Family histories are enriched when contemporary information published in newspapers is included. Local and regional events shaped their lives—newspapers told our ancestors’ stories and chronicled their comings and goings. These resources await your discovery:

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On the Member site

  • New information about newspapers appears in the Member site Classroom.
  • Belleville (Ill.) News Democrat online images 1901-2002, a Member benefit.  Join SCCGS!
  • Belleville Newspaper Abstracts 1840–1940.” Digital documents. Locally known as the WPA newspaper card file, these abstracts, taken from Belleville newspapers, encompass nearly 100,000 3×5 cards about businesses, churches, civil leaders, clubs, court cases, farmers, military, pioneers, residents, and many other topics.Importantly, all of text within each abstract adds another 900,000 list of associate information in a new finding aid. Together, this is but one gateway to ancestral and historically significant research facilitated by the Society. A Member benefit. Join SCCGS
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Quarterly articles

Keyword searches such as gazette, zeitung, or newspaper, or obituary will find Quarterly articles focused on a topic, similar to this search for the word school:


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