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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 51, Number 1                                            November  2023

An Evening at Home………Anna (Kess) Weedman

Neena…….Anna (Kess) Weedman

Marissa Messenger Abstracts Jan 1927

Archibald Borland – Ireland to Randolph County, IL

Nashville Democrat Abstracts 15 & 29 Jan 1903,  12 Feb 1903, 12 Mar 1903, 21 Dec 1903

Our Military:  Rufus King, Ralph King, Clifford King, Edward Dial, Walter          Dial, Jr.,  Edward Dial  Willard L. Dial, Joseph Mitchell, Daniel T. Seiber,        Wayne E. Cavaness, Woodrow Cavaness, Jesse Cavaness, Bernell                    Cavaness, Kenneth Heil, Norman Heil, Daryl A. Heil, Robert Ramsey.

A Sketch of John Hook

Obituary of Andrew Borders

Marissa Monitor Abstracts Jul 1883

Descendants of Nicholaus & Elisabeth Groh

Marissa Boys in Bad Car Accident – Sparta News Plaindealer 19 Jul 1928

With the Colors – Sparta New Plaindealer 13 Mar 1942

Tornado of 1938 Remembered in Diary – New Athens Journal Messenger 10 Mar 1994

Marissa School Burns.

Volume 50, Number 4                                            August  2023

Men Against the Prairie

Mitchell Descendents

Marissa Monitor, June 1883

George Bilderback  Bible

Recapturing Marissa’s History:  the Coming of the Railroad

Coulterville Republican – 3 Jan 1940

Marissa Township Cemetery Burials 2013-2014

Now and Then  0 by Anna B. (Kess) Weedman

Law Suit Threat – New Athens Journal May 1939

New town Theatre – New Athens Journal 15 Sep 1939

Julius Engelhardt Bible

The Dickson Store

Robert  Dickson

Alligator Gar Caught in River at Baldwin – New Athens Journal May 1938

Nashville Journal Abstracts 8 Jul 1909

Reminiscenses of Early Life – Belleville Advocate 1869

David & Gertrude (Gregg) Co(c)ke

Only Yesterday   by Tom Brown

New Athens Journal Abstracts – Oct  1910

Volume 50, Number 3                                             May  2023

Hill’s Fort

John A. Hamill Descendents

Illinois Bicentennial Minute

Marissa Messenger Abstracts 12 January 1945

Nixon Leslie Ballard

Nashville Democrat Abstracts 22 Jan 1903

Washington County, Illinois School News April 1940, March 1942

Looking Back – Nashville News 19 July 1989

Boys Cover 7,000 Miles; See 14 States, & World’s Fair

New Athens Journal Abstracts Nov 1910

Lost Pajamas

Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Randolph County

Marissa Monitor Abstracts 18 May 1883

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Marissa

Our Military:  Patton, Heil, Paul, Tadlock, Peck, Isgrigg, Dial, Laumbattus, 

Pflasterer, Vollert, Pranulis, Longdon, Ramsey, Atkins, Ranft, Thomas

Johnson, Keim, Reitz, Guzak, Werner, Rhodes, Daeffler, Little


Volume 50, Number 2                                     February 2023

Some History of Old Marissa

New Athens Journal Abstracts 1938/38/39  (Shoe Factory)

Forest Inn, Marissa, IL

Obituary of Edwin Holmes

Dickey School, Lively Grove Twnsp, Washington County, IL


Marissa Monitor Abstracts 11 May 1883

Hugh Grier Family


Druggist of Lenzburg, Illinois

New Athens Journal Press 5 Jan 1950 – Obituaries

Michael Perschbacher, Last Will & Testament

Marissa Cemetery Burials 2011-2012

Founder of Lenzburg