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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Logan County'''
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Guide to '''Logan County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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*{{Illinois-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Logan County''
 
  
 
== County Organization  ==
 
== County Organization  ==
  
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Logan County's civil records start the following years:
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Logan County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
 
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:1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory
 
:1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory
  
<br> See an interactive map of Logan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
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<br>See an interactive map of Logan County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
  
'''April 15, 1857''' -- Courthouse burned and virtually all records were destroyed.  
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'''April 15, 1857''' -- Courthouse burned and virtually all records were destroyed. For marriage and probate records 1820-1839 see [[Sangamon County, Illinois Courthouse|Sangamon County]].&nbsp;
  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
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Yankeetown  
 
Yankeetown  
  
Source:''&nbsp;Illinois Place Names''. Compiled by James N. Adams, Illinois Historical Society, 1989. Edited by William E. Keller with a new addendum by Lowell M. Volkel  
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Source:''Illinois Place Names''. Compiled by James N. Adams, Illinois Historical Society, 1989. Edited by William E. Keller with a new addendum by Lowell M. Volkel  
  
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=7yEWAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=logan+county+illinois&hl=en&ei=G7SQTqD3GcG5tgeXi92SDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Logan County, it's past and present]&nbsp;1878 (Google Books)
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=7yEWAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=logan+county+illinois&hl=en&ei=G7SQTqD3GcG5tgeXi92SDA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false History of Logan County, Illinois] &nbsp;1886 (Google Books)
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[http://books.google.com/books?id=rCIWAAAAYAAJ The Biographical Record of Logan County, Illinois]&nbsp; 1901&nbsp; (Google Books)
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[http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-logan-county-illinois-together-with-sketches-of-its-cities-villages-and-towns-educational-religious-civil-military-and-political-history-portraits-of-prominent-persons-and-biographies-of-representative-citizens-also-a-condensed-history-of-illinois-embodying-accounts-of-prehistoric-races-indian-wars-and-a-brief-review-of-its-civil-and-political-history/oclc/62147378&referer=brief_results Logan County Biography Bibliography]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; (WorldCat)
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|494129|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Logan County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|494129|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Logan County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6359&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Logan 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=6359&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=55&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Logan 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.
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| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
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}}CENSUS RECORDS
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<br>[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/sangamon/census/1830/ 1830 Sangamon County Census Images]
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[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org/Logan1840.htm 1840 Logan County Census Index ]&nbsp;
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/census/1840/ 1840 Logan County Census Images&nbsp;]
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[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org/1840.htm 1840 Census Summary&nbsp;]
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[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org/Logan1850.htm 1850 Logan County Census Index&nbsp;]
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[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/census/1850/ 1850 Logan County Census Images]&nbsp;
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[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org/1850mortality.htm 1850 Mortality Tables ]
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[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org/1855censusintro.htm 1855 Logan County State Census]&nbsp;
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1803969 1855 Illinois Census Images] [searchable]
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[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org/1862military.htm 1862 Military Census&nbsp;]
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1803971 1865 Illinois Census Images] [searchable]&nbsp;
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[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org/1860mortality.htm 1860 Mortality Tables&nbsp;]
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
  
1866-1920 ''Records of the Lincoln Circuit Methodist Churches in Logan County, Illinois''. Copied by Mrs. Kenneth Patterson; indexed by Mrs. Jean Hauffe. {{FHL|584242|item|desp=FHL fiche 6117397}} two fiche Book: 977.357 K2p  
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'''1866-1920''' ''Records of the Lincoln Circuit Methodist Churches in Logan County, Illinois''. Copied by Mrs. Kenneth Patterson; indexed by Mrs. Jean Hauffe. {{FHL|584242|item|desp=FHL fiche 6117397}} two fiche and a&nbsp;Book: 977.357 K2p  
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/logan/baptisms.html Baptisms at New Holland Zion Lutheran Church]&nbsp; (Genealogy Trails History Group)
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''St. George Catholic Church Records 1868-1957''. by Bill Korstick&nbsp; [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=Kankakee+County+Illinois+Church+Records&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org/eminencechurch.htm History of the Eminence Church 1838-1932]&nbsp;
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[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org/lakeforkbaptists.htm Lake Fork Predestinarian Baptists]
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The History of Logan County, Illinois, by Logan County Heritage Foundation, Dallas Texas. 1982 contains a section on the churches in the county. {{FHL|222553|item|disp=FHL Book 977.357 H2h}}
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
1857-1944 Circuit court Case Files IRAD-ISU
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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.
  
