Formal meetings are held at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, 112 East Washington, in Jackson, Missouri, on the fourth Tuesday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 7:00 p.m. Informative programs are given at each formal meeting. Visitors are always welcomed to bring their questions, and work with more experienced genealogists at the meetings.
Click here for a descriptive list of publications. Publications are available by mail order. All books are soft bound (stapled or spiral) unless otherwise indicated. We pay postage and some quantities are limited.
The society maintains a library and other genealogical holdings in the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center. Our collection of local records is one of the best in Southeast Missouri. Many books have been published by the society and its members. Books donated to the CGCGS are listed in the next quarterly and placed in the Genealogy Room. We welcome photocopies of original records from the Cape Girardeau County area, such as Bibles, diaries, account books, and church, cemetery, and military records. Queries are free to members. The Genealogy Collection is open during Archive Center hours.
Our fiscal year is May 1 to April 30, so dues are due in May. Individual memberships are $10, family memberships are $15, and a life membership is available for a one-time payment of $250. We count on you and and apppreciate our active members. Click here for a printable membership form.
The CGCGS is currently NOT offering paid research. If you have specific needs, however, do not hesitate to email us and we may be able to put you in touch with a member who may assist you. Specific requests might be handled through the Archive Center.
President: Drew Blattner
Vice President: Dr. Bill Eddleman
Treasurer & Membership: Betty Voss
Recording Secretary: Sheila Porter
Historian: Deb Baughn
Corresponding Secretary: Need volunteer!
Web Manager: Cheryl Rutledge-Brennecke
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All editions of the 2015 Collage have been added 1/26/20, and the Dec 2019 issue.
All editions of the 2016 Collage have been added 12/22/19, and the Sept 2019 issue.
All editions of the 2017 Collage have been added 11/26/19.
All Cape City Death Records Books have been added 11/26/19
All editions of the 1982 Collage have been added 10/17/19.
a boat at Neely's Landing 10/16/19
his Will; slave Nancy 10/16/19
Lail and the Indians! 10/16/19
a history 10/16/19
a transcription 10/16/19
maiden name of Russell 10/16/19
Major Bollinger 10/16/19
a family history 10/16/19
Dutch or German? 10/16/19
a Bollinger transcription 10/16/19