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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Johnson County'''
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{{Illinois-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Johnson County'' <br>
 
  
 
== Johnson County Organization  ==
 
== Johnson County Organization  ==
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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'''Copies of Original records'''
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:*'''1845–1928''' Records of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Vienna Circuit {{FHL|732244|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 K2r}}
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:*'''1847–1943''' Bethlehem Church of Christ {{FHL|461428|item|disp=FHL film 965604 Item 7}}
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:*'''1873–1918''' Friendship Baptist Church {{FHL|461424|item|disp=FHL film 965604 Item 4}}
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:*'''1886–1921''' Methodist Episcopal Church. Vienna Circuit. {{FHL|282246|item|disp=FHL film 1315894 Items 2–3}}
  
 
==== Catholic  ====
 
==== Catholic  ====
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:*'''1814–1817''' Sistler, Ruth Ann and Jack Kent Sistler; and Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society. ''Court records, Johnson County, Illinois October 15, 1814–1817.'' [Vienna, Illinois]: Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society (Illinois), c1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30472324 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|677442|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 P2s }}
 
:*'''1814–1817''' Sistler, Ruth Ann and Jack Kent Sistler; and Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society. ''Court records, Johnson County, Illinois October 15, 1814–1817.'' [Vienna, Illinois]: Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society (Illinois), c1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30472324 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|677442|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 P2s }}
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:*'''1818–1828''' Sistler, Jack Kent, Ruth A. Sistler, Richard D. Sullins, and SandS Genealogists. ''Johnson County comissioner's records, book B, 16 March 1818–2 June 1828.'' [Vienna, Illinois]&nbsp;: SandS Genealogists, [1995?]. {{FHL|957052|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 P2ga}}
  
 
:*'''1822–1841''' Sullins, Richard D., Ruth A. Sistler, Jack Kent Sistler, and SandS Genealogists. ''Johnson County probate records, November, 1822-March, 1841 (Including one page from October, 1843.).''[Vienna, Ill. (P.O. Box 1323 62995)]&nbsp;: SandS Genealogists, 1997.''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37934301 Other libraries (WorldCat)]''
 
:*'''1822–1841''' Sullins, Richard D., Ruth A. Sistler, Jack Kent Sistler, and SandS Genealogists. ''Johnson County probate records, November, 1822-March, 1841 (Including one page from October, 1843.).''[Vienna, Ill. (P.O. Box 1323 62995)]&nbsp;: SandS Genealogists, 1997.''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37934301 Other libraries (WorldCat)]''
  
:*'''1829–1836''' Sullins, Richard D., Ruth A. Sistler, Jack Kent Sistler, and SandS Genealogists. ''Johnson County Circuit Court records, 1829–1836 [i.e. 1835].'' [Vienna, Illinois]: SandS Genealogists, c1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30472324 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|787178|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 P2sr }}
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:*'''1829–1836''' Sullins, Richard D., Ruth A. Sistler, Jack Kent Sistler, and SandS Genealogists. ''Johnson County Circuit Court records, 1829–1836 [i.e. 1835].'' [Vienna, Illinois]: SandS Genealogists, c1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/johnson-county-circuit-court-records-1829-1836/oclc/37934464&referer=brief_results Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|787178|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 P2sr }}
 
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:*'''1818–1828''' Sistler, Jack Kent, Ruth A. Sistler, Richard D. Sullins, and SandS Genealogists. ''Johnson County comissioner's records, book B, 16 March 1818–2 June 1828.'' [Vienna, Illinois]&nbsp;: SandS Genealogists, [1995?]. {{FHL|957052|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 P2ga}}
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:*'''1829–1836''' Sullins, Richard D., Ruth A. Sistler, Jack Kent Sistler, and SandS Genealogists. ''Johnson County Circuit Court records, 1829–1836.'' [Vienna, Ill. (P.O. Box 1323 62995)]&nbsp;: SandS Genealogists, 1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37934464 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
 
