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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Saline_County,_Illinois|Saline County]]''
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== Saline County Organization  ==
 
== Saline County Organization  ==
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Saline County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Saline County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
  
:*'''1860–1925''' Long Branch Baptist Church. ''Church minutes, 1860-1925.'' Nashville, Tennessee : Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1955. {{FHL|354862|item|disp=FHL film 984190 item 1}}
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A chapter on early Saline County, Illinois church history appears in an 1887 local history, available for free [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofgallati00chic online], beginning on page 224.  
:*'''1854–1931''' Nelson, Doris. ''Minutes of the Bankston Fork Baptist Church, 1854-1931'' Elizabethtown, Illinois: Nelson's Pub., 1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13115909 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|301013|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 K2nb}}
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==== Baptist  ====
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:*[http://www.carthage.lib.il.us/community/churches/primbap/FamHist-Saline.html Church and Family History Research Assistance for Primitive Baptist Churches in Saline County, Illinois]
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:*'''1860–1925''' Long Branch Baptist Church. ''Church minutes, 1860-1925.'' Nashville, Tennessee : Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, 1955. {{FHL|354862|item|disp=FHL film 984190 item 1}}
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:*'''1820–''' Bluford M. Sloan. ''Bethel's Creek Baptist Church, 1820–.'' Carbondale, Ill.: 1970s. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/64552145 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]<br>
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:*'''1826–1852''' Nelson, Doris and Ronald L. Nelson. ''Early Minutes of the Middle Fork of the Saline Creek Baptist Church: Gallatin (now Saline) County, Illinois, 1826-1852''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell, 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/20126843 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]<br>
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:*'''1832–1996''' Nelson, Ronald L., Doris Nelson, and Ralph S. Harrelson. ''History of Liberty Baptist Church, Saline County, IL, 1832-1996''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Pub., 1996. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36988473 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]<br>
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:*'''1854–1931''' Nelson, Doris. ''Minutes of the Bankston Fork Baptist Church, 1854-1931'' Elizabethtown, Illinois: Nelson's Pub., 1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13115909 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] {{FHL|301013|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 K2nb}}
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:*''Dorrisville Baptist Church, 1910-2010: Serving the Lord for 100 Years''. Ill.: Dorrisville Baptist Church, 2010. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/693611638 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]
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:*Hedger, Carsa and Mollijean Frazier. ''First Baptist Church of Muddy, Saline County, Illinois''. 2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/72094181 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]
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:*Woodworth, Elizabeth, Lenora Estes Elmore and Saline County Genealogical Society. ''Minute Book of the Regular Baptist Church at Wolf Creek Meeting House''. Harrisburg, Ill.: Saline County Genealogical Society, 2000. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/138209430 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]
  
 
==== Catholic  ====
 
==== Catholic  ====
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FamilySearch has made parish records from four Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Saline County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:  
 
FamilySearch has made parish records from four Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Saline County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:  
  
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of Our Lady of Victory St. Mary Parish, Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois 1911-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of Our Lady of Victory St. Mary Parish, Eldorado, Saline County, Illinois 1911-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.<br>  
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Francis de Sales Parish, Stonefort, Saline County, Illinois 1908-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Francis de Sales Parish, Stonefort, Saline County, Illinois 1908-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.<br>  
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Joseph Parish, Dorrisville, Saline County, Illinois 1908-1924}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Joseph Parish, Dorrisville, Saline County, Illinois 1908-1924}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.<br>  
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois 1893-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.<br>
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois 1893-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.<br>  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Paul Parish, Vienna, Saline County, Illinois 1893-1900}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Paul Parish, Vienna, Saline County, Illinois 1893-1900}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
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==== Disciples of Christ  ====
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*[http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofdiscipl00hayn#page/368/mode/2up ''History of the Disciples of Christ in Illinois''], Saline County section begins on page 369, courtesy:&nbsp;Internet Archive
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==== Presbyterian<br>  ====
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*Murphy, John V. and F.L. Chancy. ''Minutes of Session of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of New Bethel Congregation, Saline County, Illinois: 1876-1886''. Carrier Mills, Ill.: J.V. Murphy, 1982. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62207886 WorldCat (Other Libraries)]<br>
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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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.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library.]]
  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
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Saline County, ILGenWeb has a handy list of "[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/ Southern Illinois Genealogy Homepages with Saline County ancestors]" on their website.  
 
