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This page updated August 29, 2012

ATLAS & PLAT BOOKS


COMBINED 1874 ATLAS, 1891 PLAT BOOK, and 1903 ATLAS of MACON Co IL
All in one volume, each with its own index (18,000 names). Historic plats of each township.
Numerous illustrations of businesses, homes, prominent citizens, etc.
Printed on acid free paper.
Hardbound - Indexed - **$60.00 Postage & Handling included
At DGS Library $55.00

PATRON'S BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES from the 20th CENTURY ATLAS OF MACON CO IL 1903
Genealogical information abstracted from biographies
Soft Cover - 33pp - Indexed - $4.00


BIRTH RECORDS
BIRTH INDEX OF MACON Co IL 1850-1900
   Covers Books 1,2,& 3 from County Clerk; gives full name (sex if no name given), book & page # of original record. Each letter is in chronological order.
Soft Cover - 165pp - Alphabetical - $13.00

MACON CO., IL STILLBIRTH RECORD DEC 1877 - OCT 1902
   Soft Cover - 162pp - Indexed - $11.00

CEMETERY RECORDS


BOILING SPRINGS CEMETERY - Hickory Pt Twp, Macon Co., IL.
   Updated information thru 1998. Includes tombstone inscriptions, lot owners, plat maps and additional information provided by cemetery sexton.
Includes burials through April, 1998.
Soft Cover - 665pp - Every Name index - $25.00

CEMETERY GUIDE FOR MACON COUNTY, IL
   List of all cemeteries by township with legal description & location
Soft Cover - 27pp - Index - $4.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol I
   Contains: Emery, Brown, Hall, Muirhead, Pope, Warnick, Zion, Bethel, Pleasant View, Garver & Union Cem's. (Austin, Blue Mound, Pleasant View & Whitmore Twps.)
Soft Cover - Indexed - 145pp - $12.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol II
   Contains: Hays Family, Peach Orchard aka Poor Farm, Cross, Frantz, Peck, Ritchie & Wheeler. (Hickory Point & Oakley Twps).
Soft Cover - 83pp - Indexed - $11.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol III
   Contains: Illini, Long Grove & Macon. (Illini & South Macon Twps.)
Soft Cover - 136pp - Indexed - $11.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL VoL IV
   Contains: Brown, Chandler, Dunbar, Friends Creek, Long & Long Point. (Niantic & Maroa Twps)
Soft Cover - 157pp - Indexed - $13.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol V
   Contains: Florey, North Fork, Point Pleasant, Ridge aka Krall or Funk, Maroa & (Long Creek & Maroa Twps.)
Soft Cover - 197pp - Indexed - $12.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol VI
   Contains: Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Decatur, IL.
Soft Cover - 144pp - Indexed - $12.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol VII
   Contains: Mt Gilead, Salem w/some burial records, Walnut Grove & Turpin.
Also history of South Wheatland Twp & sketches from obits in old scrapbook. (South Wheatland Twp)
Soft Cover - 86pp - Indexed - $10.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol VIII
   Contains: Mt Zion Presbyterian, Mt Zion, Gibson aka Drake, Turpin, Harristown, Whitley, Gouge,
Swartz, St Johannes aka St John's Lutheran, Sharon & Spangler. (Mt Zion, Harristown & Decatur Twps.)
Soft Cover - 153pp - Indexed - $13.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol IX
   Contains: Macon County Memorial Park Cem (Harristown Twp)
Soft Cover - 99pp - Indexed - $10.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol X
   Contains: Greenwood Cemetery - Information taken from the stones.
Many remains from other "old" cemeteries were re-interred here.
Oldest stone gives 1811 death date. (Decatur, Decatur Twp).
Soft Cover - 233pp - Indexed - $19.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol XI
   Contains: Fairlawn Cemetery (Decatur, Decatur Twp)
Soft Cover - 227pp - Indexed - $19.00

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS MACON Co IL Vol XII
   Contains: Graceland Cemetery (Decatur, Decatur Twp)
Soft Cover - 459pp - Indexed - $22.00

GREENWOOD CEMETERY FROM THE SEXTON'S RECORDS
   Records from the sexton records listed alphabetically. Many times it gives the date of death and location of the lot.
Soft Cover - 313pp - Alphabetical - $20.00

