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.