Saline County, ILGenWeb has a handy list of "[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/ Southern Illinois Genealogy Homepages with Saline County ancestors]" on their website.  
  
Compiled genealogies treating multiple Saline County families includes:<br>
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Compiled genealogies treating multiple Saline County families includes:<br>  
  
*Rice, Christine Rogers. ''Genesis in Virginia: Exodus to Illinois of Thirty Families Whose Descendants Came to White, Gallatin and Saline Counties''. Carbondale, Ill.: C.R. Rice, 1995. {{FHL|746354|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R36rc}}<br>
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*Rice, Christine Rogers. ''Genesis in Virginia: Exodus to Illinois of Thirty Families Whose Descendants Came to White, Gallatin and Saline Counties''. Carbondale, Ill.: C.R. Rice, 1995. {{FHL|746354|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R36rc}}<br>  
 
*Saline County Genealogical Society. ''Ancestor Charts: Saline County Genealogical Society''. 2 vols. Harrisburg, Ill.: Saline County Genealogical Society, 1994. {{FHL|403116|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3992 C4a v. 1-v. 2}}<br>
 
*Saline County Genealogical Society. ''Ancestor Charts: Saline County Genealogical Society''. 2 vols. Harrisburg, Ill.: Saline County Genealogical Society, 1994. {{FHL|403116|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3992 C4a v. 1-v. 2}}<br>
  
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=33 MidWestern States Forum] (FamilySearch.org)
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=33 MidWestern States Forum] (FamilySearch.org)
  
===== Bibliography<ref>The [http://www.familysearch.org Family History Library Catalog], and the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html Topical Index of ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' Volumes I-XXXVI (1974-2009)] were consulted to develop this list of compiled genealogies of Saline County families.</ref>  =====
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===== Bibliography<ref>The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog], and the [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html Topical Index of ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' Volumes I-XXXVI (1974-2009)] were consulted to develop this list of compiled genealogies of Saline County families.</ref>  =====
  
*'''Abney -''' Abney, Ella Lorine Rogers. ''The Abney and Lackey Families''. Marion, Ill.: E.R. Abney, 1988. {{FHL|486925|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ab72ae}}<br>
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*'''Abney -''' Abney, Ella Lorine Rogers. ''The Abney and Lackey Families''. Marion, Ill.: E.R. Abney, 1988. {{FHL|486925|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Ab72ae}}<br>  
 
*'''Allen''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 26, No. 3 (Fall 1999):9-18.  
 
*'''Allen''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 26, No. 3 (Fall 1999):9-18.  
 
*'''Arnold''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2001):34-42.  
 
*'''Arnold''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2001):34-42.  
 
*'''Baldwin''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 32, No. 4 (Winter 2005):32-42.  
 
*'''Baldwin''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 32, No. 4 (Winter 2005):32-42.  
*'''Bolin''' - Cummins, Pat. ''Bolin Family History''. Ill.: Bolin Family Reunion, 1986. {{FHL|550947|item|disp=FHL Film 1481363 Item 1}}<br>
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*'''Bolin''' - Cummins, Pat. ''Bolin Family History''. Ill.: Bolin Family Reunion, 1986. {{FHL|550947|item|disp=FHL Film 1481363 Item 1}}<br>  
 
*'''Boyd''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Winter 1976):15-23.  
 
*'''Boyd''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 3, No. 4 (Winter 1976):15-23.  
 
*'''Bramlett''', Deborah G. "Reuben Bramlett of Gallatin/Saline County, Illinois: Revolutionary War Service," available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/reubenbramlett.html online], courtesy: ILGenWeb.  
 
