Home Port

From the Home Port the Menu listed below takes you to the “ports of call” that can help you in your genealogy research. When you’re finished, you can “roll on back” to this page by clicking on the “Roll on back to Home Port” link or the yellow Packet button.

To learn more about Tri-State Genealogical Society, its officers, its history and much more, click

About Us


To add your surnames to our Surname Page, click

Surname Page

To get the latest on TSGS and genealogy news in and outside the Tri-State, click

News & Events


For guidance on getting started, using charts, learning about resources and research techniques, click

Research Toolbox


Some cemetery research can be found at

Area Cemeteries


Look for death notices, obituaries and funeral cards at

Death Notices & Obits


Directories, yearbooks, programs and name lists may be found at

Directories, etc.


Immigration and Naturalization resources can be found at

Immigration & Naturalization


Find manuscripts and biographical information and resources at

Manuscripts & Bios


Some resources for U.S. wars and military records can be found at

Military & War


Newspaper research may be as close as your fingertips at



Information on people and places in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky can be found at





The special 40th anniversary Packet can be found at

The Tri-State Packet


Members of TSGS can access more records and information at

Members Only


Links are all over this website, but some very important ones can also be found at