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ANCESTRY.COM
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our library computer!

Index to MCGS's
Vertical Surname Files

Obituary Surname Index '86 - 99

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Thank You!
Thanks you to MCGS Board member
William P. LaBounty
for contributing his wonderful
photos to MCGS

 

News
    
UPCOMING MEETINGS and EVENTS:

 

JUNE GENERAL MEETING - TUESDAY JUNE 15 AT 7 P.M. on ZOOM

Topic: "Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research: Gem of the Gulf Coast"

Speaker: Susan Kaufman

Zoom link for the Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88231654581?pwd=OUh6YjRMRmVkOHUxUENxS01lRlR6UT09

Or phone in: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 882 3165 4581, Passcode: 694437
 

Susan Kaufman, Senior Manager of the Houston (TX) Public Library’s Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research in Houston, Texas.  An Illinois native, Susan has more than 30 years of experience as a genealogy librarian and in Special Collections.

The Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research is consistently named one of the ten best genealogical research facilities in the United States. This collection, part of the Houston Public Library, is an international resource in Houston. An overview of the materials available for research and searching strategies will be presented.

A presenter at local, state and national genealogy conferences and meetings, she also has held numerous genealogical society board positions in Illinois, Indiana, and Texas and at the national level with the Federation of Genealogical Societies.

For additional information contact Pat Perkins at patp728@outlook.com.

 

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JULY GENERAL MEETING - TUESDAY JULY 20 AT 7 P.M. on ZOOM

Topic: "Final Resting Place: The Stones Tell a Story"

Speaker: Jane Haldeman

Zoom link for the Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85225837568?pwd=QUQyci8yQ2JaYzF5UHZneDc5L2Y3QT09

 

Or phone in: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 852 2583 7568, Passcode: 288119

 

Discover more about the life of your great grandfather by understanding the symbols on his gravestone. Learn how to read that death date on grandmother’s deteriorating stone. Find out how to care for that old tombstone before it completely disappears.

Jane G. Haldeman is a Chicago-area based professional genealogist and owner of
It’s Relative, with more than 25 years of research experience. She lectures on a wide range of topics both locally and nationally.  She was the National Co-Chair for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2019 Conference in Washington, DC. She is a former president of both the Illinois State Genealogical Society and Fox Valley Genealogical Society in Naperville, Illinois and the author of A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois. Jane may be reached at info@itsrerelative.net and genealogy@mindsafire.net. 

For additional information contact Pat Perkins patp728@outlook.com.

 

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ANNOUNCEMENT

The McLean County Museum of History is open to the public as of May 1, 2021.

See their website for details and new hours: https://www.mchistory.org/visit

 

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MCGS Publication!

East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery
of Bloomington, Illinois
Interment Records
McLean County Cemetery Records
Volume MC 22

 

300 Pages   Nearly 1,200 Burials!

DETAILS & ORDER FORM

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Don't miss these INDEXES:

Elmer E. Garst's Record Book
containing the names, births, and deaths
of residents of Stanford, IL

Former Names of Bloomington-Normal Streets
&
Sources of Bloomington-Normal Street Names

1,980+ NAMES with MORE updates to come!
Index to MCGS's Vertical Surname Files

Additional Resources

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