County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 631
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0631
Dues Are Now Overdue
Unless Otherwise Stated, All Meetings are at 7:00 p.m., in the Community Room of the Edwardsville Public Library, 112 South Kansas, Edwardsville, IL. Visitors Are Always Welcome.
Sep 14, 2017
Melora Sackett Becker was born in Highland but spent most of her life in Edwardsville. She graduated from Edwardsville High School, married Leslie Becker and raised four children. Melora’s interest in genealogy is the result of her mother’s interest, which began in the late 50’s. After her mother’s passing, Melora decided to at least keep it up to date … and the fun began. She is now known as the family historian. While going through her mother’s pictures and records, Melora decided that the Western Experience needed to be recorded. It was two years in the making with the help of her cousin, Ruth Sackett Brusack.
The Western Experience is the record of her parents’ 18 month honeymoon through the Western United States in 1928 and 29.
Oct 12, 2017
Anne Barnett Gilham of Chouteau Township, an early settler of the Riverbend, will visit us and share her life story.
Nov 9, 2017
On the Internet
Frank will present a Wi-Fi Demonstration of very useful sites for genealogists researching German ancestors.
Frank Klostermann was born in Clinton County, Illinois, lived in Chester, Illinois, and is now a resident of Collinsville, Illinois. He has a bachelor’s degree from SIU-Carbondale in accounting, and worked for both the U. S. Army Audit Agency and the Internal Revenue Service. Over the years, Frank has been an active member of many civic organizations, including the St. Louis Genealogical Society and the St. Clair County Genealogical Society.
No Programs Scheduled for the Following Dates
If you have something you would like to see presented or you would like to make a presentation, please contact the president, firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to accommodate your wishes.
MCGS Board Meetings
MCGS Board meetings are held at 2:15 pm in the small conference room on the lower level of the Edwardsville Public Library on the last Monday of January, April, July, and October. The dates for 2017 are:
MCGS Facebook Page
The Madison County Genealogical Society has a Facebook page.
We have a NEW Mystery Photo. Check it out.
Stalker Needs Articles
The Stalker is in dire need of articles. We need
input from all members.
Madison County Pioneer Certificate.
If you are a direct descendant of an early (prior to
1880) resident of Madison County and can supply documented proof, you can
obtain a certificate stating that fact. You would also be eligible if your
ancestor was living before 1812 in the area that became Madison County. (When
Madison County was originally formed, it reached to the Canadian border).
A New Cemetery Web Site
Have you heard? You can now view over 55,000 photos of tombstones from 78 cemeteries in Madison, Macoupin, Jersey, and Greene counties free online! Also included are photos of the Smallpox Island Confederate POW Memorial in West Alton, Missouri, and of cemeteries in Leelanau County, Michigan. For more information, click here.
Archaic Medical Terms
If you are having trouble determining what your relative died from, you might want to consult http://www.archaicmedicalterms.com to see if a definition of the medical terminology is given.
[From the Texas Research Rambler Genealogical Group]
We have been asked about some place to post unknown
photographs where they can be viewed by others and
perhaps the subject(s) can be identified. We have added a "Mystery
Photographs" link to the MCGS home page. If you can identify any subject
in any photograph, please send an e-mail to the
address given with that photograph.
For additional information contact Judy Nelson 618-296-4932
To read the entire article, click here.
Troy Times-Tribune Looking for Information
On Thursday, May 31, 2012, the Troy Times-Tribune ran an article under the title of Down Memory Lane. This article included a photograph of The Blackjack Band. Only four out nine members of the band were identified. If you know anyone who ever played in The Blackjack Band, perhaps you can help identify the "unknowns." Click here to see the article.
*** NOTICE ***
Dues for 2017 are now being accepted. We would very much appreciate receiving your renewal checks ASAP. Delinquent members (unpaid on 31 January 2017) will receive no more Society publications until their dues are paid.
GIFT MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE
Do you have a family
member that is interested in (or even obsessed with) genealogy? A membership
in the Madison County Genealogical Society would be a very thoughtful gift. A
gift card will be sent to the recipient of any gift membership.
Now Available and Taking Orders
Visitors are always welcome.
Goals of the Society
To encourage and educate persons in
the study of family history and research methods.
To further these goals, the Society maintains a genealogical library room in the Edwardsville Public Library, holds workshops, invites guest speakers on topics relevant to genealogical research, and publishes genealogical records.
WE INVITE YOU TO RESEARCH YOUR ANCESTORS WITH US!
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