NEW:  MCGHA Meeting, Monday 3/27/23, 6:00 p.m.

The Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society will meet on Monday, March 27, at 6:00 p.m., at the Bryan-Bennett Library, located at 315 S. Maple Street in Salem.
This month’s program features Mary Essen of the Clinton County Historical Society, speaking about the Underground Railroad in Southern Illinois. She will address historical accounts of routes, stops and safe houses, and abolitionists. There are rumors of underground railroad stops in Marion County; anyone with specific information is invited to share details.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

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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.

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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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