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| building address = '''Pike County Courthouse'''<br>100 E Washington Street<BR>Pittsfield, Illinois 62363-1445<BR>(217) 285-6612<BR>[http://www.pikeil.org/county_government.jsp Pike County Website]
 
| building address = '''Pike County Courthouse'''<br>100 E Washington Street<BR>Pittsfield, Illinois 62363-1445<BR>(217) 285-6612<BR>[http://www.pikeil.org/county_government.jsp Pike County Website]
 
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] &nbsp;[[Pike_County,_Illinois|Pike County]]''
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== Pike County Organization  ==
 
== Pike County Organization  ==
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Pike County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Pike County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Zebulon Pike.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] Pike County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebulon_Pike Zebulon Pike] who was an early explorer of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase Louisiana purchase] and discovered the peak in Colorado which is named for him.
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[[Image:Zebulon Pike.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] Pike County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebulon_Pike Zebulon Pike] who was an early explorer of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase Louisiana purchase] and discovered the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikes_Peak peak in Colorado ]which is named for him.  
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1821--'''Pike County was created 31 January 1821&nbsp;from [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison]], [[Bond County, Illinois|Bond]] and [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Pittsfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1821--'''Pike County was created 31 January 1821&nbsp;from [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison]], [[Bond County, Illinois|Bond]] and [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsfield,_Illinois &nbsp;Pittsfield] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:  
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>  
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
  
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|386004|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Pike County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
 
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|386004|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Pike County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
  
*''Pike County, Illinois Cemeteries''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. {{FHL|277190|item|disp=FHL film 897460 Item 10}} . A digital copy of this book is available online at [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/cdm4/document.php?CISOROOT=/FH21&CISOPTR=45774&CISOSHOW=45689 Family History Archives].
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*''Pike County, Illinois Cemeteries''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. {{FHL|277190|item|disp=FHL film 897460 Item 10}} . A digital copy of this book is available online at {{FSbook|82555}}.
  
 
<br>'''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''  
 
<br>'''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''  
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*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/comments.php?id=11451 1830 Federal Census Index]  
 
*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/comments.php?id=11451 1830 Federal Census Index]  
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*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1327 1919 Prairie Farmers Directory]  
 
*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1327 1919 Prairie Farmers Directory]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F534280 United States Census, 1920]  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F534280 United States Census, 1920]  
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1035337 Illinois, 1930 federal census]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F1035337 Illinois, 1930 federal census]  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1930 United States Federal Census ]$  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224&offerid=0%3a7858%3a0 1930 United States Federal Census ]$  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pike/dir/ Pike County, Illinois Directories]
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pike/dir/ Pike County, Illinois Directories]
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=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
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*[http://everynameindex.com/PikeCoIL.html Every Name Index to Portrait and Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L. O'Connor, 2011, original text by Biographical Publishing Company, 1891, reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1975.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~glendasubyak/platindex.html Biographies]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~glendasubyak/platindex.html Biographies]&nbsp;  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pike/pioneer.html Pioneer Families of Pike County, Illinois]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pike/pioneer.html Pioneer Families of Pike County, Illinois]  
*Grimshaw, William A. ''History of Pike County; A Centennial Address''. Pittsfield, Ill., 1989. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17669 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*Grimshaw, William A. ''History of Pike County; A Centennial Address''. Pittsfield, Ill., 1989. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=17669 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
 
*Thompson, Jess M. ''The Jess M. Thompson Pike County History: As Printed in Installments in the Pike County Republican, Pittsfield, Illinois, 1935-1939''. Pittsfield, Ill.: Pike County Historical Society, 1967. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29320 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
*Thompson, Jess M. ''The Jess M. Thompson Pike County History: As Printed in Installments in the Pike County Republican, Pittsfield, Illinois, 1935-1939''. Pittsfield, Ill.: Pike County Historical Society, 1967. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29320 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
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==== ''Civil War''  ====
 
==== ''Civil War''  ====
  
Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.<br>
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Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.<br>  
  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company K.  
 
:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company K.  
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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 Pike County are kept, see the [[Pike County, Illinois Courthouse|Pike 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 Pike County are kept, see the [[Pike County, Illinois Courthouse|Pike County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Center<br> ====
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==== Family History Center<br> ====
  
 
There are over 4500 [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Pike County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family Search Centers] page on the [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] website.  
 
