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Wayne Co. Heritage

Genealogy research has recently become a national phenomenon. It seems everyone is looking for information on their ancestors and traveling great distances to research their family trees. If your ancestors are from Southeastern Illinois here are several places to begin your research. We strongly recommend you call before visiting these facilities for hours of operation and policies regarding research. Good luck!

Genealogy Resources

Wayne County Courthouse & Clerk

301 E. Main St., Fairfield

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Fairfield Public Library

300 Southeast 2nd, Fairfield

Hours: M-Th 10 am to 7 pm; F-Sat. 10 am to 5 pm


Wayne City Public Library

103 E. Mill, Wayne City

Hours: T 1 pm to 7 pm; W-Th 1pm to 6 pm; F 2 pm to 5 pm; Sat 9am-Noon

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Hanna House Museum

First and Center Streets, Fairfield

Hours: Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM April through October

The Hanna House Museum collection showcases relics from the 1920s to present. Featuring several special exhibits including military items from World War II and the Vietnam War, country schools, the Shelton Gang, the Oil Boom, Medicine, Sports, Fairfield schools, country store and farming items, churches and Mopar racing. In addition the museum features a large collection of Lion's Club memorabilia and a rare collection of early 1900s funeral home equipment. For more info e-mail us at:

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