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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Gallatin County'''
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Guide to '''Gallatin 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]]'' '''Gallatin County'''
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== County Organization  ==
 
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== Gallatin County Organization  ==
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Gallatin County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Gallatin County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Albert Gallatin .jpg|thumb|right|175px]]<br><br>Gallatin county was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gallatin Albert Gallatin] who was the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, and Minister to France and England.  
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[[Image:Albert Gallatin .jpg|thumb|right|175px|Albert Gallatin .jpg]]<br><br>Gallatin county was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Gallatin Albert Gallatin] who was the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, and Minister to France and England.  
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
  
 
*'''14 September 1812:''' Gallatin County was created from [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]] County. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 {{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref>
 
*'''14 September 1812:''' Gallatin County was created from [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]] County. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 {{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref>
 
See an interactive map of Gallatin County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
 
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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For a list of record loss in Illinois counties see: [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-counties/#courthouse Illinois Counties with Burned Courthouses]
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
One of the best places to start Gallatin County cemetery searches are the books published by Glen Miner in the 1970s. They are available for free online at [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~davidca/Gall-cem/cem.htm Cemeteries by Glen Miner].
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One of the best places to start Gallatin County cemetery searches are the books published by Glen Miner in the 1970s. They are available for free online at [http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~davidca/Gall-cem/cem.htm Cemeteries by Glen Miner].  
  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Gallatin County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Gallatin County resources:  
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Cemetery Gazetteers'''
 
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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=719 county list]  
 
| 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=719 county list]  
 
| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6167&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=38&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
 
| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6167&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=38&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Gallatin+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Gallatin+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
| [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/gallatin.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
| [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/gallatin.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
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| [http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries]  
 
| [http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries]  
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| [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgalla2/cemeteries.html ILGenWeb]  
 
| [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgalla2/cemeteries.html ILGenWeb]  
 
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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A chapter on early Gallatin County, Illinois church history appears in an 1887 local history, available for free [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofgallati00chic online], beginning on page 126.
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==== Baptist  ====
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*[http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-Gallatin.html Church and Family History Research Assistance for Gallatin County, Illinois Primitive Baptists]
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*Harmony Church of General Baptist (Junction, Ill.). ''Records of Organization, 1856 and 1889''. MSS. Copy: {{FHL|81838|item|disp=FHL Film 978271 Item 2}}.<br>
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*Levin, Pat Ann. "Kinships, Communities, and Conflicts: Bethel Creek Primitive Baptist Church, 1820-1840," Ph.D. Thesis, University of Pennsylvania, 1995.<span style="font-style: italic;"> </span>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39744376 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]
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*Nelson, Ronald L. and Doris Nelson. ''Minutes of The Muddy Baptist Association Illinois 1820 - 1840'', available [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jgholson/minutes.htm online], courtesy: RootsWeb.
  
 
==== Catholic  ====
 
==== Catholic  ====
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois 1842-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois 1842-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Patrick Parish, Pond Settlement, Gallatin County, Illinois 1842-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Patrick Parish, Pond Settlement, Gallatin County, Illinois 1842-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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For information about St. Patrick's, see:
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*''Dedication Souvenir, St. Patrick's Church, Gallatin County, Illinois.'' Doherty, Ill.: The Church, 1929. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/49993415 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]
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==== Methodist<br>  ====
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*First Methodist Episcopal Church (Shawneetown, Ill.). ''Church Records, 1867-1938''. Copy: {{FHL|3567|item|disp=FHL Film 978272 Items 1-2}}. Contains list of pastors; alphabetical lists of members; probationers; marriages, 1868-1933 -- baptisms, 1867-1938 -- burials, 1915-1933 -- historical record; classes.<br>
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==== Presbyterian  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgalla2/pisgahchurch.html Pisgah C.P. Church Records], courtesy: ILGenWeb.
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using court records.  
 
Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using court records.  
  
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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
 
*'''1813-1839''' Circuit Court Order Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1813-1839''' Circuit Court Order Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1813-1820''' Court records, Gallatin County, Illinois {{FHL|747377|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2}}  
 
*'''1813-1820''' Court records, Gallatin County, Illinois {{FHL|747377|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2}}  
*'''1814-1920''' Circuit Court Case Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|833824|item|disp=FHL film 2132368–2132374
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*'''1814-1920''' Circuit Court Case Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|833824|item|disp=FHL film 2132368–2132374}}
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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*[http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=102 Register of Slaves (Indentures) and Emancipation of Slaves] - provided by the Illinois State Genealogical Society; originally published in 1978.  
 
*[http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=102 Register of Slaves (Indentures) and Emancipation of Slaves] - provided by the Illinois State Genealogical Society; originally published in 1978.  
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
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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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Original land records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Land and Property|Illinois Land Records]] for more information about using land records.  
 
Original land records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Land and Property|Illinois Land Records]] for more information about using land records.  
  
