Livingston County, Illinois Genealogy

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{{Illinois-stub}} &nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Livingston County'' <br>  
 
{{Illinois-stub}} &nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Livingston County'' <br>  
  
=== Quick Dates  ===
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== County Organization ==
  
 
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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 Montgomery County are kept, see the [[Montgomery County, Illinois Courthouse|Montgomery County Courthouse]] page.  
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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 Montgomery County are kept, see the [[Montgomery County, Illinois Courthouse|Montgomery County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Historical Facts  ====
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
 
The county was named for Edward Livingston, a lawyer and statesman. Mayor of New York City. Representive in Congress from New York and Louisiana. United States Senator from Louisiana, Secretary of State under President Jackson and United States Minister to France.  
 
The county was named for Edward Livingston, a lawyer and statesman. Mayor of New York City. Representive in Congress from New York and Louisiana. United States Senator from Louisiana, Secretary of State under President Jackson and United States Minister to France.  
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
 
*'''1837--'''Livingston County was created 27 February 1837&nbsp;from [[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle]] and [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean]] Counties.
 
*'''1837--'''Livingston County was created 27 February 1837&nbsp;from [[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle]] and [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean]] Counties.
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'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Pontiac <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
 
'''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Pontiac <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 195. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
 
:1831-1837 LaSalle
 
:1831-1837 LaSalle
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:1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory
 
:1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
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== Places and Localities ==
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
 
*[[Ford County, Illinois|Ford]]  
 
*[[Ford County, Illinois|Ford]]  
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*[[Woodford County, Illinois|Woodford]]
 
*[[Woodford County, Illinois|Woodford]]
  
=== Records and Resources  ===
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== Records and Resources  ==
  
==== Biography ====
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=== Biography ===
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
 
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6357&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=75&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Livingston County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6357&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=75&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Livingston County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
==== Census  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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=== Church Records  ===
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Court Records  ===
  
==== Ethnic Research ====
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=== Ethnic Research ===
  
===== African American  =====
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==== African American  ====
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
==== Genealogy ====
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=== Genealogy ===
  
==== History ====
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=== History ===
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Land and Property  ===
  
 
1857-1865 Swamp Land Records - IRAD-ISU. Available through the Family History Library {{FHL|558694|Item|disp=FHL Film 1689002}}  
 
1857-1865 Swamp Land Records - IRAD-ISU. Available through the Family History Library {{FHL|558694|Item|disp=FHL Film 1689002}}  
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1853-1921 Deed Records &nbsp;{{FHL|451136|Item disp=FHL Film 1401698}} first film  
 
1853-1921 Deed Records &nbsp;{{FHL|451136|Item disp=FHL Film 1401698}} first film  
  
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=== Maps  ===
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Military Records  ===
 
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==== Military Records  ====
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1862-1919 Military Discharge Record -IRAD-ISU  
 
1862-1919 Military Discharge Record -IRAD-ISU  
 
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*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Livingston 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 Livingston County.
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Livingston 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 Livingston County.
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1865-1945 Soldier's Discharge Records from Livingston County, Illinois. Recorder {{FHL|323295|item|disp=FHL film 1392962}} Item 3. First film of 3  
 
1865-1945 Soldier's Discharge Records from Livingston County, Illinois. Recorder {{FHL|323295|item|disp=FHL film 1392962}} Item 3. First film of 3  
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Naturalization  ===
  
 
1854-1906 Naturalization Records, Illinois. Livingston County Court. {{FHL|43111|disp=FHL film1321643-1321646}} Indexed.  
 
1854-1906 Naturalization Records, Illinois. Livingston County Court. {{FHL|43111|disp=FHL film1321643-1321646}} Indexed.  
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Probate Records  ===
  
 
1837-1958 Probate Case Files - IRAD-ISU  
 
1837-1958 Probate Case Files - IRAD-ISU  
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1819-1970[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1834344 Probate Records, 1819-1970]  
 
1819-1970[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1834344 Probate Records, 1819-1970]  
  
=== Repositories ===
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==== County Courthouse ====
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Montgomery County are kept, see the [[Montgomery County, Illinois Courthouse|Montgomery County Courthouse]] page.  
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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 Montgomery County are kept, see the [[Montgomery County, Illinois Courthouse|Montgomery County Courthouse]] page.  
  
====Family History Library====
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==== Family History Library ====
  
====Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)====
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
  
 
Illinois State Universtiy<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027  
 
Illinois State Universtiy<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027  
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Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County]  
 
Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County]  
  
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==== Public Libraries ====
  
==== School Records  ====
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=== School Records  ===
  
 
1898-1995 School Pupil Diploma Record - IRAD-ISU  
 
1898-1995 School Pupil Diploma Record - IRAD-ISU  
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1935-1972 School Pupil Diploma Record, Prison - IRAD-ISU  
 
1935-1972 School Pupil Diploma Record, Prison - IRAD-ISU  
  
==== Societies ====
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=== Societies ===
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Taxation  ===
  
 
1872-1876 Tax Lists, Delinquent -IRAD-ISU  
 
1872-1876 Tax Lists, Delinquent -IRAD-ISU  
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
===== Birth  =====
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==== Birth  ====
  
 
1856-1900 Birth Certificates - IRAD-ISU  
 
1856-1900 Birth Certificates - IRAD-ISU  
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1878-1900 Register of births and birth cetificates, '''Birth index, 1848-1983 '''{{FHL|323740|item|disp=FHL films 1392963}} First film of 12.  
 
1878-1900 Register of births and birth cetificates, '''Birth index, 1848-1983 '''{{FHL|323740|item|disp=FHL films 1392963}} First film of 12.  
  
