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THE SAGA OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 1973-2012.  A 40th Anniversary CD Publication
Complete text of all the articles and indexes from the first 39 years of GSSI's quarterly, The Saga of Southern Illinois $40.00

GENEALOGY SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS ANCESTOR CHARTS. VOLUMES I through X
Four-generation ancestor charts from society members. Each of the ten volumes contains 200 pages, indexed. 
Price reduced! SOFT COVER--$5.00 each (specify volumes ordered).

REVOLUTIONARY WAR PIONEERS WHO SETTLED IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. Compiled by Darrel Dexter.
Pension and service papers of 45 veterans of the American Revolution who settled in Alexander, Johnson, Pope, Pulaski, Union and Hardin counties, Illinois, and a list of officers and soldiers of the Illinois Regiment. Indexed, 210 pages, 1992, 1995. HARD COVER --$30.00 Last Copy; SOFT COVER--$20.00 Last Copy.

THE MICHAEL HARTMAN DILLOW AND ANNA MARGARETH HOLSHOUSER FAMILY. Compiled by Paul Dean Dillow.
These volumes span 12 generations of this family (1730 to 2000), and contain about 20,000 names. Traces the family's European origins, American roots in Pennsylvania, and subsequent migrations to Rowan County, NC and Southern Illinois. Included are reproductions of a number of old land patents, deeds, and wills. Each volume has a full name index.

  • VOLUME I -- Michael Sr. (1755-1805). First Child of Michael and Anna. 2000. HARD COVER--$45.00
  • VOLUME II, Book 1 -- Jacob Sr. (1757-1826) and his children (except Peter). 2001 HARD COVER--$45.00
  • VOLUME II, Book 2 -- Jacob Sr. (1757-1826)) and his son Peter. 2001 HARD COVER--$45.00

AlexanderAlexander Co.County

ALEXANDER COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CENSUS RECORDS.
  • VOLUME I, 1820-1855. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter.
    Included are the 1820, 1830, 1840 and 1850 federal censuses; 1820, 1840 and 1855 state censuses; 1850 agricultural census and 1850 mortality schedule. Indexed, 162 pages, 1991. HARD COVER--$11.50
  • VOLUME II, 1860. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter, Louise P. Ogg and Russell Ogg.
    Included are the 1860 federal census, agricultural census and mortality schedule. Indexed, 180 pages, 1993. HARD COVER--$11.50

FranklinFranklin Co. County

MAPLE HILL CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS. Compiled by Lawrence Lemons.
Maple Hill Cemetery is located in Sesser, Franklin County, Illinois. Includes cemetery map showing the block and row where each grave is located. 110 pages, 1997. SOFT COVER--$15.00

MonroeMonroe Co.County

MONROE COUNTY, ILLINOIS 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS. Compiled by Ruth Weilbacher Stewart.
Complete name index. 320 pages, 1997. HARD COVER--$15.00.

PerryPerry Co.County

PERRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS, 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS. Compiled by Lee and Naomi Schick.
Also included is a short history of the county and early map of Perry County townships. Indexed, over 220 pages, 1989. HARD COVER--$23.00, SOFT COVER--$18.00

PERRY COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MARRIAGE RECORDS 1868-1896, A Few Through 1903. Compiled by Lee and Naomi Schick. Included are transcriptions of 5,200 marriages from Marriage Book B. Indexed, 135 pages, 1992. SOFT COVER--$17.00

PopePope Co. County

POPE COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CENSUSES. Transcribed by Ricky T. Allen.
  • 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS AND MORTALITY SCHEDULE. A transcription of the county's residents just prior to the Civil War. Surname index, foreword, map of county showing townships and post offices in 1860. 192 pages, 2002. HARD COVER - $38.00
  • 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS AND MORTALITY SCHEDULE. This census enumerates the new residents who came to Pope County after the Civil War as well as the older families remaining in the county. Surname index, foreword, map showing townships and post offices in 1870. 191 pages, 2002. HARD COVER - $38.00
  • 1880 FEDERAL CENSUS AND MORTALITY SCHEDULE. This book contains all data included in the census. The index includes all heads of household and everyone in the household with a surname different from the head. Foreword, map of the county showing 1880 precincts. 259 pages, 2002. HARD COVER - $40.00

PulaskiPulaski Co. County

PULASKI COUNTY, ILLINOIS GENEALOGY NOTES.

