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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]]'' '''Carroll County'''
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Guide to '''Carroll County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Carroll County'''
 
  
 
== Carroll County Organization  ==
 
== Carroll County Organization  ==
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Carroll County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Carroll County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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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 Carroll County are kept, see the [[Carroll County, Illinois Courthouse|Carroll 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 Carroll County are kept, see the [[Carroll County, Illinois Courthouse|Carroll County Courthouse]] page.  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Charles Carroll.JPG|thumb|right|175px]] The county is named after {{wpd|Charles Carroll of Carrollton}} (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  
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[[Image:Charles Carroll.JPG|thumb|right|175px|Charles Carroll.JPG]] The county is named after {{wpd|Charles Carroll of Carrollton}} (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
'''Prior to County Formation'''
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'''Prior to County Formation'''  
  
 
*'''1795-1815''' - Carroll part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]]  
 
*'''1795-1815''' - Carroll part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]]  
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*'''1827-1839''' - Carroll part of [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|JoDaviess County]]
 
*'''1827-1839''' - Carroll part of [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|JoDaviess County]]
  
'''County Formation and After'''
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'''County Formation and After'''  
  
 
*'''1839''' - Carroll County created from [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|JoDaviess County]]
 
*'''1839''' - Carroll County created from [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|JoDaviess County]]
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=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
  
*The [[Historical_Encyclopedia_of_Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]] has a Boone County edition.&nbsp; This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Boone County residents.&nbsp; See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.
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*The [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]] has a Boone County edition.&nbsp; This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Boone County residents.&nbsp; See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/carroll1922dir.html Carroll County Biography &amp; Business Directory, 1922]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/carroll1922dir.html Carroll County Biography &amp; Business Directory, 1922]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/carroll1930dir.html Carroll County Biography &amp; Business 1930]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/carroll1930dir.html Carroll County Biography &amp; Business 1930]
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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=697 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)  
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Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=697 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)  
  
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/carroll.htm Carroll Co.&nbsp;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/carroll.htm Carroll Co.&nbsp;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.
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
  
For information and tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].
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For information and tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].  
  
 
==== Federal  ====
 
==== Federal  ====
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| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
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==== State  ====
 
==== State  ====
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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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 through the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at Northern Illinois University - search for Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|NIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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:*'''1849-1861''' County Court Miscellaneous Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1867-1944''' Insanity Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
  
 
=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACarroll+County+%28Ill.%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Carroll County, Illinois Biography (WorldCat)]  
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACarroll+County+%28Ill.%29+Biography.&qt=hot_subject Carroll County, Illinois Biography (WorldCat)]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/carrollfamily.html Pioneer Families of Carroll County Illinois]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/carrollfamily.html Pioneer Families of Carroll County Illinois]  
*''[http://www.archive.org/details/historicalencycccl02bate Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois (1913)]''; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16777 Ancestry] ($). [[Historical_Encyclopedia_of_Illinois|Other copies]].<br>
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*''[http://www.archive.org/details/historicalencycccl02bate Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois (1913)]''; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16777 Ancestry] ($). [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Other copies]].<br>  
 
*''[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofcarroll00hfke The History Of Carroll County, Illinois, containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc].'' (1878); digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16776 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*''[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofcarroll00hfke The History Of Carroll County, Illinois, containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc].'' (1878); digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16776 Ancestry] ($).  
*''[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?utm_source=gan&utm_medium=gan&utm_content=k160710&utm_campaign=gan&ix=qcd_portraitandbiographicalalbumzjodaviessandcarrollcounties Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois]. ''$ (This site is available for free use at Family History Centers). Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27584 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*''[http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/indexinfo.aspx?utm_source=gan&utm_medium=gan&utm_content=k160710&utm_campaign=gan&ix=qcd_portraitandbiographicalalbumzjodaviessandcarrollcounties Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois]. ''$ (This site is available for free use at Family History Centers). Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=27584 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
 
*''Carroll County: A Goodly Heritage''. Mt. Morris, Ill.: Kable Print. Co., 1968. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29290 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
*''Carroll County: A Goodly Heritage''. Mt. Morris, Ill.: Kable Print. Co., 1968. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29290 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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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.
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
:*[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 ($)
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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:*[http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/carroll_map.html Carroll County Federal Township Plats]
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:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/FTP_Illinois.html Illinois Counties Federal Township Plats]
  
=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Ilcarroll.jpg|right|400px]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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:- [[7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company B (Also known as Rosecran's Escort).  
 
:- [[7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company B (Also known as Rosecran's Escort).  
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:- [[15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
 
:- [[34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A and E.  
 
:- [[45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A and E.  
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:- [[91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies C and I.  
 
:- [[92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies C and I.  
:- [[146th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry_(1_year,_1864-65)|146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.<br>
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:- [[142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company G.
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:- [[146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1864-65)|146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.<br>
  
 
==== World War I  ====
 
==== World War I  ====
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==== World War II  ====
 
==== World War II  ====
  
*[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=waypoint;s=waypointsOnly;c=1339071;w=0 United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942].  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1861144 United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942]. [[United States World War II Draft Records]]
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U. S, Word War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]. $
 
*[http://www.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8939 U. S, Word War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946]. $
  
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for description of the records  
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.
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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 Northern Illinois University - search for Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|NIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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:*'''1839-1962''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1860-1955''' Probate Appraisement Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1865-1957''' Probate Inventory Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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:*'''1865-1967''' Probate Will Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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'''Online Resources'''
  
