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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Perry County'''
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Guide to '''Perry County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = P.O. Box 438<br>Pinckneyville, IL 62274<br>618-357-5116
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| building address = '''Perry County Courthouse'''<br> P.O. Box 438<br>Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274<br>(618) 357-5116<br>[http://www.perrycountyil.org/ Perry County Website]
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{{Illinois-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Perry County''
 
  
 
== Perry County Organization  ==
 
== Perry County Organization  ==
  
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Perry County's civil records start the following years:
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Perry County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Perry County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1828<br>
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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[[Image:Oliver Hazard Perry.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Oliver Hazard Perry.JPG]] Perry County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Hazard_Perry Oliver Hazard Perry] who was a Commodore of the United States Navy and is known for his victory at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
=== Neighboring Counties ===
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See an interactive map of Perry County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Neighboring Counties ===
  
 
*[[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]]  
 
*[[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]]  
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Perry County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Perry 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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| [http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/perry/perrycem.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
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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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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Todd's Mill, Perry County, Illinois 1886-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Todd's Mill, Perry County, Illinois 1886-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of Sacred Heart Parish, Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois 1868-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of Sacred Heart Parish, Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois 1868-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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==== Additional Resources  ====
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Additional resources for Perry County church records may be found in the {{FHL|534469|subject_id|disp=FHLC - church records}}. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
==== The following copies of original records are available:  ====
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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.
  
*'''1828–1835''' County record, no. 1, book A {{FHL|136170|item|disp=FHL film 975937 Item 5}}
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]]
*'''1852–1924''' Insanity proceedings {{FHL|557944|item|disp=FHL films 1688945-9}}
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*'''1913–1937''' Mother's petitions for relief {{FHL|557990|item|disp=FHL film 1688956}}
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:*'''1828–1835''' County record, no. 1, book A {{FHL|136170|item|disp=FHL film 975937 Item 5}}
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:*'''1852–1924''' Insanity proceedings {{FHL|557944|item|disp=FHL films 1688945-9}}
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:*'''1913–1937''' Mother's petitions for relief {{FHL|557990|item|disp=FHL film 1688956}}
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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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  
 
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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.  
 
*[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]]
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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 Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.
  
*'''1920''' Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois). ''Plat book and complete survey of Perry County, Illinois 1920.'' Chester, Illinois&nbsp;: Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26940161 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|745753|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 R2pb}}
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, 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 Perry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
==== The following copies of original records are available:  ====
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'''Online Resources'''
  
*'''1814–1903'''Land patent record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.
*'''1827–1863''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
*'''1827–1890''' Grantor and grantee index {{FHL|231567|item|disp=FHL films 975891-3}}
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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 ($)
*'''1827–1950''' Deeds {{FHL|231567|item|disp=FHL films 975894–916}}
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
*'''1850s-1894''' Swamp land records {{FHL|557936|item|disp=FHL films 1688943}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/perry_map.html Perry County Federal Township Plats]
*'''1987''' Land atlas and plat book {{FHL|560733|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 R2p}}
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*'''1920''' Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois). ''Plat book and complete survey of Perry County, Illinois 1920.'' Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26940161 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|745753|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 R2pb}}
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1814–1903'''Land patent record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1827–1863''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Perry records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1827–1890''' Grantor and grantee index {{FHL|231567|item|disp=FHL films 975891-3}}
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:*'''1827–1950''' Deeds {{FHL|231567|item|disp=FHL films 975894–916}}
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:*'''1850s-1894''' Swamp land records {{FHL|557936|item|disp=FHL films 1688943}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1987''' Land atlas and plat book {{FHL|560733|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 R2p}}
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=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Ilperry.jpg|400px|right]]
  
 
=== Military Records  ===
 
=== Military Records  ===
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Perry 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 Perry County.<br>
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==== Civil War ====
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Civil War service men from Perry 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 Perry County.<br>  
  
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:- [[6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company I.
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:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.
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:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)|12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)]], Company G.
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:- [[18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.  
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.  
 
:- [[71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
 
:- [[71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
 
:- [[81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, C and K.  
 
