Marion County, Illinois

From FamilySearch Wiki

(Difference between revisions)
m
m
Line 37: Line 37:
 
== Marion County Organization  ==
 
== Marion County Organization  ==
  
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1" width="100%"
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" width="100%"
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" width="100%" colspan="6" |                                      '''Beginning Dates for Marion County Records'''
+
| bgcolor="#ffcc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" |                                      '''Beginning Dates for Marion County Records'''
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Marion County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
|-
 
|-
| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1877<br>  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877<br>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1823<br>  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1823<br>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1877<br>  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1877<br>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1830<br>  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830<br>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1819<br>  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1819<br>
| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1823<br>
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1823<br>
 
|}
 
|}
  
Line 78: Line 78:
 
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:  
  
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" border="1" width="100%"
+
{| border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="5" width="100%"
 
|-
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Bibliography'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Bibliography'''  
Line 138: Line 138:
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
+
:* [[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.  
+
:*[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]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
Line 152: Line 152:
 
*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}}
 
*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}}
  
 +
<br>
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
Line 161: Line 162:
 
==== The following abstracts are available:  ====
 
==== The following abstracts are available:  ====
  
*'''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)]
+
:*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)]
  
 
==== The following copies of original records are available:  ====
 
==== The following copies of original records are available:  ====
  
*'''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}}  
+
:*'''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}}  
+
:*'''1870–1904''' Miscellanious record {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1011162–4}}  
*'''1857–1916''' Mortgages {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1011165–82}}  
+
:*'''1857–1916''' Mortgages {{FHL|231748|item|disp=FHL films 1011165–82}}  
*'''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}}  
+
:*'''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}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
Line 180: Line 181:
 
=== 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>
+
:*'''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>
  
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
+
- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
:- [[40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.
+
- [[40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
Line 193: Line 194:
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312242508393_605" />  
+
<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312242508393_605" />
  
 
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.  
Line 199: Line 200:
 
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;  
 
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;  
  
*'''1823–1909''' Probate records {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL films 1010803 (first of 20 films)}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1823–1909''' Probate records {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL films 1010803 (first of 20 films)}} [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)]
+
:*'''1846–1860''' Probate sale record, personal property [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1850–1973''' Estate index {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL film 10111196}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1850–1973''' Estate index {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL film 10111196}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1854–1917''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1854–1917''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1857–1917''' Wills {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL films 1011190-92}}
+
:*'''1857–1917''' Wills {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL films 1011190-92}}
  
*'''1866–1890''' Probate executor’s record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1866–1890''' Probate executor’s record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1866–1898''' Probate inventory record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1866–1898''' Probate inventory record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1866–1909''' Guardian {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL film 10111197–8}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1866–1909''' Guardian {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL film 10111197–8}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1868–1911''' Probate guardian’s dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1868–1911''' Probate guardian’s dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1870–1886''' Probate widow’s relinquishment and selection record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1870–1886''' Probate widow’s relinquishment and selection record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1888–1906''' Probate appraisement record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1888–1906''' Probate appraisement record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
Line 237: Line 238:
 
=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
{| cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" border="0" width="100%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
+
{| class="FCK__ShowTableBorders" border="0" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="6" width="100%"
 
|-
 
|-
| width="35%" valign="top" | [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]  
+
| 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]  
 
| 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).
 
| 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).
 
|}
 
|}
Line 257: Line 258:
 
===== Marriages:  =====
 
===== Marriages:  =====
  
*'''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)]
+
:*'''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)]
  
*'''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}}
+
:*'''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}}
  
 
===== Deaths:  =====
 
===== Deaths:  =====
Line 267: Line 268:
 
===== Births:  =====
 
===== Births:  =====
  
*'''1815–1944''' Birth certificates, delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1815–1944''' Birth certificates, delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1854–1915''' Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1854–1915''' Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1877–1915''' Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1877–1915''' Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1877–1904''' Birth record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1877–1904''' Birth record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1878–1904''' Birth index {{FHL|267365|item|disp=FHL film 1009948}}
+
:*'''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)}}
+
:*'''1854–1915''' Birth certificates and delayed births {{FHL|268025|item|disp=FHL film 1011125 (first of 21 films)}}
  
 
===== Marriages:  =====
 
===== Marriages:  =====
  
*'''1821-1910''' Index to marriage records {{FHL|267837|item|disp=FHL films 1010514}} index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1821-1910''' Index to marriage records {{FHL|267837|item|disp=FHL films 1010514}} index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1821–1919''' Marriages {{FHL|267837|item|disp=FHL films 1010514–9}}
+
:*'''1821–1919''' Marriages {{FHL|267837|item|disp=FHL films 1010514–9}}
  
*'''1821–1931''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1821–1931''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1887–1891''' Marriage license applications [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1887–1891''' Marriage license applications [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1887–1893''' Marriage applications {{FHL|267837|item|disp=FHL film 1010517}}
+
:*'''1887–1893''' Marriage applications {{FHL|267837|item|disp=FHL film 1010517}}
  
 
===== Deaths:  =====
 
===== Deaths:  =====
  
*'''1877–1909''' Death record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1877–1909''' Death record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1877–1915''' Death records index {{FHL|267659|item|disp=FHL film 1010512}}
+
:*'''1877–1915''' Death records index {{FHL|267659|item|disp=FHL film 1010512}}
  
*'''1877–1915''' Death records {{FHL|267659|item|disp=FHL films 1010512-3}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1877–1915''' Death records {{FHL|267659|item|disp=FHL films 1010512-3}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1878–1914''' Death certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
+
:*'''1878–1914''' Death certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
*'''1878–1915''' Deaths {{FHL|268048|item|disp=FHL films 1011187–9}}
+
:*'''1878–1915''' Deaths {{FHL|268048|item|disp=FHL films 1011187–9}}
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
Line 319: Line 320:
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
<references />  
+
<references />
  
 
{{Illinois|Illinois}}  
 
{{Illinois|Illinois}}  
  
 
[[Category:Marion_County,_Illinois]]
 
[[Category:Marion_County,_Illinois]]

Revision as of 19:26, 5 August 2011

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
IL-marion-courthouse.jpg
Address 101 E. Broadway
Salem, IL 62881
618-548-3400
Website: marioncountycircuitclerk.org
Francis Marion.JPG
 United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Marion County

Contents

Marion County Organization

                                     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

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

Record Loss

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  

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

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 IRAD Wiki page.

The following abstracts are available:

  • 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)

The following copies of original records are available:

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.

- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K. - 40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.

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 IRAD Wiki page. 

  • 1846–1860 Probate sale record, personal property IRAD (SIU)
  • 1866–1890 Probate executor’s record IRAD (SIU)
  • 1868–1911 Probate guardian’s dockets IRAD (SIU)
  • 1870–1886 Probate widow’s relinquishment and selection record IRAD (SIU)
  • 1888–1906 Probate appraisement record IRAD (SIU)

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 Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College Library
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338
Hours: vary by season, see website
The Society focuses on Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click here for recent issues) and a quarterly journal The Saga of Southern Illinois (click here for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).

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 Marion 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.

The following abstracts are available:

Births:
Marriages:
  • 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)
Deaths:

The following copies of original records are available:

Births:
  • 1815–1944 Birth certificates, delayed IRAD (SIU)
Marriages:
  • 1887–1891 Marriage license applications IRAD (SIU)
Deaths:

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.