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Genealogy Web Resources

The Sangamon County Circuit Clerk and County Clerk offices have records dating back to 1821 for your research.

The following is a list of websites you can visit to assist in finding out more about your genealogy.  If you find a helpful website, please email us so it may be included on this list.  Send your name with the find and we will credit you.

Please note that the following links have been gathered from various resources.  The Circuit Clerk's office does not endorse or make any warranty expressed or implied.

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Indexes
Index numbers correspond with our microfilm.

Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Scanned Books   Illinois Regional Archives Depository System.   Official Genealogy portal for the US National Archives contains guidance for genealogy research and diverse archives of American Records   FamilySearch provides resources and is tied to real world family history classes and Family History Centers around the world.   ProGenealogist offers paid research services but also provide a useful set of tools and links for getting started on your own.   Genealogy publication with advice on getting started, links, and more.   Downloadable genealogy charts.   Social network-oriented family tree sharing site.   Social network-oriented family tree sharing site.   Popular genealogy software associated with   Suggestions for building your own family tree.   International research volunteer based organization for international genealogy.   50,000 links sorted by region.   Offers DNA testing resources to learn ancestry and personal health information.   Access to more documents from the National Archives, with a set of tools for uploading, annotating, and sharing.   Free and advertisement free hosting of genealogy sites for educational purposes, public research, or study of national historic heritage.   Cemetery records online.   Information on DNA genealogy.   DNA ancestry testing services.   DNA ancestry testing services.
  DNA ancestry testing services coupons.   Best DNA Testing   Search for relatives who may have come through Ellis island.

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A portion of the links were gathered from Faces of America,
 a program sponsored by PBS with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. 
Please visit their website at:
Family Tree Magazine


These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by the Sangamon County or the Circuit Clerk of any of the products, services or opinions of the corporation or organization or individual. Sangamon County or the Circuit Clerk bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links.   Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.



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