Research Assistance

BCGS offers research assistance in the form of a Library collection, online resources list, remote inqueries, one-on-one help, and publications for sale.

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The Genealogical Society Library collection is housed on the lower floor of the Greenville Public Library (414 West Main Street. Greenville, Illinois). The hours and procedures are posted on their website: Many of the BCGS volumes that can be viewed for research at the Library are listed on our Society Resources page. The room is kept locked, so the key must be requested at the Circulation Desk. The Library is handicapped accessible. The Public Library staff are helpful and accommodating, though they are not familiar with our collection itself. There is a booklet in the room which lists all the holdings and a microfilm reader/printer for doing research in the Greenville Advocate and other Bond County newspapers.

Online Resources

Bond County Genealogical Society has compiled a list of online research sites organized by Family and Community Records, Archives, Forums, Maps, and Databases; Military, Historic, and Lineage Organizations; Online Books that include Bond County and Greenville, Illinois history and historical figures; and Online Medias that include Bond County and Greenville, Illinois history and historical figures.

Links provided to external websites are provided as convenience and informational purposes only; they do not constitute endorsement or approval of any products, services, or opinions given on external site.

Remote Assistance

If you are searching for families or individuals in Bond County history and you have a concise question, you may send your inquiry via email or post mail. Our volunteer remote-helpers will typically spend up to an hour on your request. They specialize in look-ups concerning burial sites, obituaries, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. We are happy attempt to locate your missing name, date, location, article, or detail.

Please be patient. All genealogy look-up requests submitted via email will be researched and answered in order received as time permits. There is no flat fee for requests as we attempt to reply with electronic documents, but if your request requires printing, postage, or original document access and retrieval you may be responsible for those charges.

One-On-One Help

Our available research volunteers are few and have limited free time, but please email BCGS with plenty of advance notice if you are coming to Greenville and would like a BCGS representative to personally guide your research. We will see what we can arrange!

Genealogy Question? Or Historical Question?

The Bond County Genealogical Society specializes in questions about family history, burial sites, census records, birth records, or death records from Bond County. If you have questions about the history of the county and its communities, please contact the Bond County Historical Society instead.

Publications For Sale

Bond County Genealogical Society has published volumes on Bond County cemeteries, marriage records, naturalization and intent records, member ancestor charts, church histories, obituaries transcribed from the Greenville Advocate newspaper, a 1900 Census family quick-reference, and more.

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For Book Orders, Membership Applications, Donations, Donated Materials, and General Queries/Questions:

Bond County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 172
Greenville, Illinois 62246