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UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO MEETING ON JUNE 18, 2019.

INSTEAD, THE JUNE MCGS MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2019 AT 2 P.M.

TOPIC: Illinois Digital Resources

The June meeting of The McLean County Genealogical Society will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 beginning at 2 pm at the MCLEAN COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY BUILDING, 200 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL, in the Governor Fifer Courtroom on the 2nd floor. Please use the south entrance on Washington Street.

Tina Beaird will be the featured speaker at our program on Illinois Digital Resources.

Tina, the owner of Tamarack Genealogy, is a genealogy & local history librarian at a mid-sized Chicagoland public library. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in Archives/Preservation from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. Tina has won multiple research and digitization grants over the last decade to preserve and digitize historic documents and photographs.

There are many Illinois websites for finding your Land of Lincoln ancestors. From CARLI to IDA, Tina will show you how to find maps, newspapers, phonebooks, company magazines, yearbooks and more. Illinois has it all! Learn how to dig into these online resources and get to know your Illinois ancestors.

Everyone is welcome to attend this interesting program. Refreshments will be served. For questions or more information, please contact Pat Perkins at 309-454-4371.

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MCGS MEETING July 16, 2019 at 5:30 pm

TOPIC: Cemetery Tour at Pleasant Grove Cemetery

The July meeting of The McLean County Genealogical Society will be held on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 beginning at 5:30 pm at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, located at the intersection of 1000 N Rd. and 2200 E Rd., with an address of 21987 Cheney Grove Rd., Downs, IL, located in the Old Town Township, south and east of Bloomington.

DIRECTIONS: from Route 9, head east until you come to Towanda Barnes Rd. Turn right (south) and continue south to Old Cheney Grove Rd. on your left, about 3.2 miles.

As an added feature, we will also be touring the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church next to the cemetery. This historical church is over 160 years old! It is still an active church in this rural community.

If you would like to bring a sack lunch and drink, we will meet in the church for the meal before the tour of the church.

Everyone, members, guests and the public, are welcome for the tour.

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

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**PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO MEETING IN AUGUST**

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MCGS MEETING September 17, 2019

TOPIC: McLean County Clerk's Office Genealogy Resources and Procedures

The September meeting of The McLean County Genealogical Society will be held on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 beginning at 7 pm at the MCLEAN COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY BUILDING, 200 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL, in the Governor Fifer Courtroom on the 2nd floor. Please use the south entrance on Washington Street.

Our speaker will be Kathy Michaels from the McLean County Clerk's office, speaking on the resources in her office and the procedures to use those resources.

Everyone is welcome to attend this informative program. Refreshments will be served. For questions or more information, please contact Pat Perkins at 309-454-4371.

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MCGS MEETING October 15, 2019

TOPIC: DAR Genealogical Resources

The October meeting of The McLean County Genealogical Society will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 beginning at 7 pm at the MCLEAN COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY BUILDING, 200 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL, in the Governor Fifer Courtroom on the 2nd floor. Please use the south entrance on Washington Street.

Our speaker will be Carol Genung, speaking on the Daughters of the American Revolution resources for genealogy research.

Everyone is welcome to attend this interesting program. Refreshments will be served. For questions or more information, please contact Pat Perkins at 309-454-4371.

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MCGS MEETING November 19, 2019

TOPIC: Installation of officers, dessert social and discussion of Cemetery Stones That Tell a Story

The November meeting of The McLean County Genealogical Society will be held on Tuesday,November 19, 2019 beginning at 7 pm at the MCLEAN COUNTY MUSEUM OF HISTORY BUILDING, 200 North Main Street, Bloomington, IL, in the Governor Fifer Courtroom on the 2nd floor. Please use the south entrance on Washington Street.

We will have our annual installation of officers and dessert social. OUr topic of discussion is Cemetery Stones That Tell a Story.

Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting. Refreshments will be served. For questions or more information, please contact Pat Perkins at 309-454-4371.

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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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