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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Coles County'''
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Guide to '''Coles County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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| building address = '''Coles County Courthouse'''<br>651 Jackson Avenue<br>Charleston, Illinois 61920<br>
 
| building address = '''Coles County Courthouse'''<br>651 Jackson Avenue<br>Charleston, Illinois 61920<br>
 
(217) 348-0501<br>[http://www.co.coles.il.us '''Coles County Website''']
 
(217) 348-0501<br>[http://www.co.coles.il.us '''Coles County Website''']
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Coles County'''
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== Coles County Organization  ==
 
== Coles County Organization  ==
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Coles County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Coles County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Coles County Records'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Coles County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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*The [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]] has a Coles County edition.&nbsp; This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Coles County residents.&nbsp; See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.&nbsp;&nbsp;Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Coles County, 1897 {{FHL|299128|item|disp=FHL film 825561}}, no circulation to Family History Centers  
 
*The [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]] has a Coles County edition.&nbsp; This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Coles County residents.&nbsp; See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.&nbsp;&nbsp;Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Coles County, 1897 {{FHL|299128|item|disp=FHL film 825561}}, no circulation to Family History Centers  
*The history of Coles County, Illinois, 1879 {{FHL|279803|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 H2c, 2 filmings}}, [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH19,79803 Family History Archives]
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*The history of Coles County, Illinois, 1879 {{FHL|279803|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 H2c, 2 filmings}}, {{FSbook|186281}}
 
*An index to the biographical sketches, 1963 {{FHL|279960|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 H2c index, film 873858 Item 2}}  
 
*An index to the biographical sketches, 1963 {{FHL|279960|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 H2c index, film 873858 Item 2}}  
 
*History of Coles County, Illinois, 1879 {{FHL|1364756|item|disp=FHL CD CD-ROM no. 3743}}. Available online at Family History Library only.  
 
*History of Coles County, Illinois, 1879 {{FHL|1364756|item|disp=FHL CD CD-ROM no. 3743}}. Available online at Family History Library only.  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Cemeteries]] for more information.<br><br>Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Coles County resources:  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Cemeteries]] for more information.<br><br>Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Coles County resources:  
  
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Coles+county+Illinois+cemetery&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]  
 
| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Coles+county+Illinois+cemetery&qt=notfound_page&search=Search WorldCat]  
| [http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/coles/cemeteries/index/ US Genweb Coles County Cemeteries Index]  
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| [http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/coles/cemeteries/index/ US Genweb Coles County Cemeteries Index]  
| [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilclark/cemlist1.htm Cemetery Location Project]
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| [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books]  
 
| [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books]  
| [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/clark/cemeteries/index.html Genealogy Trails]  
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| [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/cemeteryindex.html Genealogy Trails]  
 
| [http://www.colesgs.org/cemetery/cemeterylist.html USGenWeb Cemeteries by Township]
 
| [http://www.colesgs.org/cemetery/cemeterylist.html USGenWeb Cemeteries by Township]
 
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==== 1840  ====
 
==== 1840  ====
  
*1840 Federal census, Coles County, Illinois {{FHL|1453798|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 X2c 1840}}
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*1840 Federal census, Coles County, Illinois {{FHL|1453798|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 X2c 1840}}  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/censusindex.html Transcribed 1840 Federal census] presented by Genealogy Trails
  
 
===== 1840 Pensioners  =====
 
===== 1840 Pensioners  =====
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*U. S. federal census 1850, Coles County, Illinois {{FHL|1453799|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 X2c 1850}}  
 
*U. S. federal census 1850, Coles County, Illinois {{FHL|1453799|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 X2c 1850}}  
*U.S. federal census, 1850, Coles County, Illinois {{FHL|1025381|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 X2g 1850}}
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*U.S. federal census, 1850, Coles County, Illinois {{FHL|1025381|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 X2g 1850}}  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/censusindex.html Transcribed U.S. federal census], Coles County - presented by [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails]
  