  • VOLUME II. Compiled by Wanda Atherton, Glenna Badgley and Martha McMunn.
    Included are histories and photos of towns; information about county schools and teachers, with a list of all 8th grade graduates beginning in 1889; list of men who served in the Black Hawk War, Civil War, World War I and World War II; transcriptions of marriage records from 1861-1880; 1939-40 plat maps. Indexed, 487 pages, 1992. Reprint 2002. HARD COVER--$48.00.

"WHERE THEY SLEEP," Cemetery Inscriptions of Pulaski County, Illinois. Five-volume series compiled by Wanda L. Atherton, Glenna C. Badgley, Martha W. McMunn, Margaret K. Black and Ethel K. Harville.

  • Book I. Includes cemetery inscriptions from Butter Ridge, Ullin City, Sowers (Wetaug German Reformed), Mize, Mt. Pisgah, Cache Chapel, New Hope, St. Catherine, Price, Grand Chain Masonic, Ohio Chapel, Hill, Pleasant Hill and Yoakum cemeteries. 141 pages, 1993.  SOFT COVER--$20.00
  • Book II. Includes cemetery inscriptions from Rose Hill, Liberty, New Shiloh, Treadway-Stokes, Kennedy, Lackey, Concord, Old Mathis Farm, Smith, Roach, Steers, Calvin-Barber, Caledonia Freewill, Olmsted Masonic, Redden, Mt. Zion, Carns, Eastwood, Chaney, Echols, Old Caledonia, Olmsted and Richey cemeteries, and a list of all veterans buried in the county. 127 pages, 1993.  SOFT COVER--$20.00
  • Book III. Includes cemetery inscriptions from America, Garner, Wilson, Cairo City, Pearson, Sheets, Old Shiloh, Poor House, Lyerly-Cloud, Solomon Hill, Jackson and Calvary cemeteries. Alexander County residents are buried in Cairo and Calvary cemeteries. 154 pages, 1993. HARD COVER-$25.00
  • Book IV.  Out of Print
  • Book V. Includes cemetery inscriptions from township 16 south, range 1 west: Spencer Heights, St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Mounds and Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge. 115 pages, 1995
    HARD COVER--$20.00

UnionUnion Co.County

UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, CEMETERIES.  All books in the series are out of print. New: CDs now available @ $15 each or $50 for the set of 4.

  • VOLUME I. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter.
    Included are inscriptions from 25 cemeteries in township 13 south. Among the cemeteries listed are St. Johns, Friendship, Hinkle, Big Creek and American Legion. Surname index, over 195 pages, 1990. Book Out of Print. CD - $15.00
  • VOLUME II. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter.
    Includes inscriptions from 44 cemeteries in the county, including Jonesboro, Campground and Casper cemeteries. Complete-name index; over 300 pages, 1997. Reprint 2003. Book Out of Print. CD - $15.00
  • VOLUME III. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter.
    Includes inscriptions from 17 cemeteries in the county, including Saratoga, Mt. Pleasant Mennonite, Lingle, Alto Pass, Cobden, and St. Joseph's cemeteries. Indexed, 210 pages, 2003. Book Out of Print. CD - $15.00
  • VOLUME IV. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter.
    Includes inscriptions from 28 cemeteries in the county, including Anna, Anna State Hospital, Ebenezer Hall, Collins, Venerable, Mt. Tabor, and County Poor Farm cemeteries. Photos of some tombstones. Indexed, 340 pages, 2004.
    Book Out of Print. CD - $15.00

UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, GENEALOGICAL INFORMATION.  CDs now available @ $15 each or $50 for the set of 4.

