Hardin County, Illinois

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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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{{Illinois-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Hardin County'' <br>  
  
 
== Hardin County Organization  ==
 
== Hardin County Organization  ==
  
Hardin County's civil records start the following years:
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Hardin County's civil records start the following years:  
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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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&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 [[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)] Search for Hardin records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1892-1955''' Police Magistrate Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Hardin records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
:*'''1915-1963''' Justice of the Peace Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]Search for Hardin records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1915-1963''' Justice of the Peace Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]Search for Hardin records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
  
 
=== Ethic Research  ===
 
=== Ethic Research  ===
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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.  
 
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 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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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}}
 
:*'''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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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 Center ====
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
  
=== 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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Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
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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 [[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.  
 
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.  
  
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 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.]]  
  
 
==== Online Resources  ====
 
==== Online Resources  ====
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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}}  
 
:*'''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}}  
:*'''1884-1915''' Birth Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Hardin records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1884-1915''' Birth Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Hardin records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
:*'''1884–1918 '''Births, register and record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Hardin records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]; {{FHL|261904|item|disp=FHL film 965705}}  
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:*'''1884–1918 '''Births, register and record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Hardin records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]; {{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}}
  
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:*'''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}}  
 
:*'''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)] Search for Hardin records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1884-1920''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Hardin records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''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)] Search for Hardin records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]   ; {{FHL|261874|item|disp=FHL film 965704}}
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:*'''1884-1969 '''Index of Marriages [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Hardin records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]] &nbsp;; {{FHL|261874|item|disp=FHL film 965704}}
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
:*'''1884-1946 '''Index of deaths {{FHL|261919|item|disp=FHL film 965706}}
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:*'''1884-1946 '''Index of deaths {{FHL|261919|item|disp=FHL film 965706}}  
:*'''1884–1919 '''Death register and record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Hardin records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]; {{FHL|261919|item|disp=FHL film 965706}}
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:*'''1884–1919 '''Death register and record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Hardin records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]; {{FHL|261919|item|disp=FHL film 965706}}  
 
:*'''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}}  
 
:*'''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}}  
:*'''1884-1946''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]Search for Hardin records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1884-1946''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]Search for Hardin records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
  
 
'''Newspapers with vital record information:'''  
 
'''Newspapers with vital record information:'''  
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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
  United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Hardin County

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 Cemeteries  
  ILGenWeb  

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 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

Military Records

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

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

Taxation

Vital Records

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

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 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.

Online Resources

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Newspapers with vital record information:

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.