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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Marion County'''
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Guide to '''Marion County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = 101 E. Broadway<br>Salem, IL 62881<br>618-548-3400
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| building address = '''Marion County Courthouse'''<br>101 E. Broadway<br>Salem, Illinois 62881<br>{618) 548-3400<br>[http://marioncountycircuitclerk.org/ Marion County Website]
 
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{{Illinois-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Marion County''
 
  
 
== Marion County Organization  ==
 
== Marion County Organization  ==
  
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Marion County's civil records start the following years:
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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[[Image:Francis Marion.JPG|thumb|right|180px]]
  
 
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
=== Record Loss  ===
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See an interactive map of Marion County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Marion County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Marion County resources:  
  
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| [http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries]  
 
| [http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries]  
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| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
 
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}}For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].
  
 
==== 1840 Pensioners  ====
 
==== 1840 Pensioners  ====
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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
  
:*[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.  
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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.
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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:*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
 
=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
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*''Biographical and Reminiscent History of Richland, Clay and Marion Counties, Illinois.'' Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co., 1909. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16781 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalremi00illi Internet Archive]. {{FHL|313851|item|disp=FHL Film 825601}}  
 
*''Biographical and Reminiscent History of Richland, Clay and Marion Counties, Illinois.'' Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co., 1909. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16781 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/biographicalremi00illi Internet Archive]. {{FHL|313851|item|disp=FHL Film 825601}}  
*Brinkerhoff, J. H. G. ''Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County, Illinois.'' Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co., 1909. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18506 Ancestry] ($); [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH26,56403 Family History Archives]. {{FHL|274595|item|disp=FHL Film 1000502 Item 3}}
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*Brinkerhoff, J. H. G. ''Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County, Illinois.'' Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co., 1909. Digital versions at {{FSbook|98662}} and [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18506 Ancestry] ($). {{FHL|274595|item|disp=FHL Film 1000502 Item 3}}
  
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Recorder. See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.  
 
Original land records are held in the office of the County Recorder. See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.  
  
The following abtracts 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 Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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The following abtracts 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 Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
==== The following abstracts are available:  ====
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'''Abstracts'''
  
 
:*'''1892''' Kilmer, W. A. and Gerald Don Kilmer. ''Marion County, IL landowners index, 1892.'' Lubbock, Texas&nbsp;: Craftsman Printers, c1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13699834 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|383496|item|disp=FHL book 977.3794 R2m}}
 
:*'''1892''' Kilmer, W. A. and Gerald Don Kilmer. ''Marion County, IL landowners index, 1892.'' Lubbock, Texas&nbsp;: Craftsman Printers, c1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13699834 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|383496|item|disp=FHL book 977.3794 R2m}}
  
:*Rockford Map Publishers. ''Land atlas &amp; plat book retrospect&nbsp;: property information from the past, Marion County IL.'' Rockford, IL&nbsp;: Rockford Map Publishers, [20--]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/68610430 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
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:*Rockford Map Publishers. ''Land atlas &amp; plat book retrospect: property information from the past, Marion County IL.'' Rockford, IL: Rockford Map Publishers, [20--]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/68610430 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
  
==== The following copies of original records are available:  ====
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'''Copies of original records'''
  
 
:*'''1823–1901''' Grantee index {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1010520–4}}  
 
:*'''1823–1901''' Grantee index {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1010520–4}}  
:*'''1824–1901''' Grantor index {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1010392–7}}
 
 
:*'''1823–1903''' Deeds {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1010398–1011161}}  
 
:*'''1823–1903''' Deeds {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1010398–1011161}}  
:*'''1870–1904''' Miscellanious record {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1011162–4}}  
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:*'''1824–1901''' Grantor index {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1010392–7}}
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:*'''1832–1900''' Land entry books and tract books {{FHL|268044|item|disp=FHL films 1011186}}  
 
:*'''1857–1916''' Mortgages {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1011165–82}}  
 
:*'''1857–1916''' Mortgages {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1011165–82}}  
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:*'''1870–1904''' Miscellanious record {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1011162–4}}
 
:*'''1873–1901''' Release {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1011183–5}}  
 
:*'''1873–1901''' Release {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1011183–5}}  
:*'''1832–1900''' Land entry books and tract books {{FHL|268044|item|disp=FHL films 1011186}}
 
 
:*'''1985''' Land atlas and plat book [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12977684 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560657|item|disp=FHL book 977.3794 E7m, and fiche 6100712}}
 
:*'''1985''' Land atlas and plat book [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12977684 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560657|item|disp=FHL book 977.3794 E7m, and fiche 6100712}}
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search]
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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://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/marion_map.html Marion County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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=== Military Records  ===
 
=== Military Records  ===
  
:*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Marion 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 Marion County.<br>
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==== Civil War ====
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Civil War service men from Marion 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 Marion County.<br>  
  
- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
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:- [[11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)|11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company C.
- [[40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.
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:- [[21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies C and G.
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:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
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:- [[40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.  
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:- [[111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K.
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:- [[115th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|115th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company E.
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:- [[152nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|152nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)]], Company F.<br>
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
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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.  
 
