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{{Infobox U.S. County | county = Clinton County | county_map = Il-clinton.png | state = Illinois | state_map = 1000px-Map_of_USA_Highlighting_IL.png | latd = 38.61 | longd = 89.42 | founded title = Founded: | founded year = 1824 | founded date = December 27 | seat wl = Carlyle | building image = Clinton County Courthouse.gif | building image size = 180px | building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]] | building address = '''Clinton County Courthouse'''<br>850 Fairfax Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>(618) 594-2464<br>[http://www.clintonco.illinois.gov '''Clinton County Website'''] | named for = | named for image = }} ''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''Clinton County'' == County Organization == Clinton County's civil records start the following years: {| border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" |- | bgcolor="#ffcc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" |
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|- | width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]''' | width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]''' | width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]''' | width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Census|Census]]''' | width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Land|Land]]''' | width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]''' |- | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825 |} County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Clinton County are kept, see the [[Clinton County, Illinois Courthouse|Clinton County Courthouse]] page. === Historical Facts === [[Image:Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG|thumb|right|175px]] Clinton County is named for {{wpd|DeWitt Clinton}} who was the Governor of the State of New York and a promoter of the Erie Canal. === Boundary Changes === *'''27 December 1824:''' -- Clinton County was created from [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]],[[Bond County, Illinois|Bond]], [[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette]] and [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref> *Interactive map of Clinton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes]. === Record Loss === == Records and Resources == === Biography === === Cemeteries === The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Clinton County resources: {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1" |- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Bibliography''' | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Online Gravestone Transcriptions''' | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Cemetery Gazetteers''' |- | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Clinton+County.&amp;qt=results_page WorldCat] | Find A Grave | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs&amp; national search]&nbsp;| [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&amp;CScn=&amp;CScntry=4&amp;CSst=16&amp;CScnty=703 county list] | [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6023&amp;locTGroup=Cemeteries&amp;direction=down&amp;sec=0&amp;qty=45&amp;stateAbbv=&amp;stateName= ePodunk] |- | &nbsp; | [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/clinton.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project] | &nbsp; |- | &nbsp; | [http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] | &nbsp; |- | &nbsp; | [http://clintonilgenweb.net/cemetery/index.php ILGenWeb] | &nbsp; |- | &nbsp; | [http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/clinton/cemeteries.html USGenWeb Archives] | &nbsp; |} *[http://web.archive.org/web/20090806152244/http://geocities.com/brandilynn18/PritchettCem.html Pritchett Cemetery, Boulder] === Census === ==== Federal ==== {{USCensusPop | 1900= 19824 | 1910= 22832 | 1920= 22947 | 1930= 21369 | 1940= 22912 | 1950= 22594 | 1960= 24029 | 1970= 28315 | 1980= 32617 | 1990= 33944 | 2000= 35535 | estimate= 36633 | estyear= 2006 | footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt 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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&amp;pg=PA186&amp;lpg=PA186 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Clinton County on page 186.] === Church History and Records === ===== General ===== [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22Clinton+County%2C+Illinois%22+%2B+Church&amp;qt=owc_search Clinton County Church Records] available through [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat.org.]] ===== Catholic ===== FamilySearch has made parish records from 14 Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Clinton County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths: *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Anthony (of Padua) Parish, Beckemeyer, Clinton County, Illinois 1905-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Augustine (of Hippo) Parish, Breese, Clinton County, Illinois 1912-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Bernard Parish, Albers, Clinton County, Illinois 1909-1934}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Boniface Parish, Germantown, Clinton County, Illinois 1839-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Cecilia Parish, Bartelso, Clinton County, Illinois 1885-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Damian Parish, Damiansville, Clinton County, Illinois 1861-1960}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Dominic Parish, Breese, Clinton County, Illinois 1858-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Felicitas Parish, Beaver Prairie, Clinton County, Illinois 1884-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Albers, Clinton County, Illinois 1865-1936}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. George Parish, New Baden, Clinton County, Illinois 1894-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois 1858-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Trenton, Clinton County, Illinois 1864-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Rose Parish, St. Rose, Clinton County, Illinois 1869-1959}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Teresa Parish, Marydale, Clinton County, Illinois 1920-1954}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. === Court Records === See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information on Court Records in Illinois. === Ethnic Research === ==== African American ==== The following have information concerning African American research. *&nbsp;[[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&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records. *[[African-American Resources for Illinois]] ==== Germans ==== Archives, Libraries, and Museums<br>Biographies<br>Church Records<br>Cemetery Records<br>Court Records<br>Histories<br>Immigration/emigration/migration<br>Maps<br>Newspapers<br>Societies<br> === Emigration and Immigration === === Genealogy === === Mailing Lists === === Message Boards === === Periodicals === === History === === Land and Property === [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information on land records in Illinois. Land records for Clinton County are held in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder.