I grew up in Richland county, and some of my family is still there. I have
successfully pulled them into my research efforts, and here is what I've
learned about local resources:
If you need to do research beyond Lawrence county, I would recommend another
library in Vincennes: the Knox county public library is a very good resource
for the general area, and is worth looking visiting. Another good place to
do some work is the library at Olney Central College; they have a rather
impressive historical/genealogical selection. (One warning about hours: this
library is only available when OCC is in session, and they are always closed
From what I've heard, though, Lawrence county library is the best
start for Lawrence county research. I'm looking forward to visiting
the next time I head that way,
Hope this helps,
sharon s stine wrote:
If you're going to Lawrence County, Illinois to do family
research, the two libraries you must visit are the Lewis Library on the
campus of Vincinnes University (yes, I realize that's across the river in
Indiana) and the Irene Black Library in Bridgeport, Lawrence County,
Illinois. Then, go to the county courthouse and find the marriage
certificates that will give the names of the parents of the bride and
groom. I have never visited the public library in Lawrenceville, but I
hear that it has great resources, too. --- Sue Stine
On Tue, 12 Jan 1999 19:05:21 -0500 Bob York <yorkr(a)integrityonline32.com>
>George Palmer Ford married Cassander Nutall. I beleive they were
>in the Jones Cemetery.
>Elijah York married Cecilia "Lealy" Waldrop. Would you have anything
>I was raised in Lawrence County. All my family is from there as well.
>I am sure, nearly every York in the County is related. How would I
>about finding additional cemetery info? Is this info in the library?
>Would it be in the library of that county? Can you help so my next
>library visit will be a productive one?