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Welcome to St. Clair County, Illinois Trails History and Genealogy!  Your hosts are
Sue Reed and Susan Cook (we're a mother/daughter team!).

We will be gathering records pertinent to those of you who are researching in St. Clair County.  This is not a Links Only site. You will find online data here.  Updates to this page are made on a regular basis.  If you don't find data on your ancestor here today, be sure to bookmark this page and check back often. If you have records, stories and/or information you would like to send in for posting to these pages, please let us know.  We need your help to make this site grow!  If you would like more information on volunteering for an Illinois Trails County, please read our Volunteer Information Page. Many thanks to those who already help with transcriptions, donating their time and sharing their family data!

We regret that we are unable to do personal research for you.

If you need help with general research questions in St. Clair County or the State of Illinois, you'll probably find the most helpful information on our Research Help Page. This page offers help to those of you who are new to researching in Illinois.  You'll find helpful hints, information on where to locate records and accommodations if you are planning a research trip. The St. Clair County Genealogical Society is another terrific resource. Information regarding the Society and the St. Clair County Courthouse can be found below, in our table of contents. Our mailing list and query boards may also prove helpful to you.

Be sure to view the contents of this page. You may overlook information important to your research.
 

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OK, enough of that, let's get to the good stuff!


NEW!

THE NORTHWEST TERRITORY PROJECT
Early Pre-Statehood Records, including the States that were once part of the Territory!


AVAILABLE ONLINE RECORDS
Use these quick links or scroll the entire page


CHURCH RECORDS

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

DEATH RECORDS

GENERAL RECORDS

SURROUNDING 
COUNTIES
ONLINE

MILITARY

NEWSPAPERS

SCHOOLS

LINKS

FAMILY RECORDS

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  NATURALIZATION

ILLINOIS
RESEARCH
HELP

COUNTY COURT, 
GENEALOGICAL 
SOCIETY 
and 
ILLINOIS ARCHIVES

SEARCH!



 

 

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COUNTY ADDRESSES

St. Clair County Genealogical Society

PO Box 431 
Belleville, IL 62222-0431
 

Located at the Belleville Public Library - excellent!
*They have online indexes, so be sure to visit when you're finished here!

 St. Clair County Courthouse
10 Public Square
Belleville, IL 62220
(618)277-6600

Marriages, Births, Deaths - County Clerk's Office
Wills, Probates, Naturalizations, Divorces, Adoptions, etc. - Circuit Clerk's Office

Charge -*recent price increase regarding Marriage Records* the cost is now $12.00 for search, all others $10, both nonrefundable fees

STATE ADDRESSES


 

Illinois State Archives
 

Margaret Cross Norton Bldg.
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
 

Telephone: 
(217) 782-4682
Fax: (217) 524-3930

ILLINOIS ARCHIVES IRAD DIVISION
 

(Illinois Regional Archives Depository)

Located at Universities through-out the State
IRAD Facilities hold many County Records.


The Illinois Death Index (1916-1951) is now online and searchable through the Illinois State Archives website!



 
 
 

CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTIONS:



 

Bethel Cemetery

Bohnemeier Cemetery


Mt. Hope Cemetery
An ongoing transcription project

See photos of the Cemetery

Persons buried in Holy Childhood Cemetery - Mascoutah
In the year 1947

Persons buried in Mascoutah City Cemetery
In the year 1947

Ogle Cemetery

St. John's Cemetery

Walnut Hill Cemetery
Partial Transcription; new additions added 11-8-2001

Madison County Cemeteries
just next door
(Use your back button to return here)


Also see Cahokia Records
Under Links To Other Sites

Offsite Links
 
Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, is now online.
Many Veterans of war are buried here from many states, including Illinois.

St. Louis, Missouri Catholic Cemeteries
15 St. Louis Catholic cemeteries in a searchable database with soundex capability. Historic photos and information. Excellent new site!
 
 
 

CENSUS:



 

American Men and Children in Illinois
1779-1786

The 1820 Census of St. Clair County, Illinois

The 1840 Census of St. Clair County, Illinois
NEW!
The 1850 Mortality Schedule of St. Clair County, Illinois

The 1860 Mortality Schedule of St. Clair County, Illinois

The 1860 Census of St. Clair County, Illinois

An Every Name Index for the 1860 Census
Use this to help you locate your ancestors quickly and easily!