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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
  
 
*'''1813-1900''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|232450|item|disp=FHL film 977336–977338}}  
 
*'''1813-1900''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|232450|item|disp=FHL film 977336–977338}}  
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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] ($)  
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*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
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*[http://www.ilsos.gov/isa/landsrch.jsp Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/gallatin_map.html Gallatin County Federal Township Plats]
 
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/gallatin_map.html Gallatin County Federal Township Plats]
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Ilgallatin.jpg|400px|right]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Gallatin 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 Gallatin County.
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Civil War service men from Gallatin 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 Gallatin County.  
  
:- [[56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and F.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|1st Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company B.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery|1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery]], Battery K.
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:- [[6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Companies F and L.
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:- [[7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company G.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company E.
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:- [[18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies C, D, and G.
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:- [[56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and F.
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:- [[118th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|118th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.
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:- [[120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and H.
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:- [[131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, D, E, and F.
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
  
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 [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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The following copies of original 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
 
*1839-1906'''Naturalization Papers [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]'''  
 
*1839-1906'''Naturalization Papers [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]'''  
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk (618) 439-2011. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
 
Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk (618) 439-2011. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
  
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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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The following abstracts and copies of original 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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'''Abstracts'''
  
*'''1813-1928''' Probate Case Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|833897|item|disp=FHL film 2132375–2132376}}
 
 
*'''1813-1838''' Order book {{FHL|272338|item|disp=FHL film 977823 item 2}}  
 
*'''1813-1838''' Order book {{FHL|272338|item|disp=FHL film 977823 item 2}}  
*'''1813-1931''' An unspecified number of Gallatin County probate records are available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records}}
 
 
*'''1814-1847''' Will Record I, Gallatin County, Illinois, November 1814-January 1847 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36506270 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and{{FHL|747379|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2sr}}  
 
*'''1814-1847''' Will Record I, Gallatin County, Illinois, November 1814-January 1847 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36506270 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and{{FHL|747379|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2sr}}  
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*'''1817-1893''' Early Gallatin County, Illinois probates [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22449352 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|534029|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2s}}
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*'''1838-1908''' Early Saline County, Illinois court records administrator's records, books B-F. Some of the early Saline estates may be located in Gallatin County. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29682867 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|593875|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 P2b}}
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*'''1849-1859''' Gallatin County, Illinois wills and estates, October 1849-November, 1859, book A [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30264170 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|747381|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2g}}
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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*'''1813-1928''' Probate Case Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|833897|item|disp=FHL film 2132375–2132376}}
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*'''1814-1931''' An unspecified number of Gallatin County probate records are available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records}}
 
*'''1814-1931''' Probate Will Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|272310|item|disp=FHL film 977822–977823 item 1}}  
 
*'''1814-1931''' Probate Will Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|272310|item|disp=FHL film 977822–977823 item 1}}  
*'''1815-1860''' Probate files {{FHL|262753|item|disp=FHL film 977830 (first film)}}  
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*'''1815-1860''' Probate files {{FHL|272753|item|disp=FHL film 977830 (first film)}}  
 
*'''1815-1900''' Probate Case Files Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1815-1900''' Probate Case Files Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
*'''1817-1893''' Early Gallatin County, Illinois probates [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22449352 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|534029|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2s}}
 
 
*'''1821-1838''' Records of Gallatin Co., Illinois; some early records of estates in Gallatin County. {{FHL|313040|item|disp=FHL film 7702}}  
 
*'''1821-1838''' Records of Gallatin Co., Illinois; some early records of estates in Gallatin County. {{FHL|313040|item|disp=FHL film 7702}}  
*'''1838-1908''' Early Saline County, Illinois court records administrator's records, books B-F. Some of the early Saline estates may be located in Gallatin County. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29682867 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|593875|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 P2b}}
 
 
*'''1847-1849''' Probate Dockets[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1847-1849''' Probate Dockets[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
*'''1849-1859''' Gallatin County, Illinois wills &amp; estates, October 1849-November, 1859, book A [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30264170 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|747381|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2g}}
 
 
*'''1860-1887''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|272372|item|disp=FHL film 977825–977829}}
 
*'''1860-1887''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|272372|item|disp=FHL film 977825–977829}}
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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See also a List of [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-society-archive/ Illinois Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
  
 
==== 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 Gallatin County are kept, see the [[Gallatin County, Illinois Courthouse|Gallatin County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Gallatin County are kept, see the [[Gallatin County, Illinois Courthouse|Gallatin County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Library ====
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==== Family History Center ====
  
 
==== 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 Gallatin County.
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
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Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
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| valign="top" width="35%" | [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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| 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  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
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See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].
  
Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Gallatin 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.
 
