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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Greene County''' 
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Guide to '''Greene County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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== County Organization  ==
 
== County Organization  ==
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Greene County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Greene County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Nathanael Greene.JPG|thumb|right|180px]]  
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[[Image:Nathanael Greene.JPG|thumb|right|180px|Nathanael Greene.JPG]]  
  
 
Greene County was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathanael_Greene Nathanael Greene] who was a major general during the American Revolution, becoming Washington's most dependable officer.  
 
Greene County was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathanael_Greene Nathanael Greene] who was a major general during the American Revolution, becoming Washington's most dependable officer.  
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD] Holdings:
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Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information about using court records.
  
*Circuit Court execution dockets 1821 to 1840
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the University of Illinois at Springfield - search for Greene County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|UIS IRAD Wiki page.]]
*Jail registers 1836 to 1972<br>
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[[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|How to use IRAD]]<br>
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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:*'''1821-1840''' Circuit Court execution dockets 1821 to 1840
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:*'''1836-1972''' Jail registers
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*Maire, Jean M. ''Early records of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois'' (Springfield, Illinois:Allers and Gochanour, 1986) {{WorldCat|16880764|Other Libraries}}; {{FHL|483629|item|disp=FHL Book 977.38 H2ma}}
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf IRAD] Holdings
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.
  
*Deed records1824 to 1887
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the University of Illinois at Springfield - search for Greene County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|UIS IRAD Wiki page.]]
*Entry books 1821 to 1853
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*Estray papers 1831 to 1971
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*Estray records 1866 to 1904
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*School land sale records 1834 to 1859
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[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx BLM GLO Records]. Search original land patents for Greene County&nbsp;from the Govenment Land Office (GLO) or Eastern States Office. Some searches include images of the original warrants. All search results include the patant details needed for requesting copies of the land entry files at the National Archives.&nbsp; The GLO&nbsp;is the custodian of millions of land title documents. The General Land Office Automated Records Project is responsible for making these important documents available to the public.  
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*Deed records 1824 to 1887 [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-UIS]
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*Entry books 1821 to 1853 [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-UIS]  
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*Estray papers 1831 to 1971 [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-UIS]
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*Estray records 1866 to 1904 [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-UIS]
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*School land sale records 1834 to 1859 [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-UIS]
  
Land records that include Bond County at Ancestry.com $:  
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<br>'''Online Resources'''
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*[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx BLM GLO Records]. Search original land patents for Greene County&nbsp;from the Govenment Land Office (GLO) or Eastern States Office. Some searches include images of the original warrants. All search results include the patant details needed for requesting copies of the land entry files at the National Archives.&nbsp; The GLO&nbsp;is the custodian of millions of land title documents. The General Land Office Automated Records Project is responsible for making these important documents available to the public.
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
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*"U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796 to 1907" Available at Ancestry.com ($). Records of Illinois are among the 13 states included in this set. It includes images of the land patents which contain the information necessary for ordering the complete case files from the National Archives. This appears to be the same information that is online at the Federal Land Office site [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/].
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/greene_map.html Greene County Federal Township Plats]
  
*"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.
 
*"U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796 to 1907:" Records of Illinois are among the 13 states included in this set. It includes images of the land patents which contain the information necessary for ordering the complete case files from the National Archives. This appears to be the same information that is online at the Federal Land Office site [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/].
 
 
*Sheldon, Theodore. ''Land registration in Illinois''. Chicago: Callaghan Co., 1901. Digital book. Expains the laws regarding land and the land systems used in Illinois. Includes court cases involving land issues. In addition to being on Ancestry, this book is available online at no cost at [http://www.archive.org/details/landregistration00sheliala Internet Archives] and [http://books.google.com/ Google Books].
 
*Sheldon, Theodore. ''Land registration in Illinois''. Chicago: Callaghan Co., 1901. Digital book. Expains the laws regarding land and the land systems used in Illinois. Includes court cases involving land issues. In addition to being on Ancestry, this book is available online at no cost at [http://www.archive.org/details/landregistration00sheliala Internet Archives] and [http://books.google.com/ Google Books].
  
