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!
January 3,

Researching Your American Revolution Patriot.

Presenters Bob Ross and SCCGS President Ed Bachesta are members of the Lewis and Clark Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR). Bob assists aspiring members of the SAR with certifying their patriots within their family trees. He and Ed will describe that organization’s activities and offer tips on researching your patriot.

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 Pending. Kindly email us with speakers, topics, suggestions, and contact information.
April 4, 2019 Tom Pearson’s lecture topic is Prairie State Patriots:  Researching Illinois Civil War Ancestors
May 2, 2019  
June 6, 2019  
July 4, 2019 No program meeting. Enjoy the holiday.
August 1, 2019  
September 5, 2019  
October 3, 2019  
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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