The Bishop Hill Heritage Association has a large archive containing genealogy information about the Bishop Hill Colonists (1846-1861).  If you have an ancestor who was a Colonist and would like to learn more about them, please open and fill out the Genealogy Request Form located at the end of this post.  Then email your request form using the email address given on the form.  Or you can also mail it to P.O. Box 92, Bishop Hill, IL  61419.  We will be happy to assist you with your family history research.

BHHA Genealogy Request Form

2 Responses to “Contact the BHHA to find out more about a Bishop Hill Colony ancestor.”

  1. James Krohe Jr.

    I am completing a history of mid-Illinois for the University of Chicago Press, to be titled, Middle of Everywhere: A History of Mid-Illinois.

    The story of Bishop Hill will figure in that work. I would very much like to be able to share with my readers images of the colony.

    I am particularly interested in these images:
    * Period photo of Big Brick.
    *Period photo of the colony church.
    *Any of these works by Olof Krans: “Corn planting;” “Planting & Sowing;” or “Harvesting.”

    My publisher needs images scanned at at least 300 dpi and saved in the TIFF format.

    Can you tell me if the BHHA offers such services, and if so at what cost?

    You should know that the U of Chicago Press is a non-profit organization.

    Thank you.