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MUZZY Children's Language courses: Give the advantage of learning another language early in life: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Portuguese and English. It's easy and fun.

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America's Genealogy Bank: Research your ancestors in over 300 years of historical newspapers, books, pamphlets and government reports. Search over 1,000 newspapers; the American State Papers; US Congressional Serial Set and more. Find obituaries, birth & marriage notices; pension records etc.

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Register-News archives
: (2007-present) includes full-text articles on local news, obituaries, issues, events, people and much more.

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Genealogy Reference email For questions regarding our genealogy collection and policy/fees for copies. Please indicate genealogy request in subject line.


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Legal Self-Help Center: Jefferson County,

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides legal information (not legal advice) to help the residents of Jefferson County.

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101 S. 7th St.
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-242-6322
    Fax: 618-242-0810

Mon-Thurs 9 am-8 pm
Fri 9 am-5 pm
Sat 10 am-4 pm 
Sun 1-5pm

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