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.
June 8, 2017
Come and find out about George Washington’s use of a network of spies during the American Revolution.
Lola DeGroff retired from the Department of Defense following more than 20 years of government service. She is the Vice Regent of the Illinois DAR, member of and past Regent of the Silver Creek DAR Chapter, past State President of the Illinois Society US Daughters of 1812, treasurer of the Shawnee Chapter Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, and a member of several other lineage organizations.
Aug 10, 2017
Women of Antebellum Charleston
Dr. Obernuefemann is a Professor of History and the Coordinator of History, Political Science, and Geography at Lewis and Clark Community College.
She holds a B.A. in Journalism and History from SIUE, an M.A. in American History from the University of Charleston, South Carolina, and the Citadel, and a Ph.D. from George Washington University. She taught history in Louisiana and worked for the National Park Service. She returned to Madison County in 2004 and began teaching at Lewis and Clark. Her areas of expertise are American Social History, American Southern History, and the American Civil War.
"Family Connections: The women of antebellum Charleston, SC" is about how women interacted across class and race lines even though many families considered it distasteful. Specifically, this presentation examines family dynamics when a sibling marries someone of a different class or has children with someone of a different race.
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.
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
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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