Bond County, Illinois

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| building address = '''Bond County Courthouse'''<br>200 W. College Avenue<br>Greenville, Illinois 62246<br>(618) 664-3208<br>[http://www.bondcountyil.com/Home.html '''Bond County Website''']
 
| building address = '''Bond County Courthouse'''<br>200 W. College Avenue<br>Greenville, Illinois 62246<br>(618) 664-3208<br>[http://www.bondcountyil.com/Home.html '''Bond County Website''']
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bond County'''  
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<br> ''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bond County'''  
  
== County Organization  ==
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== Bond County Organization  ==
  
 
Bond County is divided into 9 townships: Shoal Creek, LaGrange, Mulberry Grove, Old Ripley, Central, Pleasant Mound, Burgess, Mills, and Tamalco. It's civil records start the following years:  
 
Bond County is divided into 9 townships: Shoal Creek, LaGrange, Mulberry Grove, Old Ripley, Central, Pleasant Mound, Burgess, Mills, and Tamalco. It's civil records start the following years:  
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[[Image:Shadrach Bond.png|thumb|right|175px]]<br>Bond County is named for {{wpd|Shadrach_Bond|Shadrach Bond,}} the first Governor of the State of Illinois.  
 
[[Image:Shadrach Bond.png|thumb|right|175px]]<br>Bond County is named for {{wpd|Shadrach_Bond|Shadrach Bond,}} the first Governor of the State of Illinois.  
  
=== Parent County ===
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=== Boundary Changes ===
  
 
'''4 January 1817:''' -- Bond County was created from [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
 
'''4 January 1817:''' -- Bond County was created from [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison]] County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>  
  
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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Interactive map of Bond County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
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See an interactive map of Bond County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
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=== Record Loss ===
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=== Record Loss ===
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
  
=== Bibles ===
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=== Bible Records ===
  
 
Family Bibles of the Herndon and Howell families of Bond County are included in an [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] database ($). The database also includes Howell tombstone inscriptions and a will.<ref>''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($).</ref>  
 
Family Bibles of the Herndon and Howell families of Bond County are included in an [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] database ($). The database also includes Howell tombstone inscriptions and a will.<ref>''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($).</ref>  
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=692 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Bond County] and links to the information&nbsp;for the individuals buried there.
 
*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=692 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Bond County] and links to the information&nbsp;for the individuals buried there.
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*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.  
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.  
*The [https://familysearch.org/ Family History Library Catalog] at familysearch.org contails several records for cemeteries in Bond County. Some are transcriptions for individual cemeteries, others contain multiple cemeteries.
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*The [https://familysearch.org/ Family History Library Catalog] at familysearch.org contails several records for cemeteries in Bond County. Some are transcriptions for individual cemeteries, others contain multiple cemeteries.  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat] lists a good number of cemetery sources for Bond County cemeteries. Check this source to see if a library near you has a helpful cemetery records.
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/ WorldCat] lists a good number of cemetery sources for Bond County cemeteries. Check this source to see if a library near you has a helpful cemetery records.
  
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
IRAD Holdings  
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IRAD Holdings ([[IRAD_-_University_of_Illinois_at_Springfield|UIS]])
  
 
*Justice of the Peace Dockets 1858 to 1961
 
*Justice of the Peace Dockets 1858 to 1961
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
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:- [[35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company H.
 
:- [[35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company H.
  
=== Military History and Records ===
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=== Military  ===
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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=== Obituaries  ===
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bond/willabstracts.html Online abstracts] from of Record Books A to 1, 1821 to 1838.&nbsp; Includes appraisals, administrations, wills, guardianships, land sales, and other records associated with probate matters. Transcribed by Donna Walton in 2007.  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bond/willabstracts.html Online abstracts] from of Record Books A to 1, 1821 to 1838. Includes appraisals, administrations, wills, guardianships, land sales, and other records associated with probate matters. Transcribed by Donna Walton in 2007.
  
