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The Marion County Genealogical & Historical Society meets at 6:00 p.m. the fourth Monday of each month (except May and December) at the Bryan-Bennett Library  in Salem, Illinois. The annual business meeting takes place in June.
Special events and presentations are announced and are open to the public.
Membership for a full year can be obtained for a cost of $25 for a single membership, $27 for a joint membership, and $35 for a sustaining membership. The membership year runs from July 1 through June 30 of the following calendar year.

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June 24, 2024 Meeting

Annual Meeting at Pleasant Grove Methodist Church
The next meeting of the MCGHS will be Monday, June 24, at 6:00 p.m. in the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church. We will also hold a brief Annual Meeting before adjourning.
It is our custom to hold the June meeting at a local church and learn about its history. This year is an extra special event as the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church of Kinmundy is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Dolores Ford Mobley will speak about the church and its history and light refreshments will follow. Members are asked to bring cookies or something similar. The church is on Pleasant Grove Road about 11 miles from the Marion County Courthouse in downtown Salem.

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​~ The Marion County Genealogical & Historical Society was founded in 1976 as a not-for-profit organization. The Society is located in the county seat of Salem, IL.

~ The purpose of the organization is "to bring together those people interested in the history or genealogy of our community" and to "discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the county."

~ Furthermore, the Society "will disseminate historical and genealogical information and arouse interest in the past by publishing such material."  As a means to that end, we publish a quarterly magazine called Footprints in Marion County  that members receive as a benefit of their membership in our group.