in Illinois Digital Archives
Monthly Meeting Minutes
Officer Contact List
28 Nov 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.
January 9, 2014
From the Inside Out
RoxAnn Raisner, Director for
the 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson House will present a program
showing how the typical man and woman dressed during the Federal
Period (early 1800s). This promises to be very interesting and
RoxAnn grew up in southeast Iowa. Received her B.S. from Iowa
Wesleyan College, where she majored in Art with a double minor
in History and Political Science. Her career began in 1989, when
she was hired as assistant manager for Old Fort Madison, and
in 1993 she became the site's director. In 2003, she moved to
Glen Carbon. The Friends of the Stephenson House hired her in
2005, as the first Director of the 1820 Col. Benjamin Stephenson
House. RoxAnn has extensive knowledge of period sewing and clothing
construction techniques for the Federal Period.
February 13, 2014
The Price is Right:
the Genealogist's Guide to Free Stuff on the Internet
Tom Pearson, Subject Specialist
in the Genealogy Room of the St. Louis Public Library,will show
sites where genealogists can access genealogical databases for
free, and find free digitized books, newspapers, magazines, forms
and charts, clip art, images and photographs, maps, music and
podcasts, plus sites they can use to create free blogs and websites.
No Programs Yet 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, email@example.com
and we will try to accommodate your wishes.
A New Cemetery Web
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
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
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, click here.
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.
2014 are now being accepted. We would very much appreciate receiving
your renewal checks ASAP. Delinquent members (unpaid on 31 January
2014) 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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