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           General meetings are held quarterly on the second Saturday of the month at libraries and other sites in the GSSI 28 county service area.  Dates, times and places of these meetings will be announced in this space and in local media.   

         The Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois' collection of genealogy and history books and microforms in the John A. Logan College Library may be used whenever the College Library is open. Prospective researchers are advised to consult the JALC Library website or call 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338 for current hours of operation.  The Library is closed on weekends.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

John A. Logan College Library,

Carterville, Illinois

2:00 p.m.

Featured Speaker

Helen Sutt Lind

"Abandoned Cemeteries of Crab Orchard Refuge"

        Helen Lind of Johnston City is a Charter member of GSSI and the acknowledged expert on Williamson County cemeteries, which she began searching in 1968.  You might have read recent newspaper articles about her research of the "lost graves" in the Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge.  This is a meeting you will not want to miss! 

        Also on the Agenda

         Over the last several years GSSI has made several changes to how we have done things.  We have recognized that times have changed and so must we. With that being said, one of the newest tasks being taken on is changing parts of the constitution. I asked Don Riggins to help in this very grueling task.  In April, the board voted to make the first of probably several changes needed. The first change is how the calendar year for the board will fall. Before the meeting, please review the changes posted in the April-May Newsletter or read them on the GSSI Blog Page

         A vote by the members to help facilitate this change will be held at the June meeting at John A. Logan College. I ask that you come out and cast your vote at that time.
                                                                                                    Jackie Lyell, President

Directions:  Use the East Entrance to the College.  Once inside the building follow the corridor on the right to the Library.

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Last update: June 5, 2016