:*'''1829–1836''' Sullins, Richard D., Ruth A. Sistler, Jack Kent Sistler, and SandS Genealogists. ''Johnson County Circuit Court records, 1829–1836.'' [Vienna, Ill. (P.O. Box 1323 62995)]&nbsp;: SandS Genealogists, 1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37934464 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
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:*'''1813–1817''' Territorial County court minutes [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
:*'''1813–1817''' Territorial County court minutes [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1829–1835''' Circuit court record {{FHL|84540|item|disp=FHL film 965636}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1813–1861''' Commissioner record {{FHL|286241|item|disp=FHL film 1316578 Items 4-6}}
:*'''1813–1861''' Commissioner record {{FHL|286241|item|disp=FHL film 1316578 Items 4-6}}
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:*'''1829–1835''' Circuit court record {{FHL|84540|item|disp=FHL film 965636}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
=== DNA  ===
 
=== DNA  ===
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The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
  
[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
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*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
:*''Family Maps of Johnson County, Illinois'' (2007) plats the land of many nineteenth-century Johnson County residents. The publisher's [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P609.aspx bookstore] includes a free online surname index. {{FHL|1447507|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3996 E7b}}
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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.  
  
The following copies of original records are available:  
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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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Johnson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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'''General'''
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:*''Family Maps of Johnson County, Illinois'' (2007) plats the land of many nineteenth-century Johnson County residents. The publisher's [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P609.aspx bookstore] includes a free online surname index. {{FHL|1447507|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3996 E7b}}
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:*'''1978''' Rockford Map Publishers.''Johnson County, Illinois, land atlas &amp; plat book&nbsp;: 1978.'' Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers [Vienna, Ill.]: Distributed by Johnson County Board of Commissioners, 1978. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11970507 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560595|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 E7j}}
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*Annable, Edward L. ''Johnson County, Illinois public domain land sales.'' Cypress, Ill. (P.O. Box 186 62923): Ed Annable Pub. Co., ©1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37212989 Other libraries (WorldCat)]{{FHL|819875|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 R2a}}
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'''Copies of original records'''
  
:*'''1809–1907''' Deed index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1809–1892''' Deed record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1809–1907''' Deed index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
:*'''1827–1907''' Grantee and Grantor index {{FHL|232610|item|disp=FHL films 963307–9}}  
 
:*'''1827–1907''' Grantee and Grantor index {{FHL|232610|item|disp=FHL films 963307–9}}  
:*'''1809–1892''' Deed record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1827–1928''' Deeds {{FHL|232610|item|disp=FHL films 963310-25}}
:*'''1827–1928''' Deeds {{FHL|232610|item|disp=FHL films 963310-25}}
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:*'''1978''' Rockford Map Publishers.''Johnson County, Illinois, land atlas &amp; plat book&nbsp;: 1978.'' Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers&nbsp; [Vienna, Ill.]: Distributed by Johnson County Board of Commissioners, 1978. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11970507 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560595|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 E7j}}
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:*Annable, Edward L. ''Johnson County, Illinois public domain land sales.'' Cypress, Ill. (P.O. Box 186 62923)&nbsp;: Ed Annable Pub. Co., ©1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37212989 Other libraries (WorldCat)]{{FHL|819875|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 R2a}}
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==== Online Resources ====
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'''Online Resources'''
  
:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search]  
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.
:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
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:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
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:*[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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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/johnson_map.html Johnson County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Johnson 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 Johnson County.<br>
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==== ''Civil War '' ====
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Civil War service men from Johnson 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 Johnson County.<br>  
  
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:- [[6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company B.
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:- [[9th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|9th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Companies E, G, and K.
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and F.  
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and F.  
:- [[60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies H and K.
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:- [[60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies H and K.  
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:- [[109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.
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:- [[120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, C, G, I, and K.
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:- [[145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.<br>
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
The following abstracts of the records are available:
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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.
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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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Johnson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*'''1859–1937''' Probate records and journals, will records, and indexes for Johnson County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Johnson County, and select the record type you are interested in.
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'''Abstracts'''
  
