Members of the Jackson County Genealogical Society will offer tips on navigating online family search websites at the group’s next meeting, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9.

Kirk Stephens, Sanji Watson and Mary Smith will discuss how to obtain genealogy information using popular sites including “Ancestry,” “Family Search” and “Find a Grave.” Note that the starting time for JCGS programs has been changed to 6 p.m. for the winter months.

Founded in 1991 to assist local families in learning about their roots, the JCGS maintains an office and research facility in the Courthouse Wing of the Jackson County Library. The Society meets regularly on the second Thursday of each month; all JCGS events are free and open to the public.

For more information about the JCGS or the Jan. 9 program, call the office at 631-2646 during operating hours (Monday-Friday,10 a.m. until 5 p.m.), visit www.jcgsnc.org or find Jackson County Genealogical Society on Facebook.