Biographies – Histories
On our websites
- 2600 indexed biographies found in five (5) books published 1874 – 1928.
- 1600 indexed biographies found in family histories published in two volumes of History of St. Clair County (1988, 1992).
- 1914 centennial biography and business index – on member site
- Early family files grouped by families before 1850 – on member site
- World War I Soldiers’ Memorial, Jones Park, East St. Louis – biographical abstracts for soldiers memorialized on the monument.
- 1876 St. Clair County history issued on the country’s centennial; a transcription
- 1881 precinct histories and early settlers – precincts preceded the civil township government; a transcription
- 1909 – index to East St. Louis business and buildings
- St. John Orphanage (and St. Agnes) a history with census abstracts – on member site
- Cemetery and church histories (a few) are at Collections tab above. Here are sample titles in SCCGS’s holdings at the library
- Dutch Hill Prairie History, revised edition.
To identify article titles with keywords such as biography or history or a town name or a surname, use the main menu site search. For example, words in bold show the term(s) searched and the result:
- “History of St. Peter’s Cemetery, East St. Louis,” Quarterly Volume 25 Number 3 (2002)
- “A Brief History of Israel Strait and Hannah Thompson,” Quarterly Volume 26 Number 3 (2003)
- “The Baumann Family of Pfiffligheim and Worms, Rhinehessen, Germany, and Belleville,” Quarterly Volume 26 Number 4 (2003)
- “History of Maeystown, Illinois,” Quarterly Volume 17 Number 1 (1994)
- Biographical index to St. John’s Orphanage Edition of The Messenger – History of the Diocese of Belleville , courtesy of the Missouri Historical Society.
- See also our Links webpage.
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