 
:*Sistler, Jack Kent and Ruth A. Sistler and Richard D. Sullins. ''Probate judges docket, Johnson County, Illinois.''[Vienna, Illinois]&nbsp;: SandS Genealogists, 2002. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50861862 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1113232|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 P2sj v. 1-2}}
 
:*Sistler, Jack Kent and Ruth A. Sistler and Richard D. Sullins. ''Probate judges docket, Johnson County, Illinois.''[Vienna, Illinois]&nbsp;: SandS Genealogists, 2002. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50861862 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1113232|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 P2sj v. 1-2}}
  
The following copies of original records are available:
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'''Copies of original records'''
  
:*'''1822–1873''' Probate minutes [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1822–1873''' Probate minutes [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
:*'''1822–1888''' Probate records {{FHL|261614|item|disp=FHL film 965635}}  
 
:*'''1822–1888''' Probate records {{FHL|261614|item|disp=FHL film 965635}}  
 
:*'''1859–1948''' Probate records {{FHL|100807|item|disp=FHL first film 1315887(first of 12 films)}}  
 
:*'''1859–1948''' Probate records {{FHL|100807|item|disp=FHL first film 1315887(first of 12 films)}}  
:*'''1860–1973''' Probate case files index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1860–1973''' Probate case files index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1870–1904''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1870–1904''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
:*'''1870–1926''' The probate journals and will records for Johnson County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select&nbsp;Johnson County, and select the record type you are interested in.
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:*'''1870–1926''' The probate journals and will records for Johnson County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Johnson County, and select the record type you are interested in.
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== 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 Johnson County are kept, see the [[Johnson County, Illinois Courthouse|Johnson 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 Johnson County are kept, see the [[Johnson County, Illinois Courthouse|Johnson County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Library ====
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==== Family History Center ====
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There are many [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] in or near Johnson County, please check the listing [https://familysearch.org/locations here ]for one close to you.
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*'''[[Carbondale Illinois Family History Center]]<br>'''7168 Old Hwy 13 W. <br>Carbondale, IL 62901<br>Phone: 618-549-3034<br>
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*'''[[Eldorado Illinois Family History Center]]<br>'''103 Grayson Rd. <br>Eldorado, IL 62930<br>Phone: 618-273-8172<br>
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*'''[[Foxcroft Illinois Family History Center]]<br>'''17947 N. Hwy 37<br>Johnston City, IL 62951<br>Phone: 618-937-4755<br>
  
 
==== 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 Johnson County.
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
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'''Vienna Carnegie Public Library<br>'''401 Poplar Street<br>Vienna, IL 62995<br>618-658-5051
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
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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 until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.johnsoncountyil.com/elections/ Johnson 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.
  
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
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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 Johnson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]&nbsp;found at Ancestry.com ($)  
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:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
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==== The following abstracts are available: ====
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==== General ====
  
:*'''1814–1840''' Sistler, Jack K. and Ruth A. Sistler and Richard D. Sullins. ''1818-1840 censuses of Johnson County, Illinois&nbsp;: with additional vital records before 1850, marriages, divorces, guardianships, deaths.'' [Vienna, Illinois]&nbsp;: SandS Genealogists, [200-?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52243480 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1113231|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 X2sj }}
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:*'''1814–1840''' Sistler, Jack K. and Ruth A. Sistler and Richard D. Sullins. ''1818-1840 censuses of Johnson County, Illinois: with additional vital records before 1850, marriages, divorces, guardianships, deaths.'' [Vienna, Illinois]: SandS Genealogists, [200-?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52243480 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1113231|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 X2sj}}
  
