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  2. Purpose The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) was formed in 1968 through the cooperative effort and forward thinking of Illinois genealogical society representatives, who envisioned a statewide genealogical organization. ISGS is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, educational organization. ISGS was established for the following purposes: To stimulate an interest in the people who contributed to the establishment and development of the State of Illinois. To seek, preserve and make available information pertaining to individuals, families and groups who lived in Illinois, recognizing the events that affected them. To inform people about the value of and the need for preserving family and local history for future generations. To encourage and support local and regional genealogical societies. https://ilgensoc.org/ View full record
  3. Our Mission The mission of the Society is to foster awareness, understanding, research, preservation, and recognition of history in Illinois. http://www.historyillinois.org/Welcome.aspx View full record
  4. A nice records listing which includes various collegiate databases as well. http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/home.html View full record
  5. The mission of the Chicago Genealogical Society is to collect, preserve and perpetuate the records of our ancestors from Chicago, Illinois. http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/ The Chicago Genealogical Society has published a number of books to to aid in your genealogical research. If you would like to purchase one of these books, please fill out the form here. You may pay online after you have submitted the form, or send a check made out to: View full record
  6. The Champaign County Genealogical Society (CCGS) welcomes new members whether they are researching extensively in Champaign County, Illinois, or have no ancestors at all to research in our county. The Society promotes genealogical and historical research and aids in the publication, dissemination, and preservation of genealogical and historical material. We welcome you to join us. http://ilccgs.org/ On the second Wednesday of each month, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., a member of the Champaign County Genealogical Society (CCGS) will be available to provide assistance to any researcher. Please stop by the Archives in the Urbana Free Library on any of the following nights for genealogy assistance: February 8, 2017 March 8, 2017 April 12, 2017 May 10, 2017 June 14, 2017 Every Wednesday the Archives is open from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Archives staff will assist researchers. However on the second Wednesday of the month, a CCGS member is available to provide additional assistance from 7:00-8:30. View full record
  7. The DuPage County Genealogical Society is an incorporated, 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. It was founded in 1974 as the Lombard Suburban Genealogical Society. Our focus is on providing education for genealogists, and assisting in preserving and making available local records of genealogical interest. http://www.dcgs.org/ General membership meetings are held at 7:00 p.m., with social time beginning at 6:30 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month, in September, October, November, January, February, April, and May. There are no general member meetings in June, July, August, December, and March - see our annual conference. General Membership Meetings are held in the Lower Level Meeting Room at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross Street, Wheaton. An elevator is available. View full record
  8. The McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society is a non-profit, tax exempt organization of family history researchers from all over the United States, Canada and Germany. The purpose of the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society (MCIGS) is to foster an interest in genealogy, provide instruction in current research methods and practices, and support the preservation of and access to genealogical and historical records. http://www.mcigs.org/ Our general meetings are free and open to the public. We typically meet on the second Thursday of each month. Beginning in January 2015, we will begin meeting at The Pointe, located at 5650 NW Hwy in Crystal Lake. (Next to Target) Feel free to show up early for an opportunity to socialize or share your research challenges. View full record
  9. The purpose of the Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society is: To seek, preserve, and make available pertinent data for the use of individuals, families, and groups interested in tracing persons, incidents, and events in history as they took place, especially in Tazewell County. To inform people of the value of and need for the preservation of family and local history. To encourage the preservation of public and private records of educational, patriotic, historical, and individual personal significance, and to promote publication of related materials for public use. To receive, hold, and invest moneys, dues, gifts, sales receipts, interest, etc., and to hold and administer property for the benefit of the Society and its educational purposes as provided in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. https://www.tcghs.org/ The Tazewell County Genealogical & Historical Society (TCGHS) library is located in the Ehrlicher Research Center at the above address. The library is open Monday 9 am-1 pm, Tuesday 9 am-1 pm & 7-9 pm, Wednesdays 9 am-4:30 pm, Thursday-Friday 9 am-1 pm, and Sundays 2-4:30 pm central standard time (closed on holidays and holiday weekends). The library is staffed with one or moretrained volunteer genealogists. Since we do depend on volunteers, unexpected closings can occur but are very rare. If you are coming through town and can't stop by during our normal hours, email us and we'll try to make arrangements to meet you at the library. View full record
  10. The MCGS Library, Archives, and office are located on the second floor of the McLean County Museum of History on the Courthouse Square in downtown Bloomington, IL. We share the Stevenson-Ives Library and Archives space with the Museum of History and the Leticia Green Stevenson Chapter DAR. The Square is bounded by Center, Washington, Main, and Jefferson streets. The main entrance to the Museum is through the south door on Washington Street which is wheelchair/handicapped accessible. For specific information on the Stevenson-Ives Library, including hours of operation click here. Street address: 200 Main Street, Bloomington, IL Museum phone: 309-827-0428 Mailing address: P.O. Box 488, Normal, IL 61761 http://www.mcgs.org/ View full record
  11. The Kankakee Public Library has a local genealogist in the Genealogy Room every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. to help anyone with genealogical research. Meetings are held at the Kankakee Public Library, 3rd floor meeting room, 1:00 pm, unless otherwise noted. Meetings are free and open to the public. http://www.kvgs.org/ View full record
  12. Edgar County Genealogical Society (ECGS) meets in the Museum Annex at 7pm on the first Monday in March, June, September, and December. The Annual Meeting is held in June along with presentation of the Edythe Stephens Family History Award. http://edgarcountygenealogy.org/ 408 N. Main Paris IL 61944 217-463-4209 ecgl@edgarcountygenealogy.org Looking for Historical Society? - - - echs1900@gmail.com Genealogy Library Hours Wed.-Thurs.-Fri. 9am-4pm Closed Saturdays until further notice View full record
  13. Welcome to Clay Roots Illinois. Thank you for choosing to stop by. This site is set up as an Informational Site to let you know what is currently available at the Society's library. Currently, about 2,100 different surnames are listed at the library, involving about 540 volumes of family histories. There are also historical volumes, and compilations of records from the Clay County Courthouse, whose cooperation and accessibility over the years has been greatly appreciated. The library also has records from many Illinois counties. http://www.clayrootsillinois.com/ View full record
  14. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every other month at the Olney Public Library. Members were asked to turn in pedigree charts and family files which have all been indexed with about 1400 surnames listed in our files. Several books and family genealogies have been donated to the society. These are housed in the Genealogy section of the Anderson Library located at the Olney Central College. Over the years, thanks to many volunteers, these collections have been increased by the addition of birth, death, obituaries, marriage, county records, state records, and research books. The genealogy library also has this type of information for surrounding IL counties and some states. http://rcgen.org/ We are housed in the library on the 2nd floor of Olney Central College, Olney, Illinois, — —located south on Rt 130 and West at the stop light at Rural King View full record
  15. Located in Carrollton Illinois, the Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society's mission is to research, collect care for, exhibit, and interpret items that illustrate the history of Greene County from settlement to the present time, and place it in the context of the history of the State of Illinois. The Society shall assist in historical and genealogical research for educational and patriotic purposes provide for the preservation of such material and its accessibility to all who wish to examine or study it shall encourage the preservation of historic buildings, monuments, and markers. http://greenehistoricalsociety.org/home.aspx The Society is located in the Lee-Baker-Hodges House on North Main Street on the northwest corner of the square in Carrollton, Illinois. The Society Library and Museum hours are: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, Wednesday & Friday View full record
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