 
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==== State  ====
 
==== State  ====
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=== Church History and Records  ===
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Church records can give birth, death and marriage information as well as&nbsp;indictate family relationships. See Illinois state wiki&nbsp;article [[Illinois Church Records|Church Records for]] more ideas about how to use church records in your research.
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*The [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]] has a Coles County edition. [http://www.archive.org/details/historicalencyclcoc00bate Internet Archive Free Digital Copy] Local church history is found in individual township histories, beginning on page 685. For addtional available copies, see the wiki article [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]].
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'''Baptist'''
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''Whetstone Creek, Coles County, Illinois, records of Freewill Baptist Church, 1844-1905.'' Manuscript on film. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949. {{FHL|259492|item|disp=FHL Film 444 Item 3}} <br>
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'''Church of Christ'''
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/wileybrick.html History of the Wiley Brick Church]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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'''Presbyterian'''
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/hebronchurchhistory.html Hebron Presbyterian Church]&nbsp;(Brooks family extracts) Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/loxachurchrecords.html Loxa Presbyterian Church]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/unioncumberlandchurch.html Union Cumberland Presbyterian, 1904–1971]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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=== Court Records  ===
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Court records may give a person’s age, residence, occupation, and family relationships. Friends and neighbors may have given depositions as witnesses. See [[Illinois Court Records|Court Records]] for more information about court records. Original court records are housed at the Coles Circuit Court Clerk''s'' office as well as the IRAD&nbsp;depository at Eastern&nbsp;Illinois University.&nbsp; See [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|IRAD–EIU]] for more information about using this depository. Original records at EIU are as following:
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'''1832–1935''' Circuit Clerk's Miscellaneous Files. [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU] Search for Coles County records.<br>'''1832–1890 '''Circuit Court Case Files. [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU]<br>'''1835–1910 '''Circuit Court Record, Chancery Circuit Court [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU]<br>'''1835''' County Clerk's Miscellaneous Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU]<br>'''1869–1873 '''Court of Common Pleas Case Files (Mattoon) [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU]<br><br>'''1869–1873 '''Court of Common Pleas Case Files (Mattoon) IRAD [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/mattoon.html Online Index] Copies of these case files can be orders from IRAD-EIU.
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
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*Mattoon (Illinois) city directories, 1902, 1904-1905, 1910 and 1911, 1927 {{FHL|1133317|item|disp=FHL Film 2310426 (4 items)}}  
 
*Mattoon (Illinois) city directories, 1902, 1904-1905, 1910 and 1911, 1927 {{FHL|1133317|item|disp=FHL Film 2310426 (4 items)}}  
 
*Polk's Charleston (Coles Co., Ill.) city directory, 1972- {{FHL|88768|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 E4p}}  
 
*Polk's Charleston (Coles Co., Ill.) city directory, 1972- {{FHL|88768|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372 E4p}}  
*Polk's Mattoon (Coles Co., Ill.) city directory, 1973- {{FHL|96480|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372/M1 E4p}}
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*Polk's Mattoon (Coles Co., Ill.) city directory, 1973- {{FHL|96480|item|disp=FHL Book 977.372/M1 E4p}}  
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/farmerindex.html Transcription of 1918 Farmer's Directory] - presented by [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails]
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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==== Periodicals  ====
 
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=== Church History and Records ===
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=== History  ===
  
'''Baptist'''
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*[http://everynameindex.com/ColesCoIL.html Every Name Index to History of Coles County, Illinois].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2012, original text by William Le Baron, Jr., 1879.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
''Whetstone Creek, Coles County, Illinois, records of Freewill Baptist Church, 1844-1905.'' Manuscript on film. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949. {{FHL|259492|item|disp=FHL Film 444 Item 3}} <br>
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'''Church of Christ'''
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*The [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]] has a Coles County edition.&nbsp; This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Coles County residents.&nbsp; See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.
  