<br>(618) 665-3626 Email: ccclerk@clintonco.illinois.gov The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]] *'''1818-1915''' Deeds, 1818-1915 {{FHL|34431|item|disp=FHL film 1007044 (first film)}} *'''1818-1920''' Entry books, 1818-1920 {{FHL|9327|item|disp=FHL film 1401883–1401886}} *'''1818-1920''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1816-1890''' Entry Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1825-1915''' Deed Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1857-1873''' Plat Record, Roads [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1858-1890''' Mortgage records, 1858-1890 {{FHL|523469|item|disp=FHL film1007296 (first of 12)}} *'''1874-1908''' Tax Deed Affidavits [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1886-1891''' Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption and Forfeiture Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *Family maps of Clinton County, Illinois with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads and more. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/499092116 Other libraries (WorldCat).] {{FHL|1767292|item|disp=FHL book 977.3875 E7b}} *Land atlas and plat book, Clinton County, Illinois, 1985 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12940921 Other libraries (WorldCat).]{{FHL|560460|item|disp=FHL book 977.3875 E7c}} '''Online Resources''' *'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&amp;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 ($) *[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($) *[http://landplats.ilsos.net/Clinton.html Clinton County Federal Township Plats] === Maps === === Military History and Records === ==== Civil War ==== Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County. <br> :- [[15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company D (Clinton County Cavalry, O'Harnett's Cavalry Company). :- [[22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A :- [[111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies G and I. :- [[117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E. :- [[150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)]], Company F.<br> '''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection''' The following records may be accessed through: [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU)] and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]] *'''1865-1948''' Military Discharge Record === Minorities === === Naturalization and Citizenship === '''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection''' The following copies of records may be accessed through: [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU)] and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]] '''Circuit Court''' *'''1857-1902''' Naturalization Record, Final *'''1858-1880''' Naturalization Declarations of Intent *'''1861-1900''' Naturalization Record '''County Court''' *'''1854-1906''' Naturalization Record *'''1899-1903''' Naturalization Record, Final '''Family History Library Collection''' The following copies of records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]]: *'''1857-1904''' Naturalization records {{FHL|1543|item|disp=FHL film 1007842–1007843}} === Newspapers and Obituaries === === Probate Records === [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information. Some of the original wills may be found in the Circuit Clerk's office in Carlyle<br>(618) 594-2464 extension 620. The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]] *'''1825-1898''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1825-1899''' {{FHL|269699|item|disp=FHL film 1009009 items 2–4 (first of ten films)}} *'''1825-1968''' Probate Case Files Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1855-1863, 1866-1873''' {{FHL|269475|item|disp=FHL film 1009009 item 1 (first of 12 films)}} *'''1855-1873''' Probate Case Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1857-1914''' Probate Will Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1857-1928''' {{FHL|268569|item|disp=FHL film 1007839–1007841}} *'''1857-1928''' Probate Will Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1864-1869''' Probate Appraisement Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] '''Online Resources''' *[http://clintonilgenweb.net/wills/index.php Wills Index Clinton County, Illinois], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb] === 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 Alexander County are kept, see the [[Clinton County, Illinois Courthouse|Clinton County Courthouse]] page. ==== Family History Center ==== The closest Family History Center is in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois. :255 Fairwood Hills Dr :O'Fallon, St Clair, Illinois, United States :Phone: 618-632-0210 :Hours: T-Th 9am-3pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm (Closed on Saturdays from Jun - Sep) :Closed: All major holidays, last 2 weeks of December &amp; first weekend in April and October, all Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. :Attention: During inclement weather, call ahead. Generally, if schools are closed, the Family History will be closed. ==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ==== [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]] is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing 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. