The Fayette County Genealogical & Historical Society has announced the logo for its Fayette County Family History Book – a sketch of the Vandalia Statehouse within the outline of Fayette County.
Brochures are being printed and addressed, and will soon be in the mail.
The brochure gives samples of actual Fayette County family histories for residents to read.
There are requests and directions for the submission of family histories and old photographs, as well as ordering information. Stories and old photos or book orders may be dropped off at Evans Public Library; mailed to Fayette County Family History Book, c/o FCGHS, P.O. Box 177, Vandalia, Ill. 62471; or given to one of the committee members.
There are a couple of upcoming sessions to help residents learn about writing their family histories.
Kaskaskia College is offering a “Writing Your Family Story” course at the KC Vandalia Campus.
The class will meet on Saturdays, May 4, 11 and 18, from 10 a.m.-noon. The class registration number is LLI 7607 VA01W. Call the KC Vandalia campus at 283-1780 or KC community education department at 545-3255 with questions or to pre-register for the class.
Donna Ruble will present a workshop at the June 4 meeting of the FCGHS at Evans Public Library in Vandalia. The group’s business meeting will begin at 6 p.m., with the seminar to follow as soon as possible.
The meeting will be in the Lincoln Room of the library and, as are all meetings, is open to the public.
A sample of the book published for Cass County is available for review at the check-out desk of the library.
The publisher has told the group that the deadline for the stories will be July 15.
Those having questions or needing help may call one of the book committee members – Judy Brazle (chairman), 347-2207, firstname.lastname@example.org; Donna Ruble 704-5594, email@example.com; Virginia Rigdon, 347-2346, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Cathy Smith, 427-3911 or 367-5186, email@example.com.