FRANTZ CEMETERY: a.k.a. WEST FRANZ - Oakley Township
Reread and updated 2006. Includes a map of the cemetery. Soft Cover - 30pp - alphabetical with section and row listed.$8.00

HAYS, CROSS, PECK, RITCHIE & WHEELER CEMETERIES
Includes pictures of stones for Hays, plat maps for others. (Hickory Point and Oakley Twps) $9.00

HARRISTOWN CEMETERY: RECORDS OF LOTS PURCHASED 1887-1977
   Transcribed from the ledger of Wm. O. Housel. List of purchases, block, lot #'s & plat maps.
Soft Cover - 23pp - Indexed - $5.00

WRIGHT'S GROVE CEMETERY - Maroa Twp, Macon Co., IL (aka Center Ridge, Davis Grove & Emery)
This cemetery has been completely reread and much information has been added.
When the tombstone gave only a year for the death date, research was done to find the complete date of death and this was added to the entry.
Soft Cover - 27pp - Indexed - $6.00

FLOREY CEMETERY - Long Creek Twp, Macon Co., IL
Contains: Maps, Readings, Pictures of all the stones, Obit's & Misc info, Death Records, Military Records and information on some who MAY be buried here. New 2009 Soft Cover - 102pp - Indexed $15.00

Click here for more information on this new publication Florey Cemetery

SHARON CEMETERY (AKA Wykles)- Decatur Twp, Macon Co., IL
Contains, map of cemetery, readings from the stones, pictures of stones, death records, military records, obituaries and other miscellaneous information.
Soft Cover - Indexed - 196pp - $20.00

CENSUS RECORDS


1855 ILLINOIS STATE CENSUS - MACON Co IL
   Lists all information contained on the census
Soft Cover - 55pp - Indexed - $7.00

U.S. 1830 CENSUS - MACON Co IL
   Contains all information contained on the census
Soft Cover - 8pp - Indexed - $5.00

U.S. 1840 CENSUS - MACON Co IL
   Contains all information contained on the census
Soft Cover - 17pp - Indexed - $5.00

U.S. 1850 CENSUS - MACON Co IL
   Contains all vital information from census
Soft Cover - 118pp - Indexed - $12.00

U.S. 1860 CENSUS - MACON Co IL Vol I
Contains Decatur Twp plus part of Newburg (Dowling) in Friends Creek Twp
Soft Cover - 234pp - Index - $15.00

U.S. 1860 Census - Macon Co IL Vol II
Includes rest of Newburg plus the other townships
Soft Cover - 194pp - Indexed $15.00

Buy both 1860 Census Volumes for $25.00

U.S. 1870 CENSUS - MACON Co IL Vol I
   Contains: Northern Twps of Austin, Friends Creek, Hickory Point, Illini, Maroa, Oakley & Whitmore.
Soft Cover - 279pp - Indexed - $20.00

U.S. 1870 CENSUS - MACON Co IL Vol II
   Contains: Southern Twps of Blue Mound, Harristown, Long Creek, South Macon, Milam, Mt Zion, Niantic, Pleasant View & South Wheatland
Soft Cover - 312pp - Indexed - $20.00

U.S. 1870 CENSUS - MACON Co IL Vol III
   Contains: City of Decatur & Decatur Twp
Soft Cover - 274pp - Indexed - $20.00

Buy all three 1870 Volumes for $54.00

CHURCH RECORDS


A CHRISTIAN CENTURY 1861-1961.
History of Christian Church, Harristown. Many pictures, charter members.
No index, no #s Soft Cover - $5.00

HISTORY OF UNION CHURCH & CEMETERY
Located in Whitmore Township
Updated with picture of church and Historical Register Marker
Soft Cover - 25pp - Indexed - $5.00

COURT RECORDS


ABSTRACTS of MACON CO IL CIRCUIT COURT RECORDS Bk. A 1831-1839
List of cases heard in Circuit Court, plus lists of jurors.
Soft Cover - 44pp - indexed - $6.00

ABSTRACTS OF MACON Co PROBATE RECORDS 1831-1847
   Names appearing in probate records, purchases at estate sales, and a few sale bills
Soft Cover - 39pp - Indexed - $6.00

ABSTRACTS OF MACON CO IL PROBATE RECORDS 1880-1889 (NEW!!)
Soft Cover - 103pp Indexed - $12.00

INDEX TO PROBATE RECORDS, MACON Co IL 1830-1960
   Transcribed from original in Circuit Clerk's office. Lists names of deceased with file# plus name of executor or administrator.