IRAD Holdings
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*The following records may be accessed through: [[IRAD_-_University_of_Illinois_at_Springfield|IRAD-University of Illinois University at Springfield (UIS)]] and search for Bond County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page]]
  
*Probate Minutes 1877 to 1855
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:'''1837-1855''' Probate Minutes  
*Probate Records 1837 to 1849
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:'''1837-1849''' Probate Records
  
Family History Library holdings
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*Family History Library
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*Bond County (Illinois) County Court. Probate records 1817 to 1940 {{FHL|297209|item|disp=FHL 22 films}}<br>
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Circuit and County Court records are mixed in.
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:Will index 1854-1922
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:Will Books 1854-1912
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:Probate Record Books
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:Inventories and Final Accounts
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:Bonds and Letters (Executors, guardianship, administrators)
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:Appraisements
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:Miscellaneous
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:Reports (Administrators, Guardians)
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:Widow's relinquishments
  
*Bond County (Illinois) County Court. Probate records 1817 to 1940&nbsp; {{FHL|297209|item|disp=FHL film 1316516 (first of 22)}} This record includes court records, guardianships, administrators' bonds,&nbsp;loose papers, and various probate-related records. Many records in these series were&nbsp;either missing or not filmed. Not all types of records cover all years. Many volumes include an index.
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*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/il/ilalexander01.htm SAMPUBCO] - Index of testators of wills.
  
 
==== Guardianships  ====
 
==== Guardianships  ====
  
The Family History Library has films of some guardianshipp records among the the probate records listed above with the probate records.  
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The Family History Library has films of some guardianshipp records among the the probate records listed above within the probate records.  
  
Some guardianships are listed in the [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bond/willabstracts.html Online Abstracts] described under probate records.
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Some guardianships are listed in the [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bond/willabstracts.html Online Abstracts] described under probate records.  
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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*County Courthouse
  
[http://bondcountyil.com/Home.html Bond County Courthouse]<br>200 W. College Avenue<br>Greenville, Illinois 62246<br>
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[http://bondcountyil.com/Home.html Bond County Courthouse]<br>200 W. College Avenue<br>Greenville, Illinois 62246<br>  
  
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Adams County are kept, see the [[Bond County, Illinois Courthouse|Bond County Courthouse]] page.
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Adams County are kept, see the [[Bond County, Illinois Courthouse|Bond County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Library ====
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*Family History Library
  
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
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*Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
  
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/uis.html IRAD Depository]<br>LIB 144<br>University of Illinois at Springfield<br>One University Plaza, MS BRK 140<br>Springfield IL 62703-5407 <br>Telephone: (217) 206-6520  
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[[IRAD_-_University_of_Illinois_at_Springfield|IRAD Depository]] (UIS)<br>LIB 144<br>University of Illinois at Springfield<br>One University Plaza, MS BRK 140<br>Springfield IL 62703-5407 <br>Telephone: (217) 206-6520  
  
==== Public Libraries ====
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*Public Libraries
  
[http://greenvillepubliclibrary.org/ Greenville Public Library]<br>414 W. Main Ave. <br>Greenville, IL 62246<br>Phone 618-664-3115 <br>Fax 618-664-9442<br>
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[http://greenvillepubliclibrary.org/ Greenville Public Library]<br>414 W. Main Ave. <br>Greenville, IL 62246<br>Phone 618-664-3115 <br>Fax 618-664-9442  
  
Hours<br>
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Hours  
  
Monday - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Wednesday - Thursday 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. <br>Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. <br>Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. <br>Sunday CLOSED<br>
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Monday - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Wednesday - Thursday 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. <br>Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. <br>Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. <br>Sunday CLOSED  
  
The Greenville Public Library is a member of the Lewis &amp; Clark Library system comprised of 150 members including public libraries, schools and colleges covering 8 counties. The LCLS provides technical support and inter-library loan services. <br>
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The Greenville Public Library is a member of the Lewis &amp; Clark Library system comprised of 150 members including public libraries, schools and colleges covering 8 counties. The LCLS provides technical support and inter-library loan services.  
  
