Bond County Genealogical Society membership entitles you to receive the informative B.C.G.S. Newsletter, and to publish your genealogical queries on this web page and in the newsletter. Genealogical queries with connections to Bond County in Southern Illinois are published free of charge to members (and non-members!) in our Newsletter (though members have priority on query space). Anyone is invited to submit the names and brief identifying information of ancestors they are researching, so that those researching the same persons can exchange information with them.

To make your query more effective, include dates, places and full names whenever possible.

SAMPLE QUERY: Researching Edmond DeMoulin, b 11 Jun 1862 Clinton Co IL, mov to Greenville Bond Co IL abt 1886, m1 Constance Vulliet, m2 Anna Diehl. dpl Los Angeles CA 1935. --Submitter’s name, address, and email address

Please send your queries by E-Mail to or bcgs_editor @ sbcglobal.net.

Posted October 2, 2014
I am currently looking for leads on the Goodsons and would love to connect with people and resources. In particular I am looking for information on:

John M. Goodson
—Married to Ellen Willmirth Long on 24 June 1858 in Vandalia, Fayette County (her father is listed as Abraham Long on marriage record)
—Had a son James Granville Goodson born on 1 Oct 1864 in Greenville, Bond, Illinois
—"M" in middle name likely to stand for "Maxey" but no direct evidence yet
—Son James moved to Montana and is buried there

I have more details about the descendants of James G. Goodson down through to my father. Any assistance is appreciated!

Shennandoah Diaz
sdiaz @ shennandoahdiaz.com

If you have a query, please send it by E-Mail to or bcgs_editor @ sbcglobal.net.

or by Postal Mail to:
Bond County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 172
Greenville, Illinois 62246

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