Welcome to the new website!

You may renew or join online using the menu link. If you renew via mailed check and form, your membership credentials to access member’s content will be mailed to you. Folks who renew join/renew online will receive immediate credentials.
Please let us know what you think with a comment.

New Online Store – (for everyone) offering our publications for immediate download !

Members get 25% off (email us for a coupon code until logins are set up) !

Members may now view Tina Beaird’s presentation on Illinois digital resources!

Members Have immediate access to all past Gleanings (we are still uploading)!

Everyone has access our Gleanings indexes to research their relatives.

Everyone has access to lots of free information about McLean County, it’s history, and it’s cemeteries.


The MCGS general meetings are FREE to the public.  With COVID, our meetings have been taking place via ZOOM.  Recent topics have been:

Tina Beaird – Illinois Digital Resources – (This presentation is available in the Members area)

Jane Haldeman – Final Resting Place – The Stones Tell the Story

Jane Haldeman – My Ancestor was a Farmer

Upcoming Events (Click for details and ZOOM link):

2022 – Happy New Year !

January 18 – Susan Kaufman – “Unusual Resources”

February 5 – Mimi Davis – “Resources at Bloomington Public Library”

April 19 – Kathy Michael – “Resources at McLean County Clerks Office”

May 17 – Tina Beaird – To be determined

July 19 – Cemetery Program

September 17 – TBD

November 15 – Annual meeting and election

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How to Use this Site

For research, we have made our Gleanings indexes availble to the general public.  Search them for surname and other information, noting the Gleanings Issue.  Then Join or Log in, as all members are giving access online to all Gleanings issues.

We have free resources on our cemetery page, under resources, and under FREE.

The McLean County Museum of History offers many attractions.  Click here https://mchistory.org for hours and more information.

The MCGS Genealogy Library is on the 2nd floor and offers books and journals from around the country, computers set up with Ancestry and Family Search, and often a volunteer to assist you.

Check out our latest Newsletter !

Check out our first Gleanings!