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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Hardin County'''
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Guide to '''Hardin County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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{{Illinois-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Hardin County'' <br>
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== Hardin County Organization  ==
 
== Hardin County Organization  ==
  
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Hardin County's civil records start the following years:
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'''Beginning Dates for Hardin County Records'''
 
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1844<br>  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1884<br>  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1884<br>  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1814<br>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1884<br>
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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See an interactive map of Hardin County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Hardin County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Hardin County resources:  
  
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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=724 county list]  
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| Find A Grave &#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& national search] &#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=724 county list]  
 
| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6222&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
 
| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6222&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=54&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
 
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Hardin+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Hardin+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
 
| [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/hardin.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
 
| [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/hardin.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
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| [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-al/hardin.html Illinois Cemetery Location 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.illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/v/hardin/ Illinois Ancestors Tombstone Project]
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| [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/hardin/cemeterylisting.html Cemeteries of Hardin County]
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| [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/rebelsoldiersh-m.html#HARDIN Confederate Soldiers buried in Hardin County]
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'''Local Cemeteries'''
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/adams.txt Adams Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/angleton.txt Angleton Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/baugher.txt Baugher Cemetery], Rock Creek Precinct, Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/brown.txt Brown Cemetery], Battery Rock Precinct, Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/coghill.txt Coghill Cemetery], Rock Creek Precinct, Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/dixievol.txt Dixon-Volkert Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/hall2.txt Hall Cemetery #2], Rock Creek Precinct, Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/jackson1.txt Jackson #1 Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/lacyceme.txt Lacy Hollow or Vinyard #2 Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/lavender.txt Lavendar #1 Cemetery], Monroe Precinct, Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/matthews1.txt Matthews #1 Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/mtzion.txt Mount Zion Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/parrott.txt Parrott Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/pell.txt Pell Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/reiner.txt Reiner/Osman Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/rosehill.txt Rose Hill Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/stonecem.txt Stone Church Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/tinsely.txt Tinsley Cemetery], located in Rock Creek Precinct, Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/vineyard.txt Vineyard Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/wall.txt Wall Cemetery], Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/watters.txt Watters Cemetery], Karbers Ridge, Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/hardin/cemeteries/whiteside.txt Whiteside Cemetery], Monroe Precinct, Courtesy USGenWeb Illinois Archives<br>
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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}}For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].
  
 
=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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:*'''1884–1919''' Reynolds, Marion Lavender. ''Hardin County, Illinois deaths, 1884-1919, and notes from the Pleasant Hill church register.'' Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, 1995. {{WorldCat|34435115|disp=At other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|679415|item|disp=FHL book 977.398 V2r}}
  
 
==== Catholic  ====
 
==== Catholic  ====
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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.  
 
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 copies of original&nbsp;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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Hardin 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]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Hardin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
 
:*'''1821-1839''' Circuit Court record, Volumes A-B {{FHL|439368|item|disp=FHL film 988235}}  
 
:*'''1821-1839''' Circuit Court record, Volumes A-B {{FHL|439368|item|disp=FHL film 988235}}  
:*'''1892-1955''' Police Magistrate Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1892-1955''' Police Magistrate Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD - Southern Illinois University]]  
:*'''1915-1963''' Justice of the Peace Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1915-1963''' Justice of the Peace Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)][[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD - Southern Illinois University]]
  
 
=== Ethic Research  ===
 
=== Ethic Research  ===
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:*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
:*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of 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.  
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== Land and Property  ===
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=== <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312647685000_286" />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.  
 
