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Welcome to Pope County, Illinois. My name is Ginger Hayes, I am the coordinator for Pope County. Pope County has a long and rich history and is a beautiful place to visit. If you're a little bit "country" then Pope County is the place for you.

The Pope County ILGenWeb site is part of the ILGenWeb Project, which in turn is part of the The USGenWeb Project

This is your site. If you have any original non-copyrighted Pope County information please consider submitting it for inclusion here. You retain all rights to your material. Your material can be short or lengthy. The site is in need of things like Bible records, pension records, wills......etc.etc.etc.

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I'm pleased to announce that Pope County, IL, now has a mailing list. The list is for the discussion of topics of interest pertaining to Pope County genealogy and research. To subscribe send an email to [email protected]To subscribe in digest mode send mail to [email protected] In the body of your message put the word subscribe and nothing else. Turn off your signature and leave the subject line blank. I hope you'll join us on the list.

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Pope County Historical Society
and Genealogical Committe

Thanks to Lisa Aly Edwards and Terry Rushing and the wonderful generosity of the Aly family the following has been added to Pope County ILGenWeb
Aly Funeral Records

Pope County Marriages, sorted alphabetically by groom

"Eddyville Land Grants"

1820 Pope County Census

Some Death Records extracted from the Presbyterian Church Records, Golconda, IL

Pope County Ancestral Charts Vol. I
Hot off the presses!

Pope Co, ILGenWeb Events Calender
add and view Family Reunions, Meetings, etc. here

Pope County Unknown Family Picture

Can You Identify These People?

Easter Whiteside's "Effigy" Stone

Grasty School History

Moyers Family History

Belford Family History

The links below will take you to more Pope County information and some interesting places in Southern Illinois

Pope County Resources Pope County Resource Books
Pope County History The Springhouse Magazine
Pope County Biography Abstracts
Jon Musgrave's Illinois History Site

Illinois Statewide Marriage Project

This ongoing and not complete yet

Pope County Families

Nelson Family Tidbits

Pope County Maps

Halter-Layman Family Pictures

Collier Family

1880 Mortality Schedule

Blackhawk War

Pope County Cemeteries

Some 1888 Voter Lists

Pope County Jury Lists

Illinois Servitude and Emancipation

Records, 1722-1863

Pope County Wills

Pope County IL Will Record
Volume A 1861-1956; Index

Pope County Marriages

Some Pope County Church Records

Some Pope County Civil War Enrollments

Some Pope County Civil War Soldiers in Adjutant General's Report Database

Some more Links to aid you in your research

Illinois Land Sales Cyndi Howells' List of Illinois Genealogy Sites
Library of Congress Card Catalog Illinois County Expansion Map
Shawnee National Forest Homepage -
this link is down until further notice, the site was hacked
Illinois in the Civil War

Pope County Homepage

Saline County Johnson County
Williamson County Hardin County

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