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Finding your roots at the Collinsville Library

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New and experienced genealogists are invited to join the History and Genealogy Club of Collinsville.

The club is a friendly group of people who share an interest in genealogy and local history. All are welcome to share findings and resources. Each meeting focuses on a different topic such as immigration or family stories. Meetings are held monthly on the fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Collinsville Memorial Library Center.

2015 dates are:

  •  Jan. 22: National Archives (spotlight on Thomas Jefferson)
  •  Feb. 26: What Peaked Your Interest in Genealogy? (spotlight on Daylight Savings Time)
  •  March 26: Adoption (spotlight on John and Abigail Adams)
  •  April 23: Old Buildings in Collinsville (spotlight on Presidential Homes)
  •  May 28: Collinsville History (spotlight on Thomas Edison)
  •  June 25: My DNA Project/ Medical Genealogy (spotlight on Benjamin Franklin)
  •  July 23: Migration Patterns (spotlight on National Monuments)
  •  Aug. 27: Transportation (spotlight on the Roosevelts)
  •  Sept. 24: Genealogy in Fiction and Entertainment (spotlight on Ronald Reagan)
  •  Oct. 22: Women in Genealogy (spotlight on Juliette Gordon Low)
  •  Nov. 19: Collinsville Library (spotlight on the Library of Congress)
  •  Dec. 17: Christmas (spotlight on Santa Claus)

For more information, please call Leslee at 618-344-1112.

The Collinsville Memorial Library Center is located at 408 West Main Street and is a member of the Mississippi Valley Library District.

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  1. John Stratton says:

    Genealogy Club in Collinsville-

    Looking for information on my maternal grandfather, Veno Louis Vigna
    Born 1876? in Collinsville? May have had brother, Victor and sister Anna. Not sure if other siblings. Father named Frank, mother named Mary-they may have lived in East St. Louis after 1900. Veno coal miner in Beckemeyer, IL. where my mother Dorothy Lucille Vigna born 1915. He seems to have died in Mt. Vernon, IL. during WW II. He had a farm there by this time. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Family tragedy resulted in her n ot knowing much about her father and Italian side of family. Thank you for any help.
    John Stratton

  2. Jane WELLE says:

    721 W STATE ST

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