Researching your family in Southern Illinois? Below you will find websites that I have found helpful. They provide  information (many free) for the area.

Please feel free to add your family site or other site pertaining to the area below in the comments.

My go-to websites:

1. Illinois Databases -- marriage, death and military records from the state of Illinois

2. Jonesboro Gazette --obituaries and death notices -- transcribed by Darrel Dexter -- thanks!

Camp Ground Cumberland Presbyterian Church   ( Anna, Union County )

 Water Valley, Union County, Illinois

Newspaper Clippings

Townes - Stafford Family

Illinois in the Civil War Project

Civil War Article

History of the 119th IL Infantry

Rowan Roots

History of Union County

A Graveyard Obsession

US GenWeb for Illinois

Old Photographs From Illinois

African Americans in Southern Illinois

Rev John Crawford

Genealogy Trails for Illinois

Jon's Southern Illinois History Page (a few links are outdated)

Bill Carr's Southern Illinois History

Lambert's of Southern Illinois

Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

Genealogy Trails in Illinois

McMinn Family Tree

Sifford and Goodman Family

Allison Family of Southern Illinois

Ferrill Family

McKee Family

Tweedy Family

Eaves Family

Jaco Family

Grammer, Barker, McGraw, Clapp, Lewis Family

Barber Family

Penrod Family that went to Utah

Selection of Biographies

Union County, Illinois military records from 1832

American Memories from the Library of Congress ( several scenic and nature pics of the area, use search words : photos in Southern Illinois, photos in Union County, photos in Pope County, photos in Anna, Illinois, photos in Cobden, Illinois ---- just as a starting point)

The next 5 links were found at the American Memories website(above):

Picture of man at the Anna Stone Quarry

Union County, Illinois - picture of gas station and road house

Picture of old log cabin in Union County

Picture of old log cabin in Pope County , another here

Union County 1881 Map (scroll down to see the maps, then click on the one that interest you, then scroll down again, you can enlarge the map and see landmarks and land owners)

Union County 1908 Map (same instructions as above)

Search for other maps here. <--- this is not a current website, you can howerver use the WayBack Machine to visit the last impression of the site on the web here:

Free ebook -- Early society in Southern Illinois by Robert Wilson Patterson, Chicago Historical Society

Free ebook -- 100 years of progress : the centennial history of Anna,

Free ebook --The Biographical review of Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin counties, Illinois

Free ebook -- History of Union County

Another free ebook -- Difficult to read


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