The McDonough County Genealogical Society has set up an account with Seth Minter, Edward Jones in Macomb, IL to accept the gifting of stock. Please keep this in mind in your year-end planning. ANY contribution to the Society is considered a tax deduction. If you are interested in donating, please email us at for instructions or contact Seth Minter at 309/833-3664.


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This project is partially-funded by a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council. The largest portion of the funding came from the Genealogy society itself.

Here’s where we are asking for your help! If you can help support this project, please send funds through our Paypal account listed on this web page, or by simply sending a check or money order to :

McDonough County Genealogical Society Newspaper Project

P. O. Box 202

Macomb, IL 61455

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The McDonough County Genealogical Society is located in Macomb, Illinois.  We meet the 3rd Monday of each month [February through November] at 6:00 pm at 201 South Lafayette (Western Illinois Museum).  We have a program of genealogy interest before our business meeting.  The public is always welcome.  

 Our center is open 3 days a week — Tuesday afternoon, Friday all day, and Saturday morning.  Our center is staffed with volunteers who will gladly assist you in your research.

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We are a Family Search Affiliate Library.

We are members of:

                                         National Genealogical Societt

Illinois State Genealogical Society                 National Genealogical Society


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