This page is managed by Cheryl Rothwell. My 5th great grandparents, John and Hannah Ballinger Turner, following their son Walter and other family members, purchased land in Menard in 1824. They sent for the extended family and church members. My 4th great grandparents, Abraham and Marcy Kelsey Lucas, bought land in 1825. However, only the early Turners stayed. My other ancestors moved to neighboring Logan County. I have a connection to Menard but it is nearly 200 years old. Thus we are looking for someone to adopt or at least help with Menard.
RESOURCES – SEARCHABLE
- Illinois State Archives (main site)
- Marriage Records 1763-1900
- Death Records Before 1916 (limited)
- Death Records 1916-1950
- Social Security Death Index
- Bureau of Land Management Records
- Menard County Clerk & Recorder
- Menard County Circuit Court Clerk
- Menard County Information Page @FamilySearch.org
- 1865 Illinois State Census (search by name, see images)
- Menard Civil War Pensioners List
LISTS OF VETERANS BY WAR FROM ARCHIVES
- War of 1812
- Black Hawk War
- Mexican War
- Civil War
- Civil War – Navy
- Spanish American War
- Place Name Locator
- Illinois Public Domain Land Records
- ILGenWeb References Project
- Illinois Links
- Illinois Vital Records Information
- Illinois History Information and Links
- US Resources: Illinois
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
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