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!
Apart from SCCGS’s monthly lectures, the Belleville Public Library hosts a genealogy lecture series during October at its main branch. Look for Programs on the library website.
November 1, 2018 Election of Officers.

Grave Dowsing 101 will delivered by Thomas Schwartztrauber, complete with a demonstration and training program for finding unmarked graves. Tom is the Vice President of the O’Fallon Historical Society and will also share the latest progress of their society’s Cemetery Detectives reclamation work at the Sparks Cemetery in Caseyville Township.


December 6, 2018 Installation of Officers and holiday party. Please bring cookies or other treat to share.

Coming in 2019 (date pending)

  • Finding Your Ancestors in German Church Records, by Daniel Lilienkamp
  • John Keck, historian. Previously presented fascinating and entertaining lecture on John Reynolds
January 3,
February 7, 2019
March 7, 2019
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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