Fulton County, Illinois Genealogy

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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 Fulton County are kept, see the [[Fulton County, Illinois Courthouse|Fulton County Courthouse]] page.  
 
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== Records and Resources  ==
 
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=== Biography ===
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*The 1879 ''[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=77814&REC=1 History of Fulton County, Illinois]: ''<ref>History of Fulton County, Illinois: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens : history of Illinois, embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, and a general review of its civil, political and military history, digest of state laws, C.C. Chapman and Co., J.W. Franks and Sons, Peoria, Illinois, 1879</ref> gives an overview of the history of Fulton County as of that date, and includes biographies and a few photos of prominent citizens. See {{WorldCat|20920558}} or on-line digitally at BYU's Lee Library Digital Collection or book.google.com; or [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18486 Ancestry] ($); or [http://www.archive.org/details/historyoffultonc00chas Internet Archive]; or [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/fulton/HistoryofFultonCounty1879-biolist.html Genealogy Trails]
 
*The 1879 ''[http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH19&CISOPTR=77814&REC=1 History of Fulton County, Illinois]: ''<ref>History of Fulton County, Illinois: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens : history of Illinois, embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, and a general review of its civil, political and military history, digest of state laws, C.C. Chapman and Co., J.W. Franks and Sons, Peoria, Illinois, 1879</ref> gives an overview of the history of Fulton County as of that date, and includes biographies and a few photos of prominent citizens. See {{WorldCat|20920558}} or on-line digitally at BYU's Lee Library Digital Collection or book.google.com; or [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18486 Ancestry] ($); or [http://www.archive.org/details/historyoffultonc00chas Internet Archive]; or [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/fulton/HistoryofFultonCounty1879-biolist.html Genealogy Trails]
  
*''Portrait and Biographical Album of Fulton County, Illinois: Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County: Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Presidents of the United States, and Governors of the State.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1890. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28240 Ancestry] ($); [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/fulton/PortraitBioAlbumFultonCoIL1890.html Genealogy Trails]; [http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbiograph12chic Internet Archive].
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*''Portrait and Biographical Album of Fulton County, Illinois: Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County: Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Presidents of the United States, and Governors of the State.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1890. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28240 Ancestry] ($); [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/fulton/PortraitBioAlbumFultonCoIL1890.html Genealogy Trails]; [http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbiograph12chic Internet Archive].  
 
*''Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County''. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1908, c1905. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29312 Ancestry] ($)
 
*''Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County''. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1908, c1905. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29312 Ancestry] ($)
  
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*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Fulton 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 Fulton County.
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Fulton 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 Fulton County.
  
:- [[28th_Regiment,_Illinois_Infantry|28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company H  
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:- [[28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company H  
 
:- [[50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A and D.  
 
:- [[55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A and D.  
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*'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD-WIU)'''
 
*'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD-WIU)'''
For information and tips, see [[IRAD_-_Western_Illinois_University|IRAD-Western Illinois University]].
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For information and tips, see [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|IRAD-Western Illinois University]].  
  
 
*'''Public Libraries'''
 
*'''Public Libraries'''

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Coordinates: 40.48°0′N 90.21°0′W / 40.48°N 90.21°W / 40.48; -90.21

Fulton County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Fulton County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 28, 1823
County Seat Lewiston
Courthouse
Fulton County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Fulton County Courthouse
100 N. Main
Lewistown, Illinois 61542
(309) 547-3041
Fulton County Website

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Fulton County

Contents

County Organization

Fulton County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Fulton County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1824 1878 1830 1817 1827

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

Historical Facts

Robert Fulton - Circle of Thomas Sully.jpg
Fulton County was named for Robert Fulton who is credited for developing the first success steamboat on American waters.

Boundary Changes

  • 1823--Fulton County was created 28 January 1823 from Pike [1]

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Gotoarrow.png Find A Grave, list of cemeteries. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)

Census

For information and tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190046,201
191049,5497.2%
192048,163−2.8%
193043,983−8.7%
194044,6271.5%
195043,716−2.0%
196041,954−4.0%
197041,890−0.2%
198043,6874.3%
199038,080−12.8%
200038,2500.4%
IL Counties 1900-1990
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, Fulton County on page 186.]

Church Records

Court Records

Circuit Court

Directories

  • Prairie Farmers Reliable Directory. Illinois, USA: Prairie Farmers Publishing Company, 1917. Ancestry ($). Covers Fulton County.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

  • Portrait and Biographical Album of Fulton County, Illinois: Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County: Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Presidents of the United States, and Governors of the State. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1890. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Genealogy Trails; Internet Archive.
  • Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Fulton County. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1908, c1905. Digital version at Ancestry ($)

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Fulton 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 Fulton County.
- 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H
- 50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and D.
- 70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 72nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 84th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B and F.
- 85th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, F, G, H and I.
- 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.

Naturalization

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

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

  • Family History Center
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD-WIU)

For information and tips, see IRAD-Western Illinois University.

  • Public Libraries

Societies

Social Groups Online

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002
  2. History of Fulton County, Illinois: together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens : history of Illinois, embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, aborigines, French, English and American conquests, and a general review of its civil, political and military history, digest of state laws, C.C. Chapman and Co., J.W. Franks and Sons, Peoria, Illinois, 1879