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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.

Coming Up:

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Duquoin Public Library

1:30 p.m.

         Joy Whitson Upton, GSSI Board member and former Librarian for the organization, will discuss DNA in Genealogy at the general meeting on Saturday, June 13 at the  Du Quoin Public Library. The easily accessible library is located at 28 South Washington Street.

            Ms. Upton, popular area genealogist and lecturer, is  enthusiastic about the use of DNA data in family research.  A retired school librarian, she is a former president of the Illinois Genealogical Society and currently serves as the Illinois DAR State Librarian.  She also teaches genealogy classes at John A. Logan College and has presented numerous workshops on the use of DNA in genealogy, including one recently at the Illinois State DAR Conference in Bloomington.

          The Governing Board will meet one hour before the General Meeting (12:30 p.m.)

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Annual Conference and Book Fair

Josh Taylor

 D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS

President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies

Featured Researcher on PBS and NBC Genealogy Series

Meetings of GSSI are open to the public; membership in the Society is not required to attend.  A fee is charged to attend conference sessions, but registration is not required to browse the Book Fair.

Last update: June 2, 2015
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