The 1916 Caseyville City Directory

1919 Automobile Owner's Directory
A-G G-L M-R S-Z
(Farmers only, some Monroe Co. Residents included)

Illinois State and County Census Records
(Use your "BACK" button to return to this page)


  

CHURCH RECORDS


 


 
The History of Bethel Baptist Church
Includes Information on the Robert Lemen Family, Membership Rolls, Church Minutes Extracts and Links to our transcriptions of Bethel and Ogle Cemeteries
 
 
Trinity Luthern Church Burial Register
East. St. Louis, Illinois 1915 - 1919
 
Oak Hill Baptist Church Membership Rolls
February 10, 1851 - Janury 4, 1863

Oak Hill Baptist Church Minutes
February 10, 1851 - Janury 4, 1863




NATURALIZATION RECORDS AND SHIP EMIGRATION TO THE COUNTY

 
NEW!
Ship Rebecca

NEW!
Brig George Delius


Passengers who came to St. Clair County
Listed according to ship

St. Clair County Naturalizations
(1838-1844)

27 Who filed for Naturalization

City of East St. Louis (St. Clair County)
City Court Naturalization Papers Index, 1874 1906

Located at the Illinois State Archives Website
 
   
 

GENERAL RECORDS:


NEW!
Establishment of Illinois City - Cahokia 

1920 Map of St. Clair County, Illinois
Find where we're located

A History of Cahokia
as taken from the E. St. Louis Gazette in 1866

Historical Information on St. Clair County, Illinois

1798 St. Clair County Land Grants

1811 Petition For Land
This petition is a request for land to lay out a new town, lots of names

The First Hanging - In Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois

Turkey Hill Settlers "Wipe Out" a tribe of Timari Indians
As told by Mr. Henry Stallmann

Indian Bones Found At Falling Springs

Photo of Falling Springs

East St. Louis Electors from 1869

East St. Louis election news from 1869

East St. Louis Town and City Officers
1859-1892

E. St. Louis City Treasurer's License Report For December, 1888

Employees listed in the 1891-92 Belleville City Directory

The Monsanto City Hall Band
This photograph was taken between 1938 and 1943.  We need help identifying some of the members.

Cahokia/Maplewood Park Volunteer Fire Department, 1950
(Photograph)

The History of the Cahokia Fire Department

1940 Employees of St. Clair County

1940 Employees of East St. Louis

The June 1949 Performance Program, From The Mary Louise Dance Studio

Misc. Biographies

The Illinois State Marriage Index
(Located at the Illinois Archives' website, this index covers marriages from 1763-1900)

St. Clair County Circuit Court
Chancery Case Files Index, 1815 1870

(Located at the Illinois State Archives Website)
 
 
St. Clair County:
County Farm Board Record Index, 1874 1879

 
(Located at the Illinois State Archives Website)
 

 
 

MILITARY:



 

Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in St. Clair County


Captain James B. Moore's Mounted Riflemen

31 May 1812

Illinois Trails Military Data
Select Military on the main page.  Data includes Revolutionary War, Civil War, Military Descriptive Rolls Project, Pensions and State Pensioners Project - LOTS OF DATA!

Photograph of The Millstadt GAR Post 684
 

World War II Casualties from St.Clair County, IL

See the Sec. of State site to search:

Civil War
Spanish-American War
Black Hawk War
War of 1812

Also found online there are the Public Land Records and the Servitude and Emancipation Records.  Use your back button to return here


Also see Cahokia Records, under our Links to other sites
 
  For those who had ancestors crossing the Mississippi River into Missouri:
WWI Service Cards
are available online through the Missouri Archives website (offsite link)
 
 
 
 
 

DEATH RECORDS



 
The Illinois Death Index (1916-1951)
is now online and searchable through the Illinois State Archives website!

The 1896 Tornado!
This tornado hit St. Louis, Missouri and East St. Louis, Illinois on May 27, 1896

The Death of Judge James L. Primm - 1888 NEW!

Misc. Death Dates from the Illinois Death Index and the St. Clair County Death Register

The 1860 Mortality Schedule of St. Clair County, Illinois

Trinity Luthern Church Burial Register
East. St. Louis, Illinois 1915 - 1919

Charles Jacquot killed in 1963 Mining Blast

Obituaries and Deaths

The Belleville News Democrat has present day deaths online
(offsite, use your "back" button to return here)

Grave of J. B. Piot, French Settler, Kept Open Until Late at Night That Sister May Look Upon His Dead Face

Death on the rail
Railroad accident in Belleville in April of 1884

Also see FAMILY DATA BELOW

Also see NEWSPAPERS
 

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THE FUNERAL BOOKS OF:
 

Leon Jones

Sarah Howe Killion

Marie Killion Lynch

Charles Calvin Lynch
 

THE FUNERAL CARDS OF:

Henry Otten

Wilhelmina Otten



ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES

Order Death Records FREE at the Illinois State Archives Website
Dates covered 1916 1947

 
 
 
 

MISC. NEWSPAPER ITEMS:



1849/1850 California Gold Camp Letters
To St.Clair County Residents
The East St. Louis Gazette June 28, 1866

Grand Jurors for the September 1881 Term

Circuit Clerk Cases for the week beginning October 6, 1890
(includes divorces)