  
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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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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 Gallatin 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] 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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The following abstracts and copies of original 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
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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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'''Online Resources'''
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*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
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*'''1830-1858''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriages [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12945781 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|370970|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V2h}}
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*'''1859-1870''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriage [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24113268 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|407544|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V2g}}
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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*'''1813-1838''' Marriage licenses issued in Gallatin County, Illinois from 1813 through 1838 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7873290 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]{{FHL|210119|item|disp=FHL film 1421095 item 2 and 978271 item 16; book 977.397 N2b}}  
 
*'''1813-1838''' Marriage licenses issued in Gallatin County, Illinois from 1813 through 1838 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7873290 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]{{FHL|210119|item|disp=FHL film 1421095 item 2 and 978271 item 16; book 977.397 N2b}}  
 
*'''1813-1896''' Marriage Licenses/Certificates[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|259355|item|disp=FHL film 969484 (first film)}}  
 
*'''1813-1896''' Marriage Licenses/Certificates[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|259355|item|disp=FHL film 969484 (first film)}}  
 
*'''1813-1926''' Marriage Indexes {{FHL|271976|item|disp=FHL film 977361–977362 items 1–2}}  
 
*'''1813-1926''' Marriage Indexes {{FHL|271976|item|disp=FHL film 977361–977362 items 1–2}}  
*'''1830-1858''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriages [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12945781 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|370970|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V2h}}
 
 
*'''1830-1926''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1830-1926''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
*'''1859-1870''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriage [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/24113268 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|407544|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V2g}}
 
 
*'''1867-1882''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriage indexes [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/688579224 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|564342|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V22g}}  
 
*'''1867-1882''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriage indexes [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/688579224 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|564342|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V22g}}  
 
*'''1867-1887''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriages, book B, 1867 to 1874, book C, 1874 to 1882, book D, 1882 to 1887 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36506290 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|998837|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V22h}}  
 
*'''1867-1887''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriages, book B, 1867 to 1874, book C, 1874 to 1882, book D, 1882 to 1887 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36506290 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|998837|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V22h}}  
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==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
*'''1878-1916''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]and {{FHL|271969|item|disp=FHL film 977360}}
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'''Online Resources'''
*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
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*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
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*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
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*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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*'''1878-1916''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]and {{FHL|271969|item|disp=FHL film 977360}}
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/gallatin-county/ Gallatin County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Gallatin/ Gallatin County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Gallatin/ Gallatin County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  

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United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Gallatin County

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

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Coordinates: 37.76°0′N 88.23°0′W / 37.76°N 88.23°W / 37.76; -88.23

Gallatin County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Gallatin County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: September 14, 1812
County Seat Shawneetown
Courthouse
Gallatin County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Gallatin County Courthouse
484 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Shawneetown, Illinois 62984
(618) 269-3025
 

Contents

County Organization

Gallatin County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1813 1878 1820 1813 1814

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

Historical Facts

Albert Gallatin .jpg


Gallatin county was named for Albert Gallatin who was the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, and Minister to France and England.

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps" (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

  • 14 September 1812: Gallatin County was created from Randolph County. [1]

Record Loss

For a list of record loss in Illinois counties see: Illinois Counties with Burned Courthouses

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

One of the best places to start Gallatin County cemetery searches are the books published by Glen Miner in the 1970s. They are available for free online at Cemeteries by Glen Miner.

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

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190015,836
191014,628−7.6%
192012,856−12.1%
193010,091−21.5%
194011,41413.1%
19509,818−14.0%
19607,638−22.2%
19707,418−2.9%
19807,5902.3%
19906,909−9.0%
20006,445−6.7%
20105,589−13.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

1830

  • Census, 1830, Gallatin County, Illinois. n.p.: n.p., 1900. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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, Gallatin County on page 187.]

Church Records

A chapter on early Gallatin County, Illinois church history appears in an 1887 local history, available for free online, beginning on page 126.

Baptist

Catholic

FamilySearch has made parish records from four Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Gallatin County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:

For information about St. Patrick's, see:

  • Dedication Souvenir, St. Patrick's Church, Gallatin County, Illinois. Doherty, Ill.: The Church, 1929. WorldCat (Other Libraries)

Methodist

  • First Methodist Episcopal Church (Shawneetown, Ill.). Church Records, 1867-1938. Copy: FHL Film 978272 Items 1-2. Contains list of pastors; alphabetical lists of members; probationers; marriages, 1868-1933 -- baptisms, 1867-1938 -- burials, 1915-1933 -- historical record; classes.

Presbyterian


Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using court records.

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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

  • History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois: From the Earliest Time to the Present, Together with Sundry and Interesting Biographical Sketches, Notes, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. FHL Film 873820 Item 1

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Land Records for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of Original Records

Online Resources

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Gallatin 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 Gallatin County.

- 1st Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company B.
- 1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery, Battery K.
- 6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies F and L.
- 7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company G.
- 14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company E.
- 18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C, D, and G.
- 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and F.
- 118th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and H.
- 131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, D, E, and F.

Naturalization

The following copies of original 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1839-1906Naturalization Papers IRAD (SIU)
  • 1859-1888 Naturalization Record, Final IRAD (SIU)
  • 1859-1893 Naturalization Declarations of Intent IRAD (SIU)
  • 1859-1893 Naturalization records: intentions, vol. A, 1859-1893; final papers, Vol. A; soldiers and minors, vol B, 1881-1953; papers, box 112, 1802-1906 FHL film 977824
  • 1881-1886 Naturalization Record of Soldiers IRAD (SIU)

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk (618) 439-2011. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following abstracts and copies of original 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Repositories

See also a List of Illinois Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

County Courthouse

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

Family History Center

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 Gallatin County.

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

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. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.


Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Gallatin County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health 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 original 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Marriages

Online Resources

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Deaths

Online Resources

Copies of Original Records

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