SCGS Announcements

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SCGS Field Trip to the Lena Area Historical Museum and Lena Merchantile!

Saturday, May 5th  For more information see our Events page!

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Stephenson County Genealogical Society conducts genealogical research for no charge!   Volunteers try to accomplish most research requests within one week.


Check it out!

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Found in SCGS files: a self-guided tour of Freeport City Cemetery!  Includes history of the cemetery, some of those interred there and more!

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Vital Records (Births, Deaths, Marriages) Currently Available through SCGS:

BIRTHS:  May 3, 1855 to March 13, 1916
DEATHS:  January 6, 1878 to December 23, 1966
MARRIAGES:  June 24, 1837 to December 29, 1940

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Genealogy Returns to HCC Lifelong Learning!


The Stephenson County Genealogical Society, based in Freeport, Illinois, welcomes both Stephenson County residents and researchers from around the globe with ties to Stephenson County to access information, learn about Stephenson County genealogy and request assistance in your family history journey.

SCGS Volunteers in the
Frances Woodhouse Local History Room

Monday, 19 March 9am to noon — Karen
Tuesday, 20 March  1pm to 5pm — Terry
Wednesday, 21 March  10am to 2pm — Lois
Thursday, 22 March 9am to 12:30pm — Merry
2pm to 6pm  — Donna
Friday, 23 March  9am to noon — Nancy


Open Saturdays in March 2018
3rd 1pm to 4pm — Nancy
10th 9am to noon — Jane
17th 1pm to 4pm — Nancy
24th 9am to noon — Jane

For appointments during other hours, email
Please give at least 72 hours advance notice.

Banner photos from the Larson Collection, property of the Stephenson County Genealogical Society