Schuyler County Historical Jail Museum
and Genealogical Center
200 South Congress
Rushville, Illinois 62681
April 1st.- Nov 1st: Daily 1-5pm. Genealogical Center & Jail Museum
November 1st - April 1st: Saturday & Sunday
1-5pm Genealogical Center only (weather permitting)
MEMBERSHIP for the Schuyler Jail Museum & Genealogical Society is $15.00 yearly (due in
This membership includes 4 issues of the Schuylerite. The Schuylerites are mailed twice a year -- Spring & Summer together
& Fall & Winter together.
The Schuylerite - quarterly publication, averaging 44 pages per issue. This is all
historical and genealogical information! Back issues contain marriage indexes, probate records, cemetery records, schools and class
attendance, local and social events from early records, obituaries, family histories.....
The Volunteers of the society will provide research for you at $5.00 per hour plus 25 cents a copy for
genealogy data they have at the research center. If you are needing research done please write to the society at the above
There is no charge to use the Genealogy Center for members,
though a donation is requested from non-members.
What's available at the
Museum and Genealogy Center:
- Schuyler County early marriage records from 1825 -
- Births, Deaths, and Obituaries from 1856 -
- Tax, School and Military
- Census Records from
- Cemetery Records
- Histories of Schuyler County and surrounding
- Family Records
- Published Genealogies
- Research & record books from other
- Land abstracts
- Microfilmed copies of local
newspapers - Rushville Times 1858-2007, Astoria Searchlight
1887-1998, Vermont Union 1859-1976, Mt. Sterling Democrat Message 1881-1990, Augusta Eagle 1920-1987, Illinoian Star (Beardstown)
published by the Schuyler County Historical Jail Museum & Genealogical Center (4 pages)
The Old Jail - a short history
Lavina Walton - a special lady!
The Schuyler County Historical Jail Museum and Genealogical Center, in my opinion,
stands above all other small town genealogical facilities I have visited.
When you visit be prepared to be stunned, astounded & wishing time could suddenly stop,
as you browse through historical collections.
The dedicated members of the society & generous contributors, together,
have truly made tremendous achievement.
An absolute "most stop" for genealogist.
The Schuyler County Historical Jail Museum and Genealogical Center will leave you in an inspiring awe.
Click the Hope Chest To Enter their Historical Treasure Trove.
You are our visitor since 17-July-2007.
Please let the society know you visited. Thanks for stopping by!
This webpage is being supplied as a courtesy by Schuyler County
Copyright 2006-2007 Judi Gilker; all rights reserved.
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