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 this website

On the Member site

  • Belleville (Ill.) News Democrat online images 1901-1956, a member benefit.


  • 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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