1872-1963 Guardians' records {{FHL|308200|disp= FHL film 1316630}} first of 5 films  
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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 Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Logan County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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'''1857-1944 '''Circuit Court Case Files IRAD-ISU
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'''1872-1963''' Guardians' Records {{FHL|308200|disp= FHL film 1316630}} first of 5 films  
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'''1857-1945'''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/logan.html Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index]
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
=== Maps ===
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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.
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[[Image:Illogan.jpg|400px|right]]
  
 
=== Military Records  ===
 
=== Military Records  ===
  
*'''War of 1812'''
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For information about using Military records see [[Illinois Military Records|Illinois Military Records]]
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/military/warof1812/other/somemili522gmt.txt Military Land Grants in Logan County Illinois ]for Soldiers of the War of 1812 - USGenWeb
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[http://www.illinoisancestors.org/veterans/logan_county.html Veteran's Honor Roll]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ( [http://www.illinoisancestors.org/ Illinois Ancestors] )&nbsp; This site list names alphabetically, service in which war, rank, branch of service, unit, death and cemetery
  
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==== Revolutionary War  ====
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/revwar2.html#logan Veterans Burials]&nbsp; (Genealogy Trails History Group)
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==== '''War of 1812'''  ====
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/military/warof1812/other/somemili522gmt.txt Military Land Grants in Logan County Illinois ]for Soldiers of the War of 1812 - USGenWeb<br>  
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==== '''Civil War'''  ====
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Logan 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 Logan County.
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<br>Civil War service men from Logan 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 Logan County.  
  
 
Cavalry  
 
Cavalry  
  
:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company B.  
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/cav002-b.html Company B].  
:- [[4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company H.  
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:- [[4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/cav004-h.html Company H].  
:- [[10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company G.  
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:- [[10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/cav010-g.html Company G].  
:- [[14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company D.
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:- [[14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/cav014-d.html Company D].
  
 
Infantry  
 
Infantry  
  
:- [[7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D, E and H.  
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:- [[7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D, Company E,&nbsp;and Company H.  
:- [[28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
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:- [[28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/028-k-in.html Company K].  
:- [[32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
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:- [[32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/032-b-in.html Company B].  
:- [[38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
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:- [[38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/038-f-in.html Company F].
:- [[68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company H.  
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:- [http://www.illinoiscivilwar.org/cw66.html 66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry], Company C.  
:- [[73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
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:- [[68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/068-h-in.html Company H].  
:- [[106th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|106th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B, C, D, E, F, G, H and I.  
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:- [[73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/073-f-in.html Company F].  
:- [[108th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|108th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company H.  
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:- [[106th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|106th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/106-b-in.html Company B], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/106-c-in.html Company C], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/106-d-in.html Company D], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/106-e-in.html Company E], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/106-f-in.html Company F], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/106-g-in.html Company G], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/106-h-in.html Company H], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/106-i-in.html Company&nbsp;I].  
:- [[145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Companies D and H.  
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:- [[108th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|108th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/108-h-in.html Company H].  
:- [[155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/145-d-in.html Company D], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/145-h-in.html Company&nbsp;H].  
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:- [[155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/155-d-in.html Company D].
  
 
Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois. ''Illinois Military Units in the Civil War.&nbsp;''(Springfield: Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, 1962). [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Illinois+Military+Units+in+the+Civil+War Other libraries] with this book. {{FHL|689434|item}}.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im.  
 
Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois. ''Illinois Military Units in the Civil War.&nbsp;''(Springfield: Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, 1962). [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=Illinois+Military+Units+in+the+Civil+War Other libraries] with this book. {{FHL|689434|item}}.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im.  
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This is My Story: Veterans of Logan County Illinois. Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society  
 
This is My Story: Veterans of Logan County Illinois. Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society  
  
'''Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312222697714_563" />'''  
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'''[[Union Veterans' and Lineage Society Records|Grand Army of the Republic ]](GAR)<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312222697714_563" />'''  
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For a list of [http://suvcw.org/garposts/il.pdf GAR Post in&nbsp;Illinois ]additional site for post list [http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/gar/ Library of Congress]
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/military/civilwar/rosters/garleowm702nmt.txt Leo W. Myers Post, Lincoln ]1913&nbsp; - USGenWeb  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/military/civilwar/rosters/garleowm702nmt.txt Leo W. Myers Post, Lincoln ]1913&nbsp; - USGenWeb  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/military/civilwar/rosters/garsamwa712nmt.txt Sam Walker Post, Mt. Pulaski ]1913 - USGenWeb  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/military/civilwar/rosters/garsamwa712nmt.txt Sam Walker Post, Mt. Pulaski ]1913 - USGenWeb  
  
