics are in the event brochure.

The program for the regular monthly CCGS meeting on Monday February 11 is “Show, Tell and Share!” CCGS members will be sharing some of their current and/or past research experiences, both successful and not so successful, and answer questions about solving past and/or current research problems. Some CCGS members have expressed an interest sharing information about one of their favorite ancestors or some other interesting person or topic encountered in their research adventures..

More information about CCGS and the upcoming April DNA Seminar can be obtained by contacting the CCGS via e-mail to or by calling (903) 586-0135 and via regular mail at Post Office Box 1332, Jacksonville, Texas, 75766-1332. Further information about CCGS

can be found at CGS. The CCGS web site has recently moved to

CCGS dues for September 2018-May 2019 can be paid any time at a regular meeting or by regular mail. Annual CCGS membership dues are $20.00(single) and $25.00 for a two-member household. Membership includes issues of the CCGS publication, TREE TALK. Single issues of TREE TALK are also available for purchase by regular mail or e-mail. Articles and items related to Cherokee County genealogy and history can be submitted for publication in TREE TALK by contacting CCGS president and editor Gordon Bennett of Jacksonville at the e-mail and phone number below. Each issue of TREE TALK contains a list of publications available for sale by the society on Cherokee County history and the genealogy of Cherokee County, families.

Anyone interested in researching their family history and genealogy in general is invited to attend the CCGS meetings and join the society according to the CCGS press release. Free genealogy and historical research help is available after the regular CCGS business meetings and programs or by contacting a CCGS member between meeting dates.