New: GSSI Archives Inventory

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New: GSSI Archives Inventory

A descriptive inventory of the Genealogy Archives held by GSSI is now posted to this website.  The inventory, compiled by Archivist Edward O'Day,  contains the surnames of over a hundred Southern Illinois families for whom there are substantial holdings in the archives.  Access it from the Menu bar on the Main Page.

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… Continue Reading

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