2017 Officers for the DeWitt County Genealogical Society

From Left to Right: Dan Hauffe-President, Pat Meschnark-Recording Secretary, A.J. Phares-Vice President, Carolee Emerson-Director, Milton Emerson-Treasurer & Webmaster

Not Pictured: Gary Welch-Corresponding Secretary, Duane Aughenbaugh-Director, Betty Adcock Director & Editor of the

DeWitt County Genealogical Society.


April 4th, 2018

​We have added a new website for the Illinois Orphan Train. The site was provided to us by Rochelle Gridley who created this site. Rochelle is a retired librarian and amateur historian who works with the McLean County history museum.

May 4th, 2017

More Donations!

Connie Torbert Perkins has gifted the Society  with some great materials.

Clintonia Yearbooks, 1923 and 1924

Post Cards(Farmer City, 1914) (Kenney, 1907)

Plat book of DeWitt County, 1942

Map of Clinton, 1890's

1904 DeWitt County, Illinois wall map, colored 

Thnkyou again!

It is a pleasure to hear positive things back from the world. :)

Recently we were contacted by " Ms. Phillips' Genealogy Kids"  who gave us some virtual "high fives" for our genealogy links which they found useful in their research. They shared with us another page that they have also found useful. I will be adding it along with some links that Ms. Chamere Pool of the Illinois Regional Archives at ISU recently sent us.

Thanks again "Kids" and Kudos for your interest in Genealogy!!!

News and Feedback- We Welcome your comments


We have two new aquisitions that might be of interest to you: 

Rescued at an Auction- Hand Family Bible (Farmer City)  Hand, Maxwell and Roth names.

Rescued from a second hand store- 1915 Standard Atlas of DeWitt County

including a plat book and local photographs.