Vol I Surnames A - G     Soft Cover - 340pp - Indexed - $17.00

Vol II Surnames H - R     Out of Print

Vol III Surnames S - Z     Out of Print

MACON COUNTY NATURALIZATION RECORDS 1858-1906   New! New!
Soft Cover - 126pp - indexed - $12.00

INDEX to the WILL RECORD BOOKS 1843-1916 Vol 1 Bk A-K
Transcribed from the microfilm
Soft Cover - 62pp - Alphabetical - $10.00

DEATH RECORDS


DEATH INDEX OF MACON Co IL 1877 - 1922
Covers Death Register #1, gives full name, book & page# of original record. Each letter is in chronological order.
Soft Cover - 197pp - Alphabetical - $17.00

DEATHS & BURIALS OF MACON CO POOR FARM aka Peach Orchard Cemetery
   Record of Poor Farm residents and others who died 1902 - April 1927 aka Peach Orchard Cemetery (Hickory Point Twp.)
Soft Cover - 27pp - Indexed - $5.00

FUNERAL HOME BOOKS


BRINTLINGER'S FUNERAL HOME ACCOUNT BOOKS 1887- 1928
Chronological list of entries in five account books, with notations. Includes person (or estate) responsible for payment of account, ambulance charges, hearse or funeral car rentals, embalming charges for other central IL mortuaries etc. (Located Decatur, IL)
Soft Cover - 114pp - Indexed - $10.00

CAPLINGER FUNERAL HOME RECORD, Maroa, IL
Covers 20 year period ending approximately 1954. Gives date and places of birth, death, burial, person responsible for charges, etc.
Soft Cover - 165pp - Indexed - $12.00

FUNERAL HOME RECORDS: MONSON & WILCOX ACCOUNT BKS 1911-1915 and J.J. MORAN PAYMENT BOOKS 1911-1916(Decatur, IL)
Account books include decedent's birth & death dates, burial place, name & often birthplace of parents. Payment books give date & page of entry, name & address of deceased and/or person responsible for the account.
Soft Cover - 109pp - separate indices - $9.00

HISTORY BOOKS and INDICES TO HISTORY BOOKS


INDEX to THE HISTORY OF THE CITY OF DECATUR & MACON Co IL
Original book published 1910 by Nelson. Everyname index with biography's & portraits noted.
Soft Cover - 94pp - $9.00

INDEX to HISTORY OF MACON LODGE #8 A.F. & A.M. 1841-1916
   Everyname index to original book, plus list of illustrations & portraits.
Soft Cover - 16pp - $4.00

INDEX to PAST & PRESENT OF THE CITY OF DECATUR & MACON Co IL
   Original book published 1903 by S.J. Clarke. Everyname index with biography's & portraits noted.
Soft Cover - 81pp - $9.00

INDEX to PORTRAIT and BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF MACON CO IL
   Original book published 1893 by Lake City. Everyname index with biography's & portraits noted.
Soft Cover - 64pp - $7.00

1870 HISTORY OF DECATUR (Macon Co) IL
   Originally published in Decatur Republican, Thurs Jan 20, 1870. Contains a brief sketch of the formation of Decatur & Macon Co plus information on churches, schools, & businesses.
Soft Cover - 27pp Indexed - $6.00

1880 HISTORY OF MACON CO IL
*****AVAILABLE AGAIN **** (2nd Printing by DGS)
Original book published by Brink. Comprehensive history of Macon Co., IL.; Includes twp histories with early settlers, businesses, churches, military records, 134 biographies, 42pp of illustrations, 33 portraits and a partial list of patrons. Everyname index of over 8,000 names.
Hardcover - 276pp - Indexed
By Mail **$60.00 Postage & Handling included
At DGS Library $55.00

ANTEBELLUM DECATUR & MACON Co IL 1816-1860
   Story of Decatur & Macon Co before the Civil War written by Edith Brockway. Reprinted by the Macon Co Heritage Committee Inc.
Soft Cover - 60pp - $5.00

HISTORY OF MT ZION COMMUNITY
Originally published 1981. This book contains many pictures
of businesses, churches, homes and people.
There is also a list of the heads of household from 1880 census with place born.
New updated version with all-name everyname index
Hardcover - 359pp - Indexed
By Mail **$30.00 Postage & Handling included
At DGS Library $25.00

