The Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois (GSSI) was organized in Carterville, Illinois in 1973. Their purpose is to:
- Encourage the science of genealogy
- Help others gather genealogical information
- Preserve, protect and publish information of importance to Southern Illinois genealogy.
GSSI's geographic area includes the 28 counties of Illinois that are south of Interstate 70. This is an area of great genealogical and historical importance, as the earliest settlements in Illinois were established in the southern part of the state.
GSSI members receive several benefits, including four print issues of the Society's journal, The Saga of Southern Illinois, regular issues of their Newsletter, reduced registration to their Annual Conference, and access to the resources available on the Members Only page of GSSI's website.
GSSI recently debuted a new, updated website, which is full of helpful resources for family historians with Southern Illinois ancestors- including a descriptive inventory of GSSI's Archives, maps of the 28 southern counties, obituaries from Southern Illinois Newspapers, research links, and much more! Check them out today at ilgssi.org !
ISGS is proud to include GSSI as one of our Member Societies! Below are photos from the 2019 GSSI Conference, held in Carterville.
THANK YOU to our friends at GSSI for helping to preserve Southern Illinois genealogy!
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