General Information for Volunteers
|All Lot Card transcriptions are complete and online except the earliest burials for the 1850s-1870s. Read FAQs.||Users may link to this Website and copy information for private use, but may not upload or repost the data or images to other Websites without the expressed written permission of the St. Clair County (Illinois) Genealogical Society (address below).|
How Lot Cards Were Transcribed
|Two persons in one grave.
Extra information like the age.
A blurred or unreadable letter.
Burials with question marks by the name.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Who may participate in this Lot Card and Headstone photograph project?Back
Though open to the public, the photograph project was suspended in 2014 for lack of volunteers.
Is my family/ancestor in Walnut Hill Cemetery? What indexes are available?Back
SCCGS’s Project for this website used Lot Cards with information beginning circa 1878 through about 1992.
- On this Website, use the Search Box at the bottom of the SCCGS Home Page. Look for hits titled Walnut Hill. Your browser’s Edit > Find feature will locate words on any particular Walnut Hill web page.
- The Belleville Public Library has a 3 x 5 card index of all burials from the sexton’s books on microfilm, created by the late Paul Schneider. Library Phone (618) 234-0441. Address – 121 East Washington St., Belleville, IL 62220.
- The sexton’s books for all years are available on the City of Belleville‘s website. City Hall has the original books that still survive (Book 1 1850 through April 14, 1853 is no where to be found). Phone (618) 233-6810, or write the office at Walnut Hill Cemetery, c/o 101 South Illinois, Belleville, IL 62220.
- The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, with a Center in O’Fallon and St. Louis, has a typed transcript of burials. We do not know how complete or comprehensive it is at this writing (3/2008).
Where are the original Lot Cards?Back
- The Belleville Public Library has photocopies of the Lot Cards updated through January 2008 and perhaps periodically after that. Library Phone (618) 234-0441. Address – 121 East Washington St., Belleville, IL 62220.
- City Hall has the original, most up-to-date Lot Cards. Phone (618) 233-6810, or write this office at Walnut Hill Cemetery, c/o 101 South Illinois, Belleville, IL 62220.
Where is Walnut Hill Cemetery located? Back
The cemetery is located at 1101 Mascoutah Avenue, Belleville, Illinois. The business office is located at City Hall. Phone (618) 233-6810, or write the office at Walnut Hill Cemetery, c/o 101 South Illinois, Belleville, IL 62220.
How many people are buried in Walnut Hill Cemetery? Back
As of February 2008, nearly 32,000 people were interred in the cemetery.
Why is there no headstone for someone buried on the Lot? Erecting new monuments. Back
A headstone may have fallen over and is now covered with ground, one may never have been set on the Lot, or an old wooden cross has decayed. Contact City Hall first for requirements to erect a new monument, or replace an old one. Phone (618) 233-6810, or write the office at Walnut Hill Cemetery, c/o 101 South Illinois, Belleville, IL 62220.
How do I join, thank, or donate to the SCCGS? Back
The SCCGS began in 1977 and is tax exempt under 501(c)(3). Membership in 2007 was 443, about sixty of which are Life members. The Society address is P.O. Box 431, Belleville, IL 62222- – 0431. See the following links for the
- SCCGS Home Page
- To Join SCCGS
- To learn more About SCCGS and its other Acquisitions and Projects.
- SCCGS invites you to join in their efforts to preserve ancestral records for educational and historical purposes, promote genealogical publication of this information, promote the preservation and safeguarding of genealogical data, and encourage the study of family history and teach methods of genealogical research. See links below to learn more about SCCGS, its projects, goals, and accomplishments. Enjoy!
Will obituaries or biographies of those buried at Walnut Hill be added to the Project data? Back
The primary goal at present is to complete the Lot Card transcriptions and headstone photographs. The Board will consider expanding the Project in the future.
The St. Clair County (Ill.) Genealogical Society (SCCGS) has many helpful indexes, addresses, and transcriptions online. Church register transcriptions and its Research and Resources… Guide are just a few of the many publicationsoffered by the Society.
St. Clair County Genealogical Society, PO Box 431, Belleville, IL 62222-0431.
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