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 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 Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]&nbsp;
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The following 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 Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
:*'''1823–1909''' Probate records {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL films 1010803 (first of 20 films)}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1823–1909''' Probate records {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL films 1010803 (first of 20 films)}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1846–1860''' Probate sale record, personal property [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1850–1973''' Estate index {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL film 10111196}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1854–1917''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1857–1917''' Wills {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL films 1011190-92}}
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:*'''1866–1890''' Probate executor’s record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1866–1898''' Probate inventory record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1866–1909''' Guardian {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL film 10111197–8}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1868–1911''' Probate guardian’s dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1870–1886''' Probate widow’s relinquishment and selection record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1888–1906''' Probate appraisement record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
:*'''1846–1860''' Probate sale record, personal property [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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=== Repositories  ===
  
:*'''1850–1973''' Estate index {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL film 10111196}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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==== County Courthouse  ====
  
:*'''1854–1917''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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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 Marion County are kept, see the [[Marion County, Illinois Courthouse|Marion County Courthouse]] page.
  
:*'''1857–1917''' Wills {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL films 1011190-92}}
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
:*'''1866–1890''' Probate executor’s record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]<br>
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*[[Centralia Illinois Family History Center]]
  
:*'''1866–1898''' Probate inventory record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
  
:*'''1866–1909''' Guardian {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL film 10111197–8}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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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 Marion County.
  
:*'''1868–1911''' Probate guardian’s dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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==== Public Libraries  ====
  
:*'''1870–1886''' Probate widow’s relinquishment and selection record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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'''Allen Mccarthy Branch Library<br>'''1500 Case<br>Centralia, IL 62801<br>(618) 533-9625<br>
  
:*'''1888–1906''' Probate appraisement record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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[http://www.salembbl.lib.il.us/ '''Bryan-Bennett Library''']'''<br>'''217 W Main Street<br>Salem, IL 62881 <br>(618) 548-3006<br>
  
=== Repositories  ===
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'''Central City Branch Library<br>'''141 N Harrison<br>Centralia, IL 62801<br>(618)533-7721<br>
  
==== County Courthouse  ====
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[http://www.centralialibrary.org/ '''Centralia Regional Library District''']'''<br>'''515 E. Broadway<br>Centralia, IL 62801 <br>(618)5325222<br>
  
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Marion County are kept, see the [[Marion County, Illinois Courthouse|Marion County Courthouse]] page.
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('''Hoffman Area Branch Library<br>'''100 N. Broadway<br>Hoffman, IL 62250<br>(618)495-9955<br>
  
==== Family History Library ====
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'''Irvington Branch Library<br>'''500 Superior<br>Irvington, IL 62848 <br>(618) 249-8243<br>
  
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
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'''Kinmundy Public Library<br>'''111 S. Monroe<br>Kinmundy, IL 62854<br>(618)547-3250<br>
  
==== Public Libraries  ====
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'''Patoka Public Library<br>'''210 W. Bond<br>Patoka, IL 62875 <br>(618)432-5019<br>
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'''Sandoval Branch Library<br>'''101 N. Broadway<br>Sandoval, IL 62882 <br>(618)247-3873<br>
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
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'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
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| valign="top" width="35%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]
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| valign="top" | The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion_County,_Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union County, Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).
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=== Taxation  ===
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== 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 [http://http://marioncountycircuitclerk.org// Marion County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [[Illinois Vital Records#Birth_Records|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.  
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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 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.  
  
The following abstracts and copies of original vital 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 Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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The following abstracts and copies of original vital 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 Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
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:*'''1821-1859''' Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society. ''Marion County, Illinois marriages, 1821–1859. Book A, B, C, book #1. ''Salem, Ill.: Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society, [1995]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/368370223 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
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:*'''1888-1931''' Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society. ''Marion County, Illinois marriages&nbsp;: 1888-1931 book E &amp; F - Book #2.''Salem, IL Marion County Genealogical Historical Society, ©1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53872639 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1420780|item|disp=FHL books 977.3794 V22m 1888-1931}}
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:*'''1815–1944''' Birth certificates, delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1854–1915''' Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1877–1915''' Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1877–1904''' Birth record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1878–1904''' Birth index {{FHL|267365|item|disp=FHL film 1009948}}
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:*'''1815–1944''' Birth certificates, delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1854–1915''' Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1854–1915''' Birth certificates and delayed births {{FHL|268025|item|disp=FHL film 1011125 (first of 21 films)}}
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:*'''1877–1915''' Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1877–1904''' Birth record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1878–1904''' Birth index {{FHL|267365|item|disp=FHL film 1009948}}
 