Land records at Family History Library
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<br>'''Copies of original records'''
  
*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family Maps of Greene County, Illinois. ''Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Pub. Co., 2007 {{Worldcat|664469110}}{{FHL|1410568|item|disp=FHL book 977.384 E7b}}  
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:*'''1821–1853''' Land records {{FHL|620633|item|disp=FHL film 1722568}}  
*Green County Deed records from the Probate and County Courts. Indexes 1821 to 1926, Deeds 1830 to 1887{{FHL|323927|item|disp=FHL films 11310001 to 1310034}}  
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:*'''1821–1929''' Deeds records and indexes {{FHL|323927|item|disp=FHL film 1310001 (first of 35 films)}}  
*Green County Deed records from the Justice of the Peace 1822 to 1837 {{FHL|430807|item|disp=FHL films 1320028 item 3–1320029}}
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:*'''1822–1839''' Land records {{FHL|430807|item|disp=FHL film 1320028 Item 3 (first of 2 films)}}  
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:*'''1831–1877''' School land records {{FHL|621648|item|disp=FHL film 1722569 items 4–6}}
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:*'''1866–1915''' Estray record {{FHL|621482|item|disp=FHL film 1722569 Item 1}}
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/greene/greenlnd.htm Greene County Deeds/Land] Courtesy [http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/ilfiles.htm USGenWeb Archives Illinois]
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Additional resources for Greene County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|395446|subject_id|disp=FHLC}}, {{FHL|974251|subject_id|disp=FHLC–maps}} and {{FHL|724090|subject_id|disp=FHLC–indexes}}. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
IRAD Holdings  
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==== ''Multiple Wars''  ====
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IRAD Holdings:
  
 
*Military Discharge records 1863 to 1801  
 
*Military Discharge records 1863 to 1801  
*Military Dicharge records index 1862 to 1981  
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*Military Discharge records index 1862 to 1981  
 
*Military Discharge records, Civil War 1865 to 1891  
 
*Military Discharge records, Civil War 1865 to 1891  
 
*Militia roll records 1861 to 1862
 
*Militia roll records 1861 to 1862
  
'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Greene 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 Greene County.<br>
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==== ''Civil War '' ====
  
:- [[59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.<br>
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Civil War service men from Greene 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 Greene County.<br>
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:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company F.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.
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:- [[59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.<br>  
 
:- [[61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, E, and G.  
 
:- [[61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, E, and G.  
:- [[91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies G, H, I, and K.
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:- [[91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies G, H, I, and K.
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:- [[122nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|122nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Companies C and G.
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:- [[144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1864-65)|144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
Original probate records are held by the [[Greene County, Illinois Courthouse|circuit court clerk]]. Probate records include wills, inventories, settlements, and guardianship records. No probate records are held at [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]. [[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|Explore how to search IRAD]]–UIS. The following copies are available in the Family History Library Catalog:<br>
 
  
:*'''1836–1923'''Index to Probate Files{{RecordSearch|1834344}} Online images. Browse for Greene records. {{{{FHL|180583|item|disp=1306488 item 3}}
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Original probate records are held by the [[Greene County, Illinois Courthouse|circuit court clerk]]. Probate records include wills, inventories, settlements, and guardianship records. No probate records are held at [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]. [[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|Explore how to search IRAD]]–UIS. The following copies are available in the Family History Library Catalog:<br>
:*'''1836–1981''' Estate Index {{FHL|380196|item|disp=FHL Film 1310079}}
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:*'''1836–1923'''Index to Probate Files{{RecordSearch|1834344}} Online images. Browse for Greene records. {{{{FHL|180583|item|disp=1306488 item 3}}  
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:*'''1836–1981''' Estate Index {{FHL|380196|item|disp=FHL Film 1310079}}  
 
:*'''1836–1848'''Probate Index{{RecordSearch|1834344}} Online images. Browse for Greene records.  
 
:*'''1836–1848'''Probate Index{{RecordSearch|1834344}} Online images. Browse for Greene records.  
 