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==== Marriage  ====
  
 
1837-1900 Marriage Licenses - IRAD-ISU  
 
1837-1900 Marriage Licenses - IRAD-ISU  
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1876-1923 Applications from marriage licenses. {{FHL|354890|item|disp=FHL film 1401627 item 2-4}} first film of 11<br>  
 
1876-1923 Applications from marriage licenses. {{FHL|354890|item|disp=FHL film 1401627 item 2-4}} first film of 11<br>  
  
===== Death  =====
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==== Death  ====
  
 
1877-1900 Death Record - IRAD-ISU. Availble through the Family History Library {{FHL|330576|item|FHL film 1401524}} item 2-3  
 
1877-1900 Death Record - IRAD-ISU. Availble through the Family History Library {{FHL|330576|item|FHL film 1401524}} item 2-3  
  
==== Voter Registration ====
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=== Voter Registration ===
  
=== Places / Localities  ===
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== Places / Localities  ==
  
=== Web Sites  ===
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== Web Sites  ==
  
 
'''Databases Pertinent to Livingston County''' <br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database ]<br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950 ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database ]<br>[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/pontiac.html Livingston County Probate Case Files Index (1837–1958) ]<br>  
 
'''Databases Pertinent to Livingston County''' <br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database ]<br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950 ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database ]<br>[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/pontiac.html Livingston County Probate Case Files Index (1837–1958) ]<br>  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Livingston/ Livingston County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Livingston/ Livingston County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Revision as of 18:15, 30 July 2011

Livingston County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Livingston County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 27, 1837
County Seat Pontiac
Courthouse
Address 112 West Madison Street
Pontiac, IL 61764
815-844-2006, ext. 128
Website: www.livingstoncountyil.gov
Named for: Edward Livingston
   United States  Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Livingston County

Contents

County Organization

                                     Beginning Dates for Livingston County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1837
1878
1840
1835
1837

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

Historical Facts

The county was named for Edward Livingston, a lawyer and statesman. Mayor of New York City. Representive in Congress from New York and Louisiana. United States Senator from Louisiana, Secretary of State under President Jackson and United States Minister to France.

Parent County

  • 1837--Livingston County was created 27 February 1837 from LaSalle and McLean Counties.

County seat:  Pontiac [1]

Boundary Changes

1831-1837 LaSalle
1831-1837 McLean
1826-1837 Vermilion
1827-1831 Tazewell
1821-1827 Fayette
1823-1826 Edgar
1819-1823 Clark
1816-1819 Crawford
1815-1816 Edwards
1812-1815 Madison
1801-1812 St. Clair
1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory

Record Loss

Places and Localities

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190042,035
191040,465−3.7%
192039,070−3.4%
193039,0920.1%
194038,838−0.6%
195037,809−2.6%
196040,3416.7%
197040,6900.9%
198041,3811.7%
199039,301−5.0%
200039,6781.0%
201038,950−1.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990


Church Records

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

1857-1865 Swamp Land Records - IRAD-ISU. Available through the Family History Library FHL Film 1689002

1859-1946 Chattel Morgage Record - IRAD-ISU

Land records available through the Family History Library:

1853-1889 General index to deeds  FHL Film 1401697 Item 3.

1853-1921 Deed Records  FHL 451136 first film

Maps

Military Records

1862-1919 Military Discharge Record -IRAD-ISU

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Livingston 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 Livingston County.
- 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 44th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.

Military Record available at the Family History Library

Patriotic Roster of Livingston County, Illinois. by J.B.Parsons. FHL Book 977.361 M23p

1865-1945 Soldier's Discharge Records from Livingston County, Illinois. Recorder FHL film 1392962 Item 3. First film of 3

Naturalization

1854-1906 Naturalization Records, Illinois. Livingston County Court. FHL film1321643-1321646 Indexed.

Newspapers

Probate Records

1837-1958 Probate Case Files - IRAD-ISU

1917-1926 Probate Docket Index - IRAD-ISU


Probate records available through the Family History Library

1837-1905 Probate Records FHL film 1321647-1321649

1845-1891 Probate Records FHL film 1323368-1323377


Online Probate Records:

1819-1970Probate Records, 1819-1970

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

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Illinois State Universtiy
2016 Warehouse Road Campus
Box 1520
Normal, Illinois 61802
Phone: 309-452-6027

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County

Public Libraries

School Records

1898-1995 School Pupil Diploma Record - IRAD-ISU

1898-1921 School Student Permanent Record, High School - IRAD-ISU

1935-1972 School Pupil Diploma Record, Prison - IRAD-ISU

Societies

Taxation

1872-1876 Tax Lists, Delinquent -IRAD-ISU

Vital Records

Birth

1856-1900 Birth Certificates - IRAD-ISU

1856-1903 Birth Records - IRAD-ISU

1866-1950 Birth Record Index, Delayed - IRAD-ISU

Birth records available through the Family History Library

1878-1900 Register of births and birth cetificates, Birth index, 1848-1983 FHL films 1392963 First film of 12.

Marriage

1837-1900 Marriage Licenses - IRAD-ISU

1837-1943 Marriage Record - IRAD-ISU

1915-1975 Marriage Record Index - IRAD-ISU

Marriage records available through the Family History Library

1837-1922 Marriage registers and certificates, FHL film 1392959 first film of 33 films.

1876-1923 Applications from marriage licenses. FHL film 1401627 item 2-4 first film of 11

Death

1877-1900 Death Record - IRAD-ISU. Availble through the Family History Library FHL Collection item 2-3

Voter Registration

Places / Localities

Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Livingston County
Local Governmental Records Database
Name Index to Illinois Local Governments
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database
Federal Township Plats of Illinois
Livingston County Probate Case Files Index (1837–1958)

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.