Cemetery Books by SCCGS

Read descriptions, or Shop all online. A few may be ordered by mail on this  Books Order Form. Tombstones may record birth dates well before statewide records were required (1916).

Illinois Comptroller’s office help: https://illinoiscomptroller.gov/about/place/licensee-info/abandoned-cemeteries

On our websites

  • Cemeteries BY LOCATION (Township, Range, Section)
  • Tombstone Surname INDEX for 150 of 370+ cemeteries (as of 2008). Excludes the following four cemeteries:
    • BOOKER T. WASHINGTON Cemetery, Centreville – history of records preserved for this historic African-American burial site..
    • MOUNT HOPE: (Join SCCGS) A Member website benefit to access to this cemetery’s books, indexes, and burial records. Read about this project: maps, history
    • Burials in ST. CLAIR MEMORIAL PARK Cemetery (Canteen-Stites Township) — a transcription from cemetery lot cards.
    • WALNUT HILL Cemetery (Belleville) includes:
      • Monument photographs for a few areas of the cemetery
      • Names and dates transcribed from Lot Cards for about  23,000 of the 31,000 people buried here from 1878-1992.
      • The Original sexton’s books (1855-1878) and other tools are online, courtesy of Belleville City Hall here.
      • Our website’s search box (upper right) may help locate burials documented on our Walnut Hill webpages (look for Walnut Hill among the ‘hits’).
  • The Classroom in the Member site showcases new information about St. Clair’s cemeteries.


Quarterly articles

The Old Burial Ground (Belleville), Harrison, and early Belleville Cemeteries (in Quarterly Volume 28 Number 3) are but a few of those which appear throughout the Quarterly.

SCCGS’s cemetery committee was the recipient of state and national awards for its work preserving records of more than 370 cemeteries throughout St. Clair. Chief among these hardworking dedicated people are the former co-chairs, now deceased, Else E. Schmidt and Martha Mae Schmidt.


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