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==== '''Indian Wars''' ====
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/military/indian/other/somemili523gmt.txt Military Land Grants ]in Logan County Illinois for Soldiers of the Indian Wars - USGenWeb  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/logan/military/indian/other/somemili523gmt.txt Military Land Grants ]in Logan County Illinois for Soldiers of the Indian Wars - USGenWeb  
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'''Pensioners'''
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[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso00buregoog#page/n526/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883]
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[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso00buregoog#page/n825/mode/1up Addenda to Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883]
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==== World War I  ====
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[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Illinois.Logan+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 World War I Draft Registration Cards], 1917-1918&nbsp;&nbsp; (Ancestry)
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==== World War II  ====
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[http://media.nara.gov/media/images/28/28/28-2784a.gif Army Casualties&nbsp;]&nbsp; ([http://www.archives.gov/ U.S. National Archives and Record Administration])
  
 
{{FHL|1693414|item|disp=FHL book 977.357 M2t v. 2}}  
 
{{FHL|1693414|item|disp=FHL book 977.357 M2t v. 2}}  
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=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
  
1859-1906 Naturalization Records. Illinois County Court. {{FHL|310641|item|desp=FHL film 1316631-1316632}} Includes indexes.  
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Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See [[Illinois Naturalization and Citizenship|Illinois Naturalization Records]] for more information about using naturalization records.
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The following copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]]
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'''1859-1906''' Naturalization Records. Illinois County Court. {{FHL|310641|item|desp=FHL film 1316631-1316632}} Includes indexes.  
  
 
=== Newspapers  ===
 
=== Newspapers  ===
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[http://www.library.illinois.edu/inp/county_results.php?county=Logan Newspapers published in Logan County]
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[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/illinois/Logan/ Chronicling America]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ( [http://www.loc.gov/index.html Library of Congress] )
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Search for Newspaper Obituaries&nbsp;at&nbsp;&nbsp;[http://www.genealogybank.com/gbnk/obituaries/?kbid=7716&m=8 Genealogy Bank]
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
1894-1964 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU  
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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 Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Logan County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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1820-1839 Probate Record IRAD-UIS
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'''1894-1964''' Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU  
  
1931-1963 Probate Sale Record, Personal Property IRAD-ISU  
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'''1931-1963''' Probate Sale Record, Personal Property IRAD-ISU  
  
 
'''Probate records available through the Family History Library'''  
 
'''Probate records available through the Family History Library'''  
  
1844-1949 Probate Records. Logan,Illinois County Court {{FHL|306730|item|desp=FHL film 1316600 - 1316621}}  
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'''1844-1949''' Probate Records. Logan, Illinois County Court {{FHL|306730|item|desp=FHL film 1316600 - 1316621}}  
  
1855-1930 Will Records. Logan County Court. {{FHL|310613|item|desp=FHL film 131624-131630}}  
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'''1855-1930''' Will Records. Logan County Court. {{FHL|310613|item|desp=FHL film 131624-131630}}  
  
 
'''Online Illinois Probate Records:'''  
 
'''Online Illinois Probate Records:'''  
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=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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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 - Illinois State University|Illinois State University]] houses the records for Logan County.
  
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
 
==== County Courthouse  ====
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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 Logan County are kept, see the [[Logan County, Illinois Courthouse|Logan 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 Logan County are kept, see the [[Logan County, Illinois Courthouse|Logan County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Library ====
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==== Family History Center ====
  
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
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[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Logan County.
  
Illinois State Universtiy<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027  
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[[Springfield Illinois Family History Center|Springfield Illinois Family History Center]]<br>3601 Buckeye Dr.<br>Springfield, Illinois 62707<br>217-529-7930
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===== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  =====
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Illinois State Universtiy<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 1-309-452-6027  
  
 
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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=== School Records  ===
 
=== School Records  ===
  
1897-1901 School Pupil Roster and inventory record, Girls Industrial's IRAD-ISU  
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'''1897-1901''' School Pupil Roster and inventory record, Girls Industrial's IRAD-ISU  
  
1920-1948 School Pupil Diploma Records IRAD-ISU  
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'''1920-1948''' School Pupil Diploma Records IRAD-ISU  
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~illcghs/ Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society],&nbsp;114 N. Chicago Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 (217) 732-3200  
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~illcghs/ Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society],&nbsp;114 N. Chicago Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 1-217- 732-3200  
  
