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Upcoming 2016 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.



July 19, 2016 Public Meeting
6:00 pm
Carlock Family Restaurant, Main Street, Carlock, IL

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

Mr. Michael Miller, Trustee, White Oak Township Cemetery, will speak on the Troyer Cemetery. The Library in Carlock is closed for remodeling. We will meet at the Carlock Family Restaurant on Main Street, Carlock, IL. at 6 pm. Come and enjoy supper or dessert with members. If it is raining, Mr. Miller will speak at the restaurant. Otherwise we will travel a short distance to the cemetery about 7:00 pm.


O T H E R  G E N E A L O G I C A L  E V E N T S

Ostfriesen Genealogical Society of America (OGSA)
biennial conference - Minneapolis, MN
July 31 to August 3, 2016

The conference includes speakers from Germany and across the US on Ostfriesen cultural, historical and genealogy topics, an extensive reference library with research assistance, special events such as an Ostfriesen Tea Party, Art Show  and optional tours of the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.


Federation of Genealogical Societies
2016 National Conference - Springfield, IL
31 August - 3 September 2016
Time Travel:  Centuries of Memories
with Local Host - Illinois State Genealogical Society

With over 160 sessions72 expert speakers from around the world, 10 luncheons with speakers, 7 workshops, 2 interactive seminars, and exhibit hall, learning opportunities abound in the FGS 2016 program!  With strong daily tracks covering the U.S. Midwest (regional track), the United Kingdom (British Isles and Commonwealth track), and continental European research (ethnic track), you’ll learn a multitude of ways to uncover more about your family’s history.

The migration track will provide many ideas for tracing how ancestors moved, and attendees will learn how to put their ancestors into context with the occupations, military, and religions tracks.

To stay current or expand your understanding of the value of DNA and technology tools, look for sessions and tracks on these subjects throughout the program.



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2016 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 12
February 9
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14
July 12
August 9
September 13
October 11
November 8
December 13

General Membership & Public

January 23
February 16
March 15
April 19
May 17
June 21
July 19
August--no general meeting
September 20
October 18
November 15
December--no general meeting

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