Welcome to our new website!
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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Events in the Virtual World
September 10, 2022 - CANCELED. GSSI board members will be attending the Veterans on Parade in Marion and then traveling to Eldorado for a grave marking at Wolfe Creek Cemetery at 2 pm.
October 8, 2022
10a-2p at John A. Logan College Conference center.
Autumn Simmons will be our speaker. More details to follow.
November 5, 2022
10a-2p at John A. Logan College Conference Center
Annual Meeting, selection of officers
Dave Joens, Illinois State Archives Director will be joining us. More details to follow.