[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/wileybrick.html History of the Wiley Brick Church]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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'''Presbyterian'''
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/hebronchurchhistory.html Hebron Presbyterian Church]&nbsp;(Brooks family extracts) Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/loxachurchrecords.html Loxa Presbyterian Church]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/unioncumberlandchurch.html Union Cumberland Presbyterian, 1904–1971]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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=== Court Records  ===
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Court records may give a person’s age, residence, occupation, and family relationships. Friends and neighbors may have given depositions as witnesses. See [[Illinois Court Records|Court Records]] for more information about court records. Original court records are housed at the Coles Circuit Court Clerk''s'' office as well as the IRAD&nbsp;depository at Eastern&nbsp;Illinois University.&nbsp; See [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|IRAD–EIU]] for more information about using this depository. Original records at EIU are as following:
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'''1832–1935''' Circuit Clerk's Miscellaneous Files. [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU] Search for Coles County records.<br>'''1832–1890 '''Circuit Court Case Files. [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU]<br>'''1835–1910 '''Circuit Court Record, Chancery Circuit Court [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU]<br>'''1835''' County Clerk's Miscellaneous Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU]<br>'''1869–1873 '''Court of Common Pleas Case Files (Mattoon) [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–EIU]<br><br>'''1869–1873 '''Court of Common Pleas Case Files (Mattoon) IRAD [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/mattoon.html Online Index] Copies of these case files can be orders from IRAD-EIU.
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=== History  ===
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The [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]] has a Coles County edition.&nbsp; This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Coles County residents.&nbsp; See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.
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*''[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/history.html#transcription History of Coles County (1905).]''&nbsp; Courtesy of Illinois Trails
 
*''[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/history.html#transcription History of Coles County (1905).]''&nbsp; Courtesy of Illinois Trails
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:*'''1830–1886 Deed Records Index. {{FHL|323917|disp=FHL Film 1306164 first of 6 films}}'''  
 
:*'''1830–1886 Deed Records Index. {{FHL|323917|disp=FHL Film 1306164 first of 6 films}}'''  
 
:*'''1831–1919 Deed Records. {{FHL|323917|disp=FHL Film 1306164 first of 51 films}}'''  
 
:*'''1831–1919 Deed Records. {{FHL|323917|disp=FHL Film 1306164 first of 51 films}}'''  
:*[No land and property record holdings noted in [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]&nbsp;Coles&nbsp;County Listing.] Search for Coles&nbsp;County records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|Information about how to use IRAD]]  
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:*[No land and property record holdings noted in [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU]&nbsp;Coles&nbsp;County Listing.] Search for Coles&nbsp;County records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|Information about how to use IRAD]]
:*[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] ($)  
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/coles_map.html Coles County Federal Township Plats]
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*[http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($)<br>
 
:*'''1800s – Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records, including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a researcher establish location and lead to National Archives’ records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are at the National Archives.  
 
:*'''1800s – Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records, including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a researcher establish location and lead to National Archives’ records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are at the National Archives.  
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/index.html Abstracts of Coles County Land Patents found in the BLM Land Patent Index]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/index.html Abstracts of Coles County Land Patents found in the BLM Land Patent Index]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/coles_map.html Coles County Federal Township Plats]  
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[[Image:Ilcoles.jpg|600px|Ilcoles.jpg]]
:*Ogle, Geo. A. ''Standard Atlas of Coles County, Illinois.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13825849 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|274968|disp=FHL Film 1321461 Item 4}}
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:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/Coles.html Coles County Federal Township Plats]  
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:*Ogle, Geo. A. ''Standard Atlas of Coles County, Illinois.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13825849 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|274968|disp=FHL Film 1321461 Item 4}}  
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:*''[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2179 U.S., Indexed Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785–1898].&nbsp; ''Database online. Ancestry ($).
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Civil War  ====
  
Civil War service men from Coles County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Coles County.  
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Civil War service men from Coles County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Coles County. <br>
  
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:- [[1st Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|1st Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]]. Company C.
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:- [[5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Companies B and E.
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:- [[7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)|8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company C.
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:- [[8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Companies H and M.
 
:- [[21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
 
:- [[21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
 
:- [[25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
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:- [[68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.  
 
:- [[68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.  
 