:- [[81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, C and K.  
:- [[89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.
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:- [[89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.
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:- [[110th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|110th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company H.
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:- [[136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Companies A and D.
  
 
=== 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.
  
*'''1828–1858''' Probate record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Perry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
*'''1829–1843''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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*'''1840–1953''' Index to estates {{FHL|260949|item|disp=FHL film 975937 Item 1}}
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*'''1843–1856''' Probate administrator's bonds and letters [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1858–1889''' Probate record {{FHL|260949|item|disp=FHL films 975931-6}}
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*'''1860–1875''' Administrators records {{FHL|260938|item|disp=FHL film 975928}}
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*'''1867–1884''' Proceedings on petition to sell real estate {{FHL|136163|item|disp=FHL film 975937 Item 4}}
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*'''1867–1909''' Will record {{FHL|260938|item|disp=FHL film 975928-9}}
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*'''1875–1883''' Estate record {{FHL|260949|item|disp=FHL films 975933-4}}
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*'''1897–1917''' Wills and executors {{FHL|260938|item|disp=FHL films 975929-30}}
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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:*'''1828–1858''' Probate record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1829–1843''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1840–1953''' Index to estates {{FHL|260949|item|disp=FHL film 975937 Item 1}}
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:*'''1843–1856''' Probate administrator's bonds and letters [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1858–1889''' Probate record {{FHL|260949|item|disp=FHL films 975931-6}}
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:*'''1860–1875''' Administrators records {{FHL|260938|item|disp=FHL film 975928}}
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:*'''1867–1884''' Proceedings on petition to sell real estate {{FHL|136163|item|disp=FHL film 975937 Item 4}}
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:*'''1867–1909''' Will record {{FHL|260938|item|disp=FHL film 975928-9}}
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:*'''1875–1883''' Estate record {{FHL|260949|item|disp=FHL films 975933-4}}
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:*'''1897–1917''' Wills and executors {{FHL|260938|item|disp=FHL films 975929-30}}
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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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 Perry County are kept, see the [[Perry County, Illinois Courthouse|Perry 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 Perry County are kept, see the [[Perry County, Illinois Courthouse|Perry County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Library ====
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==== Family History Center ====
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
  
==== Public Libraries  ====
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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 Perry County.
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==== Libraries  ====
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'''Cutler Public Library<br>'''409G S. Main<br>Cutler, IL 62238<br>(618) 497-2961
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[http://www.dpl.lib.il.us/ '''Du Quoin Public Library''']'''<br>'''28 South Washington Street<br>Du Quoin, IL 62832<br>
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(618)542-5045 Offers Heritage Quest remote access
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[http://www.pinckneyville.lib.il.us/ '''Pinckneyville Public Library''']'''<br>'''312 South Walnut Street<br>Pinckneyville, IL 62274<br>
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(618) 357-2410 Has local newspapers on microfilm, and many historical publications
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[http://www.illinoishistory.gov/lib/default.htm '''Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library''']'''<br>'''112 North Sixth Street<br>Springfield, IL 62701-1507
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(217) 524-6358 or (217)558-8844&nbsp; Has online indexes for obituaries&nbsp;in their newspaper collections, and&nbsp;surnames&nbsp;found in&nbsp;Illinois county histories, biographical directories and encyclopedias. Offers genealogical research for hire.
  
 
=== 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  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
[http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/perry/vitals/marriages/perrymarr.htm Perry County, Illinois Marriage Records 1827 - 1850], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.  
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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 [http://www.perrycountyil.org/ Perry 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.  
  
[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/perry/index.html Death Index 1916 - 1950], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.  
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The following abstracts and copies of original 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 Perry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
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==== General ====
  
===== Births: =====
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:*'''1869–1876''' Randolph County Genealogical Society. ''The Valley Clarion Newspaper, Chester, Illinois, August 1869– April 1876.'' Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, [1990?][http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26993285 Other libraries (WorldCat)]{{FHL|511992|item|disp=FHL book 977.39 D2v}}
  
Dickinson, H.B. and Elda Jones. ''Birth records, Dr. H.B. Dickinson, Coulterville, Illinois.'' Marissa, Illinois&nbsp;: Marissa Historical &amp; Genealogical Society, 2003. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/72573361 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1212362|item|disp=FHL book 977.392/C2 J4d}}
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==== Births  ====
  
