On Feb. 7, the Madison County Historical Society will host its inaugural “First Saturday” program, offering assistance to Madison County families interested in researching their family trees.
The Archival Library and Museum, located at 715 N. Main St. in Edwardsville, will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of the month, February through June.
The staff at the Madison County Archival Library can help visitors begin their research or offer suggestions on getting past problems they haven’t been able to solve. The only cost is a nominal charge for copies.
Among the resources available are books, photos and photo albums, family histories, city directories, cemetery inventories, maps, newspaper clippings, and much more. While the MCHS collection focuses on Madison County, it also has information from many of the surrounding counties.