Dues Are Now Overdue
At the August 2016 MCGS Board meeting, it was noted
that the current dues structure was failing to keep pace with the expenses.
It was then decided to increase the annual dues.
Individual/Family/Institutional dues will henceforth be $25 per year, Patron
dues will be $35 per year, and The Life Member dues will be $300.
The last dues increase occurred in 2002.
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
has a NEW Email Address: [email protected]
Otherwise Stated, All Meetings are at 7:00 p.m., in the Community Room of the
Edwardsville Public Library, 112 South Kansas, Edwardsville, IL.
Visitors Are Always Welcome.
We will NOT be holding a meeting October 14, 2021. We are working
on other options for November and will keep you informed.
If you would like to make a presentation, please let me know ([email protected])
and I will see that you are added to the schedule.
MCGS Facebook Page
The Madison County Genealogical Society has a Facebook page.
The address is: Madison County Genealogical Society of Illinois
St. Clair County Genealogical Society Newsletter
Available Digitally !!!
The St. Clair County Genealogical Society has
changed their newsletter to a digital publication, available in printed from
only for an additional charge. Since we are exchange members with them, we
have access to their newsletters here.
We have a NEW Mystery Photo. Check it out.
Stalker Needs Articles
The Stalker is in dire need of articles. We need
input from all members.
Send your contributions to Mary Westerhold at [email protected]
Madison County Pioneer Certificate.
If you are a direct descendant of an early (prior to
1880) resident of Madison County and can supply documented proof, you can
obtain a certificate stating that fact. You would also be eligible if your
ancestor was living before 1812 in the area that became Madison County. (When
Madison County was originally formed, it reached to the Canadian border).
The fee for each certificate application is $20.00. One certificate is
included in the fee and will be mailed after eligibility has been determined.
Application fees are not refundable.
Brothers, sisters, children, or grandchildren of the applicant who wish to
apply at the same time as the original applicant also need to fill out an
application. Their documentation need only show direct relationship to the
original applicant. These additional applications include one designated
certificate each. The fee for additional certificates is $10.00 each.
If you are interested in applying for a Madison County Pioneer Certificate,
click here. for
an application and instructions.
A New Cemetery Web Site
Have you heard? You can now view over 55,000 photos
of tombstones from 78 cemeteries in Madison, Macoupin, Jersey, and Greene
counties free online! Also included are photos of the Smallpox Island
Confederate POW Memorial in West Alton, Missouri, and of cemeteries in
Leelanau County, Michigan. For more information, click
Archaic Medical Terms
If you are having trouble determining what your
relative died from, you might want to consult http://www.archaicmedicalterms.com
to see if a definition of the medical terminology is given.
[From the Texas Research Rambler Genealogical Group]
We have been asked about some place to post unknown
photographs where they can be viewed by others and
perhaps the subject(s) can be identified. We have added a "Mystery
Photographs" link to the MCGS home page. If you can identify any subject
in any photograph, please send an e-mail to the
address given with that photograph.
If you have any photographs you would like to have added to the "Mystery
Photographs" pages, please send them to me at [email protected].
On October 11, 2012, Lola DeGroff presented a
program on Creating a Digital Scrapbook.
Lola had a handout that leads you through the steps of creating a scrapbook
page and exporting it as a JPEG. It then leads the user through the steps of
uploading the pages and having the scrapbook printed. If you would like a
copy of this handout, it can be downloaded or printed here.
Troy Times-Tribune Looking for Information
On Thursday, May 31, 2012, the Troy Times-Tribune
ran an article under the title of Down Memory Lane. This article included a
photograph of The Blackjack Band. Only four out nine members of the band were
identified. If you know anyone who ever played in The Blackjack Band, perhaps
you can help identify the "unknowns." Click
here to see the article.
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 $25.00
Patron Annual Membership $35.00
Life Membership $350.00
Contact our Secretary, Petie Hunter, at [email protected], about a gift
Now Available and Taking
The Ten Year Stalker Index, 1991-2000, is complete;
and we are taking orders for either a printed copy, 330 pages, for $45 or a
copy on CD for $15. The CD copy is searchable using Adobe Reader.
A new Ten Year Stalker Index, 2001-2010, is complete; and we are taking
orders for either a printed copy, 304 pages, for $35 or a copy on CD for $15.
The CD copy is searchable using Adobe Reader.
To place an order contact Petie
Hunter, at [email protected].
Visitors are always welcome.
Goals of the Society
To encourage and educate persons in
the study of family history and research methods.
To preserve genealogical and
To inform people of the importance
of collecting, preserving, and circulating genealogical literature.
To promote research, publish, and
circulate genealogical records and information .
To further these goals, the Society
maintains a genealogical library room in the Edwardsville Public Library,
holds workshops, invites guest speakers on topics relevant to genealogical
research, and publishes genealogical records.
WE INVITE YOU TO
RESEARCH YOUR ANCESTORS WITH US!
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