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A new book, Logan Connections: Genealogy, History, and DNA, has been published. It contains genealogical and historical information about the Logan family and allied families of Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Marion, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington, and Williamson counties, Illinois.

The book highlights four extended Logan families linked by DNA: William Logan of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and his four sons, William, Joesph, John, and Thomas, the four Logan brothers at the Battle of Kings Mountain in the Revolutionary War; Drury Logan and Sarah Moore; William Logan and Joanna Cason; and Reuben Logan and Elizabeth Ingle.

The book is not-for-profit. It contains two volumes, over 2,500 pages, and more than 500 family profiles. Among the southern Illinois surnames referenced in the book are: Adams, Allen, Bass, Bauersachs, Beggs, Benedict, Benson, Bigham, Bolain, Brown, Buhrman, Carrick, Caton, Chorpenning, Chrifield, Coates, Cockrill, Coulter, Dixon, Duncan, Elliott, Feik, Ferrill, Frosco, Gass, Giacomo, Gibson, Given, Gordon, Gregory, Guthrie, Guy, Haggard, Harland, Harris, Heape, Hinton, Henderson, Hester, Jones, Kerr, Law, Luebben, Maxwell, McClurken, McElhenney, McKenzie, McNulty, McQuaid, Lehrkorn, Norment, Overton, Porter, Preston, Purcell, Pyatt, Ragland, Reidelberger, Rendelberger, Rendleman, Rice, Rigdon, Schaeffer, Schmulbach, Setzkorn, Shook, Smith, Steele, Stern, Stewart, Swinney, Swofford, Taff, Tanner, Taylor, Thackston or Thaxton, Thompson, Todd, Turnage, Vick, Williamson, Wilson, Worthen, and more.

For more information or to purchase a book, visit or contact Mike Jones,, 608-577-6441. Limited quantities are available.