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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''Clinton County''
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Guide to '''Clinton County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''Clinton County''
 
  
 
== County Organization  ==
 
== County Organization  ==
  
Clinton County's civil records start the following years:
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Clinton County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1877
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1825
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== 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.  
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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.  
  
=== Parent County ===
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=== 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>
 
*'''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>
  
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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*Interactive map of Clinton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
 
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See an interactive map of Clinton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
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=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
{{Clinton County, Illinois}}<br>'''To see a list of places in Clinton County, click on [Show], in the bar above.''' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
 
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Clinton+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Clinton+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
| Find A Grave &#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& national search]&nbsp;&#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=702 county list]  
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| Find A Grave &#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& national search]&nbsp;&#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=703 county list]  
 
| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6023&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=45&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
 
| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6023&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=45&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
 
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| [http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/clinton/cemeteries.html USGenWeb Archives]  
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| [http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/clinton/cemeteries.html USGenWeb Archives]  
 
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=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== 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.]]
  
 
===== Catholic  =====
 
===== Catholic  =====
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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.  
 
*[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]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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==== 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>
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
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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  
 
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 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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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)}}  
 
*'''1818-1915''' Deeds, 1818-1915 {{FHL|34431|item|disp=FHL film 1007044 (first film)}}  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/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] ($)  
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*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/clinton_map.html Clinton County Federal Township Plats]
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*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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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]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Ilclinton.jpg|right|400px|Ilclinton.jpg]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== 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>
  
 
'''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]]  
 
'''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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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
'''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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'''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'''  
 
'''Circuit Court'''  
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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.  
 
Some of the original wills may be found in the Circuit Clerk's office in Carlyle<br>(618) 594-2464 extension 620.  
  
The following 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 Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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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.]]  
  
 
*'''1825-1898''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1825-1898''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== 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.
  
 
==== Family History Center  ====
 
==== Family History Center  ====
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The closest Family History Center is in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois.
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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.
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== 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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'''[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
  
 
=== 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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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]
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*Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.
| valign="top" | The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton_County,_Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union County, Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).
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=== Taxation  ===
 
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See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
 
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 [[Illinois Vital Records#Birth_Records|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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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 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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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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==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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*'''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}}  
 
*'''1825-1856''' 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}}  
 
*'''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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*'''1877-1915''' Death Record and Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''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)]  
 
*'''1878-1916''' Death Record, Stillbirths [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
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*'''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/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
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*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://clinton.ilgenweb.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://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)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Clinton/ Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Revision as of 21:12, 19 August 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Clinton County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Illinois
Online Records

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

Contents

County Organization

Clinton County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Clinton County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1825 1877 1830 1818 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

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Clinton County resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
WorldCat Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
  USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Illinois Cemeteries  
  ILGenWeb  
  USGenWeb Archives  

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:

Court Records

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Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Germans

Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Biographies
Church Records
Cemetery Records
Court Records
Histories
Immigration/emigration/migration
Maps
Newspapers
Societies

Emigration and Immigration

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

Periodicals

History

Land and Property

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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.

Online Resources

Maps

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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:

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

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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.

Online Resources

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

Marriages

Deaths

Websites

References

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