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Welcome to the Genealogical Society of White County web site

What's New!

10 Sep 2014: The Annual Noon Luncheon Meeting of the Genealogical Society of White County Illinois is scheduled for Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the American Legion Post in Carmi, Illinois. Entertainment for this year’s meeting will be “Women of the Civil War.” Sue Berry and her group of women from western Kentucky will be dressed in typical Civil War clothing. A narrative will be given about each woman’s role during the Civil War and their attire. More information will appear in the October edition of “Roots & Branches.” Be sure to save the date — Saturday, October 25, 2014.

25 Sep 2013: The 2013 Annual Fall Luncheon was held 26 Oct 2013.  Todd Atteberry was the speaker.  For more information on the Luncheon, click here.  For additional information on Todd Atteberry click here.

August 2013: Our web site has been redesigned!

What is the Genealogical Society of White County?

Founded in 2003

Location: 1220 Outer East Main Street, Carmi IL.

Mailing address: P. O. Box 142, Carmi IL 62821.

Email address:

Our Purpose:

  1. To maintain and encourage the development, promotion and distribution of materials related to genealogical research in White County, Illinois,
  2. To preserve genealogical records, particularly those which pertain to White County, and,
  3. To publish genealogical records and information.

Our Organizational Structure:

The Society is made up of its membership and six Board of Directors. The Directors are elected to serve a three-year term and are the: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Director, Newsletter/Publications Director, and Nominations/Publicity Director. The Board of Directors meet on a bi-monthly basis in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public. Click on the "Meetings" link above for the dates, times and location of meetings.

Our Newsletter and Other Publications:

The newsletter, Roots & Branches, is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October and December. The newsletter is delivered free of charge by postal mail or e-mail to all of those with paid annual memberships. Click on the "Newsletter" link above for more information.

Other publications, including genealogy research books published by the Society are available for purchase by the general public. Click on the "Publications" link above for more information.





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