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Madison County Links


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Alton Hayner Public Library

Alton Hayner Public Library, Photos of Tombstones

Bethalto Public Library

Cahokia Public Library

Collinsville Memorial Public Library

East Alton Public Library

Edwardsville Public Library

Glen Carbon Centennial Library

Granite City - Six Mile Regional Library

Highland - Louis Latzer Memorial Public Library

Troy Public Library

Wood River Public Library





County Quick Facts

17th Century English Recipes

The History of First Names

Biographical Directory of U.S. Congress

British Origins

Dead Fred

Bulgarians of Southwestern Illinois

Newspaper Abstracts

The Olden Times Newspapers

Graveyards of Illinois

Walk Among The Dead Girl




Edwardsville Intelligencer

The Telegraph


Search Newspapers at:  [Some are fee based]

Chronicling America at Library of Congress

Genealogy Bank


Missouri Digital Heritage

Newspaper Archives

ProQuest Historical Newspapers

The Olden Times

The Augusta Chronicle (Georgia online newspapers)






Places of Interest


Alton Confederate Prison

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park

Camp Du Bois - Lewis & Clark

Collinsville - World's Largest Catsup Bottle

Elijah Lovejoy Monument

Great River Road

Haunted Alton

Robert Wadlow - World's Tallest Man

Scott Air Force Base




Town/Village Websites






East Alton


Glen Carbon


Granite City



Leclaire District [Edwardsville]


Pontoon Beach


Upper Alton

Wood River







It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended,

but the glory belongs to our ancestors.


Plutarch (46-120)




Research Help

African/American Research Help


African American Cemeteries Online

African American Migration Experience

Africana Heritage Project


American Slave Narratives

Biographical Sketches

Free African Amer of VA, NC, SC, MA, DE

Freedman's Bureau Online

Slaveholders & African Americans

St. Louis Palladium Newspaper



County Government


Madison County Clerk's Office

Madison County Clerk's Office - Online Records

Madison County Government


Family Websites


Anderson Family

Appel & Uetrecht Family

Minnie M. Boals Story

Cockrell Family

Daisy's Roots

Hans Rudolph Hunziker

Marilyn Graham Family

Strohbeck Family

Whitsell Family



Historical/Genealogical Societies


Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois

Illinois State Genealogical Society

Madison County Genealogical Society

Troy Historical Society


Mailing Lists


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Ellis Island Arrival List (1892 - 1924)

U. S. Social Security Death Index

Naturalizations & Intentions of Madison County

Downloadable & searchable books on Google

Library of Congress - searchable!

Copyright laws

The Ships List

National Archives

Bible Records Online

Genealogy Book Links


My Free Census

History Files for Madison County

History of the Episcopal Church in Alton

History of the Alton Streetcar

Ancestry (pay site)

Ancestry Family Tree Maker (free to use)

Forts of Illinois



Other Madison County Websites - Madison County

Madison County Genealogy Trails

Madison County Political Graveyard

Madison County Resources -

Madison County Tombstone Project


Probate/Will Records


Search Probate Case Files/IL Archives









State Archives


Illinois Digital Archives


Illinois Global Database Search

Illinois State Archives



Tips & Other Useful Information


Copyright Basics

Grave Dowsing

Naming Patterns



Tombstone Carvings



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