Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jefferson County Holiday Party


@ 2:00 – 4:00 PM


JCNYGS will have its annual holiday party at Greg and Tammy Plantz home at 21787 Reed Road, Watertown. Meat will be provided—guests are asked to bring a dish to pass. 

Guests are also encouraged, although not required, to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots Program. 

Society members and their family and friends are invited and welcomed to attend—the more the merrier. Just let Kevin know the expected number of attendees.

RSVP or call Kevin at 315-286-3930 or private message Kevin Leeson of Redwood on Facebook before December 6th.  

Thank you—we’ll see you there for a great time!!

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Elmina Spencer at Jefferson Co Genealogical Society

~ Elmina Spencer – Civil War Battlefield Nurse ~
Author Joyce Hawthorne Cook. In her book, Elmina Spencer: Oswego's Civil War Battlefield Nurse, Joyce brings this extraordinary 19th century woman – a U.S. Special Agent, nurse, and confidant for Union soldiers into the spotlight. Elmina, a woman devoted to the care and well-being of Union soldiers before, during and after battle. Joyce’s heavily researched piece allows the reader to almost hear the voices of Elmina, her supporters, and Civil War soldiers speaking to us directly.

Note: This meeting was inadvertently advertised for 9 November in an earlier Facebook posts. This was an error on our part. Because of Veteran's Day weekend, the November meeting is held the third Saturday in the month.
The meeting will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ives Street, Watertown, across from Immaculate Heart Central School (IHCS).  Driving directions to the church are:
  • From Route 81, take exit 44 to Route 232 toward Watertown. Drive 1.1 miles and take the second left turn on to Ives Street Road. Continue straight into the city. The church is the second building on the right; across from IHCS. 
  • From Watertown, it is on Ives Street, across from IHCS. Take Washington Street to Barben Avenue. Turn onto Barben Avenue and take it until it ends in a T. Turn left and the church building will be 300 yards on the left, just past IHCS. Or from Watertown, take Massey Street South; veer right onto South Massey and left onto Ives Street. The church building will be on your left, just past IHCS.