Welcome to the

Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society

located in Lincoln, Illinois

Organized in 1978



114 N. Chicago Street
Lincoln, IL 62656

(217) 732-3200

Tuesday-Friday: 11 am-4 pm
Saturday: 10 am-1 pm

If you are coming from a distance, or in case of inclement weather,
please call to make sure we are open.

  • Cemeteries
  • History
  • Officers and Staff
  • Publications
  • Resources

    The Society's GOALS are to encourage the preservation of the family from the past, to the present, for the future. To preserve local history and to maintain a Research Center for a centralized collection of Logan County's resources.

    We are an active, growing society.

    We offer online research at the Center.

    Our projects are aimed at documenting stories of people and eras that will be lost if we don't capture them now.

    We offer Pioneer Certificates to those who descended from an ancestor that settled in Logan County between the years 1818 to 1880. Please contact us if you would like more information.

    The Research Center moved to its present location in November of 2000 due to a growing library, the need for additional research space and to expand into computer research.


    The membership year runs from January 1 through December 31 of each year. Those who join mid-year will receive all publications of "Roots and Branches," our quarterly newsletter, for that year as well as a "Membership Directory" which contains a list of society members and the surnames they are researching.


    Regular    $15.00    (single person)
    Family    $20.00    (2 people living in the same household.)
    We no longer offer life memberships   
    If you would like to become a member please call or write us.


    The Society offers Pioneer Certificates. To qualify for a Pioneer Certificate, the applicant must be directly descended from an ancestor who settled in Logan County between the years 1818 and 1880. Proof is required and will become part of the LCGHS files. Pioneer Certificates are $10.00 per Ancestor. For more information, write us or call the Research Center.


    Our collection of family surname books and genealogy collections continues to grow, and offers another great resource when researching your family. We are always looking to expand our research materials. Anyone willing to share copies of family histories, birth, marriage, death records, or any other material that is a part of Logan County, please e-mail us.


    Requests for research should be sent to the Society at the above address. Written requests should include as much information as possible in an effort to keep us from duplicating what you already have. We ask a $20 donation to do an initial search ($15 donation for members), and $20 per hour to continue ($15 per hour for members), plus the cost of copies of pages from books, obits, marriage, birth, death and land records. We welcome questions and comments, as well as suggestions, through our e-mail address: LCGHS1@msn.com.

    This is the main page of the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society web site. The address of this page is https://sites.rootsweb.com/~illcghs/.