SCCGS-Member Benefits and Application

Logo: St. Clair County Courthouse
completed in 1861

St. Clair County Genealogical Society (SCCGS)

Helping genealogists discover their Illinois roots since 1977.

Member Benefits and Application

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Click here to print or fill in, then print the application.

Allow up to 8 weeks to complete the application process.
Important information.

Here is a free pedigree chart (scroll down to Record of Ancestry). Mail it with your application for our files at the library (optional).

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Members Benefits

  • Ten issues of the SCCGS Newsletter, 8 pages each, and our Quarterly approx 60 pages each.
  • Reduced price for St Clair Research and Resources: A Genealogist's Guide read about it
  • Surnames of Interest appear on Let's Collaborate, SCCGS facilitates contact.
  • Early Family Files -- online access. Compiled data on 125 St. Clair County families with roots principally along the eastern seaboard, Kentucky, and Tennessee before 1850.
  • The Members' Website features exclusive content, for example:
    • Digital Newsletter, and Quarterly. Beats the Post Office every time!

    • SCCGS members have remote access to digital images of the Belleville-News Democrat 1901-1952. More years are added annually as funds become available. Renew membership early (more information.) to ensure uninterrupted access in the coming year.
    • St. Peter's Catholic Church 1859-1909 burials (Belleville)
    • Bible records
    • Deaths recorded at the courthouse 1877-1899 (updated periodically)
    • Declarations and naturalizations filed in County Court 1864-1906
    • Daily Advocate news abstracts 1926 ( other than vital stats here)
    • 400 family-focused obituaries of St. Clair countians with free digital image
    • 1890 business and personal tidbits
    • 1941 Farm Families Competition
    • More St. Clair history and biography indexes
    • Classroom " Learn" section supplements the St Clair Research and Resources: A Genealogist's Guide
    • Account page to manage your membership, mailings, submit queries and add surnames
    • More planned to help break down those brick walls

All content on the Society website is Board approved.

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This page updated 7 June 2016 .
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