Logan County, Illinois Genealogy

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*{{Illinois-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Logan County''
 
*{{Illinois-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Logan County''
  
=== 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 Logan County are kept, see the [[Logan County, Illinois Courthouse|Logan County Courthouse]] page. 
 
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=== Historical Facts ===
 
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=== History ===
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Logan county was named for Dr. John Logan, a pioneer phhysician, and father of General John A. Logan.  
 
Logan county was named for Dr. John Logan, a pioneer phhysician, and father of General John A. Logan.  
  
==== Parent County  ====
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=== Parent County  ===
  
 
*'''1839--'''Logan County was created 15&nbsp;February 1839, from [[Sangamon County, Illinois|Sangamon]] County.&nbsp; '''County seats:'''&nbsp; Postville, Mt. Pulaski, Lincoln <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 196. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
 
*'''1839--'''Logan County was created 15&nbsp;February 1839, from [[Sangamon County, Illinois|Sangamon]] County.&nbsp; '''County seats:'''&nbsp; Postville, Mt. Pulaski, Lincoln <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 196. ({{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  ===
  
 
:1827-1839 Tazewell
 
:1827-1839 Tazewell
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:1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory
 
:1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory
  
==== Record Loss  ====
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=== Record Loss  ===
  
 
'''April 15, 1857''' -- Courthouse burned and virtually all records were destroyed.  
 
'''April 15, 1857''' -- Courthouse burned and virtually all records were destroyed.  
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*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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=== Populated Places  ===
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
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Atlanta  
 
Atlanta  
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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  
 
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  
  
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
 
*[[DeWitt County, Illinois|DeWitt]]  
 
*[[DeWitt County, Illinois|DeWitt]]  
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*[[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell]]
 
*[[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell]]
  
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=== Records and Resources  ===
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== Records and Resources  ==
  
==== Biography  ====
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=== Biography  ===
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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*[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.
  
==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
  
 
{{USCensusPop  
 
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==== Church Records  ====
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=== 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  
 
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  
  
==== Court Records  ====
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=== Court Records  ===
  
 
1857-1944 Circuit court Case Files IRAD-ISU  
 
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  
 
1872-1963 Guardians' records {{FHL|308200|disp= FHL film 1316630}} first of 5 films  
  
==== 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  ===
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Land and Property  ===
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Maps  ===
  
==== Military Records  ====
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=== Military Records  ===
  
 
*'''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.
 
*'''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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This is My Story: Veterans of Logan County Illinois. Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society {{FHL|1693414|item|disp=FHL book 977.357 M2t v. 2}}  
 
This is My Story: Veterans of Logan County Illinois. Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society {{FHL|1693414|item|disp=FHL book 977.357 M2t v. 2}}  
  
==== Naturalization  ====
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=== Naturalization  ===
  
 
1859-1906 Naturalization Records. Illinois County Court. {{FHL|310641|item|desp=FHL film 1316631-1316632}} Includes indexes.  
 
1859-1906 Naturalization Records. Illinois County Court. {{FHL|310641|item|desp=FHL film 1316631-1316632}} Includes indexes.  
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Probate Records  ===
  
 
1894-1964 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU  
 
1894-1964 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU  
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[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1834344 At FamilySearch]<br>  
 
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1834344 At FamilySearch]<br>  
  
==== Repositories ====
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=== Repositories ===
  
==== Archives and Libraries  ====
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository'''
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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. 
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====Family History Library====
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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  ===
  
 
1897-1901 School Pupil Roster and inventory record, Girls Industrial's IRAD-ISU  
 
1897-1901 School Pupil Roster and inventory record, Girls Industrial's IRAD-ISU  
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1920-1948 School Pupil Diploma Records IRAD-ISU  
 
1920-1948 School Pupil Diploma Records IRAD-ISU  
  
==== Social Groups Online  ====
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
  
==== Societies  ====
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=== Societies  ===
  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~illcghs/ Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society],&nbsp;114 N. Chicago Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 (217) 732-3200  
 
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~illcghs/ Logan County Genealogical and Historical Society],&nbsp;114 N. Chicago Street, Lincoln, IL 62656 (217) 732-3200  
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Taxation  ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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=== Vital Records  ===
  
===== '''Birth'''  =====
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==== '''Birth'''  ====
  
===== '''Marriage'''  =====
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==== '''Marriage'''  ====
  
 
1857-1865 Marriage Record Index IRAD-ISU  
 
1857-1865 Marriage Record Index IRAD-ISU  
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1857-1901 Marriage Record IRAD-ISU  
 
1857-1901 Marriage Record IRAD-ISU  
  
===== '''Death'''  =====
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==== '''Death'''  ====
  
 
1891-1899 Burial Registers (Lincoln) IRAD-ISU  
 
1891-1899 Burial Registers (Lincoln) IRAD-ISU  
  
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
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=== Places / Localities  ===
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=== Web Sites  ===
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== Web Sites  ==
  
 
Databases Pertinent to Logan County  
 
Databases Pertinent to Logan County  
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*[http://logan.ilgenweb.net Logan County ILGenWeb]
 
*[http://logan.ilgenweb.net Logan County ILGenWeb]
  
=== References  ===
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== References  ==
  
 
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Revision as of 18:25, 30 July 2011

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
IL-logan-courthouse.jpg
Address P.O. Box 278
Lincoln, IL 62656
217-732-4148
Website: www.co.logan.il.us
Named for: John Logan