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Monthly Meeting Minutes
Officer Contact List
22 Feb 2013
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.
May 9, 2013
Lost and Found: Your
Searching for biological parents,
siblings or children following an adoption event can be a difficult,
if not impossible task. Join us as Belleville native Larry Darnell
shares strategies and resources for adoptees and birth parents
to find their biological relatives, along with his personal experiences
researching his own biological lineage. Mr. Darnell has a 30
year career in Information Technology and has been actively researching
and documenting his family history for the past 15 years. He
also maintains the St. Clair County Genealogical Society Facebook
page at http://www.facebook.com/SCCGS.
June 13, 2013
German Farm Life and
Learn what your ancestor's life
was like in different areas of Germany with a slide show of homes,
farms, traditional costumes and local traditions. This program
will be presented by Kathy Wurth, genealogist, lecturer, and
owner of Family Tree Tours, a heritage travel company.
No Meetings Yet Scheduled
for the Following Dates
|August 8, 2013
|October 10, 2013
If you have something you would
like to see presented or you would like to make a presentation,
please contact the president, email@example.com
and we will try to accommodate your wishes.
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.
If you have any photographs you would like to have added to the
"Mystery Photographs" pages, please send them to me
(Note: My internet provider limits the size of my e-mails, including
attachments, to 10 Meg.)
On October 11, 2012, Lola DeGroff presented a program on Creating
a Digital Scrapbook.
Lola had a handout that leads you through the steps of creating
a scrapbook page and exporting it as a JPEG. It then leads the
user through the steps of uploading the pages and having the
scrapbook printed. If you would like a copy of this handout,
it can be downloaded or printed here.
MADISON COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK
155 N. Main Street
EDWARDSVILLE, IL 62025
For additional information
contact Judy Nelson 618-296-4932
or Elsie Wasser at 618-656-2299
For Immediate Release
CIRCUIT CLERK ARCHIVES GO ONLINE
EDWARDSVILLE, July 23, 2012 -Madison County Circuit Clerk Judy
Nelson announced the Circuit Clerk's Office has undertaken an
extensive initiative to preserve thousands of historic court
records through digital imaging.
"Creating digital images of historic records ensures they
will be available for research and safe against loss or disaster,"
Nelson said. "But equally important is that once the digital
images are created, they are being published online and available
to the public. The records are valuable to historians and genealogists,
as well as people just curious about family history."
To read the entire article,
Stalker Needs Articles
The Stalker is in
dire need of articles. None have been received by the editor
since late December 2011. The summer issue will be rather slim
unless some new material is received soon. We need input from
Send your contributions to Scott Delicate at firstname.lastname@example.org
Troy Times-Tribune Looking for
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.
1940 U.S. Census Project
The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project
is seeking volunteers from genealogical and historical societies
to help make the 1940 U.S. Federal Census searchable online for
Be Part of the Historic 1940 U.S. Census Project
Societies and individuals can provide expert help to index census
returns for the areas in which they live, creating a more accurate
and long-lasting record while at the same time generating excitement
for society and volunteer activities. History is waiting. the
Benefits of Participation
- Generate excitement among society
members and boost participation in the society
- Attract new members
- Help create a very important,
free online record set for researchers of ancestors in your area.
Join online at www.thel940census.com/society
or over the phone 1-855-IDX-1940 and receive a Getting Started
kit with information to help you recruit and train your members.
We will also offer other helpful resources, contests, and incentives
to further train and motivate your members and to provide recognition
of your society's efforts.
2013 are now being accepted. We would very much appreciate receiving
your renewal checks ASAP. Delinquent members (unpaid on 31 January
2013) will receive no more Society publications until their dues
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.
The following memberships are available:
Individual/Family Annual Membership $20.00
Patron Annual Membership $30.00
Life Membership $250.00
Contact our Secretary, Petie Hunter, at email@example.com,
about a gift membership.
and Taking Orders
The Ten Year Stalker Index,
1991-2000, is complete; and we are taking orders for either a
printed copy, 330 pages, for $45 or a copy on CD for $15. The
CD copy is searchable using Adobe Reader.
A new Ten Year Stalker Index, 2001-2010, is complete; and we
are taking orders for either a printed copy, 304 pages, for $35
or a copy on CD for $15. The CD copy is searchable using Adobe
To place an order contact Petie Hunter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
are always welcome.
Goals of the Society
and educate persons in the study of family history and research
To preserve genealogical
and historical record.
To inform people of the
importance of collecting, preserving, and circulating genealogical
To promote research, publish,
and circulate genealogical records and information .
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
INVITE YOU TO RESEARCH YOUR ANCESTORS WITH US!
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