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]] houses the records for Clinton County. ==== Public Libraries ==== '''[http://www.casehalstead.lib.il.us/ Case-Halstead Public Library]'''<br>571 Franklin Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>Phone: 618-594-5210<br>Fax: 618-594-8415<br>Email: casehalstead@gmail.com<br>Hours:<br>Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 pm<br>Friday: 12 - 15 pm<br>Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm<br>Sunday: Closed '''[http://breeselibrary.org/ Breese Library]'''<br>530 North Third<br>Breese, Illinois 62230<br>Phone: 618-526-7361<br>Email: bra@breeselibrary.org<br>Hours:<br>Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm<br>Saturday 10 am - 3 pm === Social Groups Online === === Societies === *'''Clinton County Historical Society Museum'''<br>1091 Franklin Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>618-594-4015<br>The museum is free - donations accepted. *Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities. === Taxation === === Vital Records === See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[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 [https://www.clintonco.illinois.gov/county_clerk.htm Clinton 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. The following abstracts and copies of 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]] ==== Births ==== *'''1867-1941''' Birth Record Index, Delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1867-1941''' Birth Record, Delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1874-1915''' Delayed birth certificates, 1874-1915; index, 1874-1941 {{FHL|268492|item|disp= FHL film 1007034–1007037}} *'''1877-1898''' Birth Certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1877-1915''' Birth Records and Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|268379|item|disp=FHL film 1007029–1007033}} *'''1884-1887''' Falk, Dorothy. [http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/births/ Clinton County Illinois Births Jan 1884 - June 3 1887], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb] ==== Marriages ==== *'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] *'''1825-1856''' Clinton County, Illinois marriages {{FHL|1115902|item|disp=FHL fiche 6007505; book 977.3875 V2j}} *'''1825-1937''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1007040–1007043}} *'''1886-1914''' Marriage applications volumes 2-10 {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1009006–1009008}} *'''1825-1920''' [http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/marriages/ Marriages 1825-1920], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb] (Split into several collections) *'''1874-1937''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1886-1914''' Marriage License Applications [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] ==== Deaths ==== *'''1877-1903''' [http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/deathrec/ Death Record Book 1 Index, Clinton County, Illinois December 1877 - June 1903], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb] *'''1877-1915''' Death records, 1877-1915; still birth register, 1878-1911 {{FHL|268502|item|disp=FHL film 1007038–1007039}} *'''1877-1915''' Death Record and Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''1878-1916''' Death Record, Stillbirths [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] *'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916] *'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950] == Websites == *[http://clintonilgenweb.net/ Clinton County, Illinois GenWeb] project has extensive resources including cemetery indexes, marriages, deaths, obituaries, biographies, maps, name indexes, history and other information for the county. *[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Clinton/ Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) == References == {{reflist}} {{Clinton County, Illinois}}{{Illinois|Illinois}} [[Category:Clinton_County,_Illinois]]
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''Clinton County''  
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== County Organization ==
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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 Clinton County are kept, see the [[Clinton County, Illinois Courthouse|Clinton County Courthouse]] page.
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[[Image:Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG|thumb|right|175px]] Clinton County is named for {{wpd|DeWitt Clinton}} who was the Governor of the State of New York and a promoter of the Erie Canal.
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*'''27 December 1824:''' -- Clinton County was created from [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]],[[Bond County, Illinois|Bond]], [[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette]] and [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford]] Counties. <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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*Interactive map of Clinton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Clinton County resources:
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20090806152244/http://geocities.com/brandilynn18/PritchettCem.html Pritchett Cemetery, Boulder]
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=== Census  ===
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==== Federal  ====
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{{USCensusPop
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| 1900= 19824
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| 1910= 22832
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| 1920= 22947
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| 1930= 21369
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| 1940= 22912
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| 1950= 22594
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| 1960= 24029
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| 1970= 28315
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| 1980= 32617
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| 1990= 33944
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| 2000= 35535
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| estimate= 36633
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| estyear= 2006
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| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]
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}}For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].
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==== State  ====
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==== 1840 Pensioners  ====
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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, Clinton County on page 186.]
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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===== General  =====
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[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22Clinton+County%2C+Illinois%22+%2B+Church&qt=owc_search Clinton County Church Records] available through [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat.org.]]