*'''Bramlett''', Deborah G. "Reuben Bramlett of Gallatin/Saline County, Illinois: Revolutionary War Service," available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/reubenbramlett.html online], courtesy: ILGenWeb.  
*'''Bynum -''' Marlatt, William Pierce and Kimberley Cheryl Bynum Marlatt. ''Genealogy of the Bynum and Murphy Families of Saline County, Illinois''. Moorpark, Calif.: W. and K. Marlatt, 1990. {{FHL|626812|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B995m}}<br>
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*'''Bynum -''' Marlatt, William Pierce and Kimberley Cheryl Bynum Marlatt. ''Genealogy of the Bynum and Murphy Families of Saline County, Illinois''. Moorpark, Calif.: W. and K. Marlatt, 1990. {{FHL|626812|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B995m}}<br>  
*'''Cleveland -''' Jacquier, Melinda E. Roles. ''Descendants of Andrew Jackson "John" Cleveland (1798-1859) and His Wife Ann Tillett (1799-1860) of Harrison County, Kentucky, Posey County, Indiana, and Saline County, Illinois''. Placentia, Calif.: M.E. Jacquier, 2008. {{FHL|1541771|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C599jm}}<br>
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*'''Cleveland -''' Jacquier, Melinda E. Roles. ''Descendants of Andrew Jackson "John" Cleveland (1798-1859) and His Wife Ann Tillett (1799-1860) of Harrison County, Kentucky, Posey County, Indiana, and Saline County, Illinois''. Placentia, Calif.: M.E. Jacquier, 2008. {{FHL|1541771|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C599jm}}<br>  
*'''Cox''' - Jacquier, Melinda E. Roles. ''Descendants of John L. Cox (1798-1867) and His Wife Nancy Price (1804-1863) of Posey County, Indiana and Saline County, Illinois''. Placentia, Calif.: M.R. Jacquier, 2008. {{FHL|1541766|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C839jm}}<br>
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*'''Cox''' - Jacquier, Melinda E. Roles. ''Descendants of John L. Cox (1798-1867) and His Wife Nancy Price (1804-1863) of Posey County, Indiana and Saline County, Illinois''. Placentia, Calif.: M.R. Jacquier, 2008. {{FHL|1541766|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 C839jm}}<br>  
 
*'''Crabb''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 1993):52-55; Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1994):3-7.  
 
*'''Crabb''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 1993):52-55; Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1994):3-7.  
*'''Edwards''' - Walker, William D. ''Our Tapestry: [Family History - Walker - Edwards - Gunter - Nolen - Rice]''<br>
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*'''Edwards''' - Walker, William D. ''Our Tapestry: [Family History - Walker - Edwards - Gunter - Nolen - Rice]''<br>  
*'''Elder''' - Aaron, Talitha Elder. ''Elder''. Ill.?: T.E. Aaron, 1940s. {{FHL|559594|item|disp=FHL Film 1481368 Item 15}}<br>
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*'''Elder''' - Aaron, Talitha Elder. ''Elder''. Ill.?: T.E. Aaron, 1940s. {{FHL|559594|item|disp=FHL Film 1481368 Item 15}}<br>  
*'''Estes''' - Nelson, Doris. ''Following the Chism Estes Trail: A Genealogy of Chism Estes and His Descendants, 1736-1982''. Owensboro, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1982. {{FHL|33724|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Es85n}}<br>
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*'''Estes''' - Nelson, Doris. ''Following the Chism Estes Trail: A Genealogy of Chism Estes and His Descendants, 1736-1982''. Owensboro, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1982. {{FHL|33724|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 Es85n}}<br>  
*'''Gaskins -''' Kensley, Marietta Gaskins. ''The Gaskins Family Tree''. Typescript, [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|561464|item|disp=FHL Film 1481370 Item 6}}<br>
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*'''Gaskins -''' Kensley, Marietta Gaskins. ''The Gaskins Family Tree''. Typescript, [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|561464|item|disp=FHL Film 1481370 Item 6}}<br>  
*'''Harris''' - English, Georgia Jane Harris. ''Ancestors of Georgia Jane Harris, ca. 1832-1978''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1987:&nbsp;{{FHL|564048|item|disp=FHL Film 1481371 Item 25}}<br>
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*'''Harris''' - English, Georgia Jane Harris. ''Ancestors of Georgia Jane Harris, ca. 1832-1978''. Typescript. Microfilmed 1987:&nbsp;{{FHL|564048|item|disp=FHL Film 1481371 Item 25}}<br>  
*'''Hartley''' - Hartley, Harold Ray. ''Way Down in Egypt Land''. 1982. {{FHL|566048|item|disp=FHL Book 921.73 H255h}}<br>
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*'''Hartley''' - Hartley, Harold Ray. ''Way Down in Egypt Land''. 1982. {{FHL|566048|item|disp=FHL Book 921.73 H255h}}<br>  
 
