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NEW:  JANUARY 2023 MONTHLY MEETING

The Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society (MCGHS) will meet Monday, January 23, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bryan-Bennett Library, 315 S. Maple, Salem. This month’s speaker is Mike Warden from the Centralia Historical Museum. Mike will share his life-long interest in President Abraham Lincoln and will focus on the plot to steal the President’s body. The public is invited to all meetings.
Future MCGHS meetings: In February (2/27), Dr. Mark Murfin will speak on the legacy of Harry and Harriett V. Moore, Civil Rights Activists. The March (3/27) meeting will feature a talk on the Underground Railroad.


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.



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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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