:*'''1836–1917'''Probate Records{{RecordSearch|1834344}} Online images. Browse for Greene records.  
 
:*'''1836–1917'''Probate Records{{RecordSearch|1834344}} Online images. Browse for Greene records.  
:*'''1836–1981''' Probate Records {{FHL|180583|item|disp=FHL Film 1306488 (first of 14 films)}} Includes indexes to all records.
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:*'''1836–1981''' Probate Records {{FHL|180583|item|disp=FHL Film 1306488 (first of 14 films)}} Includes indexes to all records.  
 
:*'''1845–1915'''Will Record{{RecordSearch|1834344}} Online images. Browse for Greene records.  
 
:*'''1845–1915'''Will Record{{RecordSearch|1834344}} Online images. Browse for Greene records.  
 
:*'''1836–1921''' Will Records {{FHL|330740|item|disp=1306486–1306488}}  
 
:*'''1836–1921''' Will Records {{FHL|330740|item|disp=1306486–1306488}}  
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Greene county does not have a family history center. Center addresses are not mailing addresses. Some of the nearest centers are:  
 
Greene county does not have a family history center. Center addresses are not mailing addresses. Some of the nearest centers are:  
  
*[[Alton Illinois Family History Center|Alton Illinois Family History Center]]<br>6500 Humbert Rd<br>Godfrey, Illinois<br>Telephone: 618-466-4352
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*[[Alton Illinois Family History Center|Alton Illinois Family History Center]]<br>6500 Humbert Rd<br>Godfrey, Illinois<br>Telephone: 618-466-4352  
 
*[[Jacksonville Illinois Family History Center|Jacksonville Illinois Family History Center]]<br>1053 E. Vandalia Rd<br>Jacksonville Illinois <br>Telephone: 217-245-8113
 
*[[Jacksonville Illinois Family History Center|Jacksonville Illinois Family History Center]]<br>1053 E. Vandalia Rd<br>Jacksonville Illinois <br>Telephone: 217-245-8113
  
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==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
  
'''Carrollton Public Library '''<br>509 South Main Street<br>Carrollton, IL 62016-1251<br>(217) 942-6715<br>e-mail: cte@lcls.org <br>[http://c-hawks.org/library/libabout.html Website]<br>
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'''Carrollton Public Library '''<br>509 South Main Street<br>Carrollton, IL 62016-1251<br>(217) 942-6715<br>e-mail: cte@lcls.org <br>[http://c-hawks.org/library/libabout.html Website]<br>  
  
'''Greenfield Public Library'''<br>515 Chestnut Street<br>Greenfield, IL 62044<br>Phone: (217) 368-2613<br>Fax: (217)368-2613<br>[http://www.greenfieldpl.org/ Website]
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'''Greenfield Public Library'''<br>515 Chestnut Street<br>Greenfield, IL 62044<br>Phone: (217) 368-2613<br>Fax: (217)368-2613<br>[http://www.greenfieldpl.org/ Website]  
  
'''Roodhouse Public Library'''<br>220 West Franklin Street<br>Roodhouse, IL 62082<br>Phone: (217) 589-5123
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'''Roodhouse Public Library'''<br>220 West Franklin Street<br>Roodhouse, IL 62082<br>Phone: (217) 589-5123  
  
'''White Hall Township Public Library'''<br>119 East Sherman Street<br>White Hall, IL 62092<br>Phone: (217) 374-6014<br>Fax: (217) 374-6554<br>E-mail: whelib@gcctv.com<br>[http://whitehalltownshiplibrary.org/ Website]<br>
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'''White Hall Township Public Library'''<br>119 East Sherman Street<br>White Hall, IL 62092<br>Phone: (217) 374-6014<br>Fax: (217) 374-6554<br>E-mail: whelib@gcctv.com<br>[http://whitehalltownshiplibrary.org/ Website]<br>  
  