*'''Jordan''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Winter 2001):31-33.  
 
*'''Jordan''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Winter 2001):31-33.  
 
*'''Locklear''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 25, No. 2 (Summer 1998):27-29.  
 
*'''Locklear''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 25, No. 2 (Summer 1998):27-29.  
*'''Menzies''' - Goddard, Ruth Mings. ''Menzies, Minzes, Mingues, Mings, Minns, Minges''. Typescript, ca. 1992. {{FHL|623496|item|disp=FHL Films 1750787 Item 3; 1425150 Item 15}}<br>
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*'''Menzies''' - Goddard, Ruth Mings. ''Menzies, Minzes, Mingues, Mings, Minns, Minges''. Typescript, ca. 1992. {{FHL|623496|item|disp=FHL Films 1750787 Item 3; 1425150 Item 15}}<br>  
*'''Miller''' - Peck, Mary J. Black. ''Saline County Cousins Illinois''. Carrier Mills, Ill.: M.J.B. Peck, 1991, 1993. {{FHL|647152|item|disp=FHL Books 929.273 Sh27p v. 1-v. 2}}<br>
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*'''Miller''' - Peck, Mary J. Black. ''Saline County Cousins Illinois''. Carrier Mills, Ill.: M.J.B. Peck, 1991, 1993. {{FHL|647152|item|disp=FHL Books 929.273 Sh27p v. 1-v. 2}}<br>  
 
*'''Mings''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 15, No. 3 (Fall 1988):27-28.  
 
