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
Belleville (Ill.) DAILY ADVOCATE VITAL STATISTIC EXTRACTS 1927 – 1954. A unique, standalone database independent of the site searches.
- Belleville (Ill.) News Democrat obituary indexes
- Belleviller Post und Zeitung obituaries 1893, 1894 (part), 1898
- Freeburg Tribune Obituary Indexes 1904 -1939 (may also be purchased.)
- 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.
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!
- 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.
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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