Surname Indexes to GSSI Ancestor Charts

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Surname Indexes to GSSI Ancestor Charts

In the late 1990's GSSI published a ten-volume set of 2000 Ancestor Charts submitted by members of the Society at that time.  We are proud and excited to announce that surname indexes to each of the ten volumes are now published on line.  The 61 pages of surnames added to this website list more than 12,500 individuals associated with Southern Illinois families.  Anyone researching an ancestor who lived in one of the twenty-eight southernmost counties of Illinois should be sure to consult this invaluable resource.

To access and browse the indexes go to the Publications page and scroll down to Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois Ancestor Charts.  Members may purchase any of the volumes at only $5.00 each. Non-members are asked to add $4.00 postage and handling for each volume ordered.

Ed O'Day
GSSI Webpage Manager


August 2016 Family History Conference

Report on the Family History Conference, August 13, 2016 Speaker Lisa Louise Cooke’s most recent books include Mobile Genealogy and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, 2nd edition.  Family Tree Magazine listed Genealogy Gems among their 101 best genealogy websites for 2016! How to Find Living Relatives Lisa Louise Cooke presented valuable information on locating living relatives. … Continue Reading

August 2015 Family History Conference

A capacity audience of 150 people benefitted from four excellent presentations at the 2015 GSSI Annual Family History Conference by D. Joshua Taylor, President of the Federation of Genealogical Societies Josh, tutored as a youth in history and genealogy by his grandmother, spoke with an authority gained from experience and academic training.The breadth of his… Continue Reading