The Greenville Public Library has a Genealogy Room run by the Bond County Genealogy Society. The room contains information from Bond and surrounding counties, which includes histories, censuses, old newspapers, genealogies, vital records and more. In the room is equipment for viewing and copying the records that are on microfilm and microfiche. The holdings of the genealogy room are not contained in the library's catalog.
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The Greenville Public Library has a Genealogy Room run by the Bond County Genealogy Society. The room contains information from Bond and surrounding counties, which includes histories, censuses, old newspapers, genealogies, vital records and more. In the room is equipment for viewing and copying the records that are on microfilm and microfiche. The holdings of the genealogy room are not contained in the library's catalog.  
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
*[http://bondcountyhistorical.org/Society Bond County Historical Society] The society supports the Hoiles-Davis Museum located at 318 W. Winter St. in Greenville, Illinois. It was organized in 1955 and specializes in questions about the history of the county and its communities but not on genealogy matters. <br>Museum Hours: Mid April to the end of October Saturdays: 1pm to 3pm / Sundays: 2pm to 4pm or on special occasions. <br>
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*[http://bondcountyhistorical.org/Society Bond County Historical Society] The society supports the Hoiles-Davis Museum located at 318 W. Winter St. in Greenville, Illinois. It was organized in 1955 and specializes in questions about the history of the county and its communities but not on genealogy matters. <br>Museum Hours: Mid April to the end of October Saturdays: 1pm to 3pm / Sundays: 2pm to 4pm or on special occasions.  
*[http://www.greenvilleusa.org/bcgs/BCGS_resources.htm Bond County Genealogical Society] has a room on the lower level of the [http://greenvillepubliclibrary.org/ Greenville Public Library] that houses its holdings. Their collection has over 400 print volumes; microfilms of censuses, county newpapers 1858 to 1997 , and military records; and genealogical quarterlies from the region and state societies. <br>
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*[http://www.greenvilleusa.org/bcgs/BCGS_resources.htm Bond County Genealogical Society] has a room on the lower level of the [http://greenvillepubliclibrary.org/ Greenville Public Library] that houses its holdings. Their collection has over 400 print volumes; microfilms of censuses, county newpapers 1858 to 1997 , and military records; and genealogical quarterlies from the region and state societies.
  
 
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=== Taxation  ===
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==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
  
IRAD Holdings  
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IRAD Holdings ([[IRAD_-_University_of_Illinois_at_Springfield|UIS]])
  
 
*Birth Records 1877 to 1915  
 
*Birth Records 1877 to 1915  
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==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index], 1763–1900 - An online searchable index, is an ongoing project of the Illinois State Archives&nbsp;and&nbsp;the Illinois State Genealogical Society The Bond County index includes 1817-1915.  
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index], 1763–1900 - An online searchable index, is an ongoing project of the Illinois State Archives&nbsp;and&nbsp;the Illinois State Genealogical Society The Bond County index includes 1817-1915.
  
IRAD Holdings  
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IRAD Holdings ([[IRAD_-_University_of_Illinois_at_Springfield|UIS]])
  
*Marriage License Application 1891 to1916  
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:Marriage License Application 1891 to1916  
*Marriage Licenses&nbsp;1817 to 1915  
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:Marriage Licenses 1817 to 1915  
*Mariage Records&nbsp;1817 to&nbsp;1915&nbsp;
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:Mariage Records 1817 to 1915  
*Marriage Record Index&nbsp;1817-1915
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:Marriage Record Index 1817-1915
  
Available through Ancestry.com:  
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*Ancestry.com: ([[Access_Codes|$]])
  
*Bond county marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1790 to 1860"  
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:Bond county marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1790 to 1860"  
*Bond County marriages in "Illinois Marriages to 1850"  
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:Bond County marriages in "Illinois Marriages to 1850"  
*Bond County marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1851 to 1900"
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:Bond County marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1851 to 1900"
  