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===== Catholic  =====
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FamilySearch has made parish records from 14 Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Clinton County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Anthony (of Padua) Parish, Beckemeyer, Clinton County, Illinois 1905-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Augustine (of Hippo) Parish, Breese, Clinton County, Illinois 1912-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Bernard Parish, Albers, Clinton County, Illinois 1909-1934}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Boniface Parish, Germantown, Clinton County, Illinois 1839-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Cecilia Parish, Bartelso, Clinton County, Illinois 1885-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Damian Parish, Damiansville, Clinton County, Illinois 1861-1960}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Dominic Parish, Breese, Clinton County, Illinois 1858-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Felicitas Parish, Beaver Prairie, Clinton County, Illinois 1884-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Albers, Clinton County, Illinois 1865-1936}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. George Parish, New Baden, Clinton County, Illinois 1894-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois 1858-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Trenton, Clinton County, Illinois 1864-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Rose Parish, St. Rose, Clinton County, Illinois 1869-1959}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Teresa Parish, Marydale, Clinton County, Illinois 1920-1954}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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=== Court Records  ===
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See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information on Court Records in Illinois.
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=== Ethnic Research  ===
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==== African American  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.
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*&nbsp;[[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&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
+
 
+
==== Germans  ====
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Archives, Libraries, and Museums<br>Biographies<br>Church Records<br>Cemetery Records<br>Court Records<br>Histories<br>Immigration/emigration/migration<br>Maps<br>Newspapers<br>Societies<br>
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=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
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=== Mailing Lists  ===
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=== Message Boards  ===
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=== Periodicals  ===
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=== History  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information on land records in Illinois.
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Land records for Clinton County are held in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder.<br>(618) 665-3626 Email: ccclerk@clintonco.illinois.gov
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The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]
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*'''1818-1915''' Deeds, 1818-1915 {{FHL|34431|item|disp=FHL film 1007044 (first film)}}
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*'''1818-1920''' Entry books, 1818-1920 {{FHL|9327|item|disp=FHL film 1401883–1401886}}
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*'''1818-1920''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1816-1890''' Entry Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1825-1915''' Deed Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1857-1873''' Plat Record, Roads [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1858-1890''' Mortgage records, 1858-1890 {{FHL|523469|item|disp=FHL film1007296 (first of 12)}}
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*'''1874-1908''' Tax Deed Affidavits [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1886-1891''' Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption and Forfeiture Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*Family maps of Clinton County, Illinois with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads and more. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/499092116 Other libraries (WorldCat).] {{FHL|1767292|item|disp=FHL book 977.3875 E7b}}
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*Land atlas and plat book, Clinton County, Illinois, 1985 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12940921 Other libraries (WorldCat).]{{FHL|560460|item|disp=FHL book 977.3875 E7c}}
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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.
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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 ($)
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/Clinton.html Clinton County Federal Township Plats]
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=== Maps  ===
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=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Civil War  ====
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Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County. <br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company D (Clinton County Cavalry, O'Harnett's Cavalry Company).
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies G and I.
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:- [[117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)]], Company F.<br>
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'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection''' The following records may be accessed through: [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU)] and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]]
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*'''1865-1948''' Military Discharge Record
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=== Minorities  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection''' The following copies of records may be accessed through: [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU)] and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]]
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'''Circuit Court'''
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*'''1857-1902''' Naturalization Record, Final
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*'''1858-1880''' Naturalization Declarations of Intent
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*'''1861-1900''' Naturalization Record
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'''County Court'''
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*'''1854-1906''' Naturalization Record
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*'''1899-1903''' Naturalization Record, Final
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'''Family History Library Collection'''
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The following copies of records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]]:
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*'''1857-1904''' Naturalization records {{FHL|1543|item|disp=FHL film 1007842–1007843}}
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=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information.
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Some of the original wills may be found in the Circuit Clerk's office in Carlyle<br>(618) 594-2464 extension 620.
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The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]
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*'''1825-1898''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1825-1899''' {{FHL|269699|item|disp=FHL film 1009009 items 2–4 (first of ten films)}}
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*'''1825-1968''' Probate Case Files Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1855-1863, 1866-1873''' {{FHL|269475|item|disp=FHL film 1009009 item 1 (first of 12 films)}}
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*'''1855-1873''' Probate Case Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1857-1914''' Probate Will Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1857-1928''' {{FHL|268569|item|disp=FHL film 1007839–1007841}}
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*'''1857-1928''' Probate Will Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1864-1869''' Probate Appraisement Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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'''Online Resources'''
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*[http://clintonilgenweb.net/wills/index.php Wills Index Clinton County, Illinois], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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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 Alexander County are kept, see the [[Clinton County, Illinois Courthouse|Clinton County Courthouse]] page.
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==== Family History Center  ====
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The closest Family History Center is in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois.
