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Online Genealogy & Local History Resources

Subscription Genealogy Resources

  • Ancestry (In Library Use Only) - Access valuable census records, birth and death records, and family history.
  • Heritage Quest (In Library Use Only) - Search census records, government records, books and much more to discover your family history.

Morgan County Genealogy Resources

  • Dr. Joe Squillace's Research Page - Dr. Joe Squillace is a former MacMurray College professor and current professor and Director of Social Work at the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas. He has written two books:  "The Untold History of the First Illinois State Hospital for the Insane" and "A History of The Poorhouse and Farm in Morgan County, Illinois." This website contains information used to research and write the books along with helpful resources for genealogy.
  • Illinois College Khalaf Al Habtoor Archives - Dedicated to preserving the artifacts and documents of Illinois College and the Jacksonville community.
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - The State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments. Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities and school districts.
  • Jacksonville Area Genealogical & Historical Society - The purpose of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical & Historical Society is to foster an interest in genealogy and the history of the region by providing information, instruction, inspiration and help with research.
  • Jacksonville Area Museum - The Jacksonville Area Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and appreciation of the cultural history and heritage of the Jacksonville and Morgan County area.
  • Morgan County Clerk
  • Morgan County ILGenWeb Project
  • Morgan County, Illinois Cemetery Records
  • Morgan County Poor Farm Records Index (1850-1932) - Each entry found in the index contains the following categories of information: the name, age and occupation of the inmate; the date of admission to the almshouse; date of discharge from the almshouse; the volume and page number; and the supposed cause of pauperism. When an inmate died while staying at the almshouse, the date of death is also included.

Illinois Genealogy Resources

National Genealogy Resources