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
  
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1891-1899 Burial Registers (Lincoln) IRAD-ISU  
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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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:*'''1891-1899''' Burial Registers (Lincoln) IRAD-ISU
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/logan/deaths.html Deaths in Logan County, Illinois] (Genealogy Trails)
  
 
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'''Databases Pertinent to Logan 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://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Federal Township Plats of Illinois ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/logan.html Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index (1857–1945) ]<br>  
 
<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://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Federal Township Plats of Illinois ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/logan.html Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index (1857–1945) ]<br>  
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*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Logan|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Logan/ Logan County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Logan/ Logan County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://logan.ilgenweb.net Logan County ILGenWeb]
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*[http://logan.illinoisgenweb.org] (Logan County ILGenWeb)
  
 
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Revision as of 22:42, 16 August 2013

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Logan County

Guide to Logan County Illinois genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Logan County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Logan County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 15, 1839
County Seat Lincoln
Courthouse
Logan County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Logan County Courthouse
P.O. Box 278
Lincoln, Illinois 62656
(217)732-4148
Logan County Website
 

Contents

County Organization

Logan County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Logan County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878
1857
1878
1840
1829
1855

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

Historical Facts

Logan county was named for Dr. John Logan, a pioneer physician, and father of General John A. Logan, a General in the Union Army and who had a political presence in Illinois. John A. Logan is also known as the founder of Memorial Day.

Parent County

  • 1839--Logan County was created 15 February 1839, from Sangamon County.  County seats: Postville, Mt. Pulaski, Lincoln [1]

Boundary Changes

1827-1839 Tazewell
1821-1839 Sangamon
1817-1821 Bond
1812-1817 Madison
1790-1812 St. Clair
1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory


See an interactive map of Logan County boundary changes.

Record Loss

April 15, 1857 -- Courthouse burned and virtually all records were destroyed. For marriage and probate records 1820-1839 see Sangamon County

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Populated Places

Atlanta

Beason

Broadwell

Chestnut

Elkhart

Emden

Hartsburg

Lake Fork

Latham

Lincoln

Middletown

Mount Pulaski

New Holland

San Jose

Historical Place Names

Aetna, Albany, Allenville, Altic, Atlanta, Athol, Atlanta, Atteberry

Beason, Bell, Big Prairie, Bloomingdale, Boren, Broadwell, Burton View

Camden, Camp Latham, Chester, Chestervale, Chestnut, Clay, Cornland, Corwin, Crohurst, CroHurst Station

East Lincoln, Elk Hart City, Elk Heart City, Elkhart, Elkhart City, Emden, Eminence, Evans

Fogarty, Fulscher

Gale, Georgetown, Gilchrist, Gillett, Gold Springs, Griggs

Hamilton, Harness, Hartsburg, Hartsburgh, Hartwig, Hurlbut, Hurricane Point

Irish Grove

Johnsons, Johnsons Siding

Kickapoo, Kickapoo Siding, Kings, Kruger

Laenna, Lake Fork, Latham, Lawndale, Layman, Lee, Leesburgh, Lincoln, Lincoln Hill, Long Point, Lucas

Mackey, Madison, Martin, Middletown, Mt. Fulcher, Mt. Hope, Mt. Joy, Mt. Pulaski, Music, Musick's Ferry

Narita, New Castle, New Holland, North Lincoln

Oran, Orndorff, Orvil

P & N Junction, Peifer, Peoria District Junction, Perry, Postville, Prairie Creek, Pulaski

Quisenberry

Rhody, Richmond Grove

Salt Creek, San Jose, Scroggin, Sheridan, Skelton

Union, Utility

Warick, West Lincoln, Wilmert, Woodlawn, Woolf, Wyatt

Xenia

Yankeetown

Source:Illinois Place Names. Compiled by James N. Adams, Illinois Historical Society, 1989. Edited by William E. Keller with a new addendum by Lowell M. Volkel

Neighboring Counties


Records and Resources

Biography

History of Logan County, it's past and present 1878 (Google Books)

History of Logan County, Illinois  1886 (Google Books)

The Biographical Record of Logan County, Illinois  1901  (Google Books)

Logan County Biography Bibliography    (WorldCat)

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.
190028,680
191030,2165.4%
192029,562−2.2%
193028,863−2.4%
194029,4382.0%
195030,6714.2%
196033,6569.7%
197033,538−0.4%
198031,802−5.2%
199030,798−3.2%
200031,1831.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990
CENSUS RECORDS