:- [[97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
 
:- [[97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.  
:- [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/militaryindex.html 123rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]
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:- [[109th Regiment, Indiana Infantry|109th Regiment, Indiana Infantry]]
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:- [[123rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|123rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]] Companies [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/companya.html A], [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/companyc.html C], [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/companyd.html D], [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/companyh.html H], [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/companyI.html I] and [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/companyk.html K].
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:- [[130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.
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:- [[135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company K.
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:- [[143rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|143rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Companies A and K.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/militaryindex.html Genealogy Trails] - Coles County Civil War Soldiers (accessed 20 September 2011) Lists Civil War soldiers from&nbsp;Coles County along with their regiments and residences.
  
 
*Eastern Illinois University Bulletin. ''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ktohair/Documents/CharlestonRiot.pdf Coles County in the Civil War 1861-1865]. ''(accessed 31 May 2011)
 
*Eastern Illinois University Bulletin. ''[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ktohair/Documents/CharlestonRiot.pdf Coles County in the Civil War 1861-1865]. ''(accessed 31 May 2011)
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information.<br><br>
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information.<br><br>  
  
 
Original Coles County probate records are available at the [[Coles County, Illinois Courthouse|Coles County Courthouse]]. See [[Illinois Probate Records|Illinois Probate Records]] wiki page for more information about using probate records. The following copies of probate records are available:  
 
Original Coles County probate records are available at the [[Coles County, Illinois Courthouse|Coles County Courthouse]]. See [[Illinois Probate Records|Illinois Probate Records]] wiki page for more information about using probate records. The following copies of probate records are available:  
  
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:*'''1866–1886''' –{{RecordSearch|1834344|Wills v. A 1866-1886}} Online Images {{FHL|224948|item|disp=FHL Film 1306157}}&nbsp;Browse the images.
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:*'''1846–1862''' –{{RecordSearch|1834344|Wills v. B 1846-1862}} Online Images {{FHL|224948|item|disp=FHL Film 1306157}}&nbsp;Browse the images.
:*'''1998-1909''' –{{RecordSearch|9274545|Wills v. C 1898–1909}} Online Images {{FHL|224948|item|disp=FHL Film 1306157–1306158}}  
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:*'''1998-1909''' –{{RecordSearch|1834344|Wills v. C 1898–1909}} Online Images {{FHL|224948|item|disp=FHL Film 1306157–1306158}}&nbsp;Browse the images.
:*'''1923-1925''' –{{RecordSearch|9274548|Wills v. E 1823–1925}} Online Images {{FHL|224948|item|disp=FHL Film 1306158–1306159 Item 1}}  
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:*'''1923-1925''' –{{RecordSearch|1834344|Wills v. E 1823–1925}} Online Images {{FHL|224948|item|disp=FHL Film 1306158–1306159 Item 1}}&nbsp;Browse the images.
:*'''1900–1909''' –{{RecordSearch|9274532|Probate Records v.C 1900-1909}} Online Images  
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:*'''1900–1909''' –{{RecordSearch|1834344|Probate Records v.C 1900-1909}} Online Images. Browse.
:*'''1903–1918''' –{{RecordSearch|9274489|Probate Records v. D 1903-1918}} Online Images  
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:*'''1903–1918''' –{{RecordSearch|1834344|Probate Records v. D 1903-1918}} Online Images. Browse.
:*'''1918–1923''' –{{RecordSearch|9274535|Probate Records v. E 1918-1923}} Online Images
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:*'''1918–1923''' –{{RecordSearch|1834344|Probate Records v. E 1918-1923}} Online Images. Browse.
  
 
Deed records can often include family relationship information.  
 
Deed records can often include family relationship information.  
  
