The Fort in Lexington, IL NEW! March 2004 The Lexington Genealogical and Historical Society, Inc. (a.k.a. "The Fort") was founded in 1965 by Verda Gerwick and is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage genealogy, promote local history, and assist others in gathering genealogical and historical information.
Illinois Family History Research: Place Names of Each Illinois County A list on one (very long) page of every town and township in Illinois, grouped by county. This would be most helpful in determining which county one's ancestors lived in if you are faced with common names for towns... since it was common for the same town name to be repeated in several counties. Use your Ctrl/F keys to search for the town you need... most would be surprized at the high number of multiple listings for a town name. Added May 2002