Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois

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Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois

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Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College Library
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338
Hours: vary by season, see website


The Society focuses on Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties.

History of the society

Society Officers

Society Projects

Current Projects

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Past Projects



The Society publishes a newsletter (click here for recent issues) and a quarterly journal The Saga of Southern Illinois (click here for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).


The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library.


Society Meetings


Board Meetings

Training Meetings

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the directions to the society?
Q. What are the society's hours of operation?
A. Randolph County, Illinois Washington County, Illinois