McDonough County History Book

If you would like to purchase a book at the post-publication price of $69.95 we have a limited supply remaining.  Please stop by the center to purchase:  2018 McDonough County History Book

McDonough County Cemetery Books

Work is being done on Forest Lawn Cemetery and Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.  When the books are completed they will have full color photos of all existing tombstones.  Other information gleaned from our Center’s obituaries is included for many of the interments.  Volunteers are needed to take pictures of tombstones.  See our event calendar for scheduled photo session dates and times.  Also see our publications page for our completed cemetery books available for purchase.


Always wanted to see your name in print?  We accept submissions for newsletter articles of McDonough County genealogy or historical interest.  We also accept queries from members about McDonough County families. Contact us at for more information.


Indexing of vital records is an ongoing project for MCGS.  We publish indexes for Birth, Marriage, and Deaths in McDonough County.  We are always adding to our vast collection of obituaries, both print and online.

At Our Center

We are constantly adding books and other documents to our library.  We need volunteers to catalog these new volumes and put them on our shelves for patron use.

How Can I Help?

Volunteers are always welcome on these or any of our other projects.  Stop by the center during regular hours or email us at to find out how you can help.