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Madison County Genealogical Society

Minutes of the Meeting - January 10, 2008


President, Robert Ridenour, called the meeting to order.


Secretary, Barbara Hitch reported that dues are now due.

In the absense of Treasurer, LaVerne Bloemker, Barbara Hitch presented the financial report for the period ending December 31, 2007.

Librarian, Elsie Wasser reported that several new items had been received for the library and will be placed on the shelves soon.

The president introduced a new member, Audrey Diener, from Troy, Illinois.

Michelle Ziegler presented a program titled A Sickly Season: Summer Fevers and Deaths in the American Bottoms Region 1760s - 1925.

This program covered the incidence of malaria, typhoid fever, and the choleras in the four American Bottoms counties (Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, and Randolph) in comparison with the rest of Illinois.