Welcome to the "Southern Illinois Connection", web page of Richard and Jeanne McKenzie.

Our site now contains our direct ancestral lines: McKenzie, Smith, Elkins, Stewart, Kann, Poos, Snow and Margrave.  Soon we hope to add information on other family lines in our ancestry.  Our plan has been to begin with our grandparents, working both forward and backward.  Family members who are still living do not have vital information included unless they have given us permission to list it.

Some of our information comes from published sources, which we have cited in the text. Other information comes, of course, from census records, family records, letters, vital records, and other generous genealogists.  Many thanks to all those who have shared information with us.

Our plan is to update the site frequently as new information is discovered. We hope to add more photos of people and places.  Come back and visit again soon.

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