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Here is what our members currently can access:
 
Surname Database for corresponding with others on the surnames you are researching.
Forums where you can discuss any item of interest related to Pope County history and genealogy. 
Library/Archives 
   - Business Records
                   - 1914 Merchant's Directory
                   - Renshaw, Roy Hall's Account Book, 1905 - 1910 with area residents
                   - Renshaw, Roy Hall's Account Book, 1910 - 1918 with area residents
   - Death Records
                   - Road District #1 Death Certificates, Herod area, 1932 - 1947
   - Ephemera
                   - Dixon Springs Brochure, 1911
                   - Golconda Madstone play
                   - Illinois Central Train Magazine, 1919
                   - Pope County Deer Festival Booklet, 1977
                   - Pope County Tourism, 1966
                   - Train Schedule 1908 and Steamer Schedule, 1893
                   - WPA Construction Project Photographs, 1936
                   - Newspaper Arcticle, Flood Edition, 1937
                   - Pioneer History of Illinois
                       -  Pope County Forgotten Records - Early records published by Ed Annable
                   -  Robbs Phone Directory, 1934
        - Ancestral Charts of members published 1999 by the Historical Society
        - School Records
                   - Grasty School History and Attendance Records
                   - Pope County Graduate List, 1870 - 1985
                   - Sumner School Records, 1912 - 1920
                   - Teacher's Institute Program, 1904
        - Slavery in Pope County
        - W. F. Teague Letter - Early Pope County Life
        - Trampe's Historical Review - An Excellent resource on early Pope County history! 
Articles of Interest
        - 1860 Census of Pope County Analysis - by Rick Allen
        - Facts, Legend & Lore - booklet produced for Pope County Bicentennial, 2016
        - History of Renshaw by Rick Allen
        - Tragedy on the Ohio River, 1951
        - Scrapbook of Southern Illinois News Articles saved by Claude V.  Parsons, 1937, 1938, 1939
Bible Records
                   -  Brush
                   - Conley
                   - Crabb
                   - Reid
                   - Vinson
                   - Walker
                   - Warren-Belcher
                        -  Williams-Shipp-Gullett-Ferrell
Cemeteries 
                  - Barrett
                  - Beames
                  - Cedar-Grove
                  - Cox
                  - Dean Cemetery west of Azotus Road
                  - Dean Cemetery east of Azotus Road
                  - Field-Trovillion
                  - Glendale
                  - Griffin
                  - Hamletsburg
                  - Hazel
                  - Hodge Cemetery - Section 15, Twp. 15S, R6E
                  - Hodgeville
                  - Macedonia Church
                  - Masonic Cemetery - Section 23, Twp. 15S, R6E
                  - Miller-Hyde
                  - Mount Olive
                  - Mount Zion
                  - New Home
                  - New Liberty - south Pope
                  - Old Glass
                  - Old Home
                  - Old Trovillion Burying Ground
                  - Pryor
                  - Roe
                  - Sassafrass/Sutton
                  - Unnamed Cemetery in Section 30, Twp. 15S, R7E - Massac County
                  - Walker
                  - Weaver
                  - Wetherington
                  - Zion, McCormick
Census Records -
                  - Federal census transcriptions: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870. 1880, 1900
                  - Federal mortality schedules - 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880
                  - State census transcriptions: 1818, 1820, 1845, 1855, 1865
Church Records
                 - Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church - by Mary Ellen Young
                 - Church of Christ Minutes, 1834 - 1891 (present day Hardin County)                  
                 - Concord Baptist Church Minutes, 1879 - 1901
                 - Concord Baptist Church Index to Minutes, 1901 - 1960
                 - Olive General Baptist Church 
                                  - Minutes, 1855 - 1882
                                  - Minutes, 1901 - 1932
                                  - Minutes, 1918 - 1942
                                  - Miscellaneous Documents
                                  - List of Members
                                  - Sunday School Minutes, 1901 - 1903
                 - Sunday School Directory of the County, 1906
Circuit Court Records - These indexes are available to everyone. 
                 -  Chancery Index by Plaintiff
                -  Circuit Clerk Index 1817 - 1869
                -  Criminal Index
                -  Harrington Clanahan Correspondence, 1874 - 1886 - available to Members Only
                -  Law Index 1857 - 1869
                - Miscellaneous Remedies
                -  Naturalizations Index 
                -  Pope County Divorce Index
                -  Probate Conservator Index
                -  Probate Guardian Index
                -  Probate Index, 1945 - 1964
                -  Wills Index
Court Records 
                 - Chancery Court Index, about 1860 - 1960
                 - County Court Order Books, 1816 - 1850
Election Records
                 -  Pope County Voters, 1866 - 1870
Manuscripts and Diaries
                 - Cherokee Trail of Tears Letter
                 - From Washington to Hoover, history published by Harrington Clanahan
                 - McCormick Recollections by Herb Nance, Growing up during the Depression
                 - Memories of Main Street Golconda by Mildred Stone Chester
                 - A Study of Hodgeville, 1928
                 - Doctors of Pope County, Since 1800
                 - Early Settlers of Pope County - a thoroughly researched manuscript with more information 
                      on southern Illinois region
Organization Records 
                 - Allen Springs Lodge
                               - Minutes, 1887 - 1889
                               - Minutes, 1888 - 1892
                               - Minutes, 1893 - 1908
                               - Minutes, 1908 - 1930
Obituaries 
                 -  1926, 1927, 1938, 1929
                 -  1994 - 2000, 2008 - 2009
                 -  Nellie Goulding, 1899
                 - Obits and Tidbits, Volumes I and II, by Judy Foreman Lee
                 - Waltersburg Area Obituaries
Photographs of Pope County
                 - Communities
                 - Slides taken by Drexel Mott
                 - Deer Festival
                 - Photos by Bob Cox
                 - 1937 Ohio River
                 - Farmer's Merchant
                 - Ohio River Dam 51
Pope County Probate Records, 1816 - 1835 and 1836 - 1945, published by Ed Annable
Military Records
                 - Petition of Civil War Veteran James C. Cox regarding pension - many names, 1888
Tax Lists
                 - 1827 - 1848 in State Auditor's Office 
                 - 1853 - partial list, A - L  
                 - 1919 Assessments