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!|
TOPIC and SPEAKER
|February 6, 2020||
The daily life and crafts of immigrants from the region of Westphalia, Germany, will be presented by Frank Klostermann from trips to that area’s open-air museums at Detmold and Hagen.
Mr. Klostermann’s genealogical and historical interests were ignited during college while holding his great-grandfather’s citizenship papers and a German military record preserved by his family. His degree in accounting from SIU-Carbondale led to positions with the U.S. Army Audit Agency and Internal Revenue Service. He is active in many social groups and most recently served as Second Vice-president of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society.
|March 5, 2020||
Introduction to DNA Testing for Genealogy. Bob McDonald provides an overview of DNA testing companies; various tests and how they can be used to solve a genealogical problem; methodology when comparing matches; ethnicity results; contacting DNA matches and privacy concerns; and sources for learning more about DNA testing.
Bob McDonald has been studying genealogy since he was a child, but has done active research on a consistent basis over the last 20 years. He’s taken DNA tests and has used the results to break through a 78-year-old brick wall. In addition to attending numerous DNA seminars, he’s read articles and books to improve his knowledge on DNA testing.
|April 2, 2020||Beginner’s Corner: Document analysis. Small groups will study a select set of documents and the information each contains.|
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|August 6, 2020|
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