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.

Records indexed and abstracted in our award-winning Quarterly publication, our online Collections, and books 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

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