The White Hall Libraryhas a genealogy file, which contains dates of birth, death, and marriages, which have appeared in the local newspaper, dating 1869 to present time. These newspapers are on microfilm, and are used in the library by people throughout the U.S. We also have other local history information available for use in the library. <br><br>
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The White Hall Libraryhas a genealogy file, which contains dates of birth, death, and marriages, which have appeared in the local newspaper, dating 1869 to present time. These newspapers are on microfilm, and are used in the library by people throughout the U.S. We also have other local history information available for use in the library. <br><br>  
  
 
=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
'''Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 137<br>Carrollton, Illinois 62016<br>(217) 942-6013<br>
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'''Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 137<br>Carrollton, Illinois 62016<br>(217) 942-6013<br>  
  
 
The [http://www.c-hawks.org/greenehistoricalsociety/ Greene County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society] is located in the Lee-Baker-Hodges House on North Main Street on the northwest corner of the square in Carrollton, Illinois. The Society Library and Museum hours are currently Wednesday &amp; Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The entrance is at the side door at the top of the ramp. For more information, see their [http://www.c-hawks.org/greenehistoricalsociety/index.html website].&nbsp;  
 
The [http://www.c-hawks.org/greenehistoricalsociety/ Greene County Historical &amp; Genealogical Society] is located in the Lee-Baker-Hodges House on North Main Street on the northwest corner of the square in Carrollton, Illinois. The Society Library and Museum hours are currently Wednesday &amp; Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The entrance is at the side door at the top of the ramp. For more information, see their [http://www.c-hawks.org/greenehistoricalsociety/index.html website].&nbsp;  
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[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 since 1877 are kept by the [http://www.co.mchenry.il.us/departments/countyclerk/Pages/index.aspx Greene 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.] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are kept by the County Clerk from 1877 to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
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See [[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 since 1877 are kept by the [[Greene County, Illinois Courthouse|Greene 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.] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are kept by the County Clerk from 1877 to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
  
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 Universtiy of Illinois–Springfield(UIS). Search Greene County records in the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database&nbsp;. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD_-_University_of_Illinois_at_Springfield|IRAD–UIS]] Wiki page.  
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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 Universtiy of Illinois–Springfield(UIS). Search Greene County records in the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database&nbsp;. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|IRAD–UIS]] Wiki page.  
  
{{FHL|384220|subject-id|disp=Explore Greene County vital records}} found in the Family History Library Catalog. [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=greene+county+illinois+marriage+records Other libraries(at WorldCat)] also hold copies of abstracted Greene County vital records. [[Worldcat Online Catalog|(How to explore WorldCat).]] <br>
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{{FHL|384220|subject-id|disp=Explore Greene County vital records}} found in the Family History Library Catalog. [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=greene+county+illinois+marriage+records Other libraries(at WorldCat)] also hold copies of abstracted Greene County vital records. [[Worldcat Online Catalog|(How to explore WorldCat).]] <br>  
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
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:*'''1821 to 1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Statewide Marriage Index] search for Greene County records.  
 
:*'''1821 to 1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Statewide Marriage Index] search for Greene County records.  
 
:*'''1821–1981''' Marriages with index {{FHL|181504|item|disp=FHL films 1310035–1310037}}  
 
:*'''1821–1981''' Marriages with index {{FHL|181504|item|disp=FHL films 1310035–1310037}}  
:*'''1821–1850 '''Greene County marriages in [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 Illinois Marriages 1790 to 1860.] Ancestry($) The source of this collection is films in the Family History Library's collection  
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:*'''1821–1850 '''Greene County marriages in [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 Illinois Marriages 1790 to 1860.] Ancestry ($) The source of this collection is films in the Family History Library's collection  
:*'''1851–1900 '''Greene County marriages in [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7857 Illinois Marriages 1851 to 1900.] Ancestry($) The source of this collection is films in the Family History Library's collection
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:*'''1851–1900 '''Greene County marriages in [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7857 Illinois Marriages 1851 to 1900.] Ancestry ($) The source of this collection is films in the Family History Library's collection
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
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:*'''1877–1901'''Death records with indexes {{FHL|181504|item|disp=FHL films 1310039–1310040}}  
 
:*'''1877–1901'''Death records with indexes {{FHL|181504|item|disp=FHL films 1310039–1310040}}  
 
:*'''1916–1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Index]. Search for Greene records.  
 
