Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society History

The first meeting of the Cape Girardeau County Genealogy Society was Wednesday, May 18, 1970, at the Riverside Regional Library, Jackson Missouri, with 25 people present. The first officers were Clinton W. Wunderlich of Cape Girardeau as President, Homer Hartle of Millersville as Vice President, Earl H. Oldham of Burfordville as Secretary, and Mrs. Carlton Meyer of Jackson as Treasurer.

These images are from the first scrapbook pages for the Cape County Genealogy Society.

The charter membors of the Cape Girardeau County Genealogy Society were Mr. & Mrs. Edgar P. Bock, Mrs. J. R. Bush, Mr. & Mrs. William S. Chase, Mrs. Catherine Cochrane, Miss Mary Cox, Mrs. Goldie Crites, Mrs. Joetta Giles (David B.), Mrs. Richard H. Giles, Homor Hartle, Charles Hopkins, Mrs. F. E. Keene, Mr. Leeman N. Kinder, Mr. & Mrs. Luke F. Kinder, Mr. & Mrs. Otto A. Koenig, Mrs. Carleton Myeyer, Mrs. Robert Hills, Mr. Earl Oldham, Mrs. Calvin Phillips & Judy Phillips, Mrs. Virginia Prost, Mrs. Norman Sanders, Mrs. Bernard J. Schaper, Mr. & Mrs. Truman B. Statler, Mrs. Robert G. Talley, Mr. & Mrs. Roland C. Wagner, Lester J. Wilfong, Mr. & Mrs. Frank Wilkinson, Mrs. Peggy Williams, Miss Belva Wills, Earnis T. Wright, and Clinton Wunderlich.

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The Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society was organized in May 1970, a non-profit organization, its primary purpose is education in the field of genealogy. Membership is open to individuals upon payment of the annual dues of $10, or a couple for $15, per year, beginning in May. Life membership is available for a one-time payment of $250.

CGCGS publishes a quarterly "The Collage of Cape County" in March, June, September, and December, sent free to members. All members are encouraged to submit articles for publication.


Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society
PO Box 571, Jackson, MO 63755
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The CGCGS Library is located in the Research Room at the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, 112 East Washington, Jackson, MO and is open during regular Archive Center hours. Our meetings are held at The Cape Girardeau County Archive Center, 112 East Washington in Jackson MO, bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., unless announced otherwise.


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