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'''Abstracts'''
  
*'''1827–1850''' Cooke, Dorothy and Elizaeth Eiker. ''Marriage licenses issued in Perry County, Illinois beginning 1827 to 1850.''[Pinckneyville, Ill., 1959]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15671088 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|271007|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 V25c}}
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:*Dickinson, H.B. and Elda Jones. ''Birth records, Dr. H.B. Dickinson, Coulterville, Illinois.'' Marissa, Illinois&nbsp;: Marissa Historical &amp; Genealogical Society, 2003. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/72573361 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1212362|item|disp=FHL book 977.392/C2 J4d}}
  
*'''1868–1896''' Schick, Lee, Naomi Schick, and Mary Alyce Browne Kern. ''Perry County, Illinois marriage records, 1868-1896, a few through 1903.'' Carterville, Illinois&nbsp;: Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26669237 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|555254|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 V2s}}
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
*'''1827–1850''' Spurgeon, Elizabeth Eiker and Dorothy Cooke. ''Perry County, Illinois, marriages 1827–1850 with genealogical notes.'' Thomson, Illinois&nbsp;: Heritage House, 1973. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc//3485373 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|249820|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 81}}
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:*'''1845–1914''' Birth Certificates, Delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1845–1877''' Miscellaneous births {{FHL|260697|item|disp=FHL film 975917}}
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:*'''1871–1915''' Delayed births {{FHL|260697|item|disp=FHL films 975917–8}}
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:*'''1878–1916''' Birth index {{FHL|260722|item|disp=FHL film 975919}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1878–1915''' Births {{FHL|260722|item|disp=FHL films 975919–21}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
===== Deaths:  =====
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===== Marriages:  =====
  
Newspapers with vital record information:
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'''Online Resources'''
  
*'''1869–1876''' Randolph County Genealogical Society. ''The Valley clarion newspaper, Chester, Illinois, August 1869– April 1876.'' Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, [1990?][http://www.worldcat.org/oclc//26993285 Other libraries (WorldCat)]{{FHL|511992|item|disp=FHL book 977.39 D2v}}
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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 ($)
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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:*'''1827–1850''' [http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/perry/vitals/marriages/perrymarr.htm Perry County, Illinois Marriage Records 1827–1850], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
  
==== The following copies of original records are available:  ====
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'''Abstracts'''
  
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:*'''1827–1850''' Cooke, Dorothy and Elizaeth Eiker. ''Marriage licenses issued in Perry County, Illinois beginning 1827 to 1850.''[Pinckneyville, Ill., 1959]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15671088 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|271007|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 V25c}}
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:*'''1827–1850''' Spurgeon, Elizabeth Eiker and Dorothy Cooke. ''Perry County, Illinois, marriages 1827–1850 with genealogical notes.'' Thomson, Illinois: Heritage House, 1973. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3485373 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|249820|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 81}}
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:*'''1868–1896''' Schick, Lee, Naomi Schick, and Mary Alyce Browne Kern. ''Perry County, Illinois marriage records, 1868-1896, a few through 1903.'' Carterville, Illinois: Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26669237 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|555254|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 V2s}}
  
*'''1845–1914''' Birth Certificates, Delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
*'''1845–1877''' Miscellaneous births {{FHL|260697|item|disp=FHL film 975917}}
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*'''1871–1915''' Delayed births {{FHL|260697|item|disp=FHL films 975917–8}}
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*'''1878–1916''' Birth index {{FHL|260722|item|disp=FHL film 975919}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1878–1915''' Births {{FHL|260722|item|disp=FHL films 975919–21}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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===== Marriages: =====
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:*'''1827–1916''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
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:*'''1827–1974''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
*'''1827–1916''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1827–1867''' Marriage record {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975923}}  
*'''1827–1974''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1827–1868''' Parent's permission to marriage {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975927}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
*'''1827–1867''' Marriage record {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975923}}  
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:*'''1868–1974''' Marriage index {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975924–5}}  
*'''1827–1868''' Parent's permission to marriage {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975927}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1878–1916''' Marriage register {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975926}}
*'''1868–1974''' Marriage index {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975924–5}}  
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*'''1878–1916''' Marriage register {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975926}}
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===== Deaths:  =====
 
