The Official site of The Christian Conty, IL., Genealogical Society

The CCGS website was created on April 4, 2008 and has as it's webmaster, CCGS Board Member Joan (Pearson) Blood

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Follow-up to Our 2010 Annual Meeting

I wanted to take time and let you readers know that our CCGS Annual Meeting last Sunday went superbly.

Thanks to Thomas MacEntee for a great 'virtual' Presentation. With his knowledge of genealogy and computer skills, Thomas shared a lot of information in an hour for us, as a Genealogical Society, and as individuals. I would encourage any that wants to move forward with genealogy and technology to 'get to know' Thomas. He definitely goes 'the extra mile' to help others.

After Thomas' Presentation our Society had a brief meeting with our Society President Nelvin Sloman officiating. We had our annual election of 2011 board members with Denise Winter taking over the post of retiring Rosella Brookens.

Although Rosella will continue to be active with the Society we want to Thank Rosella for her years of service with the CCGS and are looking forward to many more.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Annual Meeting - Guest Speaker

We at the Christian Co., IL. Genealogical Society (CCGS) will again have our Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 2:00pm in the Pence Bldg. of the Christian County Historical Society & Museum (CCHS).

(for those of you who do not know are location, the CCHS is located on the East side of Taylorville, IL. near the junction of Routes 48/29, right in front of 'Super 8 Motel'. For gps people the Pence building is N39-33.200  W89-16620.

This year, the CCGS guest speaker, Thomas MacEntee will give us his presentation 'virtually' from Chicago. There will be a Q&A period following his presentation.

Thomas, who many know from Geneabolggers fame and presents his seminars through his business 'High Definition Genealogy'. MacEntee is a professional genealogist specializing in the use of technology and social media to improve genealogical research and interaction with others in the family history community, and relies on his 25 years of experience in the information technology field.

Thomas maintains memberships in a multitude of Genealogical organizations including his appointment to the Governing Board of the Illinois State Genealogical Society as Publicity Chair, where he is tasked with developing the social media plan to disseminate news about ISGS activities. 

Thomas is also very active on Facebook and traveling the U.S. giving genealogical seminars to genealogical Societies.

We, at the CCGS, are very happy to have Thomas as our guest speaker, knowing that he will present some very valuable information to us, and You who attend.