Links for White County and the
State of Illinois
Under revision 6/2011

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Bob Martin's impressive tombstone at Norris City

ADDRESSES OF AREA LIBRARIES AND HOURS
(updated May 2001, call before you drive)


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WHITE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENEALOGY LIBRARY
203 N. Church, Carmi , in the old Carnagie library
Features--copies of Shain and Land papers and Carl Shelton Database, obit scrapbooks and transcriptions, surname files, trained volunteer staff, selection of books for sale, maps, a really good place to start
Hours--Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 4:30 pm or by appointment
Email-- [email protected]

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CARMI PUBLIC LIBRARY
Main and Slocumb, Carmi 382-5277
Features--Harriet Vaught collection and Margaret Davis Land workbooks
Hours--Monday-Thursday 11 am-7 pm; Friday Noon-6pm; Saturday 11am-5 pm

NORRIS CITY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
Highway 45 South, Norris City, 378-3713
Features--Ira Shain workbooks
Hours--same as Carmi

GRAYVILLE CARNEGIE PUBLIC LIBRARY
110 W Mill, Grayville, 375-7121
They are moving into a new building in 2011
Features--Obit scrapbooks and funeral card collection
Hours--Mon & Wed 10 am-7:30 pm; Tues & Thurs 2:30-730 pm; Friday 2:30-6:30 pm; Sat 10 am-2 pm

ALBION PUBLIC LIBRARY
6 N 4th, Albion 445-3314
I understand they have added to their genealogy section
Hours vary, closed Thursday

EDWARDS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY GENEALOGY LIBRARY
212 W. Main, Albion
Hours--6:30 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday or by appointment
[email protected] (Terry Harper, 445-3433)

MT. CARMEL PUBLIC LIBRARY
731 Mulberry, Mt. Carmel 263-3531
Features--recent listing of all county cemeteries and tombstones, reference books
Hours--Similar to Carmi

FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY
300 SE 2nd, Fairfield 842-4516
Features--Nice selection of family histories and recent obits
Hours--Similar to Carmi except open until 8:30 pm Mon-Thurs

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BREHM MEMORIAL LIBRARY
101 S. 7th, Mt. Vernon, IL 242-6322
Features--Multiple copies of many items, concentrating on migration patterns to and from Illinois, has obituary index and surname files.
Hours--Mon-Thurs 9am - 8pm, Fri 9am - 5 pm, Saturday Noon - 4pm, Sunday 1pm - 5pm
Has the Illinois DAR archives, and is site of the Illinois Women's Veterans Statue, above

GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
John A. Logan College, Carterville, 800-851-4720
Features--Wide selection of books for sale for many parts of Southern Illinois, trained volunteers on Tuesday mornings
Call to confirm library hours--Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm; Friday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm

MCCOY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
W Side Square, McLeansboro, 643-2125
Features--Legacy of Kin Volumes I and II, genealogy section open Mon-Thurs 11 am - 4 pm, Fri 1-4 pm (new hours in 1998)
Hours--Mon-Fri 11 am - 5 pm exc Thurs to 7 pm, Sat 8 am - 5 pm

SHAWNEETOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY
320 N Lincoln, Shawneetown, 269-3761
Very small, nice people
Hours--Tues & Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Wed 1-5 pm, Thurs 1-7 pm, Sat 10 am - 2 pm

SALINE COUNTY GENEALOGY SOCIETY LIBRARY
In Old Fire Station, Locust St, Harrisburg (Call Hobie 252-3761)
Features--Books for sale, trained volunteers
Hours--Mon-Fri 8am - Noon

ELDORADO PUBLIC LIBRARY
1001 Grant, Eldorado, 273-7922
Features--Good selection of books for Saline, Hamilton, Hardin and area counties
Hours--similar to Carmi


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Cindy with Jim Wallace at the Robinson-Stewart House Museum

INTERNET RESOURCES

These are taken from my presentations in the Fall of 1998, but updated in 2011, and tend to duplicate the list above.  Again, they might work good as a handout about genealogy on the web--what they were developed as--or for beginning internet users.

WHITE COUNTY GENWEB http://white.illinoisgenweb.org/

HAMILTON COUNTY GENWEB http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilhamilt/

GALLATIN COUNTY GENWEB http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilgalla2/

EDWARDS COUNTY GENWEB http://edwards.illinoisgenweb.org/

WAYNE COUNTY GENWEB: http://wayne.illinoisgenweb.org/

SALINE COUNTY GENWEB http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilsaline/

WILLARD LIBRARY, EVANSVILLE  http://www.willard.lib.in.us/

HAMILTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilhchs/

JON'S SOUTHERN ILLINOIS HISTORY HOMEPAGE
http://www.illinoishistory.com

WHITE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilwcohs

GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF WHITE COUNTY  http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilgswc

GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS http://jal.cc.il.us/

ILLINOIS HISTORIC PRESERVATION AGENCY http://www.state.il.us/hpa

CARMI ONLINE http://www.cityofcarmi.com

McLEANSBORO ONLINE http://www.mcleansboro.com

GRAYVILLE ONLINE http://cityofgrayville.com/new/

ILLINOIS GENWEB ARCHIVES http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/il/ilfiles.htm

ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH http://www.idph.state.il.us/home.htm

INDIANA STATE LIBRARY GENEALOGY PAGE Has database of pre-1850 marriages
http://www.statelib.lib.in.us/library/databases.htm

ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVEShttp://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/home.html
Be sure to check out their online databases (accessible from the bottom of this page) which include Public Domain Land Sale Records, Database of Illinois Civil War Veterans, Database of Illinois Spanish-American War Veterans.  Some of the Sec of State info is still at www.sos.state.il.us while others are at www.cyberdriveillinois.com

ILLINOIS REGIONAL ARCHIVES DEPOSITORIES (IRAD) Includes a searchable database of holdings http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/home.html

NARA's GREAT LAKES REGION (CHICAGO) http://www.archives.gov/great-lakes

ILLINOIS STATE GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilsgs/

ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETYhttp://www.historyillinois.org/

ILLINOIS USGENWEB PROJECT http://illinoisgenweb.org/

CHICAGO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY http://www.chgogs.org

White County Political Graveyard  http://politicalgraveyard.com/geo/IL/WT.html

Pat Davis Homepage with lots of IL info http://www.angelfire.com/il/patdavis/

William Newby Story--this is a story of a soldier returning to Mill Shoals Twp, White County, IL after the Civil War, when he was supposedly killed, and people not being sure if he is Newby or a friend he met in the war. Richard Gere and Jodie Foster were in a movie about a similar case several years ago, called Summersby. http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/newby.html

There is a site sponsored by the Primitive Baptist Library in Western Illinois, http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-White.html

Cool list of Illinois cemeteries and other information from the Illinois State Genealogical Society http://www.ilgensoc.org

There is lots of Lincoln-related activity going on in the state, including improvements at the Lincoln Home National Site in Springfield and the building of a new Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Downtown Springfield. A heritage tourism project which includes several Illinois cities is called http://www.lookingforlincoln.com

Get death certificates: http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/deathorder_mail.htm. Don't use expensive services like Vitacheck.


The Coordinator for the White County, Illinois US GenWeb page is Cindy Birk Conley

HOME PAGE http://white.illinoisgenweb.org/


Created by Laurel Crook, 10 Aug 1998

Last Updated 29 June 2011

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