US Genealogy Resources

Addresses and links to US web sites that might be helpful in your search for St. Louis ancestors.

Early American Roads and Trails   with descriptions of 16 of the major early roads

The Main Indian Paths And Migration Trails In Pennsylvania

Historic and Named Trails and Roads in the USA and Canada

Online Searchable Death Indexes for the USA

Obituary Central - a searchable database of US obituaries

East St. Louis Research Project

History of East St. Louis

Illinois Statewide Marriage Database

Illinois State Archives Searchable Databases

Ellis Island

Official Federal Land Patent Records

Visiting NARA: The National Archives

National Archives listings

Historic Trails and Roads in the US and Canada Includes info about the Wilderness Trail that took travelers from western Virginia to central Kentucky

The National Road A guide to the first national highway that linked Cumberland, Maryland and Vandalia, Illinois

Map of the National Road

Cemeteries in the U.S.

Here is a list of some Illinois Regional Archives Depositories.  Thanks to Bob Doerr for this information

Illinois IRAD
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756
217-785-1266

UIS
Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Brookens Library
University of Illinois at Springfield
Springfield, IL 62794
217-786-6520
(Covers Cook County)

NIU
Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Swen Parson Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1779
(Covers Lake, Dekalb,LaSalle, etc counties in northern Illinois)

ISU
Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Williams Hall -- 500
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61761-5500
309-452-6027
Covers, Kankakee, Grundy, Marshall, Logan, Piatt, etc Counties in
Northeastern Illinois)

WIU
Illinois Regional Archives Depository
University Library
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL 61455
309-298-2717
(Covers Peoria, Warren, Hancock, Adams, Calhoun etc, Counties in Western
Illinois)

SIU
Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Special Collections
Morris Library -- 6632
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
618-453-3040

(Covers Marion, Washington, Jonson, Pulaski, Union, Monroe, etc counties in
Southern Illinois - same, except for Madison Co., as Gene. Soc. of Southern
Ills.)

 

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