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

  • Belleville (Ill.) News Democrat online images 1901-1956, a member benefit.  Join SCCGS!
  • “Belleville Newspaper Abstracts 1840–1940.” Digital documents. Locally known as the WPA newspaper card file, abstracts from articles in Belleville newspapers about businesses, churches, civil leaders, clubs, court cases, farmers, military, pioneers, residents, and many other topics are the gateway to ancestral and historically significant research. The Society has digitized over 100,000 cards, now a Member Benefit. Join SCCGS
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  • Learn about other many more newspapers, their indexes, microfilm (inter-library loan and online), and newspaper photograph archives in St. Clair County Research and Resources, A Genealogist’s Guide on our book page.

Quarterly articles

Keyword searches such as gazette, zeitung, or newspaper, or obituary, and even microfilm will find Quarterly article titles that include those words (the search “hit” list heading will be Quarterly Table of Contents).


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