  • VOLUME I. Compiled by Darrel Dexter.
    Early court records 1818-1846, photocopied from the original books. Indexed. 1985. Book Out of Print.  CD - $15.00. Please note: The photocopies in the published book were hard to read, so the quality of this CD version is only fair.
  • VOLUME II. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter.
    Contains land records, divorces, military census 1862, mortality schedules, apprenticeship records, and more. Indexed, over 230 pages, 1996, 1997. SOFT COVER--$25.00  CD - $15.00
  • VOLUME III. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter.
    Contains death records 1877--1883; naturalization records 1818-1918; excerpts from commissioners records 1871-1883; Negro Book A; 1880 mortality schedule; land records 1820-1835; medical practitioners 1877-1918. Complete-name index, 288 pages, 1997. Book Out of Print.  CD - $15.00
  • VOLUME IV. Early Courthouse Records 1839-1918. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter.
    Contains 1839 and 1846 Tax Lists, 1881-1918 Divorce Records and 1877-1899 Death Records, including stillbirths and deaths at the Illinois Southern Hospital for the Insane in Anna. Every name index, 298 pages, 2003. HARD COVER--$35.00  CD - $15.00

UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, MARRIAGE RECORDS

  •  1818-1868.  Transcribed by Darrel Dexter and Mary Ann King Hahn from original licenses and registers.  Indexed, 180 pages,  1993.  Reprint, 2008.  HARD COVER--$35.00.
  • 1869-1885. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter. Includes transcriptions of 3600 marriages from original licenses and registers and a listing of all those who performed marriages 1818-1885. Every-name Index, 300 pages, 2002. HARD COVER--$35.00.
  • 1886-1892. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter.  Transcriptions of 1500 marriages from original registers include the name of the groom, name of the bride, date of the marriage, the name of the person officiating, and the book and page number where the marriage was recorded.  The ages of the bride and groom, their residences, places of birth, the names of their parents (including the mother's maiden name), and the number of their previous marriages (if any) have been added from the original marriage licenses.  Included also is the occupation of the groom, place of the marriage, and names of witnesses.  Every-name Index, 325 pages, 2007. HARD COVER--$40.00.
  • 1893-1900. Transcribed by Darrel Dexter. Transcriptions of 1500 marriages from original registers include the name of the groom, name of the bride, date of the marriage, the name of the person officiating, and the book and page number where the marriage was recorded.  The ages of the bride and groom, their residences, places of birth, the names of their parents (including the mother's maiden name), and the number of their previous marriages (if any) have been added from the original marriage licenses.  Included also is the occupation of the groom, place of the marriage, and names of witnesses. Every-name Index, 397 pages, 2008. HARD COVER--$50.00.

UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, PROBATE RECORDS

  • 1818-1855. Compiled by Darrel Dexter.
    Information from 537 probate files includes name of deceased, date of death, appraisal of personal property, description of land, amount of sales, names of all purchasers, names of widow, children or other heirs, amount of inheritance, location of sources and more. 313 pages, 13,000-name index, 1996. Reprint 2009.  HARD COVER--$40.00

UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS SOLDIERS. Compiled by Darrel Dexter.
      Includes information on the service of nearly 2500 soldiers from Union County in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Creek War, Seminole War, Black Hawk War, Mexican War, and Civil War; also officers from Union County in Illinois Militia and names of all soldiers in the 109th Illinois Infantry. Alphabetical list, over 190 pages, 1997. Reprint 2009.  SOFT COVER--$28.00

WashingtonWashington Co. County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, 1865 STATE CENSUS. Compiled by Inez Bost Eisenhauer and Donna Timpner Vuichard. Complete-name index. 162 pages, 1997. SOFT COVER--$7.50

WilliamsonWilliamson Co. County

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, 1860 FEDERAL CENSUS. Compiled by Jo Ann Ladd Hatfield and Helen Sutt Lind.
Indexed, over 250 pages, 1987. SOFT COVER--$25.00

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