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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Bureau County
 
| county = Bureau County
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| seat wl = Princeton
 
| seat wl = Princeton
 
| building image = Bureau County Courthouse.gif
 
| building image = Bureau County Courthouse.gif
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
 
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
 
| building address = '''County Courthouse'''<br>700 S. Main Street<br>Princeton, Illinois 61356<br>(815) 875-2014<br>[http://www.bureaucountyclerk.com '''Bureau County Website''']
 
| building address = '''County Courthouse'''<br>700 S. Main Street<br>Princeton, Illinois 61356<br>(815) 875-2014<br>[http://www.bureaucountyclerk.com '''Bureau County Website''']
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bureau County'''  
 
''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Bureau County'''  
  
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Bureau County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Bureau County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Bureau County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1837
 
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=== County Courthouse  ===
 
  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Bureau County are kept, see the [[Bureau County, Illinois Courthouse|Bureau County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Bureau County are kept, see the [[Bureau County, Illinois Courthouse|Bureau County Courthouse]] page.  
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Bureau County is named for Pierre Bureau (Belleau or de Beuro) who established a trading post on the Illinois River.  
 
Bureau County is named for Pierre Bureau (Belleau or de Beuro) who established a trading post on the Illinois River.  
  
=== Parent County ===
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=== Boundary Changes ===
  
*'''28 February 1837:''' -- Bureau County was created from [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam ]]County. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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'''Prior to County Formation'''  
  
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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*'''1801-1812''' - Bureau part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]]
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*'''1812-1821''' - Bureau part of [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison County]]
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*'''1821-1823''' - Bureau part of [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike County]]
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*'''1823-1825''' - Bureau part of [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton County]]
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*'''1825-1837''' - Bureau part of [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]]
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*'''1827-1831''' - Some of Bureau part of [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|JoDaviess County]]
  
=== Record Loss  ===
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'''County Formation and After'''
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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*'''1837''' - Bureau County created from [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]]
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*'''1839''' - Bureau gained from Putnam and unorganized area
  
{{Bureau County, Illinois}}<br>'''To see a list of places in Bureau County, click on [Show], above.''' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.  
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For more information see ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ipub15.pdf Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties]'' or [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/bureau.html Bureau County Fact Sheet] (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see [http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present], [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Illinois/viewer.htm Illinois Historical Counties], or [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html Illinois County Maps and Atlases].  
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
=== African American  ===
 
 
The following have information concerning African American research.
 
 
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
 
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
  
 
=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=695 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)  
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*[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=695 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)
  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/bureau.htm Bureau Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/bureau.htm Bureau Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
  
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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*Jennings, Harry and George Lindenmeyer. ''St. Valentine's Cemetery, Bureau County, Illinois.'' Ottawa, Illinois: LaSalle County Genealogy Guild, 1998. ({{WorldCat|51518557}}; {{FHL|837162|item|disp=FHL book 977.3372 V3L}})
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Bureau County on page 186.]
 
*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Bureau County on page 186.]
  
=== Church History and Records  ===
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=== Church Records  ===
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
*'''1872-1952''' Court Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Illinois_Archives_and_Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29 IRAD].)
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Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information about using court records.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed&nbsp;through the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at Northern Illinois University - search for Bureau County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|NIU IRAD Wiki Page]]
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:*'''1870-1915''' Circuit Court Record, Criminal [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1872-1950''' Court Records [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
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:*'''1894-1915''' County Court Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1904-1952''' County Court Record, Criminal [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1930-1956''' County Court Information Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
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:*'''1938-1946''' County Court Miscellaneous Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
  
 
=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
  
=== Genealogy ===
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=== Ethnic Research ===
  
==== Mailing Lists ====
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==== African American ====
  
==== Message Boards ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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=== Genealogy ===
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
*'''1800s-Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.  
  
*'''1800s-Present''' - ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales]'' from [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives] also provides an index to federal land sales.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University- search for Bureau County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|NIU Wiki page]].  
  
