Hardin County, Illinois Genealogy

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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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Revision as of 21:55, 22 July 2011

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
IL-hardin-courthouse.jpg
Address P.O. Box 187
Elizabethtown, IL 62931
618-287-2251
Named for: Hardin County, Kentucky
   United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Hardin County

Contents

Hardin County Organization


                                     Beginning Dates for Hardin County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1844
1884
1884
1840
1814
1884

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 1839 from Pope County.  County seat:  Elizabethtown [2]

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 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


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

Ethic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

The following copies of original records are available:


Maps

Military Records

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

The following copies of original records are available:

  • 1884–1888; 1888–1926 Probate court records; Will records FHL film 965769


Repositories

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

The following abstracts are available:

Births:

Marriages:

  • 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

Deaths:

  • 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
  • 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 film 1320702 Item 9

Newspapers with vital record information:

  • 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. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.398 V3r



The following copies of original records are available:

Births:

Marriages:

Deaths:


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.