Genealogy

The Du Quoin Public Library houses a unique collection of local, state, and national genealogical sources.  This collection is housed in southeast corner of the library.  Items from the collection do not circulate without special permission.  Materials from the collection may be copied if doing so will not damage the original document or text.  All copies are $.25 per page. Mail, phone, and email requests for specific information can be accommodated.  All mailed requests will include an invoice seeking reimbursement for the cost of copies plus postage.                                                    

The Genevieve Rainey Genealogical Collection

Featuring a comprehensive 25,000 card index of early Du Quoin Family Surnames 1800.  Information can include birth dates, death dates, and familial relationships.  Sources for provided information are documented on each card. 

Du Quoin High School Yearbooks Flashlight

1912    1921     1927      1933     1951     1957     1963     1969     1975     1981     1987     1993     2000     2007            
1914 1922 1928 1936 1952 1958 1964 1970 1976 1982 1988 1994 2002 2009
1915 1923 1929 1937 1953 1959 1965 1971 1977 1983 1989 1995 2003 2010
1916 1924 1930 1938 1954 1960 1966 1972 1978 1984 1990 1996 2004 2011
1917 1925 1931 1941 1955 1961 1967 1973 1979 1985 1991 1997 2005
1920 1926 1932 1950 1956 1962 1968 1974 1980 1986 1992 1998 2006       

Local Newspapers on Microfilm

Du Quoin Tribune - Weekly

March 28th, 1867 through June 19th, 1925

Du Quoin Daily News

November 1st, 1933 through December 31st, 1964  (Missing 1958)

Tamaroa Bugle

December 27th, 1894 through April 10th, 1936

Perry County Monitor and Sun

January 7th, 1887 through December 16th, 1887

Pinckneyville Advocate - Perry County Advocate

December 3rd, 1897 through December 27th, 1956

Du Quoin Evening Call

January 1st, 1897 through February 28th, 2014