Montgomery County Illinois History

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Normal 0 When did my people come to this county? By Walter Sanders, January 1980. When one is working on his family history, he will use the various census records, which will show ABOUT the time a family came to IL, and possibly that would m...
WHY IS CEMETERY PRESERVATION IMPORTANT? A cemetery serves two purposes, (1) the burial of the dead and (2) a place where the living communicate with the dead. Cemeteries are places with specific visual characteristics including markers, landscaping,...
Stones and Statutes: Laws Governing Illinois Cemeteries The first Illinois laws protecting historically significant cemeteries were enacted in 1851. Since that time the state legislature has passed a number of laws governing the management of public...
Extra-Curricular Genealogical Projects in a Public High School By: Walter Ray Sanders, Head Social Science Department, Community High School, Litchfield, Illinois      Three years ago in the senior American history classes of th...