 
:*'''1830–1886''' Deed Records Index. {{FHL|323917|disp=FHL Film 1306164 first of 6 films}}  
 
:*'''1830–1886''' Deed Records Index. {{FHL|323917|disp=FHL Film 1306164 first of 6 films}}  
:*'''1831–1919''' Deed Records. {{FHL|323917|disp=FHL Film 1306164 first of 51 films}}
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:*'''1831–1919''' Deed Records. {{FHL|323917|disp=FHL Film 1306164 first of 51 films}}No probate records for Coles County are listed at IRAD. The following probate abstracts are available:
 
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No probate records for Coles County are listed at IRAD. The following probate abstracts are available:  
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:*Sargent, Samuel S. ''Genealogies of Families of Coles County, Illinois, and Miscellaneous Cemetery, Marriage, and Probate Records.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1948. {{FHL|284357|disp=FHL Film 7699}} Microproduction of typescript.
 
:*Sargent, Samuel S. ''Genealogies of Families of Coles County, Illinois, and Miscellaneous Cemetery, Marriage, and Probate Records.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1948. {{FHL|284357|disp=FHL Film 7699}} Microproduction of typescript.
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
  
The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)&nbsp;to manage the archival records of local governments.&nbsp; Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.&nbsp; The records of Clark County&nbsp;come under the jurisdiction of&nbsp;the Eastern Illinois University (EIU)&nbsp;regional depository.<br><br>
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The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)&nbsp;to manage the archival records of local governments.&nbsp; Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.&nbsp; The records of Clark County&nbsp;come under the jurisdiction of&nbsp;the Eastern Illinois University (EIU)&nbsp;regional depository.<br><br>  
  
 
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]<br>Booth Library<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html Eastern Illinois University (EIU)]<br>600 Lincoln Avenue<br>Charleston, IL 61920<br>Telephone: (217) 581-6093 <br><br>Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays<br>9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
 
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]<br>Booth Library<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html Eastern Illinois University (EIU)]<br>600 Lincoln Avenue<br>Charleston, IL 61920<br>Telephone: (217) 581-6093 <br><br>Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays<br>9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
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==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
  
'''Charleston Public Library<br>'''712 Sixth Street<br>Charleston, IL 61920–2147<br>Phone: 217–345–4913<br>
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'''[http://www.charlestonlibrary.org/ Charleston Public Library]<br>'''712 Sixth Street<br>Charleston, IL 61920–2147<br>Phone: 217–345–4913<br>  
  
 
Houses the Coles County Illinois Genelogical Society collection of books and materials.&nbsp; Explore the society's [http://www.colesgs.org/collection.html online list of materials].  
 
Houses the Coles County Illinois Genelogical Society collection of books and materials.&nbsp; Explore the society's [http://www.colesgs.org/collection.html online list of materials].  
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
[http://www.colesgs.org/index.html Coles County Illinois Genealogical Society].&nbsp; Explore online databases provided by the Coles County Illinois Genealogical Society.
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[http://www.colesgs.org/index.html Coles County Illinois Genealogical Society].&nbsp; Explore online databases provided by the Coles County Illinois Genealogical Society.  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information.<br>
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information.<br>  
  
 
The website of the [http://www.co.coles.il.us/CoClerk/vital_records.htm Coles County Clerk &amp; Recorder] includes information and order forms for ordering birth, marriage, and death records.  
 
The website of the [http://www.co.coles.il.us/CoClerk/vital_records.htm Coles County Clerk &amp; Recorder] includes information and order forms for ordering birth, marriage, and death records.  
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<br>The following abstracts are available:  
 
<br>The following abstracts are available:  
  
:*'''1831–1900'''&nbsp;[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] (1831-1900 for&nbsp;Coles&nbsp;County)  
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:*'''1831–1900'''&nbsp;[http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] (1831-1900 for&nbsp;Coles&nbsp;County)  
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:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($) Coles County covers 1831–1900. Incomplete.
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/index.html Marriages] Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/index.html Marriages] Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
  
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The following abstracts are available:  
 
The following abstracts are available:  
  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916] (No data&nbsp;for Coles County as of Aug&nbsp;2011. Check back again as records are being added.)  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916] (No data&nbsp;for Coles County as of Nov 2012. Check back again as records are being added.)  
:*'''1916–1950 '''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950] (1916-1950 for Coles County)  
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:*'''1916–1950 '''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950] (1916-1950 for Coles County)  
 
:*'''1916–1950 '''[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/ Index to Deaths] Courtsey of Illinois Trails.  
 