[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]. Extracts of Bond County marriages without images are available on [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records FamilySearch]&nbsp;among the "Illinois County Marriages, 1810 to1934"  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch]. Extracts of Bond County marriages without images are available on [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=historical_records FamilySearch] among the "Illinois County Marriages, 1810 to 1934"
  
FHL records
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*Family History Library
  
*Bond County (Illinois) County Clerk. Marriage licenses 1817-1872 {{FHL|534808|item|disp=FHL film 688499 (first of 5)}}  
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:Bond County (Illinois) County Clerk. Marriage licenses 1817-1872 {{FHL|534808|item|disp=FHL film 688499 (first of 5)}}  
*Bond County (Illinois) County lCerk. Bond County marriage licenses (adult and minor) &amp; related material, 1873-1875, 1877-1886, 1890-1915. {{FHL|502262|item|disp=FHL film 1688489 (first of 9)}}  
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:Bond County (Illinois) County lCerk. Bond County marriage licenses (adult and minor) &amp; related material, 1873-1875, 1877-1886, 1890-1915. {{FHL|502262|item|disp=FHL film 1688489 (first of 9)}}  
*''Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1817-1850'', compiled by Robert E. and Phyllis J. Shelby. Kokamo, (Indiana: Shelby Pub., 1982). {{FHL|474472|item|disp=FHL book 977.3873 V2s}}  
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:''Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1817-1850'', compiled by Robert E. and Phyllis J. Shelby. Kokamo, (Indiana: Shelby Pub., 1982). {{FHL|474472|item|disp=FHL book 977.3873 V2s}}  
*''Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1851-1877'', compiled by Evelyne McCracken. (Greenville, Illinois&nbsp;: Bond County Genealogical Society, c1984 ). {{FHL|123448|item|disp=FHL book 977.3873 V2m}}  
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:''Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1851-1877'', compiled by Evelyne McCracken. (Greenville, Illinois&nbsp;: Bond County Genealogical Society, c1984 ). {{FHL|123448|item|disp=FHL book 977.3873 V2m}}  
*''Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1878-1899'', compiled by Evelyne McCracken. (Greenville, Illinois&nbsp;: Bond County Genealogical Society, c1985 ). {{FHL|297348|item|disp=FHL book 977.3873 V2mb with supp.}}  
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:''Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1878-1899'', compiled by Evelyne McCracken. (Greenville, Illinois&nbsp;: Bond County Genealogical Society, c1985 ). {{FHL|297348|item|disp=FHL book 977.3873 V2mb with supp.}}  
*Bo''nd County, Illinois marriage records, 1894-1915'', compiled by Evelyne McCracken. (Greenville, Illinois&nbsp;: Bond County Genealogical Society, c1985 ).{{FHL|461758|item|disp=FHL book 977.3873 V2mba}}
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:''Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1894-1915'', compiled by Evelyne McCracken. (Greenville, Illinois&nbsp;: Bond County Genealogical Society, c1985 ).{{FHL|461758|item|disp=FHL book 977.3873 V2mba}}
  
 
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==== Deaths  ====
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[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Index&nbsp;of Illinois Death Certificates], 1916–1950 listings the death certificates filed with the Illinois Department of Public Health  
 
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Index&nbsp;of Illinois Death Certificates], 1916–1950 listings the death certificates filed with the Illinois Department of Public Health  
  
IRAD Holdings  
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IRAD Holdings ([[IRAD_-_University_of_Illinois_at_Springfield|UIS]])
  
*Death Records 1878 to 1915  
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:Death Records 1878 to 1915  
*Death Records Index 1878 to 1915
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:Death Records Index 1878 to 1915
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

Revision as of 21:53, 10 August 2011

Coordinates: 38.88°0′N 89.44°0′W / 38.88°N 89.44°W / 38.88; -89.44

Bond County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Bond County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 4, 1817
County Seat Greenville
Courthouse
Bond county courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Bond County Courthouse
200 W. College Avenue
Greenville, Illinois 62246
(618) 664-3208
Bond County Website


United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Bond County

Contents

Bond County Organization

Bond County is divided into 9 townships: Shoal Creek, LaGrange, Mulberry Grove, Old Ripley, Central, Pleasant Mound, Burgess, Mills, and Tamalco. It's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1817 1877 1820 1817 1821

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Bond County are kept, see the Bond County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Shadrach Bond.png

Bond County is named for Shadrach Bond, the first Governor of the State of Illinois.

