Gleanings from "The Kinmundy Express"

Newspaper gleanings from our Hometown Newspaper

(Oct. 1904 - 1959)


"The Kinmundy Express"

(1914-2005) is now on!



Photos &  Plats of local Cemeteries



Photos & Histories of churches in Alma, Foster, Kinmundy, Meacham, & Omega townships



Historical Photos of area Businesses, Residences, Fires, Railroad & Depots, Parks & Lakes, plus Histories our area Towns & Townships



Photos of Families, Clubs/Organizations,   Soldiers & Veterans, Kinmundy Centennial & Sesquicentennial, Homecoming & Parades, Farming, Bob Ford portraits from the 1960s-70s



Area Neighbors write about Growing Up and Living in the Kinmundy-Alma area



Photos & Histories of Kinmundy & Alma area schools including complete yearbook listings and pictures from the one-room schoolhouses




All about Kinmundy's own Pioneer Village, this includes historical articles and photos



Links to other Kinmundy-Alma area websites


Links of Interest   


 "Just Around the Corner"

City of Kinmundy -  This is the official website for the City of Kinmundy, Illinois

Bryan-Bennett Library  - Salem, IL (The holdings of the Marion County Genealogy & Historical Society Library have a wonderful research room in this building with limited hours.) 

Local Newspapers on Microfilm at Marion County Genealogical & Historical Society  - Salem, IL

City of Kinmundy Library

Ingram's Pioneer Log Cabin Village

Omega One Room School Restoration Project

Sam Parr Biological Station

South Central Schools - Kinmundy & Alma are now a part of this consolidated district.

Stephen A. Forbes State Park

WJBD Radio  (Salem, IL) - Includes news from the area, plus obituaries from Marion county.



General Area History

Kinmundy-Alma Fire Protection District (includes history)

Kinmundy-Alma High School History

Marion County, Illinois Genealogical and Historical Society

Marion County, Illinois webpage (compiled by Stephen Frakes)


Other Webpages to help find your

own Kinmundy-Alma Connections  

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Newspaper Search - Copies of newspaper articles can be ordered from thousands of rolls of microfilm spanning over 100 years 

Illinois State Archives - Death Certificate Search (1916 - 1950)

Illinois State Archives - Marriage Records Search (1793 - 1900)

Illinois State Archives - War Veterans Search and other databases

YahooGroups - Kinmundy Township History

ILGENWEB - Marion County, IL

Illinois GenWeb Project


Local Family Genealogy Research Web pages  

(* note that family webpages can also be found on the "Surnames" Main Link on the top right corner of the screen)

Dolores FORD MOBLEY Webpage 

Bill & Pat HAYES Site Genealogy Research pages  

(* note that family webpages can also be found on the "Surnames" Main Link on the top right corner of the screen)

  Main Page


        Illinois Family History Records 


        Census Records 


        1940 Census Records 


        Illinois Marriages 1790-1860 



Luke Whitney shared this great link he found while working on his own family tree for his class.  Nice job, Luke - keep up the great work!


     Genealogy Resources by Veritas Prep


The following words are inscribed on the Statue of Liberty:

    "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
    Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door."

Here's a cool link suggested by the students of the Goodwin Community Center that explains the history of immigration in our country.  Nice job! 

           "Moving to America - History of Immigration in the U.S."

Great work from Kimberly Osgood and the youth from "Enriching Kids" for finding this helpful webpage about Ellis Island and genealogy!  You rock!  

           "From Immigrant to the Local Citizen"

A special THANK YOU to Mrs. Blizzard’s 5th grade class at Pinewood Elementary School for these additional helpful family research links.  Great work!

           Starting Your Family History

           Ellis Island Genealogy

           Genealogy Research in Military Records


Do you know of any links or files that need to be on this page? 

Please drop an e-mail to Dolores Ford Mobley and let us know!



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