*'''Mings''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 15, No. 3 (Fall 1988):27-28.  
*'''Morris''' - Crampton, Helen Loreda Morris. ''Branches and Twigs of John W. Morris, 1811-1983''. Newell, Iowa: Bireline Publishing, 1983. {{FHL|104018|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M832c}}<br>
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*'''Morris''' - Crampton, Helen Loreda Morris. ''Branches and Twigs of John W. Morris, 1811-1983''. Newell, Iowa: Bireline Publishing, 1983. {{FHL|104018|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 M832c}}<br>  
*'''Muensterman''' - ''Muensterman Family, ca. 1846-1970''. MSS. [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|573070|item|disp=FHL Film 1481378 Item 10}}<br>
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*'''Muensterman''' - ''Muensterman Family, ca. 1846-1970''. MSS. [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|573070|item|disp=FHL Film 1481378 Item 10}}<br>  
*'''Murphy''' - Marlatt, William Pierce and Kimberley Cheryl Bynum Marlatt. ''Genealogy of the Bynum and Murphy Families of Saline County, Illinois''. Moorpark, Calif.: W. and K. Marlatt, 1990. {{FHL|626812|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B995m}}<br>
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*'''Murphy''' - Marlatt, William Pierce and Kimberley Cheryl Bynum Marlatt. ''Genealogy of the Bynum and Murphy Families of Saline County, Illinois''. Moorpark, Calif.: W. and K. Marlatt, 1990. {{FHL|626812|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 B995m}}<br>  
*'''Neighbors -''' Myers, David Arthur. ''Families of Sarah Ann (Mitchell) Neighbors Landrum Peters and Her Three Husbands and Their Wives''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1984. {{FHL|286415|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 N316m}}<br>
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*'''Neighbors -''' Myers, David Arthur. ''Families of Sarah Ann (Mitchell) Neighbors Landrum Peters and Her Three Husbands and Their Wives''. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1984. {{FHL|286415|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 N316m}}<br>  
*'''Porter''' - Murphy, Carl L. ''Genealogical Research &amp; Findings Relative to the&nbsp;Porter Family - Saline County, Illinois''. Houston, Texas: C.L. Murphy, 1993. {{FHL|674795|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P833mc}}<br>
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*'''Porter''' - Murphy, Carl L. ''Genealogical Research &amp; Findings Relative to the&nbsp;Porter Family - Saline County, Illinois''. Houston, Texas: C.L. Murphy, 1993. {{FHL|674795|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 P833mc}}<br>  
*'''Read''' - Landrum, Thelma Caraway. ''Joseph Read of Saline County, Illinois and His Descendants''. Columbus, Ga.: T.C. Landrum, 1976. {{FHL|1136199|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R22Lt}}<br>
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*'''Read''' - Landrum, Thelma Caraway. ''Joseph Read of Saline County, Illinois and His Descendants''. Columbus, Ga.: T.C. Landrum, 1976. {{FHL|1136199|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 R22Lt}}<br>  
 
*'''Rhine''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Winter 2001):33-35.  
 
*'''Rhine''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 28, No. 4 (Winter 2001):33-35.  
 
*'''Rude''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 28, No. 2 (Summer 2001):38-48.  
 
*'''Rude''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 28, No. 2 (Summer 2001):38-48.  
*'''Shaw''' - Peck, Mary J. Black. ''Saline County Cousins Illinois''. Carrier Mills, Ill.: M.J.B. Peck, 1991, 1993. {{FHL|647152|item|disp=FHL Books 929.273 Sh27p v. 1-v. 2}}<br>
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*'''Shaw''' - Peck, Mary J. Black. ''Saline County Cousins Illinois''. Carrier Mills, Ill.: M.J.B. Peck, 1991, 1993. {{FHL|647152|item|disp=FHL Books 929.273 Sh27p v. 1-v. 2}}<br>  
 
*'''Sloan''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1978):33-34; Vol. 11, No. 2 (Summer 1984):54.  
 
*'''Sloan''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1978):33-34; Vol. 11, No. 2 (Summer 1984):54.  
 
*'''Stallings''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer 1993):3-5.  
 
*'''Stallings''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer 1993):3-5.  
*'''Stephenson''' - Kensley, Marietta Gaskins. ''The Gaskins Family Tree''. Typescript, [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|561464|item|disp=FHL Film 1481370 Item 6}}<br>
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*'''Stephenson''' - Kensley, Marietta Gaskins. ''The Gaskins Family Tree''. Typescript, [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|561464|item|disp=FHL Film 1481370 Item 6}}<br>  
*'''Stiff''' - Lewis, Gerald R. ''Stiff Family in Posey Co., IN., 1880-1980''. n.p.: G.R. Lewis, 1980?. {{FHL|579611|item|disp=FHL Film 1481385 Item 6}}<br>
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*'''Stiff''' - Lewis, Gerald R. ''Stiff Family in Posey Co., IN., 1880-1980''. n.p.: G.R. Lewis, 1980?. {{FHL|579611|item|disp=FHL Film 1481385 Item 6}}<br>  
 
*'''Tanner''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 5, No.1 (Spring 1978):14-16.  
 
*'''Tanner''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 5, No.1 (Spring 1978):14-16.  
 
*'''Tate''' - Payne, Robert Franklin. ''John Tate and His Descendants''. Online [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/johntatebook.html bookstore].  
 
