We have a new publication

ready for purchase!

 “Alex Holmes Reminiscences – A History of Macomb” is a 254-page softcover book available for purchase from the Society (see picture below).  The book is fully indexed and has over 100 articles about Macomb and its history.  Fifty copies of the book are currently available at the Society’s library Tuesday afternoons or via mail. 

Cost is $30 per book for members; $35 for non-members.  Shipping and handling is $8.00 per book.  Orders via mail may be sent to:


P. O. Box 202

Macomb, IL 61455

Enclose a note with your contact information and shipping address along with a check for books and shipping and handling.   

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The McDonough County Genealogical Society is located in Macomb, Illinois.  We meet the 3rd Monday of each month 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 events are currently suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

  NOTICE:  The McDonough County Genealogical Society Center will be closed Saturday, August 14 for members to attend our monthly caravan meeting at the Bushnell Rec Center at 10 a.m.  Feel free to join us and learn about the wonderful history of Bushnell and the surrounding area.  We will return to our regular hours on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

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 members of:

                                         National Genealogical Societt

Illinois State Genealogical Society                 National Genealogical Society


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