White County Historical Society

Headquartered in Carmi, Illinois



 
 

Welcome to the White County Historical Society!

Please check the following links to what we have for you:

History and Museums


 

Mary Smith Fay Genealogy Library
 

Genealogy books and historical materials for sale

White County Heritage Houses  1970-2006

Other Information

October 2011 Newletter and Extra Page for Cemetery Walk

  Here's a Flyer for our October 16th 2010 Graveyard Walk- we did do one in 2011

  July 2011 Newsletter--really pretty

  A 2009 Newsletter--its a word document

 Mary Smith Fay Library Catalog A-L titles and surnames

Mary Smith Fay Library M-Z titles and surnames.

Notes from the White County Historical Society Columns

Genealogy Gems from the Mary Smith Fay Library Columns

Corn Recipes from Corn Day 2005

Key Ingredients website for the White County Historical Society

See the review of the Historical Society cookbook, Recipes and Recollections, at Enfieldmemories.com





 

Our address:  White County Historical Society, P.O. Box 121, Carmi, IL, 62821. Our phone at the Carnegie Library is 618-382-8425. Our email w.c.h.s-genealogy@hotmail.com

 Our dues are $25 for an individual, $35 for a family, $50 for a sustaining member, $100 for a patron, $500 for a contributing member,  with a life membership for $1,000. A quarterly newsletter and invitations to meetings are sent to all members.  All dues are tax deductible as charitable contributions. Dues were increased in 2006.
 


Related Resources

Read about the outlaws of Southern Illinois, and other historical high/lowlights at  The Birger Gang before you visit the Haas Store Museum which contains Phil Hanna's hanging tools. This link had gone away--there is more available.

Learn about the county seat: Carmi History Page.

Cindy  Conley's home town: Enfield Mule Day Home Page.

Read Margaret Land's history of Enfield: History of Enfield, Illinois.

Read the history of Enfield's Catholic Church: St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Visit White County on the USGenweb project White County, Illinois Included are  weekly genealogy columns from the CARMI TIMES, queries, a short history, and look-up information. Almost every US county has a page somewhere on the internet. The best part of these pages is the ability of genealogists to make contact with each other, which only happens if you leave a query.

Here is the page for our neighbor to the south Gallatin County, Illinois

Don't forget the Rootsweb home page, where you can find a wealth of information and learn how to help: Rootsweb Home Page


A note of clarification:  The White County Historical Society is not affiliated with the Genealogy Society of White County Illinois, incorporated November, 2002.  Please email Cindy for more information. We are sorry for any confusion.


Last updated 10/27/2011. Please send corrections and comments to cbconly@midwest.net Your help will be appreciated.