*'''Tate''' - Payne, Robert Franklin. ''John Tate and His Descendants''. Online [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/johntatebook.html bookstore].  
*'''Thaxton''' - Levin, Pat Justice. ''Ancestor Charts, ca. 1729-1970''. MSS., [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|568676|item|disp=FHL Film 1481375 Item 16}}<br>
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*'''Thaxton''' - Levin, Pat Justice. ''Ancestor Charts, ca. 1729-1970''. MSS., [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|568676|item|disp=FHL Film 1481375 Item 16}}<br>  
*'''Ward''' - Kensley, Marietta Gaskins. ''The Gaskins Family Tree''. Typescript, [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|561464|item|disp=FHL Film 1481370 Item 6}}<br>
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*'''Ward''' - Kensley, Marietta Gaskins. ''The Gaskins Family Tree''. Typescript, [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|561464|item|disp=FHL Film 1481370 Item 6}}<br>  
*'''Watson -''' Levin, Pat Justice. ''Ancestor Charts, ca. 1729-1970''. MSS., [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|568676|item|disp=FHL Film 1481375 Item 16}}<br>
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*'''Watson -''' Levin, Pat Justice. ''Ancestor Charts, ca. 1729-1970''. MSS., [[Willard Library|Willard Library]], Evansville, Ind. {{FHL|568676|item|disp=FHL Film 1481375 Item 16}}<br>  
*'''Webb''' - Webb, M.N. and Daniel R. Webb. ''Biography of Lazarus Webb and His Wife, Nancy Creek, and Eli Webb and His Wife, Margaret Sandusky, With a List of Their Generations''. Redwood City, Calif.: Jean Slater Schoen, 1981. {{FHL|312831|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W382wm}}<br>
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*'''Webb''' - Webb, M.N. and Daniel R. Webb. ''Biography of Lazarus Webb and His Wife, Nancy Creek, and Eli Webb and His Wife, Margaret Sandusky, With a List of Their Generations''. Redwood City, Calif.: Jean Slater Schoen, 1981. {{FHL|312831|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 W382wm}}<br>  
 
*'''Wilkins -''' Murphy, Nathan W. ''Early Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Vincent, Wright, McElwain, Wilkins and Jarvis; Historical Information and Sources for More than 2,000 Descendants of Charles Vincent, William Wright, George McElwain, John Wilkins, and John Jarvis, Whose Numerous Progenitors [Descendants] Make Up a Large Portion of the Present Population of Muhlenberg County.'' Hanson, Ky.: David W. Murphy and Associates, 1999. {{FHL|967613|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V743m}}  
 
*'''Wilkins -''' Murphy, Nathan W. ''Early Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Vincent, Wright, McElwain, Wilkins and Jarvis; Historical Information and Sources for More than 2,000 Descendants of Charles Vincent, William Wright, George McElwain, John Wilkins, and John Jarvis, Whose Numerous Progenitors [Descendants] Make Up a Large Portion of the Present Population of Muhlenberg County.'' Hanson, Ky.: David W. Murphy and Associates, 1999. {{FHL|967613|item|disp=FHL Book 929.273 V743m}}  
 
*'''Williams''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 21, No. 4 (Winter 1994):26-29.  
 
*'''Williams''' - ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'', Vol. 21, No. 4 (Winter 1994):26-29.  
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Because of Illinois’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information about types of land records see [[Illinois Land and Property]].  
 
Because of Illinois’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information about types of land records see [[Illinois Land and Property]].  
  