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:255 Fairwood Hills Dr
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:O'Fallon, St Clair, Illinois, United States
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:Phone: 618-632-0210
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:Hours: T-Th 9am-3pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm (Closed on Saturdays from Jun - Sep)
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:Closed: All major holidays, last 2 weeks of December &amp; first weekend in April and October, all Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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:Attention: During inclement weather, call ahead. Generally, if schools are closed, the Family History will be closed.
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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[[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]] is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing 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. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]] houses the records for Clinton County.
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==== Public Libraries  ====
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'''[http://www.casehalstead.lib.il.us/ Case-Halstead Public Library]'''<br>571 Franklin Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>Phone: 618-594-5210<br>Fax: 618-594-8415<br>Email: casehalstead@gmail.com<br>Hours:<br>Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 pm<br>Friday: 12 - 15 pm<br>Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm<br>Sunday: Closed
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'''[http://breeselibrary.org/ Breese Library]'''<br>530 North Third<br>Breese, Illinois 62230<br>Phone: 618-526-7361<br>Email: bra@breeselibrary.org<br>Hours:<br>Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm<br>Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Societies  ===
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*'''Clinton County Historical Society Museum'''<br>1091 Franklin Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>618-594-4015<br>The museum is free - donations accepted.
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*Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[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 [https://www.clintonco.illinois.gov/county_clerk.htm Clinton 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 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]
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==== Births  ====
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*'''1867-1941''' Birth Record Index, Delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1867-1941''' Birth Record, Delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1874-1915''' Delayed birth certificates, 1874-1915; index, 1874-1941 {{FHL|268492|item|disp= FHL film 1007034–1007037}}
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*'''1877-1898''' Birth Certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1877-1915''' Birth Records and Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|268379|item|disp=FHL film 1007029–1007033}}
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*'''1884-1887''' Falk, Dorothy. [http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/births/ Clinton County Illinois Births Jan 1884 - June 3 1887], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
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==== Marriages  ====
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*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
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*'''1825-1856''' Clinton County, Illinois marriages {{FHL|1115902|item|disp=FHL fiche 6007505; book 977.3875 V2j}}
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*'''1825-1937''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1007040–1007043}}
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*'''1886-1914''' Marriage applications volumes 2-10 {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1009006–1009008}}
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*'''1825-1920''' [http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/marriages/ Marriages 1825-1920], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb] (Split into several collections)
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*'''1874-1937''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1886-1914''' Marriage License Applications [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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==== Deaths  ====
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*'''1877-1903''' [http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/deathrec/ Death Record Book 1 Index, Clinton County, Illinois December 1877 - June 1903], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
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*'''1877-1915''' Death records, 1877-1915; still birth register, 1878-1911 {{FHL|268502|item|disp=FHL film 1007038–1007039}}
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*'''1877-1915''' Death Record and Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1878-1916''' Death Record, Stillbirths [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
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*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
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== Websites  ==
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*[http://clintonilgenweb.net/ Clinton County, Illinois GenWeb] project has extensive resources including cemetery indexes, marriages, deaths, obituaries, biographies, maps, name indexes, history and other information for the county.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Clinton/ Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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{{reflist}}
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{{Clinton County, Illinois}}{{Illinois|Illinois}}
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[[Category:Clinton_County,_Illinois]]
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Revision as of 16:58, 7 November 2012

Coordinates: 38.61°0′N 89.42°0′W / 38.61°N 89.42°W / 38.61; -89.42

Clinton County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Clinton County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: December 27, 1824
County Seat Carlyle
Courthouse
Clinton County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Clinton County Courthouse
850 Fairfax Street
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
(618) 594-2464
Clinton County Website
United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Clinton County == County Organization == Clinton County's civil records start the following years: {| border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%" |- | bgcolor="#ffcc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" |
Beginning Dates for Clinton County Records
|- | width="16.6%" align="center" | Birth | width="16.6%" align="center" | Marriage | width="16.6%" align="center" | Death | width="16.6%" align="center" | Census | width="16.6%" align="center" | Land | width="16.6%" align="center" | Probate |- | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1818 | width="16.6%" align="center" | 1825 |} County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Clinton County are kept, see the Clinton County Courthouse page. === Historical Facts ===
Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG
Clinton County is named for DeWitt Clinton who was the Governor of the State of New York and a promoter of the Erie Canal. === Boundary Changes === *27 December 1824: -- Clinton County was created from Washington,Bond, Fayette and Crawford Counties. [1] *Interactive map of Clinton County boundary changes. === Record Loss === == Records and Resources == === Biography === === Cemeteries === The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Clinton County resources: {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1" |- | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Bibliography | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Online Gravestone Transcriptions | bgcolor="#ffffcc" | Cemetery Gazetteers |- | WorldCat | Find A Grave | national search | county list | ePodunk |- |   | USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project |   |- |   | Illinois Cemeteries |   |- |   | ILGenWeb |   |- |   | USGenWeb Archives |   |} *Pritchett Cemetery, Boulder === Census === ==== Federal ====
Historical populations
Census Pop.
