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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, March 12, 2016

Centralia Regional Library,

515 East Broadway

Centralia, Illinois

1:00 p.m.

        An extensive renovation of the Centralia Library was completed in March 2015. Entrance to the new meeting room is on the east near the outdoor bandstand. An elevator is available. Parking in the library lot is limited, but parking is possible on two side streets (Maple and Sycamore).

        The program, GENEALOGY ISSUES AND HERITAGE SOCIETIES, will be a panel discussion by experts on membership criteria for several societies. Linda Clark, member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the National Society Daughters of the Union from Mt. Vernon; James De Groff, member of Sons of the American Revolution and the 1812 Society from Troy; and Lynn Moore McCreery, member of the Jamestowne Society and Dames of the Seventeenth Century from Ozark will discuss Heritage Societies and the genealogical research needed to meet membership. The panel will also address general questions about family history research. Whether your research problem relates to a society application or a brick wall in your family research, this will be an informative and stimulating session.

         The Governing Board will meet at noon (12:00 p.m.), prior to the General Meeting. Meetings of GSSI are open to the public; membership in the Society is not required to attend.

Last update: February 13, 2016
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