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|Clinton County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
|Founded:||December 27, 1824|
|Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives|
|Address|| Clinton County Courthouse|
850 Fairfax Street
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Clinton County Website
|IL Counties 1900-1990|
=== Emigration and Immigration === === Genealogy === === Mailing Lists === === Message Boards === === Periodicals === === History === === Land and Property === 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 === 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
Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 pm
Friday: 12 - 15 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
Sunday: Closed Breese Library
530 North Third
Breese, Illinois 62230
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
The museum is free - donations accepted. *Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities. === Taxation === === Vital Records === See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the 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 ==