:*'''1916–1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Index]. Search for Greene records.  
:*'''1850''' Sheffer, Mabel T. ''1850 Greene County, Illinois Census, Mortality Schedule.'' Carrollton, Ill.(P.O. Box 137, Carrollton: The Society, [198-].{{WorldCat|12667548|disp=at other libraries}} {{FHL|499636|item|disp|FHL Book 977.384 X2g 1850}}  
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:*'''1916–1947''' Deaths and Stillbirths {{RecordSearch|1438856}} Online index.
:*'''1850–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756 U.S. Census Mortality Schedules] Ancestry($)  
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:*'''1850''' Sheffer, Mabel T. ''1850 Greene County, Illinois Census, Mortality Schedule.'' Carrollton, Ill.(P.O. Box 137, Carrollton): The Society, [198-].{{WorldCat|12667548|disp=at other libraries}} {{FHL|499636|item|disp=FHL Book 977.384 X2g 1850}}  
:*'''1916–1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/idphdeathsrch.html Statewide Death Index] Search for Greene County records.
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:*'''1850–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=8756 U.S. Census Mortality Schedules] Ancestry ($)
  
 
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Guide to Greene County Illinois genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Greene County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Greene County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 20, 1821
County Seat Carrollton
Courthouse
Greene County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Greene County Courthouse
519 N. Main Street
Carrollton, Illinois 62016
(217) 942-5443

Contents

County Organization

Greene County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Greene County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1821
1877
1830
1821
1821

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

Historical Facts

Nathanael Greene.JPG

Greene County was named for Nathanael Greene who was a major general during the American Revolution, becoming Washington's most dependable officer.

Parent County

  • 1821--Greene County was created 20 January 1821 from Madison [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Greene County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
  • ePodunk list of Greene County cemeteries gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  • Cemetery Location Project of the Illinois State Genealogical Society lists Green County cemeteries with their locations and notations about their status and condition. It also links to a site with cemetery transcriptions made in the 1970s by Florence Hutchison.
  • Cemetery transcriptions compiled in the 1970s by Florence Hutchison. Each cemetery included its location and some include images. Not all cemeteries on the page incude links to transcriptions.
  • WorldCat lists several books of Greene County cemetery records. See what libraries near you have Green County cemetery records.
  • Linkpendium has many links to cemetery records and cemetery projects in Greene County. Some are transcriptions, others contain photos of headstones. The source of many of the links is the Morgan Area Genealogical Association.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190023,402
191022,363−4.4%
192022,8832.3%
193020,417−10.8%
194020,292−0.6%
195018,852−7.1%
196017,460−7.4%
197017,014−2.6%
198016,661−2.1%
199015,317−8.1%
200014,761−3.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

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

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, Greene County on page 187.]

Church Records

Churches of many denominations abound in Greene County. The leading denominations in oyder of membership are currently Evangelical denominations, Catholic, American Baptist churches, Assemblies of God, Christian (Disciples of Christ), Presbyterian, and Methodist. For a guide to Greene County churches on the internet Click Here.

Court Records

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

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

Copies of Original Records

  • 1821-1840 Circuit Court execution dockets 1821 to 1840
  • 1836-1972 Jail registers

Abstracts

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

History of Greene County -- Its Past and Present by Clement L. Capp can be viewed for no charge online at the Internet Archive. "The book is dated 1879, so it includes the history of the county and its residents from the beginning of the county up to 1879. This is a wonderful resource for a genealogist if they have family that lived in Greene County before 1879. The book has 784 pages and contains detailed information on the history of the county, including the history of the towns within Greene County. There are illustrations of farms, pioneer dwellings, companies, and Indians and their impact on the history of the county. Portraits are also included of some of the early pioneers. The book also contains maps, War Records, Directories, and an abstract of Illinois State Law." It can also be downloaded to view on a Kindle.

