Jarid Ott, Corresponding Secretary, passed away 5 April 2015
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Macoupin County Genealogical Society
Staunton IL


Membership Meetings Address Benefits
Books and Items For Sale Volunteers Needed Library

Copy of Holdings Available
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Corresponding Secretary's

President's Letter
22 Jan 2015
January 2015
Salute To The Original Sixty-One

The Macoupin County Genealogical Society does not have an office or building. Our materials are housed in the George and Santina Sawyer Genealogy Room at the Staunton Public Library, 306 West Main St, Staunton, IL 62088. Phone 618-635-3852. The hours are: Mon-Thurs: 10 am - 7 pm; Fri 10 am - 5 pm & Sat: 10 am - 3 pm. Our collection includes Staunton newspapers on microfilm, census records, county histories, cemetery records, family histories, church records, etc. The Society will accept donations of any genealogical books and materials. These books and family data are placed in our Genealogy Room.
Library Holdings available in Excel or PDF format. Contact Cindy Leonard for a copy.

Our mailing address is:
The Macoupin County Genealogical Society
PO Box 95
Staunton, IL 62088-0095

BECOME A MEMBER: Application (in pdf format)
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By joining the Macoupin County Genealogical Society you will receive many great benefits.

  • The Macoupin County Searcher. A quarterly newsletter published in January, April, July and October which contains 25 plus full pages of genealogical information.
    Sample - Macoupin County Searcher January 2015
  • Queries are free to members. Non-members are charged $2.00 per query.
  • Assistance with locating your family in Macoupin County.
Our membership year runs from June 1 through May 31.  Persons who join the Society in the mid-year receive all the past issues of the newsletter for that membership year.  The newsletter usually comes out at the end of the month. For example, the April issue may be mailed late April or early May.

Most of the information in the newsletters is of an historical nature and not items that will change. We devote a page or so to upcoming genealogy fairs, seminars, reunions or current happenings. If you have information to contribute to The Searcher, please contact Mary McKenzie.

If you need a page copied from a Macoupin County Genealogical Publication such as our newsletter, the Macoupin County Searcher (sample online), the charge is $1.00 per page and a large SASE must be provided. The proceeds go to the Macoupin County Genealogical Society.  For more information or requests, send correspondence to the address shown above and include LSASE.

Jill is our main cemetery person. If you know of any unmarked graves or burials, including histories or items of  interest about these cemeteries that you think should be included in cemetery publications, please mail the society at the above address or contact Jill Secoy.  She would appreciate any information that you might have.

Volunteers Needed! If you can help organize genealogical materials or assist with whatever else needs to be done in our Genealogy Room at the Staunton Public Library, please mail the society at the above address or contact our Archivist-Sharon Bruhn.  Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Macoupin County Genealogical Society Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October at various locations which are announced prior to the meeting.  Please join the free MacoupinCountyIL Google group to receive notification of meeting locations.

Officers are nominated in April, elected in May and take office in June. Membership year runs from June 1 - May 31

Officers - 2015-2016
President - Cherie Kuhn
Vice President - vacant
Recording Secretary - vacant

Corresponding Secretary - Cindy Leonard
Treasurer - Jill Secoy
Archivist - Sharon Bruhn
Board Members - Linda Kmiecik, Mary McKenzie, Linda Arnold

Committee Chairmen

Finance Committee: Cindy Leonard, Jill Secoy
Program Committee -
Publication Committee - Mary McKenzie
Newsletter Committee - Mary McKenzie
Publicity Committee - Jill Secoy
Book Committee - Mary McKenzie, Jill Secoy
Supply Committee -
Cemetery Committee - Jill Secoy

If you have any questions or comments about this web page, or need assistance with a genealogy related item,
please contact Cindy Leonard
who will make every effort to assist you.

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