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"Branching Out From St. Clair County Illinois," the Official Quarterly for the Marissa Historical and Genealogical Society, is published four times a year.  Every member will receive a quarterly as part of their membership fee.  The Quarterly is published in November, February, May and August.


Our quarterlies include genealogical and historical information from St. Clair, Randolph, and Washington Counties.


Members of the MHGS are encouraged to submit articles of historical or genealogical interest that they would like published in the quarterly.  We do not assume responsibility for errors or fact of judgment on the part of the contributor.


Back Issues of the quarterly are available for $10.00 per copy.


The MHGS encourages other societies to contact us about arranging an exchange.  Members of societies with whom we exchange quarterlies may submit one fee query per year.  Please inform us as to which society you belong when submitting your query.  Members of our society may submit as many queries per year as the desire.


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Contents of the last "four" quarterlies:


Volume 44, Number 3                                                                                            May 2017

In Memorium:   Robert Waeltz and Jimmie Scudder

Birthday Cakes of Marissa

Cunningham Brothers

Southern Illinois Trade - From Skins to Silver Coins


New Athens Journal Obituaries/Deaths - January 1945

Marissa Monitor, 14 Jan 1882

Horses, Horse Shoes - A Shrine to the Smithy

Marissa Telephone Directory 1 Sept 1930

John and Sophia (Berninger) Orth

Barbecue Picnics of the Past

Laney Cemetery

Marissa Messenger 1900

Archiving and Storing your old Photos

Marissa Main Street 1875

Nashville News Obituaries 14 Nov 1984 (Nashville, Illinois)


Where to Search

ISGS Military Certificate Projects


Mystery Photo



V olume 44, Number 2                                                                                 February 2017

More pictures of Historical Society Open House

Some Descendants of Hugh and Jennet Park, Part 2

Banking in Marissa

War Affects Marissa

        Cromer Brother and their sister

        Barker Brothers

        Been Brothers

Old Salem Cemetery

Washington County, Illinois History - Nashville Illinois Journal, 1 Sep 1910

Marissa Monitor Items, 7 January 1882

John Carmichael Hamilton

Where Do I Find It

Mystery Photo


Volume 44, Number 1                                                                                 November 2016

Grand Opening

Days of 30's Recalled by Southern Illinois Writer

Sparta News-Plaindealer July 1886

Electric Lights for Evansville, June 1927

Tilden Meteor 1927

Sparta Lady Abe Lincoln's dentist

Memorial Services for Sparta's Lost Soldier Boys

Tilden & Randolph County Graduates 1941

Where to Search

Eaton Family

    Obituary of William Prentice Fulton

    Obitary of Florence Eaton

    Obituary of Henry D. Eaton

News from Elsewhere

Vida Wilson, World War II Nurse

Descendants of Pryor and Jane (McKinzie) Crews

Descendants of Hugh Park and wife Jennet, Part 1

Matthew Ryburn Tippy, Hist Children and Grandchildren

Obituaries/Deaths from the New Athens Journal, March 1945

Obituaries/Deaths from the New Athens Journal, April 1945

Obituary of Mary Arnold

Obituary of Anna (Burgan) Keim

Jordan Grove Cemetery

Mystery Photo




Volume 43, Number 4                                                                                              August 2016

Where is Reily Lake

Swanwick Names

Naming of Egypt

News From Washington County

Sparta New-Plaindealer Items

Coming to Marissa

Republican Advocate, Kaskaskia, Illinois

Newspaper Abstracts

1918 Sparta News-Plaindealer

Marissa Messenger Obituaries 1921

Looking Back

A few Sparta Obituaries

Where to Search

Levi North:  Marissa's First Sheriff

















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