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Upcoming MCGS Programs & Events

You are invited!  Please check back often for new entries.

To inquire about future events or to suggest a program topic or speaker,
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or phone Eleanor Mede at 309-454-2688



Tuesday, March 21, 2017
7:00 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History
2nd Floor Courtroom


PROGRAM:   FIND A GRAVE:  How To Use The Program

SPEAKER:     Anthony "Tony" Cannon              

Tony Cannon always has his camera ready and will traverse any ground, wet or dry, that may appear to be a cemetery. He has photographed many thousands and thousands of cemetery gravestones. They are entered into the Find A Grave website -- --  Many a happy researcher has discovered vital information on an ancestor via this website. Mr. Cannon will speak to the Society about the use of the site, and answer questions.

The public is invited to attend.  Refreshments will be served.  For information please call Eleanor Mede, 309-454-2688

In case of severe Weather the meeting will be canceled.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017
7:00 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History
2nd Floor Courtroom

PROGRAM:   The Colonial and Early National Settlement of Illinois

SPEAKER:     Dr. John Reda

Dr. John Reda, Associate Professor of History, Illinois State University, will speak on “The Colonial and Early National Settlement of Illinois.” After the American Revolution, white settlers began moving as far north as Bloomington.  

Prof. Reda has worked on another "Who Do You Think You Are" episode involving actress Julie Bowen, (Modern Family TV series) airing this spring.  Prof. Reda is an expert research consultant.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:00 p.m.
McLean County Museum of History
2nd Floor Courtroom

GOOD NEWS!  In MAY, Susan Anderson will speak on how to use FAMILY SEARCH. Check back for details.


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2017 Meeting Dates

Unless otherwise noted, all general meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
on the second floor of the McLean County Museum of History.


Board of Directors

January 10
February 14
March 14
April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
September 12
October 10
November 14
December 12

General Membership & Public

January 17
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16
June 20
July 18
August--no general meeting
September 19
October 17
November 21
December--no general meeting

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