Research Databases

We are in the process of getting our databases back online. If there is a live link below, the information is available. For those that are not linked, our databases are available on the Internet Archive website (archive.org).

You can type “Wayback Machine” in Google and the website will pop up.  Enter “elginroots.com” into the box at the top and hit “enter”.  You’ll then see a sort of time line across the screen and some monthly calendars underneath. Click on a year (I use 2016) and some days on the calendars will be highlighted.  Put the cursor on one of the highlighted dates which opens up a box.  Move the cursor to the time that shows inside the box, click on it and our website will magically appear as it did on that date in history. Hopefully this will help with your research until we can get the information transferred to our new website.

Death Records

Channing Street Cemetery

Funeral Home Records

  • Minna Bohn Obituaries
  • Reber Mortuary
  • Servicemen Buried in Elgin
  • Warner Monuments

Other Records