Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois
Proudly serving the counties of Southern Illinois
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GSSI was organized in Carterville, Illinois in March 1973 for the purpose of encouraging the science of genealogy; helping others gather genealogical information; and preserving, protecting and publishing information of importance to Southern Illinois genealogy. Our geographic area includes the twenty-eight counties of Illinois south of Interstate 70 which are listed in our website header above.
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August 3
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
GSSI presents: Maureen Brady
Maureen Brady, a former school librarian and computer educator, has forty years experience with family history research.  She has traced her Scottish roots back ...
August 3
1:00 pm to 1:15 pm
Election of Officers
There has been a Revision of the Slate of Officers please see the attached:   It's time for our annual GSSI meeting.  We will be ...
October 5
10:00 am
Library Research Day @ John A. Logan
Please join us at the GSSI Library located in the John A. Logan College Library, 700 Logan College Drive, Carterville, IL for a morning of researching ...
November 23
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Daniel H. Brush presents Audra E. Gray sponsored by the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois
The Daniel H. Brush Chapter of NSDAR hosted by the Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois presents to you Audra Gray.  Audra is a Illinois State Conservation ...