''' Abstracts '''  
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'''Abstracts'''  
  
 
:*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family maps of Saline Couny, Illinois&nbsp;: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns cemeteries, railroads and more.'' Norman, Oklahoma&nbsp;: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. {{FHL|1630964|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 E7b}}
 
:*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family maps of Saline Couny, Illinois&nbsp;: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns cemeteries, railroads and more.'' Norman, Oklahoma&nbsp;: Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. {{FHL|1630964|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 E7b}}
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:*'''1908''' Schmook, Rebecca and Geo. A. Ogle and Co. ''Standard atlas of Saline County, Illinois [1908]&nbsp;: including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... patrons directory, reference directory'' Harrisburg, Illinois&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1990. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22448917 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|403113|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 E7sr}}
 
:*'''1908''' Schmook, Rebecca and Geo. A. Ogle and Co. ''Standard atlas of Saline County, Illinois [1908]&nbsp;: including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... patrons directory, reference directory'' Harrisburg, Illinois&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1990. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22448917 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|403113|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 E7sr}}
  
<br>'''Copies of original records'''  
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'''Copies of original records'''  
  
 
:*'''1847–1913'''Grantee and Grantor index {{FHL|232694|item|disp=FHL first film 965749 (first of 13 films)}}  
 
:*'''1847–1913'''Grantee and Grantor index {{FHL|232694|item|disp=FHL first film 965749 (first of 13 films)}}  
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:*'''1884–1952''' Cemetery deed record {{FHL|265498|item|disp=FHL film 964953}}  
 
:*'''1884–1952''' Cemetery deed record {{FHL|265498|item|disp=FHL film 964953}}  
 
:*'''1983''' Rockford Map Publishers. ''Land atlas and plat book, Saline County, Illinois, 1983.'' Rockford, Illinois&nbsp;: Rockford Map Publishers, 1983. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12949071 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560841|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 E7s}}  
 
:*'''1983''' Rockford Map Publishers. ''Land atlas and plat book, Saline County, Illinois, 1983.'' Rockford, Illinois&nbsp;: Rockford Map Publishers, 1983. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12949071 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560841|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 E7s}}  
:*'''1854–1889''' Swamp land record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1854–1889''' Swamp land record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
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'''Online Resources'''
  
<br><br>
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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.
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/saline_map.html Saline County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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==== Civil War  ====
 
==== Civil War  ====
  
Civil War service men from Saline 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 Saline County.<br>
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Civil War service men from Saline 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 Saline County.<br>  
  
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company E.
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:- [[6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Companies F and K.
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:- [[29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B and G.  
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies B and G.  
:- [[56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[110th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|110th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.
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:- [[128th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|128th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
  
 
For an extensive list, see [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/saline.html Civil War Companies Organized in Saline County, Illinois] (courtesy: ILGenWeb).  
 
For an extensive list, see [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/county/saline.html Civil War Companies Organized in Saline County, Illinois] (courtesy: ILGenWeb).  
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==== Major  ====
 
==== Major  ====
  
These periodicals regularly publish articles about Saline County:<ref name="persi">[http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/ PERSI], HeritageQuestOnline edition, accessed May 31, 2011.</ref><br>
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These periodicals regularly publish articles about Saline County:<ref name="persi">[http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/ PERSI], HeritageQuestOnline edition, accessed May 31, 2011.</ref><br>  
  
*''Saga of Southern Illinois'' (Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois). For a breakdown of articles about Saline County, visit the online [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html#Saline_County topical index].<br>
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*''Saga of Southern Illinois'' (Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois). For a breakdown of articles about Saline County, visit the online [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html#Saline_County topical index].<br>  
*''Saline County Genealogical Society Newsletter''<br>
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*''Saline County Genealogical Society Newsletter''<br>  
*''The Shawnee''<br>
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*''The Shawnee''<br>  
*''Shawnee Newsletter''<br>
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*''Shawnee Newsletter''<br>  
 
*''Springhouse''<br>
 
*''Springhouse''<br>
  
 
==== Minor  ====
 
==== Minor  ====
  
These periodicals occasionally publish articles about Saline County:<ref name="persi" /><br>
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These periodicals occasionally publish articles about Saline County:<ref name="persi" /><br>  
  
