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ANCESTRY.COM
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Index to MCGS's
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Obituary Surname Index '86 - 99

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Thanks you to MCGS Board member
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for contributing his wonderful
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News
    
UPCOMING MEETINGS and EVENTS:

 

MAY GENERAL MEETING - TUESDAY MAY 18 AT 7 P.M. on ZOOM

Topic: "My Ancestor was a Farmer"

Speaker: Jane Haldeman

Zoom link for the Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84526097025?pwd=U2NHbWhGTE5mNG52Tkt4SldueWRqdz09

Or phone in: 312-626-6799 | Meeting ID: 845-2609-7025, Passcode: 109569

Many of our ancestors were farmers and they left valuable records including deeds and probate records. From 1937-1946 the Farmer’s Home Administration gave low-interest loans to small farmers, these records are in the Local Branches of the National Archives in Record Group 96. The records include family records and information about the farm. Agricultural census records, newspaper articles and obituaries, trade papers and other agricultural records can give a picture of your ancestor’s life.

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@itsrelative.net and genealogy@mindsafire.net.

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

 

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

Topic: To be announced

Speaker: To be announced

 

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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!

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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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