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Madison County Genealogical Society

Minutes of the Meeting - March 13, 2013

The March 2013 meeting of the Madison County Genealogical Society was held at the Edwardsville Public Library on Wednesday, March 13, at 7:00 pm. (Due to a minor scheduling disconnect, the meetings for January, February, and March are not on the usual day.)

President, Robert Ridenour, called the meeting to order.

The following is the Treasurer's report for the month of February:


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, about a gift membership.

March Meeting

On March 13, 2013, Shirley Daiber, long-time resident of Madison County who has an interest in researching and writing about history presented a program titled History of Marine.

The program started with a brief history of the beginning of Marine -- the Marine Settlement, which was first called Ferguson Settlement of Point Prairie, was established in 1813 (200 years ago) and eventually was the start of the village of Marine. The presentation continued with a discussion about the "old" businesses in Marine and the families that operated them.

This presentation was well received and many in the audience were familiar with some of the businesses in Marine. Especially the bakery!