Welcome to St. Clair County, located in Southwestern Illinois across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. Established in 1790, it is Illinois’ oldest county. Your heritage may be rooted in the county’s early 18th century French settlements; Americans who migrated from the east coast and southern States, German, Irish and English immigrants who arrived 1830-1860s, or eastern European settlers who found new homes here at the dawn of the 20th century.

  • The Collections menu holds DATA, e.g., East St. Louis church record abstracts (new July 2020),
  • The Quarterly indexes 250,000+ people (nested under Publications) and  books chronicle data too large for the Quarterly or this website. These detail the county’s residents in religious events, cemeteries in which they are buried, and census, court, and vital records in which they appear.

We gratefully acknowledge the efforts of SCCGS volunteers who preserve and publish extensive information about our ancestors’ sojourn here. With pencil in hand

  • explore this site thoroughly (capture the page url with data you save)
  • study research techniques sprinkled throughout these pages, and
  • utilize tips described at this Search link.

Learn more at About SCCGS, member benefits here, and events (free monthly lectures).

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