There are hundreds of genealogy-related websites to help you with your
Macoupin County family history development. We hope you find these resource
links helpful. If you have additional Macoupin County resources that you
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Illinois Vital Records Offices information for all Illinois counties
A source for genealogy-use birth, marriage, & death certificates
Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records
925 East Ridgely Ave., Springfield, IL 62702-2737, Phone 217-782-6553
Illinois County Clerk and Recorder Portal to search
Deed Indexes for Macoupin county using free Guest Access. For a minimal
fee, you can also download the deeds, paying for them online. This is
much faster and less costly than requesting copies from IRAD after
giving them the book and page references.
Books on the Square is a used bookstore in Virden. John
Alexander, the owner, is interested in receiving and sharing
information on Virden History, the Virden Mine Riot of 1898, and the
122nd IL Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. If you are in Virden,
John would enjoy your stopping at his bookstore and chatting about
local history. The store is open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 to
6:00, phone 217-965-5443.
Michelle’s Pharmacy, in Bunker Hill,
Carlinville, and Gillespie, has a variety of books about Macoupin County history
Vesper Granite Associates, 17224 Prairie Lawn Road, Carlinville IL
62626, 1 888-834-5735; Carlinville Monument Co 217-854-4115; Brighton
Monument Co 618-372-3974; Staunton Monument Co 618-635-2442; Virden Monument
Co 217-965-4406; They won't know anything about your ancestor, but if you
need a new stone or work on an old stone in Macoupin County, you could
8th Grade Exam at Smoky
Valley Genealogical Society and Library in Salina, KS. In 1914, Macoupin County 8th graders went to the courthouse to take the 8th grade examination, which
was probably similar to this exam. Can you pass an 1895 8th grade final examination?