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!
July 4, 2019 No program meeting. Enjoy the holiday.
August 1, 2019 In “Authenticating Family Stories: How Local Newspapers Can Give Your Family Story a Second Life,” Greg Hilton presents search tips and strategies to mine newspapers for all they are worth to researchers. In addition, he’ll discuss where many free newspaper databases can be found.
September 5, 2019 Sarah Cato talks about research strategies used in readily available resources while tracing her Freeman ancestors in St. Clair County.

Nominating committee selected. Members who would like to serve on the Board should contact SCCGS.

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.
January 2, 2020

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