Genealogical Resources

Genealogical Resources in My Personal Collection and Nearby Repositories

  • Rare 20th century Illinois resources such as birth indexes, marriage indexes, Chicago phone books and vehicle registrations
  • The largest archive of Southern Illinois newspapers, as well as the major Chicago newspapers, at Morris Library, SIU, Carbondale
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) at SIU-Carbondale, which holds many early county records from the southern region of the state
  • Jackson County Clerk’s and Circuit Clerk’s offices — well known to the staff and allowed easy access to records
  • The LDS Family History Center at Murphysboro, through which the LDS holdings at Salt Lake can be accessed
  • The Jackson County Historical Society library, a large genealogical collection
  • Brehm Library, Mt. Vernon, Illinois which has a huge collection of genealogical materials focused on Southern Illinois
  • The Genealogical Society of the Southern Illinois’ extensive collection at John A. Logan College, Carterville
  • Courthouses in Jackson, Union, Williamson, Perry, Randolph, Franklin and Washington Counties, Illinois

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