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 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Hardin 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 or 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Hardin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
 
:*'''1814-1879 '''Land book {{FHL|261867|item|disp=FHL film 965703 }}  
 
:*'''1814-1879 '''Land book {{FHL|261867|item|disp=FHL film 965703 }}  
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:*'''1878–1942 '''Deeds, 1878-1942; index 1880-1904 {{FHL|231007|item|disp=FHL film 965698 }}  
 
:*'''1878–1942 '''Deeds, 1878-1942; index 1880-1904 {{FHL|231007|item|disp=FHL film 965698 }}  
 
:*'''1878, 1890''' Collector's book - lists of taxable real estate and town lots. {{FHL|261969|item|disp=FHL film 965707}}  
 
:*'''1878, 1890''' Collector's book - lists of taxable real estate and town lots. {{FHL|261969|item|disp=FHL film 965707}}  
:*'''1987''' Pope-Hardin County (Illinois), land atlas and plat book, 1987 [http://WorldCat/oclc/17731597 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|560542|item|disp=FHL book 977.39 R2p}}
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:*'''1987''' Pope-Hardin County (Illinois), land atlas and plat book, 1987 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17731597 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|560542|item|disp=FHL book 977.39 R2p}}
  
 
'''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] ($)  
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:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/isa/landsrch.jsp Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($)  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/hardin_map.html Hardin County Federal Township Plats]
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/hardin_map.html Hardin County Federal Township Plats]  
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search]
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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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[[Image:Ilhardin.jpg|right|400px|Ilhardin.jpg]]
  
 
=== Military Records  ===
 
=== Military Records  ===
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*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Hardin 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 Hardin County.
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:- [[29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A and Company B.
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:- [[131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, D, and F.
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. 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. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
  
The following 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Hardin 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]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Hardin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
:*'''1884–1888; 1888–1926''' Probate court records and minutes; Will records. [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|261984|item|disp=FHL film 965769}}
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:*'''1884–1888; 1888–1926''' Probate court records and minutes; Will records. [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|261984|item|disp=FHL film 965769}}
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
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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 Hardin County are kept, see the [[Hardin County, Illinois Courthouse|Hardin 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 Hardin County are kept, see the [[Hardin County, Illinois Courthouse|Hardin County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Library ====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
  
 
==== 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 Hardin County.
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
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'''Rosiclare Memorial Public Library<br>'''Main Street<br>Rosiclare, IL 62982<br>(618)285-6213<br>
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
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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  ===
 
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See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
 
See [[Image: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 Hardin 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.  
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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 Hardin 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 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 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 Hardin 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 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 Hardin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
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:*'''1879–1889 '''Ferrell, Ed. ''Revised births as recorded in Hardin County newspapers, 1879-1889.'' {{FHL|537494|item|disp=FHL fiche 6111072; book 977.3 A1 no. 288}}  
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:*'''1850s–1930s '''Reynolds, Marion Lavender. ''Early newspaper clippings of Hardin County, Illinois from Uncle George Lavender's scrapbook.'' Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, 1994, c1994. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32313185 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|704064|item|disp=FHL book 977.398 V3r}}
:*'''1884-1915''' Birth Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1871–1908 '''Reynolds, Marion Lavender. ''Hardin County, Illinois newspaper abstracts. Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, c1992.'' [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28232870 Other libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|561813|item|disp=FHL books 977.398 D2r and 977.398 D2r v. 2}}
:*'''1884–1918 '''Births, register and record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]; {{FHL|261904|item|disp=FHL film 965705}}  
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:*Ferrell, Ed. ''Abstracts from Hardin County newspapers: Illinois State Historical Library microfilms. ''Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. {{FHL|638864|item|disp=FHL film 1320702 Item 9}}
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==== Births  ====
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'''Abstracts of Birth Records'''
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:*'''1879–1889 '''Ferrell, Ed. ''Revised births as recorded in Hardin County newspapers, 1879-1889.'' {{FHL|537494|item|disp=FHL fiche 6111072; book 977.3 A1 no. 288}}
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'''Copies of Birth Records'''
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:*'''1884-1915''' Birth Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)];[[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD - Southern Illinois University]]  
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:*'''1884–1918 '''Births, register and record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)];{{FHL|261904|item|disp=FHL film 965705}}  
 
