Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois
Proudly serving the counties of Southern Illinois
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Welcome to our new website!
GSSI was organized in Carterville, Illinois in March 1973 for the purpose of encouraging the science of genealogy; helping others gather genealogical information; and preserving, protecting and publishing information of importance to Southern Illinois genealogy. Our geographic area includes the twenty-eight counties of Illinois south of Interstate 70 which are listed in our website header above.
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Events in the Virtual World


Upcoming Events

August 6, 2022
  10a-2p at the John A. Logan College Library.
  Come join us for a library day. This is the first time we will be at the library as a group, in over 2 years. Rick Allen will be there from 10a-12p to help you with your research questions. Computers are available for use, as well as copy machines (copies are free).
  Enter the MAIN entrance of the college and go down the stairs and follow the hallway to the library.
September 10, 2022
  10a-2p at the John A. Logan College Library. At this time it is scheduled for a library day, however we are waiting word from a speaker. Stay tuned!
October 8, 2022
  10a-2p at John A. Logan College Conference center.
  Autumn Simmons will be our speaker.  More details to follow.
November 5, 2022
10a-2p at John A. Logan College Conference Center
  Annual Meeting, selection of officers
  Dave Joens, Illinois State Archives Director will be joining us. More details to follow.