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Upcoming 2015 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,
please email us at
or phone Eleanor Mede at 309-454-2688 or Sara Cushing at 309-828-9848.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6:00 PM Conversation & Appraisals
7:00 PM Program
McLean County Museum of History
2nd Floor Courtroom

PROGRAM:  History is Personal--Don't Throw It Away
SPEAKER:    Jaye Myers, Collector, Appraiser, and owner of Alley Kats Arts and Antiques, Bloomington, IL.

Ms. Myers will speak about the hidden value of our personal items, which we or our families may throw away.  Bring a mystery item, if you do not know what it is or itís worth.  But do not throw it away! Ms. Myers will help solve your mystery.  Refreshments after the program.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015
6:00 PM Conversation & Appraisals
7:00 PM Program
McLean County Museum of History
2nd Floor Courtroom

PROGRAM:  Genealory Research:  Beyond the Basics
Steve Szabados

Mr. Szabados is a former resident, having grown up in Bloomington.  He will give tips on how to get faster research results, show scenes on Ancestry, discuss wildcards and substitute letters, using first names, recognizing foreign names and finding the strange spellings in research, help with the 1790 to 1840 Census, and early 1900 Census and Military Records.  He also will touch briefly on the neighborhoods of Bloomington and Normal.  Bring your genealogy questions.   


     The JULY 21st  ANNUAL CEMETERY MEETING HAS BEEN CHANGED to JULY 28th further information will follow.



O T H E R  I L L I N O I S  E V E N T S

41st Annual Quad Cities Genealogical Conference
April 25, 2015, 8am to 4pm
Moline, IL
Information:  563-359-9672 or 563-355-6298


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2015 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 13
February 10
March 10
April 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8

General Membership & Public

January 20
February 17
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
August--no general meeting
September 15
October 20
November 17
December--no general meeting

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