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Welcome to the Genealogical Society of White County web site!

What's New!

5 Nov 2014:A Surnames page has been added to the web site.  This page is devoted to recording the surnames of those families that are being researched by the members of the Society and our guests. Click on the "Surnames" link above for more information and access to the page.

26 Oct 2014: The Annual Noon Luncheon Meeting of the Genealogical Society of White County Illinois was held Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the American Legion Post in Carmi, Illinois. Entertainment for this year’s meeting was provided by the “Women of the Civil War.” Sue Berry and her group of women from western Kentucky dressed in typical Civil War clothing and presented a narrative about each woman’s role during the Civil War and their attire.

25 Sep 2013: The 2013 Annual Fall Luncheon was held 26 Oct 2013.  Todd Atteberry was the speaker.  For more information on the Luncheon, click here.  For additional information on Todd Atteberry click here.

August 2013: Our web site has been redesigned!

What is the Genealogical Society of White County?

Founded in 2003

Location: 1220 Outer East Main Street, Carmi IL.

Mailing address: P. O. Box 142, Carmi IL 62821.

Email address:

Our Purpose:

The purpose of this Corporation shall be to promote genealogical and historical research and education through:

  1. Promoting an interest in persons and families who migrated and settled in White County, Illinois and surrounding communities;
  2. Bringing together persons who are interested in genealogy and White County, Illinois family history;
  3. Promoting and encouraging exchange of mutual family information and research;
  4. Preserving, safeguarding, and publishing genealogical records, primarily in White County, Illinois and the surrounding areas;
  5. Aiding others in the publication and dissemination of genealogical records, and material s pertaining to White County, Illinois and the surrounding areas;
  6. Organizing exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Our Organizational Structure:

The Society is made up of its membership and six Board of Directors. The Directors are elected to serve a three-year term and are the: President, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Director, Newsletter/Publications Director, and Nominations/Publicity Director. The Board of Directors meet on a bi-monthly basis in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are open to the public. Click on the "Meetings" link above for the dates, times and location of meetings.

Our Newsletter and Other Publications:

The newsletter, Roots & Branches, is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October and December. The newsletter is delivered free of charge by postal mail or e-mail to all of those with paid annual memberships. Click on the "Newsletter" link above for more information.

Other publications, including genealogy research books published by the Society are available for purchase by the general public. Click on the "Publications" link above for more information.





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