:*'''1884–1942 '''Index of births {{FHL|261904|item|disp=FHL film 965705}}
 
:*'''1884–1942 '''Index of births {{FHL|261904|item|disp=FHL film 965705}}
  
====Marriages====  
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==== Marriages ====
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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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:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
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'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''
  
 
:*'''1873–1914 '''Ferrell, Ed. ''Abstracts from Hardin County newspapers, 1873–1914: to reconstruct records lost in fire of 1884: Illinois State Historical Library microfilms.'' Juneau, AK: E. Ferrell, 1988. {{WorldCat|27668273}}; {{FHL|638864|item|disp=FHL film 1320702 Item 11}}  
 
:*'''1873–1914 '''Ferrell, Ed. ''Abstracts from Hardin County newspapers, 1873–1914: to reconstruct records lost in fire of 1884: Illinois State Historical Library microfilms.'' Juneau, AK: E. Ferrell, 1988. {{WorldCat|27668273}}; {{FHL|638864|item|disp=FHL film 1320702 Item 11}}  
:*'''1884–1891 '''Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Hardin County, Illinois marriage register 1 May 1884–December 1891, volume I with annotations plus earlier marriage dates gleaned from other sources.'' Evansville, Indiana: Evansville Bindery, 1996. {{WorldCat|35451894}}{{FHL|768854|item|disp=FHL book 977.398 V2L}}  
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:*'''1884–1891 '''Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Hardin County, Illinois marriage register 1 May 1884–December 1891, volume I with annotations plus earlier marriage dates gleaned from other sources.'' Evansville, Indiana: Evansville Bindery, 1996. {{WorldCat|35451894}}{{FHL|768854|item|disp=FHL book 977.398 V2L}}
:*'''1884-1920''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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'''Copies of Marriage Records'''
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:*'''1884-1920''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD - Southern Illinois University]]  
 
:*'''1884–1929 '''Marriage Register {{FHL|261874|item|disp=FHL film 965704}}  
 
:*'''1884–1929 '''Marriage Register {{FHL|261874|item|disp=FHL film 965704}}  
 
:*'''1884-1969 '''Index of Marriages [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]; {{FHL|261874|item|disp=FHL film 965704}}
 
:*'''1884-1969 '''Index of Marriages [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]; {{FHL|261874|item|disp=FHL film 965704}}
  
==== Deaths ====
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==== Deaths ====
  
:*'''1884-1946 '''Index of deaths {{FHL|261919|item|disp=FHL film 965706}}
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'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1884–1919 '''Death register and record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]; {{FHL|261919|item|disp=FHL film 965706}}
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:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885]found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp 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]
  
:*'''1884–1919''' Reynolds, Marion Lavender. ''Hardin County, Illinois deaths, 1884–1919, and notes from the Pleasant Hill church register.'' Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, c1995. {{WorldCat|34435115}} {{ FHL|679415|disp=FHL book 977.398 V2r}}
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'''Abstracts of Death Records'''  
:*'''1884-1946''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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'''Newspapers with vital record information:'''
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:*'''1884–1919''' Reynolds, Marion Lavender. ''Hardin County, Illinois deaths, 1884–1919, and notes from the Pleasant Hill church register.'' Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, c1995. {{WorldCat|34435115}} {{ FHL|679415|disp=FHL book 977.398 V2r}}
  
