Illinois Genealogy Trails - Finding ILlinois Ancestors


Randolph County Courthouse
#1 Taylor Street
Chester, IL 62233

The Chester, Illinois Public Library

The Illinois State Archives
Many Online Databases and Resources

The Randolph County Genealogical Society

Join The Illinois Genealogy Trails Mailing List

PBS - Lewis and Clark

The Illinois State Museum, Kaskaskia

The Curse of Kaskaskia

Photos of Kaskaskia Landmarks

Old Kaskaskia Days

The Chester, Illinois Resource Guide
Info on local attractions and historic places

Menard Correctional Center
If you're looking for early prisoners, see our
Convict Register Database
Until the Menard Prison was opened in 1878, most prisoners went to the Joliet Prison or the Alton State Prison


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