Genealogy

Web Resources

 

The Sangamon County Circuit Clerk and County Clerk offices have records

dating back to 1821 for your research.

The following is a list of websites you can visit to assist in finding out more


about your genealogy.  If you find a helpful website, please email us so it may

be included on this list.  Send your name with the find and we will credit you.

Please note that the following links have been gathered from various

resources. The Circuit Clerk's office does not endorse or make any

warranty expressed or implied.

 

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Indexes
Index numbers correspond with our microfilm.

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Scanned Books

 

http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System.

 

http://www.archives.gov/genealogy

Official Genealogy portal for the US National Archives contains

guidance for genealogy research and diverse archives of American Records

 

http://www.familysearch.org

FamilySearch provides resources and is tied to real world family history

classes and Family History Centers around the world.

 

http://www.progenealogists.com

ProGenealogist offers paid research services but also provide a useful

set of tools and links for getting started on your own.

 

http://www.genealogytoday.com

Genealogy publication with advice on getting started, links, and more.

 

https://www.genealogybank.com/static/ethnic/african-american-newspapers.html

African American Ancestry through Newspaper records.

Featuring African American Newspapers 1827-1999



https://www.americanancestors.org/education/learning-resources/read/african-american-research

African American Genealogy

 

http://www.misbach.org/pdfcharts

Downloadable genealogy charts.

 

http://www.myheritage.com

Social network-oriented family tree sharing site.

 

http://www.geni.com

Social network-oriented family tree sharing site.

 

http://www.familytreemaker.com

Popular genealogy software associated with http://www.ancestry.com

 

http://genealogy.lovetoknow.com/Draw_a_Family_Tree

Suggestions for building your own family tree.

 

http://www.worldgenweb.org

International research volunteer based organization for international genealogy.

 

http://www.genealogylinks.net

50,000 links sorted by region.

 

https://www.23andme.com/

Offers DNA testing resources to learn ancestry and personal health information.

 

http://www.footnote.com

Access to more documents from the National Archives, with a set of tools

for uploading, annotating, and sharing.

 

http://www.usgennet.org

Free and advertisement free hosting of genealogy sites for educational

purposes, public research, or study of national historic heritage.

 

http://www.interment.net

Cemetery records online.

 

http://www.dnaheritage.com

Information on DNA genealogy.

 

http://www.genebase.com

DNA ancestry testing services.

 

http://www.familytreedna.com

DNA ancestry testing services.

 

http://www.therawfeed.com/stores/ancestry-com

DNA ancestry testing services coupons.

 

https://honestproductreviews.com/best-dna-test-for-ancestry/

DNA ancestry testing services.

 

https://honestproductreviews.com/best-dna-test-for-ancestry/

 

http://www.ellisisland.orghttp://www.ellisisland.org

Search for relatives who may have come through Ellis island.

 

www.findmypast.com/articles/anzac-day-stories/resources-search-military-records
suggested by Elena McDermott

Military Record Search

 

https://www.fattiretours.com/genealogy-research-in-europe
suggested by Elena McDermott

Traveling to Find Your Roots: A Guide to Genealogy Research in Europe

 

https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/genealogy-and-the-law
suggested by Elena McDermott

Genealogy and the Law A Layman's Guide to Legalese

 

https://billiongraves.com/
suggested by Elena McDermott

Find Their Graves

 

https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/how-to-start-your-family-tree-online.html
suggested by Elena McDermott

Building Your family Tree Online: A Beginner's Guide to Genealogy

 

http://www.militaryindexes.com/
suggested by Elena McDermott

Online Military Indexes and Records

 

https://www.smarterhobby.com/genealogy/
suggested and produced by Mark Orwig

Beginners Guide​​​​​​​

 

A portion of the links were gathered from Faces of America,
 a program sponsored by PBS with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. 
Please visit their website at:
 http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica
and
Family Tree Magazine

 

These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational
purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval
by the Sangamon County or the Circuit Clerk of any of the products, services
or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Sangamon County
or the Circuit Clerk bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content
of the external site or for that of subsequent links.
Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

 

 

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Main Phone

217 753-6674


circuitclerk@co.sangamon.il.us


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