Books for SALE

After doing a complete inventory of our library, we found that we have several duplicate books and we would like to offer them for sale to anyone who may be interested on a first come, first served basis.

If you are interested please send an email to:

Cost will be $5.00 per book and shipping (which will be determined by the weight of the book)

ANY census book will be $3.00 per book and shipping

Thank you for your interest!!

List of Duplicate Books in Genealogy Library Dated as of March 2017


1770-1790 Census of the Cumberland Settlements – Davidson, Sumner and Tennessee Counties    HC

1790  New York Census          HC

1790 Connecticut Census                HC

1790 Maine Census              HC

1790 Maryland Census                HC

1790 Massachusetts Census               HC

1790 New Hampshire Census            HC

1790 North Carolina Census               HC

1790 Pennsylvania Census              HC

1790 Rhode Island Census                   HC

1790 South Carolina Census              HC

1790 Vermont Census                  HC

1790 Virginia Census                 HC

1800 Census of Kentucky, Index  (2)               HC      SC

1807 Census  of Indiana Territory                      HC

1820 Federal Census for Indiana                 HC

1830 Census Index, IL, Alexander, Pope, Union, Johnson, Jackson, Franklin, Perry, Randolph, Monroe, Washington, Marion, Jefferson, Hamilton, Gallatin                     HC

1830 Census Index, IL, Green, Morgan, Sangamon, Calhoun, Pike, Fulton, Knox, Henry, Adams, Hancock, Warren, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Jo Daviess                 HC

1830 Federal Census Index for Indiana                   SC

1830-1840 US Census  Grainger Co, TN                    SC

1830-1840 US Census Claiborne Co, TN                    SC

1835, 1840 and 1850 Jasper County Census, IL              SC

1840 Federal Census Index for Indiana                       HC

1840 Franklin County Census IL            SC

1840-1850 Lawrence County Census IL                 SC

1850 Cumberland County Census IL          SC

1850 Edwards County Census IL                   SC

1850 Wabash County Census IL                     SC

1850 White County Census IL               SC

1860 Jasper County Census IL                  SC

1860 Clay County Census, IL                 SC

1860 Edwards County Census IL                 SC

1860 Wabash County Census IL                    SC

1860, 1870, 1880 Mortality Schedule Multi IL Counties            SC

1870 Wayne County Census Part 1 and 2, IL                 SC

1880 Edwards County Census IL             SC

1880 Marion County Census IL  Part 1 and 2            SC

1880 Richland County Census IL           SC

1900 Jasper County Census IL                SC

1900 Richland County Census IL              SC

1910 Richland County Census IL                 SC

American Place Names of Long Ago            HC

Atlantic Bridge to Germany, Vol V                    SC

Ball Cousins            HC

Cemetery, Four-Mile House   Sandusky Co, OH (3)          SC

Connecticut Sources for Family Historians and Genealogists             SC

DAR Patriot Index Vol II                    HC

DAR Patriot Index Vol III                      HC

DAR Ohio Revolutionary Soldiers Roster Vol I and II  1929-1938         HC

Early History of Greene Co, Indiana            SC

Eastern Cherokee by Blood, 1906-1910             SC

Eberhart/Everhart Family History                  SC

Great Migration, Immigrants to New England Vol 5 M-P                HC

Guide to the Genealogy Collection of the Byron R Lewis Library  Indiana            SC

History of Morgan County Ohio, 1818-1889              SC

History of Clermont County, Ohio excerpts  1800-1889            SC

In Search of Your European Roots               SC

Indiana Civil War Manuscripts, Guide to               SC

James Hasting Wheat, 2007                       SC

Kentucky Genealogical Research                    SC

Land Grants    Ohio           SC

Our Native Americans, Their Records of Genealogical Value    Vol I         HC

Our Native Americans, Their Records of Genealogical Value   Vol II             HC

Palatine Mennonite Census Lists 1664-1793                 SC

Pennsylvania Marriages Prior to 1810   Vol I and II          HC

Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy         HC

St. Paul’s Luthern Church History 1869-1959 Olney, IL            SC

Tennessee Genealogical Records – Early Settlers             HC

Tennessee Cousins                SC

Virginia Marriages Vol 1 thru 25           SC Large books

Will Book Abstracts, Vol I Books A-E    Knox Co, IN                     HC



Search Find A Grave HERE

Search 158.0 million cemetery records at by entering a surname and clicking search:

Several of our Society members are also members of Find A Grave and have entered a lot of obits (and still are) on memorials of many Richland County people.

When you click search, you will be taken to the regular search page and can enter a first name or dates at that time.

Enjoy your search!!!

Check out the Library page

If you click on “Library Contents” you will see some of the Richland Co, IL items we have in the library


If you click on the “Full Inventory Book List” you will see a full list of everything we currently house in our library.   This list is very long and we have tried to keep types of items together i.e. obits, marriages, etc. but you should use the search option explained above the list.

The state and sometimes the county (if only one is involved) are listed to the left of the item.


Before the Big Yellow Bus

Before the Big Yellow Bus
Remembering the one-room schools of Richland County, Illinois





September 16, 2015


Contact: Ron Scherer, 618-830-7046



 A new book that has taken three years to research and write will make its local debut on Saturday, Sept. 26th, during the Olney Arts Council’s Fall Festival of the Arts at the Olney City Park.

                The book – titled “Before the Big Yellow Bus: Remembering the one-room schools of Richland County, Illinois” – is a large-format book covering 98 county schools in 300 pages of text and 270 historic photographs, and containing hundreds of names of Richland County families that date back to the early 1800s.    

                The text details the history of formal education in Richland County – from schooling first conducted in the home, to the advent of subscription schools, to the development of public, tax-supported schools.  In 1822, before the area was officially a county, the first local school outside the home was in a partitioned-off tavern with slab seats and board desks in Watertown, a now-defunct village located just west of Olney on the old Trace Road near the banks of the Fox River. Continue reading Before the Big Yellow Bus