190019,824
191022,83215.2%
192022,9470.5%
193021,369−6.9%
194022,9127.2%
195022,594−1.4%
196024,0296.4%
197028,31517.8%
198032,61715.2%
199033,9444.1%
200035,5354.7%
Est. 200636,6333.1%
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, Clinton County on page 186.] === Church History and Records === ===== General ===== Clinton County Church Records available through WorldCat.org. ===== Catholic ===== FamilySearch has made parish records from 14 Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Clinton County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths: *Church Records of St. Anthony (of Padua) Parish, Beckemeyer, Clinton County, Illinois 1905-1957, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Augustine (of Hippo) Parish, Breese, Clinton County, Illinois 1912-1957, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Bernard Parish, Albers, Clinton County, Illinois 1909-1934, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Boniface Parish, Germantown, Clinton County, Illinois 1839-1956, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Cecilia Parish, Bartelso, Clinton County, Illinois 1885-1957, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Damian Parish, Damiansville, Clinton County, Illinois 1861-1960, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Dominic Parish, Breese, Clinton County, Illinois 1858-1957, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Felicitas Parish, Beaver Prairie, Clinton County, Illinois 1884-1956, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Albers, Clinton County, Illinois 1865-1936, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. George Parish, New Baden, Clinton County, Illinois 1894-1956, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois 1858-1956, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Trenton, Clinton County, Illinois 1864-1956, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Rose Parish, St. Rose, Clinton County, Illinois 1869-1959, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. *Church Records of St. Teresa Parish, Marydale, Clinton County, Illinois 1920-1954, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch. === Court Records === See Gotoarrow.png Illinois Court Records for more information on Court Records in Illinois. === Ethnic Research === ==== African American ==== The following have information concerning African American research. * African American Research (US) has more information about the kinds of records *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 ==== Germans ==== Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Biographies
Church Records
Cemetery Records
Court Records
Histories
Immigration/emigration/migration
Maps
Newspapers
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=== Emigration and Immigration === === Genealogy === === Mailing Lists === === Message Boards === === Periodicals === === History === === Land and Property === Gotoarrow.png Illinois Land and Property for more information on land records in Illinois. Land records for Clinton County are held in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder.
(618) 665-3626 Email: ccclerk@clintonco.illinois.gov The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page. *1818-1915 Deeds, 1818-1915 FHL film 1007044 (first film) *1818-1920 Entry books, 1818-1920 FHL film 1401883–1401886 *1818-1920 Deed Index IRAD (SIU) *1816-1890 Entry Books IRAD (SIU) *1825-1915 Deed Record IRAD (SIU) *1857-1873 Plat Record, Roads IRAD (SIU) *1858-1890 Mortgage records, 1858-1890 FHL film1007296 (first of 12) *1874-1908 Tax Deed Affidavits IRAD (SIU) *1886-1891 Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption and Forfeiture Record IRAD (SIU) *Family maps of Clinton County, Illinois with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads and more. Other libraries (WorldCat). FHL book 977.3875 E7b *Land atlas and plat book, Clinton County, Illinois, 1985 Other libraries (WorldCat).FHL book 977.3875 E7c Online Resources *Beginning 1820 Land Patent Search See Illinois Land and Property for more information about this database. *1796–1907 U.S. General Land Office Records found at Ancestry.com ($) *Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales See Illinois Land and Property for more information about this database. Also available at Ancestry ($) *Clinton County Federal Township Plats === Maps === === Military History and Records === ==== Civil War ==== Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County.
 :- 15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company D (Clinton County Cavalry, O'Harnett's Cavalry Company). :- 22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A :- 111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies G and I. :- 117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E. :- 150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Company F.
