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The Great River Genealogical Society meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from September through April. Meetings are held at the Lutheran Church of St. John, 3340 State Street. The Board meets at 6:00 p.m. and regular meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. The month of May is an annual dinner with the installation of officers. At times the Program Chairman may arrange for monthly meetings to be held at other locations or so that a dinner may be served. The time and place of such meetings are announced at the previous meeting. Visitors are always welcome.

Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.:
A Day of German Research Instruction at the Quincy Public Library. Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CGSM will lead an all-day Lecture Series. Topics include:
  • Oh Where, Oh Where are My Ancestors From?
  • Hunting For Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals
  • Untangle the Web of Germanic Websites
  • Demystify Ancestry and FamilySearch

Read the Brochure: German Research.

To register download the form and mail it to: Great River Genealogical Society, c/o Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St., Quincy, IL 62301. Reservations can also be made by calling 573-221-9132 or emailing pams913 @ charter . net

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m:
Program: "Emigrating from Germany." Presented by Jack Freiburg.

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m:
Program: "A Few Augusta Stories." Presented by Brent Engel.

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 7:00 p.m:

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m:
Program: T.B.A.

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m:
Program: "Trip to the Nation of Poland." Presented by Joe Newkirk.

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m:
Program: "Trip to Poland." Presented by Joe Newkirk.

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m:
Program: T.B.A.

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m:
Program: T.B.A.

Historical Society Members Provide Column for Local Newspaper

A series was begun in 2011 for the Quincy Herald-Whig newspaper by members of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County. Similar to the longtime series by Quincy's historian Carl Landrum, the articles cover a variety of topics.

For those living in the Quincy area, the Sunday issue each week provides the latest article. If you live outside the area and are not a subscriber to the Herald-Whig, you can still read the articles and see the sources used by the writers by visiting the website of the Historical Society: http://hsqac.org/. The articles are found in the "Once Upon a Time in Quincy" Archive. In addition to information on the sources used, there are photographs not used to illustrate the articles but relevant to the subject.

We are an Associate Member of the Friends of Log Cabins.

Please see logcabinvillagequincyil.com/ for information about this Lincoln-era village in Quinsippi Island Park.