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State Capitol building
State Capitol at Springfield
Submitted by Bill and Karen Miller

Cities and Towns
* Auburn * Berlin * Buffalo * Cantrall * Chatham * Clear Lake
* Curran * Dawson * Divernon * Grandview * Illiopolis * Jerome * Leland Grove * Loami * Mechanicsburg * New Berlin * Pawnee
* Pleasant Plains * Riverton * Rochester * Sherman * Southern View * Spaulding * Springfield * Thayer * Williamsville

Unincorporated communities
* Andrew * Archer * Barclay * Bates * Bissell * Bolivia
* Bradfordton * Breckenridge * Buffalo Hart * Cimic * Devereux
* Farmingdale * Glenarm * Ildes Park Place * Lowder * New City
* Old Berlin * Riddle Hill * Roby * Salisbury * Sicily * Toronto



Sangamon County Data

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Church Histories/Records

County History

Court Records

Deaths

Family Bibles and Letters

Politics and Politicians

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Surnames

Wills/Other Legal Records 

 African American Research Topics

Education and School Records

Events in Sangamon Co. History

 Postcards from Sangamon county

 

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Website Updates:
Sept 2013:  bios of "prominent men" LOGAN, TREATS, EDWARDS, BAKER, MCCLERNAND, PALMER, CONKLING, DUBOIS, ROBINSON, HAY
July 2013: marriage announcement for
SEXTON-SHARP
May 2013: obits for BENGEL, SMITH, FISHER, LOGSDON, BAILEY, BECKER, BERGSCHNEIDER, BEYERS, BOGGS, BOURNE, BRUNER, CLOYD, CRABTREE, CRUMELER, ELDER, GOTSCHALL, KELLY, KELSO, KESSINGER, KIPER, KIPPING, KRELL, LOMELINO, LUSTER, MACKENROTH, MCHENRY, MEYER, NETHERY, PHILLIPS, PLEMITSCHER, REIMER, RIDDER, ROESCH, SHEFFER, SHEPPARD, SILLS, SMITH, TRENT, TWYFORD, WEBER, WELLS, ZAHN, OLIVER, DETERDING, HATHHORN,
Jan 2013:
1945 Class Picture at East Side School
Oct 2012: LEWIS obit
Aug 2012: obits for BRODERICK, CORRIGAN
June 2012: obit for Maj. Thos. Harris; Community news re: BUTLER; NEWSOM family letter
Mar 2012: Crime News: "A Gang of Thieves broken Up"; obit for GLENN, bio for BRAWNER
Feb 2012: Bios for COLLINS and COOPER; Obit for Mrs. Lincoln
Jan 2012: obit for DOTY
Dec 2011: bio for THATCHER
Aug 2011: Obit for BROOKS
July 2011: Crime story re: RICE; BEERUP, MIDDEN, LOTT, HUGHES obits; Picture and names of
1888 Board of Supervisors.
June 2011: Marriage announcement for GRAYBILL-AYERS; State Fair news item
Apr 2011: BRANSON
biography: Bios for SENNIGER, GOODWIN, HART, MCELVAIN, WHEELER, RYAN, TAYLOR
Mar 2011: De Frates obit; Community news item about MILLER; Sick list news item about MILLER
Feb 2011: ROACH obit; LOTT family biographical information; LOTT Burials in Oak Ridge and Calvary Cemeteries
Jan 2011: WW1 draft registration for KARNOSKI; Obits for GROSS, BINGHAM, ROACH

Surrounding Counties

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Macoupin] [Menard] [Morgan] [Montgomery]
[Logan] [Macon] [Christian] [Cass]

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