LONG CREEK TOWNSHIP in MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Originally pub in 1932 - Available again in 2008
Added information plus all name index including locations and businesses
Soft Cover - 79pp - $20.00
Click here for more information on this new publication Long Creek History

LAND RECORDS


ORIGINAL LAND ENTRIES OF MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
Copied from original ledger from Macon County Recorder of Deeds office.
Soft Cover - 306pp - Indexed - $15.00

MARRIAGE BOOKS

    All marriage books give: Groom, Bride, Date of Marriage & Official

MARRIAGE RECORDS Vol I 1829-1850 Soft Cover - 48pp - Indexed - $6.00

MARRIAGE RECORDS Vol II 1851-1860 Soft Cover- 81pp - Indexed - $8.00

MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL III 1861-1870 Soft Cover - 131pp - Indexed $13.00

MARRIAGE RECORDS Vol IV 1871-1880 Soft Cover - 152pp - Indexed - $15.00

MARRIAGE RECORDS Vol V 1881-1890 Soft Cover - 164pp - Indexed - $15.00

MARRIAGE RECORDS VoL VI 1891-1900 Soft Cover - 211pp - Indexed - $17.00

MARRIAGE RECORDS Vol VII 1901-1910 Soft Cover - 287pp - Indexed - $18.00

MARRIAGE RECORDS Vol VIII 1911-1920 Soft Cover - 303pp - Indexed $20.00

MARRIAGE RECORDS VOL IX 1921-1925 Soft Cover - 144pp - Indexed $15.00


MILITARY RECORDS


1861/62/63 MACON CO MILITARY CENSUS MILITIA ROLL
   Register of men between 18-45 by township. Some give age, nativity, occupation and units they are serving in.
Soft Cover - 170pp - Indexed - $15.00

HONOR ROLL - from the DECATUR ADVERTISER(Nov 11, 1943) DECATUR, ILLINOIS
   List of some of the men and women who served our country in the armed service in WWII from all walks,
trades and profession connected with schools, business and industries.
Soft Cover - 60pp - Indexed - $8.00

LIST OF CIVIL WAR VETERANS TABLET - FAIRVIEW PARK, DECATUR, MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
   A list of Macon Co, IL CW veterans inscribed on monument in Fairview Park, dedication ceremony transcription, news of reunions, etc.
Soft Cover - 58pp - Indexed - $9.00

MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS HONOR ROLL
   Burial record for over 2800 veterans listed alphabetically by cemetery(thru 1955). Information included (some entries don't contain all): War; rank; unit; date of death; grave#; lot, block, & section; and if there is a government headstone.
Soft Cover - 88pp - Indexed - $9.00

NEWSPAPERS


OBITS and OTHER EXCERPTS from the Blue Mound Leader
Soft Cover - 62pp - indexed - $10.00

SCHOOL


RURAL SCHOOLS OF MACON Co IL
   pub by Macon Co Historical Society. Contains history of schools of Macon Co; biography's of over 131 schools (most now out of existence) with numerous photos of schools & classes
Soft Cover - 312pp (NO DISCOUNT)(Currently Out of Print)

INDEX TO RURAL SCHOOLS OF MACON Co IL
   pub by DGS. Listing of 8,674 names in book listed above.
Soft Cover - 75pp - Alpha - $5.00

SURNAME


ANCESTOR CHARTS of DGS MEMBERS VOL II
   Contains 220 charts with many connections to Macon Co plus almost every other state & some foreign countries. Over 6,500 names in all name - every name index.Women are listed by both maiden & married names in the index.
Soft Cover - 281pp - Indexed - $16.00

ANCESTOR CHARTS of DGS MEMBERS VOL III  
   Contains 178 charts with many connections to Macon Co plus almost every other state. Every name index. Women are listed by both maiden & married names in the index.
Soft Cover - 215pp - Indexed - $16.00

TAX RECORDS


1865-1866 PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXPAYERS OF MACON Co IL
   Separate alphabetical list for each year. Gives the name of the taxpayer and the township in which they were located.
Soft Cover - 88pp - Alphabetical - $8.00

1889 & 1891 DELINQUENT TAXC RECORDS MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS
With no 1890 census available, this book will help place people in Macon County during that time period.
Soft Cover - 104pp - Indexed - $8.00

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