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Meetings are held the fourth Monday of each month (except May and December) in the Marion County Genealogical & Historical Society room or the May Davenport room of the

Bryan-Bennett Library in Salem, Illinois.

Meeting time:  6:00 p.m.

Location:  315 South Maple Street
                  Salem, Illinois 62881

Library hours:  Monday - Thursday 10:00-7:00

                          Friday & Saturday 9:00-2:00

                          Sunday  closed

                         Become a member

                                    Print our membership form and send it to us
                                    with your dues check and we'll send your
                                    membership card and quarterly magazines
                                    right away.

Contact us

Marion County Genealogical & Historical Society
P. O. Box 342
Salem, Illinois 62881
For correspondence about the Footprints quarterly publication email:
For questions, requests, and general correspondence email:
Call us at the Bryan-Bennett Library on 618-548-3006 and choose Option #4.

* The archives room is open to researchers and staffed by volunteers on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Researchers can also gain access to the Archives/Genealogy Room by appointment - email, call the library, or call the Archives/Genealogy Room on Wednesdays during open hours. 

Genealogical &

© 2023 Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society in Illinois.   All rights reserved.

11:30 - 4 p.m.*

Marion Co.


Wyett Colclasure, President
Sylvia Hester, Vice President
Donna Perchez, Secretary
Jeanna Chapman, Assistant Secretary
Robert Lybarger, Treasurer
Virginia Colclasure, Archivist
Brenda Loew, Registrar
Wayne Walker, Editor/Program Director