:*'''1850s–1930s '''Reynolds, Marion Lavender. ''Early newspaper clippings of Hardin County, Illinois from Uncle George Lavender's scrapbook.'' Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, 1994, c1994. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/32313185 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|704064|item|disp=FHL book 977.398 V3r}}  
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'''Copies of Death Records'''  
:*'''1871–1908 '''Reynolds, Marion Lavender. ''Hardin County, Illinois newspaper abstracts. Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, c1992.'' [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28232870 Other libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|561813|item|disp=FHL books 977.398 D2r and 977.398 D2r v. 2}}
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:*Ferrell, Ed. ''Abstracts from Hardin County newspapers: Illinois State Historical Library microfilms. ''Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. {{FHL|638869|item|disp=FHL film 1320702 Item 9}}
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:*'''1884-1946 '''Index of deaths {{FHL|261919|item|disp=FHL film 965706}}  
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:*'''1884-1946''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)][[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD - Southern Illinois University]]
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:*'''1884–1919 '''Death register and record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)][[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD - Southern Illinois University]]; {{FHL|261919|item|disp=FHL film 965706}}
  
 
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Revision as of 04:59, 13 September 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Hardin County

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

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Online Records


Hardin County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Hardin County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 2, 1839
County Seat Elizabethtown
Courthouse
Hardin County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address P.O. Box 187
Elizabethtown, Illinois 62931
618-287-2251

Contents

Hardin County Organization

Hardin County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Hardin County Records

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1844
1884
1884
1840
1814
1884

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

Historical Facts

Large numbers of Kentuckians settled in frontier Hardin County, Illinois. Names of the county (Hardin) and the county seat (Elizabethtown) are reminiscent of Hardin County, Kentucky - the previous residence of many pioneer settlers.[1]

Parent County

  • 1839--Hardin County was created 2 March 1839from Pope County. County seat:Elizabethtown [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Hardin County boundary changes.

Record Loss

May 19, 1884 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project Illinois Cemetery Location Project
Illinois Cemeteries
ILGenWeb
Interment.net
Illinois Ancestors Tombstone Project
Cemeteries of Hardin County
Confederate Soldiers buried in Hardin County

Local Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19007,448
19107,015−5.8%
19207,5337.4%
19306,955−7.7%
19407,75911.6%
19507,530−3.0%
19605,879−21.9%
19704,914−16.4%
19805,3839.5%
19905,189−3.6%
20004,800−7.5%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church Records

Catholic

FamilySearch has made parish records from a Belleville Diocese Catholic church in Hardin 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 Court Records for more information about using court records.

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

Ethic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

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 or copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Hardin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Maps

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Military Records

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Hardin 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 Hardin County.
- 29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A and Company B.
- 131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, D, and F.

Naturalization

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

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library

Newspapers and Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

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

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Hardin 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 Hardin County are kept, see the Hardin County Courthouse page.

Family History Center

Introduction to LDS Family History Centers

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 Hardin County.

Public Libraries

Rosiclare Memorial Public Library
Main Street
Rosiclare, IL 62982
(618)285-6213


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.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Hardin 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 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 Hardin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

General

Births

Abstracts of Birth Records

Copies of Birth Records

Marriages

Online Resources

Abstracts of Marriage Records

  • 1873–1914 Ferrell, Ed. Abstracts from Hardin County newspapers, 1873–1914: to reconstruct records lost in fire of 1884: Illinois State Historical Library microfilms. Juneau, AK: E. Ferrell, 1988. WorldCat 27668273; FHL film 1320702 Item 11
  • 1884–1891 Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. Hardin County, Illinois marriage register 1 May 1884–December 1891, volume I with annotations plus earlier marriage dates gleaned from other sources. Evansville, Indiana: Evansville Bindery, 1996. WorldCat 35451894FHL book 977.398 V2L

Copies of Marriage Records

Deaths

Online Resources

Abstracts of Death Records

  • 1884–1919 Reynolds, Marion Lavender. Hardin County, Illinois deaths, 1884–1919, and notes from the Pleasant Hill church register. Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, c1995. WorldCat 34435115 FHL book 977.398 V2r

Copies of Death Records

Places / Localities

To see a list of places in Hardin County, click on [Show], in the bar above. The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Web Sites

References

  1. Hardin County Fact Sheet, Illinois State Archives, accessed May 28, 2011.
  2. 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.