*'''1816-1900''' Deed Index [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Illinois_Archives_and_Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29 IRAD].)
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'''Online Resources'''
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*'''1800s-Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.
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*'''1800s-Present''' - ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales]'' from [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives] also provides an index to federal land sales.
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*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/bureau_map.html Bureau County Federal Township Plats]
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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*'''1816-1900''' Deed Index [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
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*'''1856-1878''' Swamp Land Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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*'''1923-1935''' Chattel Mortgage Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
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*'''1931-1956''' Chattel Mortgage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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*'''1949-1959''' Chattel Mortgage Entry Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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'''Abstracts'''
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*'''1984''' Rockford Map Publishers ''Land Atlas and Plat Book, Bureau County, Illinois, 1984'' (Rockford, Illinois:Rockford Map Publishers, c1984) {{WorldCat|11866317|disp=Other Libraries}}; {{FHL|560436|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3372 E7b}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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*''[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois (1804-1891)]''
 
*''[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois (1804-1891)]''
  
=== Military  ===
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=== Military Records ===
  
==== Civil War  ====
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==== ''Civil War'' ====
  
 
Civil War service men from Bureau 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 Bureau County.  
 
Civil War service men from Bureau 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 Bureau County.  
  
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:- [[9th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|9th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company K.
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:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies H and I.
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:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)|12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Companies H and I.
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:- [[15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company L.
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:- [[27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I
 
:- [[33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
 
:- [[52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
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:- [[66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.  
 
:- [[66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.  
 
:- [[88th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|88th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.  
 
:- [[88th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|88th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.  
:- [[93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, C, E, H, I and K.
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:- [[93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, C, E, H, I and K.  
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:- [[139th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|139th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Companies A, G, and H.
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:- [[146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1864-65)|146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies F and H.
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:- [[148th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|148th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, E, and K.
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:- [[151st Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|151st Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)]], Companies F, G and H.
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:- [[153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)]], Company E.<br>
  
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
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=== Naturalization  ===
  
*'''1837-1923''' Naturalization Papers [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Illinois_Archives_and_Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29 IRAD].)
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*'''1837-1923''' Naturalization Papers [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
  
=== Newspapers ===
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=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
 
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=== Obituaries  ===
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A good collection of obituaries and death notices can be found at [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bureau/Genealogy/death/index.html Genealogy Trails].  
 
A good collection of obituaries and death notices can be found at [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bureau/Genealogy/death/index.html Genealogy Trails].  
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=== Periodicals  ===
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
*'''1837-1900, 1906-1955''' Probate Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Illinois_Archives_and_Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29 IRAD].)
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*'''1837-1900, 1906-1955''' Probate Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
 
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=== Public Records  ===
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=== Repositories  ===
 
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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 Bureau County are kept, see the [[Bureau County, Illinois Courthouse|Bureau County Courthouse]] page  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Bureau County are kept, see the [[Bureau County, Illinois Courthouse|Bureau County Courthouse]] page  
  
==== Family History Library ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) ====
  
==== Public Libraries ====
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The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories ([[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.
  
=== Social Groups Online===
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The [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/niumap.html Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU)] holds the records for Bureau County. [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Learn more]] about finding and using their records.
  
===Societies===
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:'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository'''<br>c/o Regional History Center<br>Founders Memorial Library, Room 400<br>Northern Illinois University<br>DeKalb, IL 60115<br>Telephone: (815) 753-1807
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==== Public Libraries  ====
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Societies ===
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=== Taxation  ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.
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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Bureau County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Bureau County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bureau/Genealogy/#Obit Birth Notices and Birth Records] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogytrails.com]
  
 
==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
*'''1837-1854''' ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]'' at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
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*'''1856–1895''' Cass, Mrs. Allan W. ''Marriages of North Prairie area, beginning with the first recorded minister, 1856-1895'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. {{FHL|30885|item|disp=FHL film 982434 Item 20}}
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*'''1837-1854''' ''[http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]'' at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bureau/Genealogy Wedding Announcement and Marriage Records] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogytrails.com]
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/il/bureau/webbbs_config.pl Bureau County, Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Princeton, Hall, Spring Valley, Selby, Arispie, Sheffield, Walnut, Wyanet, Ladd and surrounding area.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/il/bureau/webbbs_config.pl Bureau County, Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Princeton, Hall, Spring Valley, Selby, Arispie, Sheffield, Walnut, Wyanet, Ladd and surrounding area.
  