:*'''1878–1916''' Birth records {{FHL|267365|item|disp=FHL film 1011122–4}}
 
:*'''1878–1916''' Birth records {{FHL|267365|item|disp=FHL film 1011122–4}}
 
:*'''1854–1915''' Birth certificates and delayed births {{FHL|268025|item|disp=FHL film 1011125 (first of 21 films)}}
 
  
 
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:*'''1821-1910''' Index to marriage records {{FHL|267837|item|disp=FHL films 1010514}} index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1821–1919''' Marriages {{FHL|267837|item|disp=FHL films 1010514–9}}
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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 ($)
  
:*'''1821–1931''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1887–1891''' Marriage license applications [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1821-1859''' Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society. ''Marion County, Illinois marriages, 1821–1859. Book A, B, C, book #1. ''Salem, Ill.: Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society, [1995]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/368370223 Other libraries (WorldCat)]
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:*'''1888-1931''' Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society. ''Marion County, Illinois marriages&nbsp;: 1888-1931 book E &amp; F - Book #2.''Salem, IL Marion County Genealogical Historical Society, ©1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53872639 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1420780|item|disp=FHL books 977.3794 V22m 1888-1931}}
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:*'''1821–1931''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1887–1891''' Marriage license applications [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
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:*'''1877–1909''' Death record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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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]
  
:*'''1878–1914''' Death certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1877–1909''' Death record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1877–1915''' Death records {{FHL|267659|item|disp=FHL films 1010512-3}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Marion County

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

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Online Records


Marion County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Marion County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 24, 1823
County Seat Salem
Courthouse
Marion County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Marion County Courthouse
101 E. Broadway
Salem, Illinois 62881
{618) 548-3400
Marion County Website

Contents

Marion County Organization

Marion County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Marion County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1823
1877
1830
1819
1823

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

Historical Facts

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[1]

Parent County

  • 1823--Marion County was created 24 January 1823 from Fayette and Jefferson Counties.  County seat: Salem [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190030,446
191035,09415.3%
192037,4976.8%
193035,635−5.0%
194047,98934.7%
195041,700−13.1%
196039,349−5.6%
197038,986−0.9%
198043,52311.6%
199041,561−4.5%
200041,6910.3%
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, Marion County on page 187.]

Church Records

Catholic

FamilySearch has made parish records from five Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Marion County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories


Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Recorder. See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abtracts 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 Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Abstracts

  • Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book retrospect: property information from the past, Marion County IL. Rockford, IL: Rockford Map Publishers, [20--]. Other libraries (WorldCat)

Copies of original records

Online Resources

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Marion 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 Marion County.

- 11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company C.
- 11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G
- 22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and G.
- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, D, E, F, G, H, I, and K.
- 115th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company E.
- 152nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Company F.

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 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 Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

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

Family History Centers

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 Marion County.

Public Libraries

Allen Mccarthy Branch Library
1500 Case
Centralia, IL 62801
(618) 533-9625

Bryan-Bennett Library
217 W Main Street
Salem, IL 62881
(618) 548-3006

Central City Branch Library
141 N Harrison
Centralia, IL 62801
(618)533-7721

Centralia Regional Library District
515 E. Broadway
Centralia, IL 62801
(618)5325222

(Hoffman Area Branch Library
100 N. Broadway
Hoffman, IL 62250
(618)495-9955

Irvington Branch Library
500 Superior
Irvington, IL 62848
(618) 249-8243

Kinmundy Public Library
111 S. Monroe
Kinmundy, IL 62854
(618)547-3250

Patoka Public Library
210 W. Bond
Patoka, IL 62875
(618)432-5019

Sandoval Branch Library
101 N. Broadway
Sandoval, IL 62882
(618)247-3873

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 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 vital 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 Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births:

Copies of Original Records

Marriages:

Online Resources

Abstracts

  • 1821-1859 Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society. Marion County, Illinois marriages, 1821–1859. Book A, B, C, book #1. Salem, Ill.: Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society, [1995]. Other libraries (WorldCat)
  • 1888-1931 Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society. Marion County, Illinois marriages : 1888-1931 book E & F - Book #2.Salem, IL Marion County Genealogical Historical Society, ©1997. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL books 977.3794 V22m 1888-1931

Copies of Original Records

Deaths:

Online Resources

Copies of original records

Places/Localities


To see a list of places in Marion 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. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  2. 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.