About the SCCGS website

Best viewed on a desktop, the 444 pages on the public website of the St. Clair County Genealogical Society began with a dozen pages in 1998. SCCGS specializes in indexes, transcriptions, finding-aids, and research tips. Click for viewing tips.

This redesigned website holds:

  • Three menus: the main menu under the courthouse logo, and a second one above and right, and a third menu in the right margin on data-heavy webpages for quick links pertaining to the collection at hand.
  • Abstracts, databases, and indexes are organized by Collection. For example, vital records compiled from newspapers will be found under Newspapers.
  • Online membership application and book orders. We ask your patience as our volunteers work diligently to process the orders.
  • A standalone database for surnames published in the SCCGS Quarterly over a period of 40 years.
  • A standalone database to vital records published in the Belleville Daily Advocate (1927–1954),
  • Research tips throughout the site, e.g., how to create alternate spellings of surnames, find a word on very long site pages, and locate topics published in the Quarterly.
  • The opportunity for non-members to sign up for email announcements sent when a new publication is born. Members are automatically subscribed as a member benefit. Unsubscribe at any time.

Please take the time to read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Conditions and Use.

We welcome your comments and suggestions or corrections and invite you to join SCCGS (read about benefits at the tab on that page).

Viewing tips

Toggles and tabs are used on some pages are described on the Search page (on main menu).

The compact menu shown below is commonly seen on phones, or sometimes on a desktop if the browser is set to show enlarged pages.
To shrink the page so that the main menu appears across the full width of the browser, do this: On the keyboard, press and hold the Control key, then, with the mouse, scroll the wheel forward or backward until the window resizes and the main menu is fully visible (Home will be on the left, Search on the far right).

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