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October 14, 2012

Illiana Society mails quarterly to members

The Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society has published the Fall 2012 quarterly, “Illiana Genealogist,” and mailed copies to society members.

Articles in this issue include: Sidetracked (accidental finding of Cossart/Cossat/Cossart ancestors); Descendants of Joseph Sieffermann (by Herb Depke); Dr. and Mrs. Solomon Jones; Danville Auto Dealerships (between 1923 and 1926); Hegeler Personnel in the Armed Services (as reported in The Hegeler Zinc Company’s Hegeler News, October 1943); Another Role of Honor (Hegeler employees who had been employed 25 years or more, July 1945); 1895 Eighth Grade Final Exam (1895, Saline, Kansas); new members and the surnames they are researching (see below); Early Physicians of Vermilion County (part 3 — Georgetown physicians); and a surname index.

New members

It is encouraging to know that IGHS continues to grow. The list of new members includes:

-- Nannette E. McConnell, 1105 Koehn Drive, Danville, IL 61832-3430; researching BRONSING, BURTON, DAVIS.

-- Steven R. Ashby, 1471 40th Street Place, Marion, IA 52302-1738; researching ASHBY, HEWITT, ORR.

-- James D. Baxendale, 3610 Denise Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079-6504; researching ERVIN/IRVIN.

-- Fred D. Sherman, 22 Stroup, Danville, IL 61832-5040; researching SHERMAN, EPPERSON.

-- Peter and Denise Grogan, 207 Tweed Drive, Madison, AL 35758-6266; researching PECK, MILLIKAN, BRAZELTON, MOORE, MUNCY.

-- Nicole Williams, 1109 N. Jackson St., Danville, IL 61832-3027; researching RANDLE, HARRINGTON, LASTER, MILES.

-- Marilyn K. and Jerry D. Sherman, 206 S. Olmstead St., P.O. Box 476, Oakwood, IL 61858-0476; researching GASH, SHERMAN, DAVIS.

-- Sheila and Gary Maxwell, 1802 Lake Shore Dr., Mahomet, IL 61853; researching HART, MARRON, HICKMAN, HAWKINS, DOUGHERY, HUBBARD.

Renewal time

Now is the time to renew an ISGS membership for 2013. Dues are $25 per calendar year for an individual or $26 if a spouse also joins. A youth membership (ages 12 to 18) is $10 per student year. A membership entitles one to four issues of “Illiana Genealogist” each year, free access to the IGHS Library, and a discount on research requests. Queries also may be submitted for publication in the quarterly.

Send name, address, phone number and check to IGHS, 215 W. North St., Danville, IL 61832-5749. Include a list of the surnames being researched. Extra donations are always welcome, especially to the general fund and/or building fund. For more information phone 431-8733 or visit the society’s website at http://www.illianaghs.org, which also lists research fees, as well as records that can be researched by IGHS volunteers.

Queries, as well as a general exchange of genealogical material that readers would like to share, will be printed in the column for free. Contact Joan Griffis by e-mailing JBGriffis@aol.com

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