Pike County, Illinois

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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
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'''Online Resources'''  
  
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/landsrch.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
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*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/landsrch.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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''' Original Records'''
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:*'''1818–1891''' Deed Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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'''Copies of original records'''  
:*'''1852–1854''' Swamp Land Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1817–1940''' Tract Index {{FHL|333620|item|disp=FHL film 1313440 (first of 5 films}}
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:*'''1818–1891''' Deed Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1818–1910''' Deed records {{FHL|298977|item|disp=FHL first film 1313480 Items 2-4(first of 54 films)}}
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:*'''1835–1945''' Town lot index, town lots {{FHL|292335|item|disp=FHL first film 1313478 Items 2-3 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1852–1854''' Swamp Land Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU] {{FHL|557942|item|disp=FHL film 1688944}}
  
*Many Land 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 {{FHL|387907|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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==== Additional Resources  ====
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Additional resources for Pike County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|387907|subject_id|disp=FHLC}} and {{FHL|698503|subject_id|disp=FHLC–maps}}. 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]].  
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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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.
  
*Many Probate 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 {{FHL|466931|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
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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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the[[IRAD - Western Illinois University|WIU IRAD Wiki page]].
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1821–1873''' Probate records {{FHL|382120|item|disp=FHL first film 1314858 Items 2-4(first of 10 films)}}
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:*'''1850–1950''' Estate papers index {{FHL|211134|item|disp=FHL film 1314782 Item 1)}}  
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:*'''1850–1923''' Will Records {{FHL|211134|item|disp=FHL film 1314882 Item 2(first of 6 films)}}
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==== Additional Resources  ====
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Additional resources for Pike County probates may be found in the {{FHL|466931|subject_id|disp=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 [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]].  
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
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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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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.
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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 [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.
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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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].
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*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
 
*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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*[http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
 
*[http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
  
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==== Births ====
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'''Copies of Original Birth Records'''
  
:*'''1877–1915''' Birth Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
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:*'''1877–1915''' Births [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU] {{FHL|300775|item|disp=FHL first film 1314766 Items 3-4 (first of 6 films)}}
 
:*'''1877–1886''' Birth Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''1877–1886''' Birth Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
  
==== Marriages ====
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==== Marriages ====
  
 
:*'''1827–1923''' Marriage Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1827–1923''' Marriage Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1827–1923''' Marriage Record Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1827–1923''' Marriage Record Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
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:*'''1828–1857''' Marriages {{FHL|257241|item|disp=FHL film 229485}}
 
:*'''1831–1878''' Marriage Licenses [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1831–1878''' Marriage Licenses [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
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:*'''1831–1923''' Marriages {{FHL|300775|item|disp=FHL first film 1314768 Items 2–5 (first of 23 films)}}
 
:*'''1948–1976''' Marriage Licenses Applications[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''1948–1976''' Marriage Licenses Applications[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
  
==== Deaths ====
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==== Deaths ====
  
:*'''1877–1915''' Death Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
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:*'''1877–1915''' Death Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU] {{FHL|300775|item|disp=FHL first film 1314767 Items 3-4 (first of 3 films)}}
 
:*'''1877–1902''' Death Record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''1877–1902''' Death Record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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==== Additional Resources  ====
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Additional resources for Pike County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|362019|subject_id|disp=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 [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]].
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 23:58, 25 August 2011

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
 

United States Gotoarrow.png  Illinois Gotoarrow.png  Pike County

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

  • 1821--Pike County was created 31 January 1821 from Madison, Bond and Clark Counties.  County seat:  Pittsfield [1]

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.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

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

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.

Local Governmental Records Holdings (IRAD)

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

Land and Property

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.

- 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
  • Spanish American War
  • World War I
  • World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • 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

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

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.

General

Births

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriages

Deaths

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).