 
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
  
:*'''1834–1885''' Foss, Carolyn Cromeenes and Judy Foreman Lee. ''Johnson County, Illinois early marriages.'' Evansville, Indiana&nbsp;: Evansville Bindery, c1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25673332 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|384156|item|disp=FHL books 977.3996 V2f v.1-2}}
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:*'''1878–1925''' Birth Record {{FHL|265403|item|disp=FHL films 964802-5}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1887–1974''' Birth record index {{FHL|265403|item|disp=FHL film 964802}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
:*'''1834–1857''' Bellamy, Mrs. Guy, Cara Slack and Johnson County (Illinois) Courts. ''Marriages recorded from 1834 to 1857, Johnson County, Illinois courthouse at Vienna. Copied from county clerk's records as originally recorded, not indexed.'' [Vienna, Ill., Mrs. G. Bellamy] 1969. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39278964 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
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===== Marriages: =====
  
:*'''1857–1860''' Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860.'' [Harrisburg, Ill]&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17550346 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|384156|item|disp=FHL book 977.399 V2w }}
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'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1886–1900''' Sistler, Jack K. and Ruth A. Sistler and Richard D. Sullins. ''Early marriages, Johnson County, Illinois.'' Evansville, Ind. (221 E. Columbia St., Evansville 47711: Published for the authors by Evansville Bindery, 2004. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56819980 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
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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'''
  
 
:*'''1820s-1850s''' ''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($). The compiler states that many of the loose marriages records indexed for Johnson County have since disappeared from the courthouse, which means some early Johnson County marriages are only documented in this book.
 
:*'''1820s-1850s''' ''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($). The compiler states that many of the loose marriages records indexed for Johnson County have since disappeared from the courthouse, which means some early Johnson County marriages are only documented in this book.
  
:*'''1839–1853, 1865- '''Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860. ''S.P.: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/williamson-county-illinois-marriages-1839-to-1853-and-1865-pope-county-illinois-marriages-1826-to-1845-johnson-county-illinois-marriages-1857-to-1860/oclc/17550346&referer=brief_results Worldcat] {{FHL|496178|item|disp=FHL Book 977.399 V2w}}
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:*'''1834–1885''' Foss, Carolyn Cromeenes and Judy Foreman Lee. ''Johnson County, Illinois early marriages.'' Evansville, Indiana&nbsp;: Evansville Bindery, c1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25673332 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|384156|item|disp=FHL books 977.3996 V2f v.1-2}}
  
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:*'''1834–1857''' Bellamy, Mrs. Guy, Cara Slack and Johnson County (Illinois) Courts. ''Marriages recorded from 1834 to 1857, Johnson County, Illinois courthouse at Vienna. Copied from county clerk's records as originally recorded, not indexed.'' [Vienna, Ill., Mrs. G. Bellamy] 1969. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39278964 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
  
:*'''1878–1900''' Kreklow, Rebel L. ''Death records, Johnson County, Illinois, 1878-1900.'' Vienna, Illinois&nbsp;: Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society (Illinois), c2002. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52222077 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1104470|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 V22k}}
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:*'''1839–1853, 1865- '''Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860. ''S.P.: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/williamson-county-illinois-marriages-1839-to-1853-and-1865-pope-county-illinois-marriages-1826-to-1845-johnson-county-illinois-marriages-1857-to-1860/oclc/17550346&referer=brief_results Worldcat] {{FHL|496178|item|disp=FHL Book 977.399 V2w}}
  
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:*'''1857–1860''' Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860.'' [Harrisburg, Ill]: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17550346 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|384156|item|disp=FHL book 977.399 V2w }}
  
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:*'''1886–1900''' Sistler, Jack K. and Ruth A. Sistler and Richard D. Sullins. ''Early marriages, Johnson County, Illinois.'' Evansville, Ind. (221 E. Columbia St., Evansville 47711: Published for the authors by Evansville Bindery, 2004. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56819980 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
  
:*'''1887–1974''' Birth record index {{FHL|265403|item|disp=FHL film 964802}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1878–1925''' Birth Record {{FHL|265403|item|disp=FHL films 964802-5}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1835–1926''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1834–1926''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1835–1926''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
:*'''1835–1857''' Index to marriage licenses {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL film 964807 item 1}}  
 