 
The [http://www.carroll-county.net/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={D201AA8A-5B6C-4A76-879E-B65BB7928125} Clerk of the Circuit Court] has responsibility for the probate records of Carroll County. Carroll County is building a free, searchable database of all [https://dna1.documentdna.com/index.jsp?URL_CONTEXT=/cccco Closed Probate Records]. (id: probate; password: cccc)  
 
The [http://www.carroll-county.net/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={D201AA8A-5B6C-4A76-879E-B65BB7928125} Clerk of the Circuit Court] has responsibility for the probate records of Carroll County. Carroll County is building a free, searchable database of all [https://dna1.documentdna.com/index.jsp?URL_CONTEXT=/cccco Closed Probate Records]. (id: probate; password: cccc)  
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=== 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 Carroll 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 Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/births.html Carroll County Births].  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/carsrch.html Carroll County Birth Certificates Index, 1877-1913].
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:*'''1872-1942''' Birth Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-UIS]
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:*'''1877-1913''' Birth Certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-UIS]
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:*'''1923-1927''' Birth Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-UIS]
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/births.html Carroll County Births].  
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:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/carsrch.html Carroll County Birth Certificates Index, 1877-1913].
  
 
==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Ilinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1796-1900].  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
*[http://carroll.ilgenweb.net/marr.htm Carroll County Marriages 1839-1847], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
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:*1839-1964'''Marriage Record'''
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Ilinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1796-1900].  
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:*[http://carroll.ilgenweb.net/marr.htm Carroll County Marriages 1839-1847], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
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:*'''1861-1876''' [http://www.idreamof.com/marriage/il/carroll.html Carroll County, Illinois Marriages] courtesy [http://www.idreamof.com/ I Dream of Genealogy.]
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/deathsrch.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916].  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/idphdeathsrch.html Illinois Statewide Death Index (1916-1950).]  
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*1850, [http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#p=collectionDetails;c=1420441 Mortality Schedule], covers June 1, 1849 to May 31, 1850.
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:*'''1872-1906''' Coroner's Inquest Record
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:*'''1877-1913''' Death Certificates
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:*'''1877-1963''' Death Record Index
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:*'''1920-1928''' Death Certificate Record, Stillbirths
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*'''1850''' Smith, Marjorie. ''Carroll County, Illinois federal census and mortality schedules for the year 1850.'' [Forest Park, Ill.&nbsp;: Smith, introd. 1971]. {{WorldCat|2974525|disp=At other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|253384|item|disp=FHL film 896739 Item 5 and book 977.3 A1 no. 44}} [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1420441 Mortality Schedule], covers June 1, 1849 to May 31, 1850.
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:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/deathsrch.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916].  
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:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/idphdeathsrch.html Illinois Statewide Death Index (1916-1950).]  
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/carrolldeaths.html Deaths in Carroll County, Illinois] courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogytrails.com]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

Revision as of 21:16, 19 August 2013

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Guide to Carroll County Illinois genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Coordinates: 42.06°0′N 89.92°0′W / 42.06°N 89.92°W / 42.06; -89.92

Carroll County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 22, 1839
County Seat Mount Carroll
Courthouse
Carroll County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Carroll County Courthouse
301 North Main St.
Mt. Carroll, Illinois 61053
(815) 244-0221
Carroll County Website

Contents

Carroll County Organization

Carroll County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Carroll County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1839 1877 1840 1837 1839

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

Historical Facts

Charles Carroll.JPG
The county is named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Boundary Changes

Prior to County Formation

County Formation and After

For more information see Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties or Carroll 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.

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

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

Census

For information and tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190018,963
191018,035−4.9%
192019,3457.3%
193018,433−4.7%
194017,987−2.4%
195018,9765.5%
196019,5072.8%
197019,276−1.2%
198018,779−2.6%
199016,805−10.5%
200016,674−0.8%
201015,387−7.7%
IL Counties 1900-1990

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, Carroll County on page 186.]

Church History and Records

Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.

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 Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1849-1861 County Court Miscellaneous Files IRAD-NIU
  • 1867-1944 Insanity Dockets IRAD-NIU

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History

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.

Online Resources

Maps

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Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Carroll 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 Carroll County.

- 7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company B (Also known as Rosecran's Escort).
- 15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and E.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and I.
- 142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company G.
- 146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.

World War I

World War II

Naturalizations

The Carroll County Genealogical Society's website includes several naturalization collections:

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate 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 Northern Illinois University - search for Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of Original Records

  • 1839-1962 Probate Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1860-1955 Probate Appraisement Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1865-1957 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1865-1967 Probate Will Record IRAD-NIU

Online Resources

The Clerk of the Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Carroll County. Carroll County is building a free, searchable database of all Closed Probate Records. (id: probate; password: cccc)

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 Carroll County are kept, see the Carroll County Courthouse page.

Family History Centers

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site.

Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Carroll County. The following centers are located in surrounding counties. Their wiki pages may supply hours and other information.

Freeport Illinois Family History Center
1716 S Forest Rd.
Freeport, Illinois 61032
Telephone: (815) 232-3310
Sterling Illinois Family History Center
2709 N 16th Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
Telephone: (815) 625-1229

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (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 Carroll 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

The following Carroll County libraries have collections of specific interest to genealogists.

Lanark Public Library
110 W. Carroll St.
Lanark, Illinois 61046
Telephone: (815) 493-8045
Note that their Genealogy and Local History collection does not circulate.

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 Carroll 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 Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Copies of Original Records

Online Resources

Marriages

Copies of Original Records

  • 1839-1964Marriage Record

Online Resources

Deaths

Copies of Original Records

  • 1872-1906 Coroner's Inquest Record
  • 1877-1913 Death Certificates
  • 1877-1963 Death Record Index
  • 1920-1928 Death Certificate Record, Stillbirths

Online Resources

Websites

References