Calendar of Events

Membership meetings are on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Come to the center door of the building.  (Municipal Center / Police Department)
There are no meetings in December or January.
Meetings are free to members, $3.00 for non-members.


February 11, 2017

Spreadsheets 101: Excel-lance in Genealogy  By Mary Kircher Roddy

March 11, 2017

Show and Tell

April 8, 2017

Piecing Together UK & Irish Roots Online By Debra Dudek

April 11, 2017

Panera Bread fundraiser at 18416 Governor’s Highway in Homewood.
Print a flyer and join us! At least 20 people need to attend and present the flyer for us to benefit.

May 13, 2017

Birthday Celebration: From Auld (Old) Sod to New Prairie: The Irish Immigrants in America with Lee Murdock

June 10, 2017

Indian Boundary Line By Peg Kapustiak

July 8, 2017

DNA Testing Company Tools By Karen Stanbury

August 12, 2017

Using Maps in Genealogical Research By Jeffery Bockman

September 9, 2017

Resolving the Mystery: Unquizzing Ancestral Birthing By Janis Minor Forte

October 14, 2017

White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race & Racial Passing (also includes Genealogy Road Show Experience) – Gail Lukasik

November 11, 2017

Try-It Illinois By Tina Beaird

Library hours:

Monday:                                  10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Tuesday:                                 1  p.m. — 5 p.m.
Wednesday:                            10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Thursday:                               Closed
Friday:                                     10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Saturdays (1st & 2nd):            11:30 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Sunday:                                   Closed

In order to better serve our out-of-town SSGHS members who wish to use the Library on a day or time when it is not scheduled to be open, we may be able to offer this service:
Four hours of self-directed research time in the library and the services of a volunteer librarian.
To sign up:
Send your request by U.S. mail (no phone calls or E-mail) at least a month in advance.
You will be sent a letter indicating whether or not a librarian will be available on the date requested.