:*'''1835–1857''' Index to marriage licenses {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL film 964807 item 1}}  
:*'''1834–1926''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1878–1896''' Bride and Groom indexes to marriage register {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL films 964807 items 2-3}}
 
:*'''1896–1926''' Index to marriage register {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL film 964807 item 4 }}
 
 
:*'''1835–1878''' Marriage licenses {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL films 964808 item 1 – 964810}}  
 
:*'''1835–1878''' Marriage licenses {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL films 964808 item 1 – 964810}}  
:*'''1878–1926''' Marriage register {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL films 964811 items 1–2}}
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:*'''1878–1896''' Bride and Groom indexes to marriage register {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL films 964807 items 2-3}}
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:*'''1878–1926''' Marriage register {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL films 964811 items 1–2}}
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:*'''1896–1926''' Index to marriage register {{FHL|265480|item|disp=FHL film 964807 item 4 }}
  
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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]
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:*'''1878–1900''' Kreklow, Rebel L. ''Death records, Johnson County, Illinois, 1878-1900.'' Vienna, Illinois&nbsp;: Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society (Illinois), c2002. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52222077 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1104470|item|disp=FHL book 977.3996 V22k}}
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'''Copies of original records'''
  
 
:*'''1878–1933''' Index; Death record and register {{FHL|265450|item|disp=FHL film 964806}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1878–1933''' Index; Death record and register {{FHL|265450|item|disp=FHL film 964806}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Johnson records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]

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Online Records


Johnson County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Johnson County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: September 14, 1812
County Seat Vienna
Courthouse
Johnson County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Johnson County Courthouse
P.O. Box 96
Vienna, Illinois 62995
618-658-3611
Johnson County Website
 

Contents

Johnson County Organization

Johnson County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Johnson County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878
1835
1878
1820
1809
1821

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

Historical Facts

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Johnson County is named for Richard Mentor Johnson who served in the Indian Wars and the War of 1812. He was also served as Vice-President of the United States from 1837 to 1841 in the administration of Martin Van Buren.

Parent County

  • 1812--Johnson County was created 14 September 1812 from Randolph County. County seat: Vienna [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Johnson County boundary changes.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190015,667
191014,331−8.5%
192012,022−16.1%
193010,203−15.1%
194010,7275.1%
19508,729−18.6%
19606,928−20.6%
19707,5509.0%
19809,62427.5%
199011,34717.9%
200012,87813.5%
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, Johnson County on page 187.]

Church Records

Copies of Original records

Catholic

FamilySearch has made parish records from two Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Johnson 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 abstracts and 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 Johnson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Abstracts

  • 1813–1970 Annable, Edward l. and Johnson County Genealogical and Hsitorical Society. Johnson County, Illinois, probate index, 1813–1970: index to 3485 probate cases. [Vienna, Ill.]: Johnson County Genealogical & Historical Society, 2008. Other libraries (WorldCat)
  • 1813–1817 Gore, Virgil and Ruth Ann Sistler. Commissioners' records, Johnson County, Illinois : July 15, 1813–1817, volume A. [Vienna, Illinois]: Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society (Illinois), c1992. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3996 P2g
  • 1814–1817 Sistler, Ruth Ann and Jack Kent Sistler; and Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society. Court records, Johnson County, Illinois October 15, 1814–1817. [Vienna, Illinois]: Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society (Illinois), c1992. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3996 P2s
  • 1818–1828 Sistler, Jack Kent, Ruth A. Sistler, Richard D. Sullins, and SandS Genealogists. Johnson County comissioner's records, book B, 16 March 1818–2 June 1828. [Vienna, Illinois] : SandS Genealogists, [1995?]. FHL book 977.3996 P2ga
  • 1822–1841 Sullins, Richard D., Ruth A. Sistler, Jack Kent Sistler, and SandS Genealogists. Johnson County probate records, November, 1822-March, 1841 (Including one page from October, 1843.).[Vienna, Ill. (P.O. Box 1323 62995)] : SandS Genealogists, 1997.Other libraries (WorldCat)
  • 1829–1836 Sullins, Richard D., Ruth A. Sistler, Jack Kent Sistler, and SandS Genealogists. Johnson County Circuit Court records, 1829–1836 [i.e. 1835]. [Vienna, Illinois]: SandS Genealogists, c1997. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3996 P2sr
  • 1829–1836 Sullins, Richard D., Ruth A. Sistler, Jack Kent Sistler, and SandS Genealogists. Johnson County Circuit Court records, 1829–1836. [Vienna, Ill. (P.O. Box 1323 62995)] : SandS Genealogists, 1997. Other libraries (WorldCat)