Boundary Changes

4 January 1817: -- Bond County was created from Madison County. [1]

Interactive map of Bond County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Bible Records

Family Bibles of the Herndon and Howell families of Bond County are included in an Ancestry database ($). The database also includes Howell tombstone inscriptions and a will.[2]

Biography

Cemeteries

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried. Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone. May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • Illinois Cemeteries by county.
  • The Family History Library Catalog at familysearch.org contails several records for cemeteries in Bond County. Some are transcriptions for individual cemeteries, others contain multiple cemeteries.
  • WorldCat lists a good number of cemetery sources for Bond County cemeteries. Check this source to see if a library near you has a helpful cemetery records.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190016,078
191017,0756.2%
192016,045−6.0%
193014,406−10.2%
194014,5400.9%
195014,157−2.6%
196014,060−0.7%
197014,012−0.3%
198016,22415.8%
199014,991−7.6%
200017,63317.6%
Est. 200618,0552.4%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.
1840 Pensioners
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Bond County on page 186.]

Church History and Records

Court Records

IRAD Holdings (UIS)

  • Justice of the Peace Dockets 1858 to 1961

Family History Library holdings

  • FHL film 1316516 (first of 22) This record includes court records, guardianships, loose papers, and various probate related records. Many records in in these series were eith missing or not filmed.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.


Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History

Land and Property

BLM GLO Records. Search original land patents for Bond County from the Govenment Land Office (GLO) or Eastern States Office. Some searches include images of the original warrants. All search results include the patant details needed for requesting copies of the land entry files at the National Archives.  The GLO is the custodian of millions of land title documents. The General Land Office Automated Records Project is responsible for making these important documents available to the public.

Land records that include Bond County at Ancestry.com $:

  • "Illinois Public Land Purchase Records" This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence.
  • "U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796 to 1907:"  Records of Illinois are among the 13 states included in this set. It includes images of the land patents which contain the information necessary for ordering the complete case files from the National Archives. This appears to be the same information that is online at the Federal Land Office site http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.
  • Sheldon, Theodore. Land registration in Illinois. Chicago: Callaghan & Co., 1901. Digital book. Expains the laws regarding land and the land systems used in Illinois. Includes court cases involving land issues. In addition to being on Ancestry, this book is available online at no cost at Internet Archives and Google Books.

FHL land records

  • Bond County (Illinois). Recorder. Deed records, 1817-1921.  FHL film 1315963 (first of 28)
  • Family maps of Bond County, Illinois : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads, and more, by Gregory A. Boyd. (Norman, Oklahoma : Arphax Pub. Co., c2007)FHL book 977.3873 E7bg This book identifies the early land owners of Bond County, placing them on township maps with other geographic and manmade landmarks.

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Bond County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Bond County.
- 35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.

Military

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

  • Online abstracts from of Record Books A to 1, 1821 to 1838. Includes appraisals, administrations, wills, guardianships, land sales, and other records associated with probate matters. Transcribed by Donna Walton in 2007.
1837-1855 Probate Minutes
1837-1849 Probate Records
  • Family History Library
  • Bond County (Illinois) County Court. Probate records 1817 to 1940 FHL 22 films

Circuit and County Court records are mixed in.

Will index 1854-1922
Will Books 1854-1912
Probate Record Books
Inventories and Final Accounts
Bonds and Letters (Executors, guardianship, administrators)
Appraisements
Miscellaneous
Reports (Administrators, Guardians)
Widow's relinquishments
  • SAMPUBCO - Index of testators of wills.

Guardianships

The Family History Library has films of some guardianshipp records among the the probate records listed above within the probate records.

Some guardianships are listed in the Online Abstracts described under probate records.

