Events

Meetings, lectures, inclement weather

  • Attend free lectures on genealogy topics presented the first Thursday of each month. Open to the public (list below). If you have a topic of interest to share with fellow researchers please send us an email via Contact. Our Board members conduct business every other month, six times per year.
  • Time and location: 7:00 p.m., St. Luke Parish Center, North Church and East “C” Sts., Belleville, Illinois (cross-corner from church).  Map
  • Inclement Weather Policy: Meeting is canceled if District 118 Schools are closed on meeting day. Check local TV and radio stations for those updates.
  • Last minute changes are posted to SCCGS Facebook.
  Come ask vexing research questions or share your latest discovery at our regularly scheduled meetings, visitors always welcome. Keep the conversation going!
DATE
TOPIC and SPEAKER
February 7, 2019 The H.T. Strathmann Historical Photo Collection, a Fayetteville, Illinois, photographer will be presented by Frank Klostermann, SCCGS 2nd Vice President. Strathmann was a barber and photographer from the 1890s to the 1930s in Fayetteville Township. Former New Athens librarian Nelda Schlesinger printed photos from more than 150 glass negatives, and Klostermann scanned, organized and identified these gems.
March 7, 2019 Illinois and the History of the West. Whether it’s called a frontier or borderland, Illinois occupies a unique niche between the “Old Northwest” and the “Old West.” It was the furthest Western reach of three empires — the French, the British and the United States. Native Americans and their alliances with the French and British were also formative influences. John Keck leads this interesting journey during Illinois’ tender years.
April 4, 2019 Tom Pearson’s lecture topic is Prairie State Patriots:  Researching Illinois Civil War Ancestors. Join us as we learn about print, microfilm, and Internet resources for information on Civil War soldiers. Service records and pension files, finding additional information on wounded soldiers or men killed in action, and ways to research military units in which these men served will be discussed.
May 2, 2019  
June 6, 2019  
July 4, 2019 No program meeting. Enjoy the holiday.
August 1, 2019  
September 5, 2019 Nominating committee selected.
October 3, 2019 Candidates for elected positions presented.
November 7, 2019 Election of Officers for 2020.
December 5, 2019 Installation of Officers and holiday party. Please bring cookies or other treat to share.

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