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 toSCCGS 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
|August 25, 2018||At 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fair St. Clair 200 will take place at O’Fallon Community Park in celebration of the county’s bicentennial birthday. Exhibitors will include, in addition to SCCGS, historical and genealogical societies from throughout St. Clair County. Sponsored by our sister organization, the St. Clair County Historical Society and others, other groups participating are the Belleville Labor and Industry Museum, Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra, Belleville Stags Vintage Baseball Club, Cahokia Mound Museum Society, Old Cahokia Courthouse, Scott Air Force Base, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Sons of the American Revolution and more. A baseball game featuring the Belleville Stags Vintage Base Ball Club and a similar club from Springfield will take place.
SCCGS volunteers will be on hand to help those looking to start their own family tree, search for a surname, and introduce children to genealogy. Our many publications will be displayed for purchase. Hope to see your there!
Through October 2018
This series of lectures is designed to inform your research and point you to exciting developments in the field whether you are new to genealogy or a seasoned researcher.Learn from experienced genealogists each first Thursday of the month as they provide a few tricks of the trade, and answer questions. As always, attend and make connections!
|September 6, 2018||Genealogy 101: IRAD and ISA by Diane Walsh. Many years ago now Diane facilitated transfer of historically significant county-level records to the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD). Currently the webmaster for SCCGS, she encourages genealogists to explore two of her favorite record groups, land and probate records.
Also this evening the Nominating Committee will be presented and elected. If you are interested in joining a group of individuals dedicated to furthering SCCGS’s cause, please contact Frank Klostermann through the Society’s email.
|October 4, 2018||Ask the Experts
Coinciding with Family History Month, six specialty tables staffed by knowledgeable genealogists will answer your questions 1 on 1.Nomination of Officers for 2019 also will be presented this evening.
|November 1, 2018||Election of Officers. Lecture topic pending.|
|December 6, 2018||Installation of Officers and holiday party. Please bring cookies or other treat to share.|
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|March 7, 2019|
|April 4, 2019|
|May 2, 2019|
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