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June 21, 2016 Public Meeting
7:00 pm
McLean County Museum of History
2nd Floor Courtroom

PROGRAM:  DNA Profiles
SPEAKER:   Dr. Kathleen Davis, McLean County Coroner

Dr. Davis has taught at Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University undergraduate and graduate schools of nursing.  As Coroner she works with DNA daily.  She has a Master of Science degree in nursing and is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner.  Dr. Davis will answer questions about DNA.


July 19,2016
Carlock,IL (check back for venue details)

PROGRAM:  Troyer Cemetery
SPEAKER:  Michael Miller, Trustee, White Oak Twp. Cemetery

Mr. Miller will speak about the Troyer Cemetery.  Please check back for the meeting time and place.  Specifics will also appear in our July Newsletter.

Other Events in Illinois

Sunday, June 26, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Funks Grove, IL

Irish Railroad Workers program by Mike Matejka who will speak about the IRISH MONUMENT in memory of fifty Irish railroad workers who perished near Funks Grove in early 1850s.

Chicken and beverages provided. Bring a dish to share. For members only. Flyers will soon be sent out to members.


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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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