===== Deaths:  =====
  
*'''1870–1892''' Coroner's inquest record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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'''Online Resources'''
*'''1878-1915''' Death index {{FHL|260729|item|disp=FHL film 975922}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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*'''1878–1915''' Registers of death {{FHL|260729|item|disp=FHL film 975922}} [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 ($)
*'''1911–1915''' Coroner's death certificates {{FHL|260729|item|disp=FHL film 975922}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1916–1950''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/perry/index.html Death Index 1916–1950], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.
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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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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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:*'''1870–1892''' Coroner's inquest record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1878-1915''' Death index {{FHL|260729|item|disp=FHL film 975922}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1878–1915''' Registers of death {{FHL|260729|item|disp=FHL film 975922}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1911–1915''' Coroner's death certificates {{FHL|260729|item|disp=FHL film 975922}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
 
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Perry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Perry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Perry/ Perry County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Perry/ Perry County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/perry/perry.htm USGenWeb Archives]
  
 
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Guide to Perry County Illinois genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Perry County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Perry County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 29, 1827
County Seat Pinckneyville
Courthouse
Perry County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Perry County Courthouse
P.O. Box 438
Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274
(618) 357-5116
Perry County Website

Contents

Perry County Organization

Perry County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Perry County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1845
1827
1878
1830
1817
1828

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

Historical Facts

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Perry County is named for Oliver Hazard Perry who was a Commodore of the United States Navy and is known for his victory at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.

Parent County

  • 1827--Perry County was created 29 January 1827 from Randolph and Jackson Counties.  County seat:  Pinckneyville [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Perry County boundary changes.

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190019,830
191022,08811.4%
192022,9013.7%
193022,767−0.6%
194023,4382.9%
195021,684−7.5%
196019,184−11.5%
197019,7573.0%
198021,7149.9%
199021,412−1.4%
200023,0947.9%
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, Perry County on page 188.]

Church Records

Catholic

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

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Perry County church records may be found in the FHLC - church records. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

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

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

  • Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties: Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States, and the Governors of the State of Illinois. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1894. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. FHL Film 825600 For additional access, see WeRelate.
  • Robertson, Robert Crawford. Pioneer Families of Randolph and Perry Counties, Illinois: Notes on the Campbell, Crozier, Flack, Milligan, Steele and Thompson Families: The Crawfords of Ballynease, Londonderry, Ireland, with Descendants in the U.S.A., and Their Descendants in the Elsey, Garven, Matthews and Robertson Families. Chattanooga, Tenn.: R.C. Robertson, 1960. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Neville, J. Wesley. Student's History of Perry County. 1990. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Perry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Abstracts

  • 1920 Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois). Plat book and complete survey of Perry County, Illinois 1920. Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1991. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.393 R2pb

Copies of original records

Maps

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Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Perry 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 Perry County.

- 6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company I.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company G.
- 18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, C and K.
- 89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 110th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies A and D.

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

Copies of Original Records

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

Family History Center

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 Perry County.

Libraries

Cutler Public Library
409G S. Main
Cutler, IL 62238
(618) 497-2961

Du Quoin Public Library
28 South Washington Street
Du Quoin, IL 62832

(618)542-5045 Offers Heritage Quest remote access

Pinckneyville Public Library
312 South Walnut Street
Pinckneyville, IL 62274

(618) 357-2410 Has local newspapers on microfilm, and many historical publications

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 North Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1507

(217) 524-6358 or (217)558-8844  Has online indexes for obituaries in their newspaper collections, and surnames found in Illinois county histories, biographical directories and encyclopedias. Offers genealogical research for hire.

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

General

  • 1869–1876 Randolph County Genealogical Society. The Valley Clarion Newspaper, Chester, Illinois, August 1869– April 1876. Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, [1990?]Other libraries (WorldCat)FHL book 977.39 D2v

Births

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Marriages:

Online Resources

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Deaths:

Online Resources

Copies of Original Records

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).