1830 Sangamon County Census Images

1840 Logan County Census Index  

1840 Logan County Census Images 

1840 Census Summary 

1850 Logan County Census Index 

1850 Logan County Census Images 

1850 Mortality Tables

1855 Logan County State Census 

1855 Illinois Census Images [searchable]

1862 Military Census 

1865 Illinois Census Images [searchable] 

1860 Mortality Tables 


Church Records

1866-1920 Records of the Lincoln Circuit Methodist Churches in Logan County, Illinois. Copied by Mrs. Kenneth Patterson; indexed by Mrs. Jean Hauffe. FHL Collection two fiche and a Book: 977.357 K2p

Baptisms at New Holland Zion Lutheran Church  (Genealogy Trails History Group)

St. George Catholic Church Records 1868-1957. by Bill Korstick  WorldCat

History of the Eminence Church 1838-1932 

Lake Fork Predestinarian Baptists

The History of Logan County, Illinois, by Logan County Heritage Foundation, Dallas Texas. 1982 contains a section on the churches in the county. FHL Book 977.357 H2h

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 Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Logan County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

1857-1944 Circuit Court Case Files IRAD-ISU

1872-1963 Guardians' Records FHL film 1316630 first of 5 films

1857-1945Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

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.

Maps

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Military Records

For information about using Military records see Illinois Military Records

Veteran's Honor Roll    ( Illinois Ancestors )  This site list names alphabetically, service in which war, rank, branch of service, unit, death and cemetery

Revolutionary War

Veterans Burials  (Genealogy Trails History Group)

War of 1812

Military Land Grants in Logan County Illinois for Soldiers of the War of 1812 - USGenWeb

Civil War


Civil War service men from Logan 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 Logan County.

Cavalry

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company B.
- 4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company H.
- 10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company G.
- 14th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company D.

Infantry

- 7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D, Company E, and Company H.
- 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 32nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 38th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 106th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B, Company C, Company D, Company E, Company F, Company G, Company H, and Company I.
- 108th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 145th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company D, and Company H.
- 155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.

Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois. Illinois Military Units in the Civil War. (Springfield: Civil War Centennial Commission of Illinois, 1962). Other libraries with this book. FHL Collection.FHL US/CAN Book 977.3 M2im.

Civil War Dead, Logan County. transcribed by William J. Donath. FHL Collection

This is My Story: Veterans of Logan County Illinois. Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)

For a list of GAR Post in Illinois additional site for post list Library of Congress

Leo W. Myers Post, Lincoln 1913  - USGenWeb

Sam Walker Post, Mt. Pulaski 1913 - USGenWeb

Indian Wars

Military Land Grants in Logan County Illinois for Soldiers of the Indian Wars - USGenWeb

Pensioners

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883

Addenda to Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883

World War I

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918   (Ancestry)

World War II

Army Casualties   (U.S. National Archives and Record Administration)

FHL book 977.357 M2t v. 2

Naturalization

Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library

1859-1906 Naturalization Records. Illinois County Court. FHL Collection Includes indexes.

Newspapers

Newspapers published in Logan County

Chronicling America    ( Library of Congress )

Search for Newspaper Obituaries at  Genealogy Bank

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 Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Logan County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

1820-1839 Probate Record IRAD-UIS

1894-1964 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU

1931-1963 Probate Sale Record, Personal Property IRAD-ISU

Probate records available through the Family History Library

1844-1949 Probate Records. Logan, Illinois County Court FHL Collection

1855-1930 Will Records. Logan County Court. FHL Collection

Online Illinois Probate Records:

At FamilySearch

Repositories

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. Illinois State University houses the records for Logan County.

County Courthouse

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

Family History Center

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Logan County.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. Find a FamilySearch Center

The following centers are located in surrounding counties. Their wiki pages may supply hours and other information.

Springfield Illinois Family History Center
3601 Buckeye Dr.
Springfield, Illinois 62707
217-529-7930


Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Illinois State Universtiy
2016 Warehouse Road Campus
Box 1520
Normal, Illinois 61802
Phone: 1-309-452-6027

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

Public Libraries

School Records

1897-1901 School Pupil Roster and inventory record, Girls Industrial's IRAD-ISU

1920-1948 School Pupil Diploma Records IRAD-ISU

Social Groups Online

Societies

Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society, 114 N. Chicago Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 1-217- 732-3200

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Order Birth and Death Certificates Online

Birth

Marriage

1820-1839 Marriage Records at IRAD-UIS

1857-1865 Marriage Record Index IRAD-ISU

1857-1901 Marriage Record IRAD-ISU

Death

Deaths in Logan County, Illinois (Genealogy Trails)

Places / Localities

Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Logan 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
Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index (1857–1945)

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 196. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.