Bureau County, Illinois Genealogy

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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'''  
  
== County Organization  ==
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== Bureau County Organization  ==
  
 
Bureau County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Bureau County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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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.
 
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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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>
 
*'''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>
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
{{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.
 
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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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  ===
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
=== Genealogy ===
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=== Genealogy ===
  
==== Mailing Lists  ====
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=== History ===
  
==== Message Boards  ====
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*''The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois''. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1896. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26664 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
 
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=== History  ===
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*''The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois''. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1896. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26664 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Harrington, George B. ''Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois''. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1906. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16775 Ancestry] ($); Another [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7334 Ancestry] ($) version; [http://www.archive.org/details/pastpresentofbur00harr Internet Archive].<br>
 
*Harrington, George B. ''Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois''. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1906. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16775 Ancestry] ($); Another [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7334 Ancestry] ($) version; [http://www.archive.org/details/pastpresentofbur00harr Internet Archive].<br>
  
=== Land and Property ===
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=== 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.
 
*'''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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*''[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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:- [[93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, C, E, H, I and K.
 
:- [[93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, C, E, H, I and K.
  
=== 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].)
 
*'''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].)
  
=== 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].)
 
*'''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].)
 
=== Public Records  ===
 
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== 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  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
  
=== Societies ===
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=== Societies ===
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=== Taxation ===
  
=== Vital Records ===
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=== Vital Records ===
  
==== Births ====
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==== Births ====
  
==== Marriages ====
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==== 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
 
*'''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
  
==== Deaths ====
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==== Deaths ====
  
 
*'''1916-1950''' ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates]'' at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
 
*'''1916-1950''' ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates]'' at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
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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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=== Voter Registration ===
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Bureau/ Bureau County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Bureau/ Bureau County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== Places / Localities  ==
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{{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.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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{{Illinois|Illinois}}  
 
{{Illinois|Illinois}}  
  
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Revision as of 02:22, 4 August 2011

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

Bureau County Organization

Bureau County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1837 1878 1840 1817 1837

Historical Facts

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

Boundary Changes

  • 28 February 1837: -- Bureau County was created from Putnam County. [1]

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Gotoarrow.png Find A Grave, list of cemeteries. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)

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

  • 1872-1952 Court Records IRAD-NIU; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

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

  • 1800s-Present - Use the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry 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.
  • 1816-1900 Deed Index IRAD-NIU; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

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.

- 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.

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)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Voter Registration

Websites

Places / Localities


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.

References

  1. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)