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[Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society]     [Mt. Pulaski Courthouse]      [Abraham Lincoln in Logan County, 1834-1860]
2016 memberships are now being accepted. Cost is $15 for single; $20 for two
 persons at same address.   Send or stop by LCGHS.  Donations are always welcomed.
< click here for the membership form >


114 N Chicago St., Lincoln
  62656

Hours:   Tue, Thur, Fri: 11 am to 4 pm
                 2nd & 4th Sat: 10 am to 1 pm


             UP-COMING MEETINGS / PROGRAMS


April 18, 2016 - April's program will be Dan Tackett with his guitar &
                                                 story telling

May 16, 2016 - Bob McCue will present the history of his great grandfather,
                               Capt. Adam Bogardus
June 20, 2016 - Nancy Brace Schaub will explain identification of vintage jewelry

All meetings are on the 3rd Mondays of each month at 6:30 pm, with the speakers being first on the agenda. We look forward to seeing you.  Please call Carol Farmer, Vice-President and Program Chairperson, with suggestions for programs at 217-871-3510.

Lincoln, Illinois, Feb. 11, 2016. D. Leigh Henson and Diane Osborn, president of the Logan County (IL) Genealogical & Historical Society, hold a copy of his book The Town Abraham Lincoln Warned. He donated copies to the Society. Henson and Osborn stand in the Society’s Lincoln Room, which contains various Lincoln mementoes of local and national significance, including the bust in the background:      http://findinglincolnillinois.com/lincolnstatueplan.html#lincolnbust




26 Jan., 2016 New HeraldNews:
Logan County Historical & Genealogical Society
                                                     seeks assistance identifying unknown soldiers
  January 26, 2016  With about a year remaining before the observance of the centennial of the U.S. entrance into WWI, the Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society is requesting help with identifying photographs of soldiers and inductees from Logan County. The ribbon shown in the first slide is one worn by some of the inductees in the photographs. It notified railroad staff that the U.S. government would pay for their transportation to camp.
       Researcher, Bill Donath, is working on a book about the Logan County activities that took place during that time in support of the war effort and the men and women who served in some capacity during the war. The book is nearly complete and is planned for availability this Fall.
       Anyone wishing to submit photographs or stories about the men and women who served during WWI can submit those to Bill Donath at LCGHS, 114 N. Chicago St., or by email: wdonath01@hotmail.com. Bill will be available at LCGHS on Fridays from 11 am to 4 pm. Please contact Bill before bringing items to LCGHS. Phone: 732-9881 and leave a message. Anyone with information regarding the soldier photos in the slide show may also contact Bill at the above mentioned locations.

[note:  the soldier on the right is Wilbur Smith of Beason, who married Elizabeth (Hazel) Sullivan of Beason and raised his family in Chestnut.  His youngest of two daughters, Rosalie, married her Mount Pulaski Township HS sweetheart, Waldo Bertoni, of Mount Pulaski - submitted by Phil Bertoni]


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