:*'''1916–1950 '''[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/ Index to Deaths] Courtsey of Illinois Trails.  
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/ Mattoon death certificate abstracts]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
 
:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/ Mattoon death certificate abstracts]. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.
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:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments] IRAD  
 
:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments] IRAD  
 
:*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
:*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Coles/ Coles County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)
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:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Coles/ Coles County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History ](Linkpendium)  
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:*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/coles/ Coles County Illinois Genealogy Trails] - no links, just free transcribed data
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:*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==

Revision as of 21:12, 19 August 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Coles County

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

Hand and keyboard.jpg Illinois
Online Records

Coordinates: 39.51°0′N 88.22°0′W / 39.51°N 88.22°W / 39.51; -88.22

Coles County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Coles County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: December 25, 1830
County Seat Charleston
Courthouse
Coles County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Coles County Courthouse
651 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, Illinois 61920

(217) 348-0501
Coles County Website

Contents

Coles County Organization

Coles County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Coles County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1831 1877 1840 1830 1830

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

Historical Facts

Edward.Coles.png
Coles County is named for Edward Coles who was the second Governor of the State of Illinois.

Boundary Changes

  • 25 December 1830: - Coles County was created from Clark and Edgar [1]

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Cemeteries for more information.

Cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Coles County resources:

Published Records Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find-a-Grave ePodunk
WorldCat US Genweb Coles County Cemeteries Index
Google Books Genealogy Trails USGenWeb Cemeteries by Township
Coles County Gen. Soc. Cemetery Index Coles County Gen. Soc. Cemetery List

Census

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190034,146
191034,5171.1%
192035,1081.7%
193037,3156.3%
194038,4703.1%
195040,3284.8%
196042,8606.3%
197047,81511.6%
198052,2609.3%
199051,644−1.2%
200053,1963.0%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

1840

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, Coles County on page 186.]

1850

1860

1870

United States federal census, 1870, Coles County, Illinois FHL Book 977.372 X2u 1870 (2 vols)

State

Church History and Records

Church records can give birth, death and marriage information as well as indictate family relationships. See Illinois state wiki article Church Records for more ideas about how to use church records in your research.

Baptist

Whetstone Creek, Coles County, Illinois, records of Freewill Baptist Church, 1844-1905. Manuscript on film. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949. FHL Film 444 Item 3

Church of Christ

History of the Wiley Brick Church. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.

Presbyterian

Hebron Presbyterian Church (Brooks family extracts) Courtesy of Illinois Trails.

Loxa Presbyterian Church. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.

Union Cumberland Presbyterian, 1904–1971. Courtesy of Illinois Trails.

Court Records

Court records may give a person’s age, residence, occupation, and family relationships. Friends and neighbors may have given depositions as witnesses. See Court Records for more information about court records. Original court records are housed at the Coles Circuit Court Clerks office as well as the IRAD depository at Eastern Illinois University.  See IRAD–EIU for more information about using this depository. Original records at EIU are as following:

1832–1935 Circuit Clerk's Miscellaneous Files. IRAD–EIU Search for Coles County records.
1832–1890 Circuit Court Case Files. IRAD–EIU
1835–1910 Circuit Court Record, Chancery Circuit Court IRAD–EIU
1835 County Clerk's Miscellaneous Files IRAD–EIU
1869–1873 Court of Common Pleas Case Files (Mattoon) IRAD–EIU

1869–1873 Court of Common Pleas Case Files (Mattoon) IRAD Online Index Copies of these case files can be orders from IRAD-EIU.


Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

Periodicals

History


  • The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Coles County edition.  This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Coles County residents.  See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.


Land and Property

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Land and Property for more information.

1830-present The original land and property records for Coles County are held by the County Clerk. See the info box above for contact information. The following copies are available:

Online Resources

Maps

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Military History and Records

The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Coles County edition.  This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Coles County residents.  See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Civil War

Civil War service men from Coles County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Coles County.

