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Index to MCGS's
Vertical Surname Files

Obituary Surname Index '86 - 99


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


Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
200 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL

In the Governor Fifer Courtroom on the 2nd floor. Please use the south entrance on Washington Street.

PROGRAM: "Knowing the DNA Hand You're Dealt"

Carol Genung, Professional Genealogist and MCGS Board member, will discuss DNA testing, results, and third party tools to make the most of your test results. Carol is a Professional Genealogist specializing in Genetic Genealogy and DNA Applications. She has helped a number of people find their biological parents, siblings, and other relatives. She also performs traditional genealogy research services and lineage application research. Genealogy has been her passion since 1992 and profession since 2013, when she founded Illuminated Ancestries.

Our monthly meetings are always open to the public; everyone is invited to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

For questions or more information, please contact Pat Perkins at or 309-454-4371.

Join us for fun, fellowship, and a great presentation!


Monday, November 5, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
206 East Olive Street, Bloomington, IL


PROGRAM: Book Talk & Book Fair

Presented by Tim Pinnick, accomplished researcher, national speaker and author.

African American book talks are specifically designed to educate genealogists on the value of using historical books in research. By attending, a person should gain a better understanding of the role of books in the pursuit of African American family history and learn strategies for accessing the necessary books. Individuals will be able to do hands on examination of a large number of books and ask questions. A mixture of old and new books will be available for purchase. Only a singel copy of some of the books will be available. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted.

For questions or more information, please contact Pat Perkins at

Join us for an informative presentation!


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!



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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

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