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Libraries, Archives
& Repositories

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, Illinios
Phone: (217) 524-7216
(217) 785-6250

Auburn Public Library
338 West Jefferson St.

Auburn, IL 62615-1424
Phone: (217) 438-6211
(217) 438-9317

Brookens Library
University of Illiois at Springfield

One University Plaza

Springfield, Illinois

Phone:(217) 206-6633

Charles E Becker Library
Benedictine University
Springfield College

1521 North Sixth Street
Springfield, Ilinois

Phone: (217) 525-1420

Chatham Area Public Library
600 E Spruce Street
Chatham, IL 62629
Phone: (217) 483-2713

Divernon Township Library
221 South Second Street
Divernon, IL 62530-0140
Phone & FAX:
(217) 628-3813

Idiopolis Public Library
Sixth and Mary Streets
PO Box 327
Illiopolis, IL 62539-0327
Phone: (217) 486-5561

FAX: (217) 486-7811

Lincoln Library
Main Library
326 S. 7th Street Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 753-4900

Southeast Branch
2500 S Grand Avenue E.
Springfield, Illinois

Phone: (217) 753-4980

West Branch
1251 W Washington St
Springfield, IL

Phone: (217) 753-4985

Pawnee Public Library
613 Douglas Street
PO Box 229
Pawnee, IL 62558-0229
Phone & FAX:
(217) 625-7716

Riverton Village Library
1200 Riverton Road
Riverton, IL 62561-8200
Phone: (217) 629-6353
FAX: (217) 629-8120

Rochester Public Library
1 Community Drive
PO Box 617

Phone: (217) 498-8454
FAX: (217) 498-8455

Sherman Public Library
2100 East Andrew Road
PO Box 287
Sherman, IL 62684-0287
Phone: (217) 496-2496
FAX: (217) 496-2357

West Sangamon Public Library
103 E Illinois Street
New Berlin, IL 62670
Phone: (217) 488-7733

Williamsville Public Library
141 West Main Street

Williamsville, Illinois

Phone : (217) 566-3520
FAX: (217) 566-3481

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Historical & Genealogical Societies are a great resource for local genealogical records and history of the area.

Sangamon County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 1829
Springfield, IL 62705
Phone: (217) 529-0542

Sangamon County Historical Society
308 East Adams Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Sangamon Valley Collection
Lincoln Library
326 S. Seventh Street
Springfield, IL 62701

Jewish Genealogy
Society of Illinois

PO Box 515
Northbrook, Illinois
Phone: (312) 666-0100

Huguenot Society
of Illinois

3162 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 281-6784

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Sangamon County
Illinois Genealogy & Family History Resources

Cities, Towns, Villages & Communities:
Andrew, Auburn, Ball, Barclay, Bates, Berlin, Barry, Bissell, Bradfordton, Breckenridge, Buckhart, Buffalo, Buffalo Hart, Cantrall, Capital, Cartwright, Cascade, Chatham, Clearlake, Cooper, Cottonhill, Curran, Dawson, Divernon, Farmingdale, Glenarm, Illiopolis, Island Grove, Lanesville, Loami, Lowder, Maxwell, Mechanicsburg, New Berlin, New City, Pawnee, Pawnee Junction, Pleasant Plains, Prospect, Riddle Hill, Ridgely, Riverton, Rochester, Salisbury, Sherman, Spaulding, Springfield, Thayer, Williamsville

Established: January 30, 1821
Parent County: Northwest Territory
County Seat: Springfield

Adjacent Counties: Menard, Logan, Macon, Christian, Montgomery, Macoupin, Morgan, Cass

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  Church & Bible Records
  Court, Wills & Probate Records
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  Genealogy & Family History Resources
  Biographies, Correspondence & Diaries
  Occupations, Education & Institutions
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  History & Culture
  Museums & Historical Places
  • Lincoln Home (National Historic Site)
    8th and Jackson
    Springfield, IL
    Phone: (217) 492-4241, ext. 221
  • Lincoln Home Visitor Center
    426 South 7th Street
    Springfield, IL
    Phone: (217) 492-4241, ext 221
  • Lincoln Ledger
    Bank One
    6th and Washington
    Springfield, IL
    Phone: (217) 525-9600
    (Mr. Lincoln's original account ledger with the Springfield Marine and Fire Insurance Company is on display during banking hours at Bank One in downtown Springfield.)
  • Executive Mansion
    410 E. Jackson
    Springfield, IL
    Phone: (217) 782-6450
    (Home of the Illinois governor, the mansion is the third-oldest, continuously occupied Governor's home in the nation.)
  • Oliver P. Parks Telephone Museum
    529 South 7th
    Springfield, IL
    Phone: (217) 789-5474
  • Museum Of Funeral Customs
    1440 Monument Avenue,
    Springfield, IL
    Phone: (217) 544-3480
  • National Register of Historic Places in Sangamon County, Illinois
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