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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

     
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/   Illinois Regional Archives Depository System.
     
http://www.archives.gov/genealogy   Official Genealogy portal for the US National Archives contains guidance for genealogy research and diverse archives of American Records
     
http://www.familysearch.org   FamilySearch provides resources and is tied to real world family history classes and Family History Centers around the world.
     
http://www.progenealogists.com   ProGenealogist offers paid research services but also provide a useful set of tools and links for getting started on your own.
     
http://www.genealogytoday.com   Genealogy publication with advice on getting started, links, and more.
     
https://www.worldvitalrecords.com   One of the more popular paid genealogy database sites.
     
http://www.misbach.org/pdfcharts   Downloadable genealogy charts.
     
http://www.myheritage.com   Social network-oriented family tree sharing site.
     
http://www.geni.com   Social network-oriented family tree sharing site.
     
http://www.familytreemaker.com   Popular genealogy software associated with http://www.ancestry.com
     
http://genealogy.lovetoknow.com/Draw_a_Family_Tree   Suggestions for building your own family tree.
     
http://www.worldgenweb.org   International research volunteer based organization for international genealogy.
     
http://www.genealogylinks.net   50,000 links sorted by region.
     
https://www.23andme.com/partner/foa/   Offers DNA testing resources to learn ancestry and personal health information.
     
http://www.footnote.com   Access to more documents from the National Archives, with a set of tools for uploading, annotating, and sharing.
     
http://www.usgennet.org   Free and advertisement free hosting of genealogy sites for educational purposes, public research, or study of national historic heritage.
     
http://www.interment.net   Cemetery records online.
     
http://www.dnaheritage.com   Information on DNA genealogy.
     
http://www.genebase.com   DNA ancestry testing services.
     
http://www.familytreedna.com   DNA ancestry testing services.
     
http://www.therawfeed.com/stores/ancestry-com
  DNA ancestry testing services coupons.
     
http://www.ellisisland.org   Search for relatives who may have come through Ellis island.
     
http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2015-page01.html

suggested by Elena McDermott
List of 100 Top Genealogy Websites of 2015
     
www.findmypast.com/articles/anzac-day-stories/resources-search-military-records

suggested by Elena McDermott
  Military Record Search
     
https://www.fattiretours.com/genealogy-research-in-europe

suggested by Elena McDermott
  Traveling to Find Your Roots: A Guide to Genealogy Research in Europe
     
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/genealogy-and-the-law

suggested by Elena McDermott
  Genealogy and the Law
A Layman's Guide to Legalese
     
https://billiongraves.com/

suggested by Elena McDermott
  Find Their Graves

https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/how-to-start-your-family-tree-online.html

suggested by Elena McDermott
  Building Your family Tree Online: A Beginner's Guide to Genealogy
     
http://www.militaryindexes.com/

suggested by Elena McDermott
  Online Military Indexes and Records
     
http://www.africanancestry.com/home/   Online Records
     
https://www.smarterhobby.com/genealogy/   Beginners Guide
     
suggested and produced by Mark Orwig    
     
circuitclerk@co.sangamon.il.us

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: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica
and
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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