Historic Jackson County Court House

Jackson County Genealogical Society

310 Keener Street

Sylva, NC


Mailing Address: PO Box 480, Sylva, NC 28779

email: jacksongenealogy@dnet.net


Open Monday - Friday 10AM- 5 PM, Saturday by appointment


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.






Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jackson County Genealogical Society


A Tribute to Samantha Bumgarner


presented by

The Deitz Family


This event will be in the Community Room in the courthouse wing of the Jackson County Public Library on Thursday, July 14. Refreshments will be served beginning at 6:30 followed by the program starting at 7 pm. For more information, call 631-2646 or e-mail jacksongenealogy@dnet.net




JCGS Member

R. O. Wilson

2015 Recipient of the Mountain Heritage Award


Congratulations, R. O., on a well-deserved award!




Jackson County Genealogical Society

was the proud recipient of the

2012 Mountain Heritage Award



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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