- 1st Regiment, Illinois Cavalry. Company C.
- 5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies B and E.
- 7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company C.
- 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies H and M.
- 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 41st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, C, G, I and K.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C, E, and K.
- 63rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 109th Regiment, Indiana Infantry
- 123rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry Companies A, C, D, H, I and K.
- 130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K.
- 143rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies A and K.
  • Genealogy Trails - Coles County Civil War Soldiers (accessed 20 September 2011) Lists Civil War soldiers from Coles County along with their regiments and residences.

Naturalization and Citizenship

Coles County has naturalization records in county circuit and Mattoon city court records.  Naturalization records may reveal immigration and family information.  See Illinois Naturalization for more infomation about this record group. Copies of Coles county naturalization records held at the IRAD depository at Eastern Illinois University are as follows. See IRAD–EIU for more information about this depository.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Obituary index courtesy of Illinois Trails.

Probate Records

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Probate Records for more information.

Original Coles County probate records are available at the Coles County Courthouse. See Illinois Probate Records wiki page for more information about using probate records. The following copies of probate records are available:

Deed records can often include family relationship information.

  • Sargent, Samuel S. Genealogies of Families of Coles County, Illinois, and Miscellaneous Cemetery, Marriage, and Probate Records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1948. FHL Film 7699 Microproduction of typescript.

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

Family History Centers

There are over 4500 Family History Centers worldwide which serve as branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Volunteers provide research assistance to help patrons identify their ancestors.  Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at a nominal cost.  Locate your nearest Family History Center at the FamilySearch website.  Call ahead to verify operating hours.  All are welcome.

The following centers are accessible to residents of Coles County, Illinois:

Champaign Illinois Family History Center
604 W Windsor Rd
Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
Phone: 217-352-8063
Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt]]

Danville Illinois Family History Center
1941 N Bowman Ave
Danville, Vermilion, Illinois
Phone: 217-446-5887
Hours: Sat 9:30am-2pm

Linton Indiana Family History Center
1000 W Lone Tree Rd
Linton, Greene, Indiana
Phone: 812-847-9044
Hours: Wed. 6 - 9 pm, Sat 9 - 2

Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center
1845 N 6 1/2 St
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
Phone: 812-234-0269
Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo school are on delays or early dismissals.
Attention: The Center is also available by appointment.

Please note: Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments.  Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.  The records of Clark County come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) regional depository.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.

Public Libraries

Charleston Public Library
712 Sixth Street
Charleston, IL 61920–2147
Phone: 217–345–4913

Houses the Coles County Illinois Genelogical Society collection of books and materials.  Explore the society's online list of materials.

Mattoon Public Library
1600 Charleston Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938
Phone:1– 217–234–2621

Social Groups Online

Societies

Coles County Illinois Genealogical Society.  Explore online databases provided by the Coles County Illinois Genealogical Society.

Taxation

Vital Records

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Vital Records for more information.

The website of the Coles County Clerk & Recorder includes information and order forms for ordering birth, marriage, and death records.

Births

1878–present  The original Coles County birth records 1878- present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1860-1915 Birth Certificates, Delayed - IRAD-EIU Search for Coles County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1878-1915 Birth Record Index – IRAD-EIU Search for Coles County records.

The following abstract are available: Birth abstracts Courtesy of Illinois Trails.

Marriages

1831–present  The original Coles County marriage records 1831-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

The following marraige indexes are available:


The following abstracts are available:

Deaths

1878–present  The original Coles County death records 1878-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1878–1918 Death Record - IRAD-EIU Search for Coles County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1878–1913 Death Record Index - IRAD-EIU Search for Coles County records.
  • 1910-1917 Death Record, Coroner - IRAD-EIU Search for Coles County records.
  • 1887-1909 Death Record, Stillbirths - IRAD-EIU Search for Coles County records.

The following abstracts are available:

Websites

Databases pertinent to Coles County

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002