Gallatin County, Illinois Genealogy

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Gallatin County's civil records start the following years:  
 
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== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
  
=== Biography ===
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=== Biography ===
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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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" | '''Bibliography'''  
 
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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
 
*'''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 ===  
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=== Ethnic Research ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
=== Genealogy ===
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=== Genealogy ===
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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*'''1820-1914''' County recorder's miscellaneous instruments, Gallatin County, Illinois land related records [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|838058|item|disp=FHL film 2132377–2132378}}  
 
*'''1820-1914''' County recorder's miscellaneous instruments, Gallatin County, Illinois land related records [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|838058|item|disp=FHL film 2132377–2132378}}  
 
*'''1829-1865''' Early Illinois land records {{FHL|617164|item|disp=FHL film 1689436}}  
 
*'''1829-1865''' Early Illinois land records {{FHL|617164|item|disp=FHL film 1689436}}  
*'''1987''' Gallatin County (Illinois) land atlas and plat book, 1987 [http://WorldCat/oclc/22924099 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|560519|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 E7g}}
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*'''1987''' Gallatin County (Illinois) land atlas and plat book, 1987 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22924099 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|560519|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 E7g}}
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
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*'''1881-1886''' Naturalization Record of Soldiers [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
*'''1881-1886''' Naturalization Record of Soldiers [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
=== Newspapers and Obituaries ===
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=== Newspapers and Obituaries ===
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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*'''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}}  
 
*'''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://WorldCat/oclc/36506270 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and{{FHL|747379|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2sr}}  
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*'''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}}  
 
*'''1814-1931''' 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)}}  
 
*'''1815-1860''' Probate files {{FHL|262753|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://WorldCat/oclc/22449352 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|534029|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2s}}  
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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}}  
 
*'''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://WorldCat/oclc/29682867 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|593875|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 P2b}}  
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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}}  
 
*'''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 & estates, October 1849-November, 1859, book A [http://WorldCat/oclc/30264170 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|747381|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 P2g}}  
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*'''1849-1859''' Gallatin County, Illinois wills & 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}}
  
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [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" 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]  
 
| 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).
 
| 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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*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
 
*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
*'''1813-1838''' Marriage licenses issued in Gallatin County, Illinois from 1813 through 1838 [http://WorldCat/oclc/7873290 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]{{FHL|210119|item|disp=FHL film 1421095 item 2 and 978271 item 16; book 977.397 N2b}}  
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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}}  
 
*'''1813-1896''' 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://WorldCat/oclc/12945781 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|370970|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V2h}}  
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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}}  
 
*'''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://WorldCat/oclc/24113268 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|407544|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V2g}}  
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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}}  
*'''1867-1882''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriage indexes [http://WorldCat/oclc/688579224 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|564342|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V22g}}  
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*'''1867-1882''' Gallatin County, Illinois marriage indexes [http://www.worldcat/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://WorldCat/oclc/36506290 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|998837|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 V22h}}  
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*'''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}}  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgalla2/misc.html USGenWeb] spotlights a few obscure Gallatin County marriage indexes.
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgalla2/misc.html USGenWeb] spotlights a few obscure Gallatin County marriage indexes.
  
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== 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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*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)
  

Revision as of 20:43, 5 August 2011

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
 

United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Gallatin County

Contents

Gallatin 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

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

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Illinois Cemeteries  

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

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:

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.

  • 1813-1839 Circuit Court Order Books IRAD (SIU)
  • 1813-1820 Court records, Gallatin County, Illinois FHL book 977.397 P2
  • 1814-1920 Circuit Court Case Files IRAD (SIU) and {{FHL|833824|item|disp=FHL film 2132368–2132374

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 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.

Online Resources

Maps

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.
- 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and F.

Naturalization

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

  • 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 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.

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

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

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

Taxation

Vital Records

See Gotoarrow.png Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Gallatin County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health. with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

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

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