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Genealogy Links

This isn't what we do best, so we don't try. But I'm very amenable to EXCHANGING links with your site if you have a data-filled genealogy website dealing with Coles, Jasper or Kane Counties AND which is not trying to sell anybody anything. (We're all about FREE data!)

Some helpful pages from our Illinois Genealogy Trails Main Website to help in your research:

List of Early Illinois Settlers

Illinois Pension Lists

Illinois Genealogy Trails Online Census Records

Earliest records that are available in each Illinois county’s courthouse

Non-Illinois Genealogy Trails Website Links

[Coles County] [Jasper County] [Cumberland County] [Kane County]

(Disclaimer: These are off-site links. I make no guarantees or endorsements as to their content)

Page updated April 2014.
So many sites have disappeared from the internet! Very Sad. Makes for a small list of links...

And to make it even smaller, for many years I've been providing links to organizations and sites that haven't had the courtesy to return the favor by providing a link to any of our sites (but are still providing links to other genie. sites), so this list was pared down even further.

Coles County Links

This website contains letters from Mary Jamieson Leland Cox, who lived in Coles County, to her family members back in Virginia. They tell of her hardships in Coles and also mention children's names, etc. If you're researching the COX family, this will be useful. If not, it still makes for darn interesting historical reading. Here's a direct link to Mary's letters

Jasper County Links

Cumberland County Links

Elliott Cemetery Listing

Kane County Links

Kane County Genealogical Society -  I have provided a link to their site since 1998 and here we are in 2014 and these folks STILL haven't been so kind as to return the favor and provide a reciprocal link to my site, though I've written them quite a few times over the years AND they do provide links for many other sites.  So if you want to visit them, google them.  

Batavia Historical Society - They will do look-ups for obits in Batavia newspapers for you (I don't know if they do it for free, so be sure and clarify that)

Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library - Also view Ella's Historical Collection housed at the Illinois Digital Collection

The County Clerk's office has opened their own website where you can purchase records for genealogical purposes.


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