East St. Louis Journal

Excerpts from March, 1890

Board of Supervisors, regular monthly meeting, Tuesday, March 3, 1891
 
Lebanon Advertiser Newspaper Index
Index for articles and obits from 1900 - 1944

Rose Lake Great!
Big League Baseball Player, Johny Wyrostek,
visits with two Rose Lake Students, Ray Carril and John Reed 




GOSSIP

Be sure to check here for marriages and deaths

East St. Louis Journal

January 26, 1889
February 2, 1889
August 31, 1892
Excerpts from 1 July, 1894
Excerpts from May and June of 1896
Two News Items from 1905 
Excerpts from July 1, 2 and 3rd, 1919
Births from 8 March 1920
Marriages
 

Mascoutah Herald

March 6, 1891
March 13, 1891
April 3, 1891
 

Mr. Godin's Rooster sets, Hen lays
Humorous article from the East St. Louis Journal, dated 26 January, 1910


Don't forget to check the Madison County Newspapers that are online



 
 

FAMILY RECORDS


Buthe/Lammers Family Bio

Sharon Newton Burnes' List of Family Marriages

Dietz Family Marriages

Dietz Family Births

Dietz Family Deaths

Koudelka Family Records

 The Robert Lemen Family

Jacquot Family Marriage Records

Jacquot Family Birth Records

Jacquot Wills

Reiss Family Marriages

Sorgman/Sorgmann Family Records

VALTA/WALTA and its extended families:
SOUKUP, KOUDELKA, LIDISKY, PECHMAN

Koudelka Golden Wedding Anniversary 



 
 
 

SCHOOLS



 

Droit School
Photos and Class listings for 1925 and 1931

The 1938 Cahokia School Strike!

The 1938-39 Senior Class of Dupo High School

1938 Dupo Community H.S. Class Play

1949 Maplewood Park, 8th Birthday Party

Cahokia Grade School, Grades 4-6 (1950-51)

Cahokia Grade School Photo - 1943
(includes a short narrative by a former student)

1951 8th Grade graduates from Hough School in North Dupo.

1952 Maplewood Park Mrs. Barrows' 5th Grade Class

1952 Rose Lake 8th Grade Graduating Class

1953 Maplewood Park Mr. Pistor's 6th Grade Class

1954-55 Cahokia Jr. High School Cheerleaders and Friend

1954-55 Cahokia 8th Grade Math Class

1956 Cahokia High School Class

1952 3rd Grade Class, Lafayette Grade School

1952 Cahokia Commonfields High School Dedication NEW!

1956 Lafayette School, E. St. Louis, 7th Grade

1958 Hough School 6th Grade Class; Dupo, Illinois

1959 Cahokia High School Graduating Seniors

Photo and listing of those who attended the Evangelical Sunday School
Temporarily held at the Droit School building on Triple Lakes Road


OFFSITE LINKS


The official Cahokia High School Alumni Website
Get in touch with old classmates!

Whiteside School History
Great site with lots of history and old photographs
 
 
 
 

LINKS FOUND ELSEWHERE ON THE WEB:


Illinois Trails State Data
Prisoner, Odd Fellows, Newspaper and other online Databases

The O'Fallon Historical Society

Brand new website!


GSSI - Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois

Visit their site to find out about their annual October Conference and Book Fair! 

The IBEX Archives - The Illinois Bottomland Explorer (new URL!)
This new site covers the history of E. St. Louis and the surrounding area.  Excerpts from Bill Nunes' book, "E. St. Louis, Illinois, year by year" are also included.  Tons of historical information, records, people, photographs, etc.

Cahokia Tricentennial Celebration - Celebrate 300 years of Cahokia history.  A joint effort by the Cahokia Public Library and the Cahokia Unit #187 School District.  A Must See! Includes a list of burials from Holy Family church and Revolutionary War Soldiers

Mascoutah Obituaries

The Belleville News Democrat Newspaper

For a map ( 1895) of St. Clair County, Illinois, click HERE, for a map of the State of Illinois, click HERE.

Genealogy Park
a beautiful website with online data regarding many St. Clair County, IL families buried in Bethel Cemetery

The History of Belleville, Illinois

Belleville, Illinois - historic photographs
Tons of pictures!

View the passenger list of the South Carolina
Located at our Jackson County, Illinois website

Bobbie's Homepage for St. Clair County Researchers

The St. Clair County, IL Sheriff Department

The Historic Cahokia Courthouse

The St. Clair County Genealogical Society's Website
Indexes and helpful information can be found here.  (an online index is included regarding Bethel Church).

Kassell Connections

Catholic Church parishes

US Mining Accidents


   
 

COUNTIES THAT SURROUND ST. CLAIR:


Clinton County, Illinois
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