County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 631
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0631
Dues Are Now Overdue
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
The MCGS has a NEW Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have something you would like to see presented or you would like to make a presentation, please contact the president, email@example.com and we will try to accommodate your wishes.
MCGS Board Meetings
MCGS Board meetings are held at 2:15 pm in the small conference room on the lower level of the Edwardsville Public Library on the last Monday of January, April, July, and October. The dates for 2019 are:
MCGS Facebook Page
The Madison County Genealogical Society has a Facebook page.
The address is: Madison County Genealogical Society of Illinois
The cost of the 1880 Federal Census has been reduced to $35, as long as the current supply lasts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 here.
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
If you have any photographs you would like to have added to the "Mystery Photographs" pages, please send them to me at email@example.com.
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.
GIFT MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, about a gift membership.
Now Available and Taking Orders
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@example.com.
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 historical record.
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!