==== Newspapers ====
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bureau/Genealogy/#Obit Obituaries and Death Notices] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogytrails.com]
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==== Additional Resources  ====
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Additional resources for Bureau County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|492176|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|797641|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - Newspaper indexes}}, and the {{FHL|550165|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
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=== Voter Registration  ===
  
 
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Revision as of 19:33, 16 November 2012

Coordinates: 41.41°0′N 89.53°0′W / 41.41°N 89.53°W / 41.41; -89.53

Bureau County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Bureau County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 28, 1837
County Seat Princeton
Courthouse
Bureau County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address County Courthouse
700 S. Main Street
Princeton, Illinois 61356
(815) 875-2014
Bureau County Website

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Bureau County

Contents

County Organization

Bureau County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Bureau County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1837 1878 1840 1817 1837

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

Historical Facts

Bureau County is named for Pierre Bureau (Belleau or de Beuro) who established a trading post on the Illinois River.

Boundary Changes

Prior to County Formation

County Formation and After

  • 1837 - Bureau County created from Putnam County
  • 1839 - Bureau gained from Putnam and unorganized area

For more information see Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties or Bureau County Fact Sheet (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present, Illinois Historical Counties, or Illinois County Maps and Atlases.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

  • Jennings, Harry and George Lindenmeyer. St. Valentine's Cemetery, Bureau County, Illinois. Ottawa, Illinois: LaSalle County Genealogy Guild, 1998. (WorldCat 51518557; FHL book 977.3372 V3L)

Census

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190041,112
191043,9757.0%
192042,648−3.0%
193038,845−8.9%
194037,600−3.2%
195037,7110.3%
196037,594−0.3%
197038,5412.5%
198039,1141.5%
199035,688−8.8%
200035,503−0.5%
201034,978−1.5%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

State

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, Bureau County on page 186.]

Church Records

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at Northern Illinois University - search for Bureau County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU IRAD Wiki Page

  • 1870-1915 Circuit Court Record, Criminal IRAD-NIU
  • 1872-1950 Court Records IRAD-NIU
  • 1894-1915 County Court Dockets IRAD-NIU
  • 1904-1952 County Court Record, Criminal IRAD-NIU
  • 1930-1956 County Court Information Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1938-1946 County Court Miscellaneous Record IRAD-NIU

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

  • The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1896. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Harrington, George B. Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1906. Digital version at Ancestry ($); Another Ancestry ($) version; Internet Archive.

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University- search for Bureau County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU Wiki page.

Online Resources

Copies of Original Records

  • 1816-1900 Deed Index IRAD-NIU; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1856-1878 Swamp Land Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1923-1935 Chattel Mortgage Index IRAD-NIU
  • 1931-1956 Chattel Mortgage Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1949-1959 Chattel Mortgage Entry Books IRAD-NIU

Abstracts

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Bureau 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 Bureau County.

- 9th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company K.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies H and I.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861), Companies H and I.
- 15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company L.
- 27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I
- 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, F, H and K.
- 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates’ Sharpshooters), Company B.
- 66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 88th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, C, E, H, I and K.
- 139th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies A, G, and H.
- 146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies F and H.
- 148th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, E, and K.
- 151st Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Companies F, G and H.
- 153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Company E.

Naturalization

  • 1837-1923 Naturalization Papers IRAD-NIU; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Newspapers and Obituaries

A good collection of obituaries and death notices can be found at Genealogy Trails.

Periodicals

Probate Records

  • 1837-1900, 1906-1955 Probate Records IRAD-NIU; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Repositories

County Courthouse

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

Family History Centers

Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for Bureau County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Bureau County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Bureau County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Marriages

  • 1856–1895 Cass, Mrs. Allan W. Marriages of North Prairie area, beginning with the first recorded minister, 1856-1895 Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. FHL film 982434 Item 20

Deaths

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Bureau County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records, the Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - Newspaper indexes, and the Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - newspapers topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Voter Registration

Websites

References