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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

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Contents

County Organization

                                     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.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities


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.

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

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  

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

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

See Gotoarrow.png Illinois Court Records for more information on Court Records in Illinois.

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

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

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 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

Military History and Records

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

Newspapers

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.

Online Resources

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

Repositories

County Courthouse

Family History Center

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

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 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

Newspapers

Repositories

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College Library
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338
Hours: vary by season, see website
The Society focuses on Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click here for recent issues) and a quarterly journal The Saga of Southern Illinois (click here for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).

Websites

References

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

 

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