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"Our purpose is to encourage the science of genealogy, to help others gather genealogical information, to preserve, and publish material of historical and genealogical nature, all for educational purposes."

Meetings are held at 1:30p.m. second floor Meeting Room at the Kewanee Public Library unless otherwise noted.
Everyone is welcome, elevator at First Street Entrance.




2015 MEETINGS


Genealogical Conference

41st Quad Cities Genealogical Conference
Saturday 25, 2015 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m
Viking Club of Moline
1450 - 41st Street, Moline, Illinois
for more info call: Len Stevens 563-359-9672 or Chris Lossi 563-355-6298 or http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilbgsrim/

APRIL 27 - Angie Snook, Curator of the Geneseo Historical Museum, will present a program: “The Orphan Train in Henry County.”

The “Orphan Train” is one of America’s best-kept secrets.  The orphan trains carried more than 250,000 homeless children from the East Coast to the Midwest farmlands between 1854 and 1929.  A large portion of them settled in Henry County and grew up on local farms in this area.  Others went on to Iowa and Kansas. There were many reasons and stories of why the children rode the orphan trains.  Each is different in many ways, and yet, they all fought for the same goals - happiness and a family to love them.

Angie  Snook has been Curator/Director of the Geneseo Historical Museum for 17years.  She has been involved with the museum for 36 years.  Prior to becoming the Curator/Director of the museum, Angie taught early childhood and was Director of that program for 20 years.  She is married to Mel Snook, retired high school art teacher and coach.  They have two grown children;  Ami Murray who teaches art at Colona School and Andrew who teaches art and English in Bangkok, Thailand.   They are blessed with four grandchildren.  Angie will be retiring June 1st of this year.

Everyone is Welcome!

MAY 18 - Bishop Hill Dairymaids. This will be in the form of a skit using the facts and portraying the history about Bishop Hill. (time change due to holiday)

JUNE 22 - Todd Dedecker, Administrator of Bishop Hill Heritage Association to talk on Civil War - 57th Illinois Infantry  D Company which was composed of Swedes from Henry and Rock Island Counties.

JULY 27 - Adam Jaquet  Songs of the Civil War era.

AUGUST 24 - - Terry Austin. Quilts of Valor, The story of giving Veterans a quilt for the service of their country. Hope to have a presentation that day.

SEPTEMBER 28 - Maryan Wherry. She will share with us the story of Warner Castle, north of Orion, Illinois. The castle was built by Wilder W. Warner in 1895 who had a passion for castles.

OCTOBER 26 - Chuck Sanders will do a program on his Great Grandfather carpentry tools  from 1850 and a narrative including the content of the letters.
 
NOVEMBER 23 -  Floyd Ham will do Getting more for Genealogical research  thru obituaries.

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO ENJOY EACH AND EVERYONE OF THE PROGRAMS.