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Livingston County, Illinois
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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

Quick Dates


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


County Courthouse

History

The county was named for Edward Livingston, a lawyer and statesman. Mayor of New York City. Representive in Congress from New York and Louisian. 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 / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.


Archives and Libraries

Illinois Regional Archives Depository

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


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

Court

Land

1857-1865 Swamp Land Records - IRAD-ISU

1859-1946 Chattel Morgage Record - IRAD-ISU

Local Histories

Maps

Military

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.

Newspapers

Probate

1837-1958 Probate Case Files - IRAD-ISU

1917-1926 Probate Docket Index - IRAD-ISU


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

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

Marriage

1837-1900 Marriage Licenses  - IRAD-ISU

1837-1943 Marriage Record - IRAD-ISU

1915-1975 Marraige Record Index - IRAD-ISU

Death

1877-1900 Death Record - IRAD-ISU

Societies and Libraries

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.

 

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