September General Meeting Minutes

2018 Sept General Meeting Minutes 9.17.18 18 members and guests were in attendance. The meeting was called to order at 7 pm and Vice President Roger Frowein introduced Tim Howe to share information about the Rezab Prairie at the Old Macomb Cemetery. SECRETARY’S REPORT: Minutes were shared and motion was made and passed to approve…

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The County History Books Have Arrived

The McDonough County History and Families Book have arrived. They may be picked up on Tuesday from 1:00pm – 3:30 pm and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 3:30 pm at the Genealogical Center, 201 S. Lafayette St., Macomb, IL. For those that have elected they be mailed, they will ship directly from…

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Transcribing Archive Documents

From our August General Meeting Topic: TRANSCRIBING HISTORY by Julie Terstriep (Terstriep@yahoo.com)   Would you like to volunteer to transcribe old documents?  Here are a few places looking for your expertise.     Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum – ChroniclingIllinois.org Smithsonian Institute    https://transcription.si.edu/ The National Archives  https://www.archives.gov/citizen-archivist/registerandgetstarted University of Minnesota – Civil War documents…

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August General Meeting Minutes

Monday, August  20, 2018 The August General Meeting of the McDonough County Genealogical Society was brought to order at 7 pm at the Western Illinois Museum. The speaker for the evening was Julie Terstriep, who spoke about “Transcribing History” and shared how she transcribes old documents for the National Archives, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, University…

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Announcing Family Search Affiliate Library Status

We would like to announce that we are now a Family Search Affiliate Library.  Recently the main Family Search library in Salt Lake City discontinued its practice of sending out microfilm to focus on digitizing their entire collection.  However, due to copyright constraints, they are not allowed to make every document available online.  As an…

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Pardon our Dust!

The Western Illinois Museum is undergoing remodeling which is including new, energy efficient windows.  We are trying to remain open during the construction but some hours may be limited due to work in the area. We are excited to get the new Pella windows.  Those of you who have done winter research with us will…

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Family Tree Maker Giveaway!

We are giving away a copy of Family Tree Maker! Family Tree Maker is one of the premier software packages for your genealogy research.  See more information at Family Tree Maker Register to win by stopping by our center during regular hours and fill out an entry blank.  We will be drawing the winner at…

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