Copies of original records

DNA

The Johnson County, Illinois Project at FamilyTreeDNA is collecting DNA samples from descendants of historic residents of the county.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

The online Shawnee Community College Local History Project includes personal interviews and newspaper clippings that give you a taste of historic Johnson County. Was your relative one of the interviewed individuals?

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

General

  • Family Maps of Johnson County, Illinois (2007) plats the land of many nineteenth-century Johnson County residents. The publisher's bookstore includes a free online surname index. FHL Book 977.3996 E7b
  • 1978 Rockford Map Publishers.Johnson County, Illinois, land atlas & plat book : 1978. Rockford, Ill.: Rockford Map Publishers [Vienna, Ill.]: Distributed by Johnson County Board of Commissioners, 1978. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3996 E7j

Abstracts

Copies of original records

Online Resources

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Johnson 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 Johnson County.

- 6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company B.
- 9th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies E, G, and K.
- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and F.
- 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies H and K.
- 109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, C, G, I, and K.
- 145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.

Naturalization

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 abstracts and 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 Johnson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

  • 1859–1937 Probate records and journals, will records, and indexes for Johnson County probate records are also available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970. Click on the browse through images link, select Johnson County, and select the record type you are interested in.

Abstracts

Copies of original records

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

Family History Center

There are many Family History Centers in or near Johnson County, please check the listing here for one close to you.

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 Johnson County.

Public Libraries

Vienna Carnegie Public Library
401 Poplar Street
Vienna, IL 62995
618-658-5051

Social Groups Online

Societies

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

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 until the year 1916 are kept by the Johnson 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 Johnson County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

General

  • 1814–1840 Sistler, Jack K. and Ruth A. Sistler and Richard D. Sullins. 1818-1840 censuses of Johnson County, Illinois: with additional vital records before 1850, marriages, divorces, guardianships, deaths. [Vienna, Illinois]: SandS Genealogists, [200-?]. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3996 X2sj
Births:

Copies of Original Records

Marriages:

Online Resources

Abstracts

  • 1820s-1850s Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($). The compiler states that many of the loose marriages records indexed for Johnson County have since disappeared from the courthouse, which means some early Johnson County marriages are only documented in this book.
  • 1834–1857 Bellamy, Mrs. Guy, Cara Slack and Johnson County (Illinois) Courts. Marriages recorded from 1834 to 1857, Johnson County, Illinois courthouse at Vienna. Copied from county clerk's records as originally recorded, not indexed. [Vienna, Ill., Mrs. G. Bellamy] 1969. Other libraries (WorldCat)
  • 1839–1853, 1865- Winget, Judy Walley. Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860. S.P.: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. Worldcat FHL Book 977.399 V2w
  • 1857–1860 Winget, Judy Walley. Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860. [Harrisburg, Ill]: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.399 V2w
  • 1886–1900 Sistler, Jack K. and Ruth A. Sistler and Richard D. Sullins. Early marriages, Johnson County, Illinois. Evansville, Ind. (221 E. Columbia St., Evansville 47711: Published for the authors by Evansville Bindery, 2004. Other libraries (WorldCat)


Copies of Original Records

Deaths

Online resources

Abstracts

Copies of original records

Places / Localities

To see a list of places in Johnson 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. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.