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ANCESTRY.COM
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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 EVENTS:

Monday, November 5, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM
206 East Olive Street, Bloomington, IL

 

PROGRAM: BOOK TALK and 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
mcgs.directors@gmail.com or 309-454-4371.

Join us for an informative presentation!

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Monday, November 12, 2018, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
ARC (ACTIVITY AND RECREATION CENTER)
600 East Willow, Normal, IL

REGISTRATION REQUIRED - CALL THE ARC!

 

PROGRAM: DNA PRESENTATION & HANDS-ON

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Presented by MCGS Members: Carol Genung, Professional Genealogist, and Rand Veerman, Find A Grave Expert.

MCGS is returning to the ARC (Activity and Recreation Center), 600 E Willow St, Normal, IL (corner of Beech and Willow) on November 12th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Register for this program at ARC by calling 888-9099.

We will discuss DNA at the beginning of the program with a chance for questions and answers. The remainder of the time will be a Workshop "Hands On" period. This is a follow-up to the first program. Individuals can look at the different websites that were discussed at the first program, allowing us to assist them. We had hoped to be able to do this with the first program, but ran out of time. Again we request everyone bring a laptop if they have one.

For questions or more information, please contact Ruth Wilkerson at mcgs.distribution@gmail.com.

Join us for an educational presentation and workshop!

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
MCLEAN COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY
200 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL

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

 

PROGRAM: BIBLES, BOOKS & BIOGRAPHIES

The evening will begin with a Dessert Social (please bring a dessert to share) at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Installation of Officers for 2019.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring a family bible, a family history book or a short biography of one or more members of your family. A family bible that has been passed down through generations often contains a gold mine of information that in some cases is not recorded anywhere
else. A family history book that tells stories about your family could be a treasured keepsake that has added details to make a person or family come to life. A biography or autobiography of a family member would be a way to capture a person’s life in detail. Join us as we share stories about family both past and present.

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

Refreshments will be served.

In case of SEVERE WEATHER, the meeting will be canceled. Please listen to the local radio station for information on cancellations.

For questions or more information, please contact Pat Perkins at
mcgs.directors@gmail.com or 309-454-4371.

Join us for a fun meeting!

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THERE WILL BE NO GENERAL MEETING IN DECEMBER.

We meet again January 15, 2019.

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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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