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

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


Online Resources

  • BLM GLO Records. Search original land patents for Greene County from the Govenment Land Office (GLO) or Eastern States Office. Some searches include images of the original warrants. All search results include the patant details needed for requesting copies of the land entry files at the National Archives.  The GLO is the custodian of millions of land title documents. The General Land Office Automated Records Project is responsible for making these important documents available to the public.
  • "U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796 to 1907" Available at Ancestry.com ($). Records of Illinois are among the 13 states included in this set. It includes images of the land patents which contain the information necessary for ordering the complete case files from the National Archives. This appears to be the same information that is online at the Federal Land Office site http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.
  • Sheldon, Theodore. Land registration in Illinois. Chicago: Callaghan Co., 1901. Digital book. Expains the laws regarding land and the land systems used in Illinois. Includes court cases involving land issues. In addition to being on Ancestry, this book is available online at no cost at Internet Archives and Google Books.


Copies of original records


Abstracts


Additional Resources

Additional resources for Greene County land and property may be found in the FHLC, FHLC–maps and FHLC–indexes. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Maps

Military

Multiple Wars

IRAD Holdings:

  • Military Discharge records 1863 to 1801
  • Military Discharge records index 1862 to 1981
  • Military Discharge records, Civil War 1865 to 1891
  • Militia roll records 1861 to 1862

Civil War

Civil War service men from Greene 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 Greene County.

- 12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company F.
- 14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, E, and G.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies G, H, I, and K.
- 122nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies C and G.
- 144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Original probate records are held by the circuit court clerk. Probate records include wills, inventories, settlements, and guardianship records. No probate records are held at IRAD. Explore how to search IRAD–UIS. The following copies are available in the Family History Library Catalog:

Repositories

County Courthouse

Greene County Courthouse
519 N. Main Street
Carrollton, IL 62016-1033

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

Family History Center

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

Greene county does not have a family history center. Center addresses are not mailing addresses. Some of the nearest centers are:

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Archives hold many records for Greene County. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
LIB144
University of Illinois at Springfield Region
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
217-206-6520

Public Libraries

Carrollton Public Library
509 South Main Street
Carrollton, IL 62016-1251
(217) 942-6715
e-mail: cte@lcls.org
Website

Greenfield Public Library
515 Chestnut Street
Greenfield, IL 62044
Phone: (217) 368-2613
Fax: (217)368-2613
Website

Roodhouse Public Library
220 West Franklin Street
Roodhouse, IL 62082
Phone: (217) 589-5123

White Hall Township Public Library
119 East Sherman Street
White Hall, IL 62092
Phone: (217) 374-6014
Fax: (217) 374-6554
E-mail: whelib@gcctv.com
Website

The White Hall Libraryhas a genealogy file, which contains dates of birth, death, and marriages, which have appeared in the local newspaper, dating 1869 to present time. These newspapers are on microfilm, and are used in the library by people throughout the U.S. We also have other local history information available for use in the library.

Societies

Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 137
Carrollton, Illinois 62016
(217) 942-6013

The Greene County Historical & Genealogical Society is located in the Lee-Baker-Hodges House on North Main Street on the northwest corner of the square in Carrollton, Illinois. The Society Library and Museum hours are currently Wednesday & Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The entrance is at the side door at the top of the ramp. For more information, see their website

The genealogical society has a file folder for each surname. The folders contain summaries of newspaper articles, burial locations (including some unmarked graves) and extractions of marriage and probate records.

The courthouse is located across the street and the County Clerk's office is open on Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The courthouse has birth, marriage and death records that they will search for a fee.  There are originals of wills that you can see and copy for a minimal cost.

Taxation

Vital Records

See 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 since 1877 are kept by the Greene 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 kept by the County Clerk from 1877 to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

Copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Universtiy of Illinois–Springfield(UIS). Search Greene County records in the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database . For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD–UIS Wiki page.

Explore Greene County vital records found in the Family History Library Catalog. Other libraries(at WorldCat) also hold copies of abstracted Greene County vital records. (How to explore WorldCat).

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois offers the following online free death indexes:

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.