Springfield Public Library has free, online genealogy collections including:



  • Sangamon Valley Digital Collection

    • Digital Collection DescriptionsArchitecture — scenes of residential, commercial and public buildingsBusiness Enterprises — describes Springfield area businesses past and presentLandscapes — images of landscapes in Springfield, Illinois and surrounding communities

      Parks — images of parks in Springfield, Illinois and surrounding communities

      People — depictions of local residents, including Abraham Lincoln

      Schools — pertains to local private and public institutions

      Social Life & Customs — depictions of local social life and customs, including fashion

      Street Scenes — views of Springfield streets

      Transportation — modes of conveyance



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