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection The following records may be accessed through: IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU) and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page *1865-1948 Military Discharge Record === Minorities === === Naturalization and Citizenship === Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection The following copies of records may be accessed through: IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU) and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page Circuit Court *1857-1902 Naturalization Record, Final *1858-1880 Naturalization Declarations of Intent *1861-1900 Naturalization Record County Court *1854-1906 Naturalization Record *1899-1903 Naturalization Record, Final Family History Library Collection The following copies of records may be accessed through the Family History Library: *1857-1904 Naturalization records FHL film 1007842–1007843 === Newspapers and Obituaries === === Probate Records === Gotoarrow.png Illinois Probate Records for more information. Some of the original wills may be found in the Circuit Clerk's office in Carlyle
(618) 594-2464 extension 620. The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page. *1825-1898 Probate Record IRAD (SIU) *1825-1899 FHL film 1009009 items 2–4 (first of ten films) *1825-1968 Probate Case Files Index IRAD (SIU) *1855-1863, 1866-1873 FHL film 1009009 item 1 (first of 12 films) *1855-1873 Probate Case Files IRAD (SIU) *1857-1914 Probate Will Record Index IRAD (SIU) *1857-1928 FHL film 1007839–1007841 *1857-1928 Probate Will Record IRAD (SIU) *1864-1869 Probate Appraisement Record IRAD (SIU) Online Resources *Wills Index Clinton County, Illinois, courtesy: ILGenWeb === 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 Alexander County are kept, see the Clinton County Courthouse page. ==== Family History Center ==== The closest Family History Center is in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois. :255 Fairwood Hills Dr :O'Fallon, St Clair, Illinois, United States :Phone: 618-632-0210 :Hours: T-Th 9am-3pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm (Closed on Saturdays from Jun - Sep) :Closed: All major holidays, last 2 weeks of December & first weekend in April and October, all Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day. :Attention: During inclement weather, call ahead. Generally, if schools are closed, the Family History will be closed. ==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ==== IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing 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. Southern Illinois University houses the records for Clinton County. ==== Public Libraries ==== Case-Halstead Public Library
571 Franklin Street
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Phone: 618-594-5210
Fax: 618-594-8415
Email: casehalstead@gmail.com
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 pm
Friday: 12 - 15 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
Sunday: Closed Breese Library
530 North Third
Breese, Illinois 62230
Phone: 618-526-7361
Email: bra@breeselibrary.org
Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm === Social Groups Online === === Societies === *Clinton County Historical Society Museum
1091 Franklin Street
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
618-594-4015
The museum is free - donations accepted. *Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities. === Taxation === === Vital Records === See Gotoarrow.png 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 Clinton 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 records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page. ==== Births ==== *1867-1941 Birth Record Index, Delayed IRAD (SIU) *1867-1941 Birth Record, Delayed IRAD (SIU) *1874-1915 Delayed birth certificates, 1874-1915; index, 1874-1941 FHL film 1007034–1007037 *1877-1898 Birth Certificates IRAD (SIU) *1877-1915 Birth Records and IndexIRAD (SIU) and FHL film 1007029–1007033 *1884-1887 Falk, Dorothy. Clinton County Illinois Births Jan 1884 - June 3 1887, courtesy: ILGenWeb ==== Marriages ==== *1763-1900 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 *1825-1856 Clinton County, Illinois marriages FHL fiche 6007505; book 977.3875 V2j *1825-1937 Marriage Record IRAD (SIU) and FHL film 1007040–1007043 *1886-1914 Marriage applications volumes 2-10 FHL film 1009006–1009008 *1825-1920 Marriages 1825-1920, courtesy: ILGenWeb (Split into several collections) *1874-1937 Marriage Record Index IRAD (SIU) *1886-1914 Marriage License Applications IRAD (SIU) ==== Deaths ==== *1877-1903 Death Record Book 1 Index, Clinton County, Illinois December 1877 - June 1903, courtesy: ILGenWeb *1877-1915 Death records, 1877-1915; still birth register, 1878-1911 FHL film 1007038–1007039 *1877-1915 Death Record and IndexIRAD (SIU) *1878-1916 Death Record, Stillbirths IRAD (SIU) *Pre-1916 Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916 *1916-1950 Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950 == Websites == *Clinton County, Illinois GenWeb project has extensive resources including cemetery indexes, marriages, deaths, obituaries, biographies, maps, name indexes, history and other information for the county. *Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium) == References ==
  1. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)