Genealogy Resources

C.E. Brehm Library card need for these resources when accessed from outside of the Library.

Fold3 History and Genealogy Archives: provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Search popular U.S. history resources and popular genealogy resources.

HeritageQuest: Genealogy research

Newspapers.com (World collection): Newspaper archive
In Library Use        Use from Home

NewspaperArchive–Illinois Newspaper archive:
In Library Use         Use from Home

America’s Genealogy Bank: Research your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc. Library Card barcodes that start with the numbers 22864 will not work for remote access. However, you can substitute those numbers with 20183 and it will work.

Mt Vernon Register-News (2007-present). Library Card barcodes that start with the numbers 22864 will not work for remote access. However, you can substitute those numbers with 20183 and it will work.

C.E. Brehm Library card need for this resource when accessed from outside of the Library.

Ancestry.com: Genealogy research–in library use only

No Library card required for these resources:

Illinois Newspaper Project: U of I has created a database listing Illinois newspapers and libraries who have those papers on microfilm.

The Yesterdays of… Hamilton County, Illinois: links to many genealogy resources.

Wall’s History of Jefferson County, Illinois: Full text of this book, from the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

History of Jefferson County, Illinois: by William Henry Perrin; published by Globe Pub. Co. in 1883. Full text of this book, from the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can also be found here.

Portrait and biographical record of Clinton, Washington, Marion and Jefferson Counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties : together with biographies and portraits of all the governors of the state and the presidents of the United States: Published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Co., Chicago, IL. Full text of this book, from the Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

American History & Genealogy Project: Independent websites devoted to history and genealogy.