Books for SALE

We have recently sold about 30-35 books off this list and it has been updated as of APRIL 18, 2017

If you think you may be interested in any of these books, you should be thinking about buying them soon, they may not be here the next time you check!!!!


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

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

1840 Federal Census Index for Indiana                       HC

1840 Franklin County Census IL            SC

1840-1850 Lawrence County Census IL                 SC

1850 Wabash County Census IL                     SC

1850 Richland County Census   IL                   SC

1860 Richland County Census IL                         SC

1860 Jasper County Census IL                  SC

1860 Clay County Census IL                 SC

1860, 1870, 1880 Mortality Schedule Multi IL Counties            SC

1870 Wayne County Census Part 1 and 2, IL                 SC

1870 Richland County Census 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

1920 Richland County Census IL                    SC

American Place Names of Long Ago            HC

Ball Cousins            HC

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


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


In Search of Your European Roots               SC

Indiana Civil War Manuscripts, Guide to               SC

James Hasting Wheat, 2007                       SC


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

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


Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy         HC

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

Tennessee Cousins                SC

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