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Last update: January 4, 2015

          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 during the week.  For current library hours consult the JALC Library website or call 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338.

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Next General Meeting
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cairo Public Library
2:00 p.m.

    Ed O'Day will give a program on the Irish in Early Cairo, a follow-up to his article on "Early Irish Settlements in Southern Illinois" that appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of the Saga. The GSSI Executive Board will meet prior to the General Meeting.

    O'Day is an Emeritus Professor of History at SIUC, a  Past President of GSSI and currently serves as Webmaster for the Society. He began his family history research in the 1970's and later added immigration history and Irish Studies to his academic credentials. He is a member of the American Conference of Irish Studies and has researched and published on pre-Famine Irish immigration to New England. He has done workshops on Irish Genealogy and given papers on the topic in the U.S. and in Ireland.

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.

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