Repositories

  • County Courthouse

Bond County Courthouse
200 W. College Avenue
Greenville, Illinois 62246

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Adams County are kept, see the Bond County Courthouse page.

  • Family History Library
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

IRAD Depository (UIS)
LIB 144
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield IL 62703-5407
Telephone: (217) 206-6520

  • Public Libraries

Greenville Public Library
414 W. Main Ave.
Greenville, IL 62246
Phone 618-664-3115
Fax 618-664-9442

Hours

Monday - Tuesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m Wednesday - Thursday 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday CLOSED

The Greenville Public Library is a member of the Lewis & Clark Library system comprised of 150 members including public libraries, schools and colleges covering 8 counties. The LCLS provides technical support and inter-library loan services.

The Greenville Public Library has a Genealogy Room run by the Bond County Genealogy Society. The room contains information from Bond and surrounding counties, which includes histories, censuses, old newspapers, genealogies, vital records and more. In the room is equipment for viewing and copying the records that are on microfilm and microfiche. The holdings of the genealogy room are not contained in the library's catalog.

Social Groups Online

Societies

  • Bond County Historical Society The society supports the Hoiles-Davis Museum located at 318 W. Winter St. in Greenville, Illinois. It was organized in 1955 and specializes in questions about the history of the county and its communities but not on genealogy matters.
    Museum Hours: Mid April to the end of October Saturdays: 1pm to 3pm / Sundays: 2pm to 4pm or on special occasions.
  • Bond County Genealogical Society has a room on the lower level of the Greenville Public Library that houses its holdings. Their collection has over 400 print volumes; microfilms of censuses, county newpapers 1858 to 1997 , and military records; and genealogical quarterlies from the region and state societies.

Taxation

Vital Records

Bond County (Illinois) County Court. Births, marriages, and deaths 1817-1927. FHL film 1317522 (first of 8)

Newspapers

Births

IRAD Holdings (UIS)

  • Birth Records 1877 to 1915
  • Birth Records Index 1863 to 1915
  • Delayed Birth Records Index 1863 to 1915

Marriages

  • Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900 - An online searchable index, is an ongoing project of the Illinois State Archives and the Illinois State Genealogical Society The Bond County index includes 1817-1915.

IRAD Holdings (UIS)

Marriage License Application 1891 to1916
Marriage Licenses 1817 to 1915
Mariage Records 1817 to 1915
Marriage Record Index 1817-1915
  • Ancestry.com: ($)
Bond county marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1790 to 1860"
Bond County marriages in "Illinois Marriages to 1850"
Bond County marriages in "Illinois Marriages 1851 to 1900"
  • FamilySearch. Extracts of Bond County marriages without images are available on FamilySearch among the "Illinois County Marriages, 1810 to 1934"
  • Family History Library
Bond County (Illinois) County Clerk. Marriage licenses 1817-1872 FHL film 688499 (first of 5)
Bond County (Illinois) County lCerk. Bond County marriage licenses (adult and minor) & related material, 1873-1875, 1877-1886, 1890-1915. FHL film 1688489 (first of 9)
Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1817-1850, compiled by Robert E. and Phyllis J. Shelby. Kokamo, (Indiana: Shelby Pub., 1982). FHL book 977.3873 V2s
Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1851-1877, compiled by Evelyne McCracken. (Greenville, Illinois : Bond County Genealogical Society, c1984 ). FHL book 977.3873 V2m
Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1878-1899, compiled by Evelyne McCracken. (Greenville, Illinois : Bond County Genealogical Society, c1985 ). FHL book 977.3873 V2mb with supp.
Bond County, Illinois marriage records, 1894-1915, compiled by Evelyne McCracken. (Greenville, Illinois : Bond County Genealogical Society, c1985 ).FHL book 977.3873 V2mba

Deaths

Index of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950 listings the death certificates filed with the Illinois Department of Public Health

IRAD Holdings (UIS)

Death Records 1878 to 1915
Death Records Index 1878 to 1915

Websites

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  2. Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).