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. During Covid, we began offering virtual meetings (info and downloads here).
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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May Meeting Information is Available
All editions of the 2008 Collage have been added 5/18/21
Four 1984 collages added 2/22/21.
Early settlements of Cape Girardeau County added 2/22/21.
Common Nicknames added 2/22/21.
First Postmasters of Cape Girardeau County added 2/22/21.
Four 2011 collages added 1/25/21.
New December Collage added 1/3/21.
Four 2010 collages added 1/3/21.
Two books for Cape Girardeau (City) births from 1997-1926 have been added 1/3/21.
New Sept Collage added 10/2/20.
All 2012 Collages were added 9/9/20.
Estate Settlements Cape County 1853-1950 was added 9/9/20.
Guerillas burned Hamburg Catholic Church in Civil War was added 9/9/20.
All editions of the 2015 Collage have been added 1/26/20, and the Dec 2019 issue.