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:
On our websites
- Belleville (Ill.) Daily Advocate vital statistic extracts 1927 – 1954. A unique, standalone database independent of the site searches.
- Belleville (Ill.) News Democrat online images 1901-1952, a member benefit.
- Belleville (Ill.) News Democrat obituary indexes
- Belleviller Post und Zeitung obituaries 1893, 1894 (part), 1898
- Freeburg Tribune Obituary Indexes 1904 -1939:
- Freeburg Tribune Obituary Indexes 1999-2010: A-F G-L M-R S-Z
- Freeburg Tribune Obituary Indexes 2011 and 2012 A – Z
- Lebanon Advertiser Every-name index 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 | 1921
- Millstadt Enterprise obituary index 1897–1949
- New information about newspapers appears in the member site Classroom.
- The St. Clair County Research and Resources, A Genealogist’s Guide outlines many more newspapers, their indexes, and available microfilm (inter-library loan and online), and photograph archives. Updates appear on the member website.
- Freeburg Tribune Obituary Index 1904-1939 may also be purchased.
- Learn more about these publications on our book page.
Search this site for keywords such as gazette, zeitung, or newspaper, or obituary, and even microfilm. Then view results titled Quarterly Table of Contents.
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