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://knowyourdna.com/can-a-dna-test-help-me-find-relatives/
3 Ways a DNA Test Can Help You Find Relatives
 
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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