The St. Clair County Genealogical Society, is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. We are grateful for our volunteers’ donations of time and talent, and your monetary donations in any amount.


Donate time or talent


Publish your family history

Your family history research deserves to be compiled, printed, and bound  in book form for SCCGS’s holdings at the library. Length is of no concern and your word processing or genealogy software are great tools to help you accomplish this labor of love.

Please read our compiled genealogy recommendations. If you have questions, contact us.


Our long-distance members can share time and talents with “the locals.” Projects can be tailored to match your needs.

Some areas you can help: word processing and/or spreadsheet software knowledge, indexing, transcribing, scheduling lectures, project oversight, tombstone readings, provide photocopies, translate German into English, or volunteer to serve on our Board or as an assistant.  Contact us.


Articles for our Quarterly or a short quip for our Newsletter are welcome. Not a writer? Leave the editing to us. The member site posts examples and guidelines. Not a member yet? Contact our editors here.

Donate books

We thank you for considering SCCGS as the recipient of a genealogy collection. The following guidelines were established in November 2020. SCCGS has a limited number of volunteers able to pick up, inventory, store, and oversee placement of donated books.

All of SCCGS’s holdings are at the Belleville Public Library (BPL) Archives which limits what SCCGS can accept and disperse, and so:

  • Periodicals are not accepted. Only soft cover or hardcover books are accepted.
  • The family or donor must
    • Type and email a list specifying each title/ author/ year published / general condition to
      the (so that the library can adequately identify each book)
    • Email a letter of donation specifically stating that the family “grants SCCGS the authority
      to use and/or dispose of the materials as the Society deems best.”
    • Please note that this process might take 2 to 4 weeks before SCCGS is ready to accept the books.
    • Note also that duplicates of books already on the BPL shelves will be dispersed as SCCGS sees fit.

Once the above 2 emails are received, SCCGS Publications Distribution volunteer will coordinate a time for the family/donor to deliver books to SCCGS at the storage unit in Belleville at a prearranged time. The Publications Distribution manager will verify the books received are those on the list. 

eScrip card

SCCGS is part of the eScrip program in which Schnucks grocery store contributes 1% of your total purchase. Just sign up for a loyalty card (not a charge card and you are not required to link a charge card). SCCGS received about $120.00 by October for the year 2020 from members who joined this program. Thank you all!

Donating to SCCGS with eScrip is easy
  • Stop in at Schnucks and pick up a My Schnucks Card.
  • Register your card online at or by calling 1-800-931-6258 and wait until a representative comes on the line.
  • Select St. Clair County Genealogical Society as the non-profit (our Schnucks eScrip code is 500044074)
  • Show your card each time **before** your last grocery item is scanned.

Questions? Learn more at this link.


Remember SCCGS in your will

The Society was fortunate to be one of the recipients from two bequests: Martha Mae Schmidt, and Shirley White Kunz.

  • Our non-profit EIN number is (37-1063435). To verify our tax exempt status, visit the IRS website Tax Exempt Organizations Search.  In its Search box
    • Select the search option By Organization
    • Type exactly (or copy/paste) our name, St. Clair County Genealogical Society
    • Type the city as Belleville. Omit or type the state IL, click search or find. Scroll down to see our society’s information.

Contact the SCCGS President.



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