There are over 4500 [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Pike County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family Search Centers] page on the [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] website.  
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*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=6 Historical Societies, Libraries, Museums]<br><br>
 
*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=6 Historical Societies, Libraries, Museums]<br><br>
  
'''Griggsville Area Genealogical &amp; Historical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 75<br>Griggsville, IL 62340-0075<br>
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'''Griggsville Area Genealogical &amp; Historical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 75<br>Griggsville, IL 62340-0075<br>  
  
'''New Canton Historical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 155<br>New Canton, IL 62356<br>
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'''New Canton Historical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 155<br>New Canton, IL 62356<br>  
  
 
'''Pike-Calhoun County Genealogical Society'''<br>305 W. Quincy<br>Pleasant Hill, IL 62366-0104<br>Tel: 217-734-2712  
 
'''Pike-Calhoun County Genealogical Society'''<br>305 W. Quincy<br>Pleasant Hill, IL 62366-0104<br>Tel: 217-734-2712  
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:*'''1901–1959''' School teacher's daily registers [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''1901–1959''' School teacher's daily registers [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
  
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*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1337 Pike County, Illinois Schools]
 
*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1337 Pike County, Illinois Schools]
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
 
:*'''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 ($)  
 
:*'''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 ($)  
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/pike/vitals/marriages/pikemarr.htm Pike County Marriage Records] courtesy [http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/ilfiles.htm USGenWeb Archives Illinois.]
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/pike/vitals/marriages/pikemarr.htm Pike County Marriage Records] courtesy [http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/ilfiles.htm USGenWeb Archives Illinois.]
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html 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]
 
:*'''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 ($)  
 
:*'''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 ($)  
 
:*'''1850''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pike/1850mort.html Mortality Schedule for Pike County, Illinois] courtesy genealogytrails.com  
 
:*'''1850''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pike/1850mort.html Mortality Schedule for Pike County, Illinois] courtesy genealogytrails.com  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilpike2/ Pike County, Illionis American History and Genealogy Project]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilpike2/ Pike County, Illionis American History and Genealogy Project]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.org/il/pike/pike.htm USGenWeb Archives Illinois, Pike County]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.org/il/pike/pike.htm USGenWeb Archives Illinois, Pike County]  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pike/ Pike County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pike/ Pike County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
 
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Pike County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Pike County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 31 January, 1821
County Seat Pittsfield
Courthouse
Courthouse, Pike County, Illinois.jpg
Address Pike County Courthouse
100 E Washington Street
Pittsfield, Illinois 62363-1445
(217) 285-6612
Pike County Website

Contents

Pike County Organization

Pike County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Pike County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1876
1827
1877
1830
1818
1821

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

Historical Facts

Zebulon Pike.jpg
Pike County is named for Zebulon Pike who was an early explorer of the Louisiana purchase and discovered the peak in Colorado which is named for him.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pike County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1831 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Published Records


Online Gravestone Transcriptions

  • Find A Grave.com has burial information for over 130 Pike County cemeteries. For a complete list of cemeteries, click Here.


Cemetery Gazetters

  • Epodunk has a list of Pike County Cemeteries. The website provides name of cemetery, address and telephone number when available, Google Map with cemetery marker, and other helpful Internet links.

Census And Directories

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190031,595
191028,622−9.4%
192026,866−6.1%
193024,357−9.3%
194025,3404.0%
195022,155−12.6%
196020,552−7.2%
197019,185−6.7%
198018,896−1.5%
199017,577−7.0%
200017,384−1.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990


Church Records

Church records may give birth, death and marriage information as well as indictate family relationships. See Illinois state wiki article Church Records for more ideas about how to use church records in your research.

  • History of Pike County. Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1880. Online free digital copy. Internet Archive.FHL Film 1000510 Item 2 Church history for each township is found beginning at page 405 in township histories.

Baptist

Methodist Episcopal

Court Records

Pike County, Illinois Court Records

Many Guardianship records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

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 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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Copies of original records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Pike County land and property may be found in the FHLC and FHLC–maps. 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.

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company K.
- 5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company G.
- 7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, New Company D.
- 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company G.
- 10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company L.
- 16th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, E, and I.
- 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 99th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, all Companies.
- 137th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company F.
  • Spanish American War
  • World War I
  • World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

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

  • Many Naturalization and Citizenships for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate

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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see theWIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Pike County probates may be found in the Illinois, Pike – Probate topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). 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.

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

Family History Center

There are over 4500 Family History Centers in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Pike County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the Family Search Centers page on the FamilySearch.org website.

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. Western Illinois University houses the records for Pike County.

Public Libraries

Barry Public Library
880 Bainbridge St.
Barry, IL 62312
Tel: 217-335-2149
Email: barrypubliclibrary@adams.net  

Griggsville Public Library
119 South Corey St.
Griggsville, IL 62340
Tel: 217-833-2633
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Pittsfield Public Library
205 North Memorial
Pittsfield, IL 62363
Tel: 217-285-2200
Fax: 217-285-9423
Email: pittsfieldlibrary@kcds.net
Facebook

Social Groups Online

Societies

Griggsville Area Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 75
Griggsville, IL 62340-0075

New Canton Historical Society
P.O. Box 155
New Canton, IL 62356

Pike-Calhoun County Genealogical Society
305 W. Quincy
Pleasant Hill, IL 62366-0104
Tel: 217-734-2712

Pike County Historical Society & Museum
400 E. Jefferson
Pittsfield, IL 62363-0044
Tel: 217-285-4618
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Schools

  • 1901–1959 School teacher's daily registers IRAD–WIU


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 Pike 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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Copies of Original Birth Records

Online Resources

Marriages

Online Resources

Deaths

Online Resources

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Pike County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Pike – Vital Records topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). 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.

Web Sites

References

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