*''Ansearchin' News''<br>
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*''Ansearchin' News''<br>  
*''Bend of the River''<br>
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*''Bend of the River''<br>  
*''Facts and Findings''<br>
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*''Facts and Findings''<br>  
*''Footprints in Williamson County, Illinois''<br>
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*''Footprints in Williamson County, Illinois''<br>  
*''Fulton County [Illinois] Historical &amp; Genealogical Society Newsletter''<br>
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*''Fulton County [Illinois] Historical &amp; Genealogical Society Newsletter''<br>  
*''ILL-IA-MO Searcher''<br>
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*''ILL-IA-MO Searcher''<br>  
*''Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly''<br>
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*''Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly''<br>  
*''Illinois State Historical Society Journal''<br>
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*''Illinois State Historical Society Journal''<br>  
*''Journal of Illinois History''<br>
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*''Journal of Illinois History''<br>  
*''Sabbath Recorder''<br>
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*''Sabbath Recorder''<br>  
*''Searching Illinois Ancestors''<br>
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*''Searching Illinois Ancestors''<br>  
*''Smith County [Tennessee] Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly Newsletter''<br>
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*''Smith County [Tennessee] Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly Newsletter''<br>  
*''Tree Climber''<br>
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*''Tree Climber''<br>  
 
*''Tri-State Packet''<br>
 
*''Tri-State Packet''<br>
  
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'''Abstracts'''  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
  
:*'''1847–1911''' Fetcho, Joyce and Guylene Pait. ''Abstracts of wills, Saline County, Illinois, 1847-1911.'' Harrisburg, Illinois&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1986. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc//15162714 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|388527|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 P2f}}
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:*'''1847–1911''' Fetcho, Joyce and Guylene Pait. ''Abstracts of wills, Saline County, Illinois, 1847-1911.'' Harrisburg, Illinois&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1986. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15162714 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|388527|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 P2f}}
  
 
:*'''1838–1908''' Brimm, Mary and Rebecca Schmook. ''Early Saline County, Illinois court records administrator's records, books B-F; ca. 1838-1908.'' Harrisburg, Illinois&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), [19--]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29392226 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|593875|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 P2b}}
 
:*'''1838–1908''' Brimm, Mary and Rebecca Schmook. ''Early Saline County, Illinois court records administrator's records, books B-F; ca. 1838-1908.'' Harrisburg, Illinois&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), [19--]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29392226 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|593875|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 P2b}}
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:*'''1847–1922''' Will record {{FHL|261329|item|disp=FHL film 965064}}  
 
:*'''1847–1922''' Will record {{FHL|261329|item|disp=FHL film 965064}}  
 
:*'''1850–1868''' Probate journal {{FHL|261329|item|disp=FHL films 965065}}  
 
:*'''1850–1868''' Probate journal {{FHL|261329|item|disp=FHL films 965065}}  
:*'''1869–1891''' Probate record {{FHL|261329|item|disp=FHL film 965066–7}}
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:*'''1869–1891''' Probate record {{FHL|261329|item|disp=FHL film 965066–7}}  
:*'''1847–1922''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1847–1922''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]  
 
*[[Eldorado Illinois Family History Center]]
 
*[[Eldorado Illinois Family History Center]]
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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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 Saline County.
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
  
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| width="35%" valign="top" | '''Carrier Mills Public Library'''<br>109 Oak<br>Carrier Mills, IL 62917<br>Phone: 618-994-2011
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.eldorado.lib.il.us/ '''Eldorado Memorial Public Library''']<br>1001 Grant<br>Eldorado, IL 62930<br>Phone: 618-273-7922
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|-
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.harrisburglibrary.org/ '''Harrisburg District Library''']<br>2 West Walnut St.<br>Harrisburg, IL 62946<br>Phone: 618-253-7455<br>Open Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
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|-
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| width="35%" valign="top" | '''Shawneetown Public Library'''<br>320 N. Lincoln<br>Shawneetown, IL 62984<br>Phone: 618-269-3761
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| valign="top" |
 
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|-
| valign="top" width="35%" | [[Willard Library|'''Willard Library''']]<br>Evansville, Ind.  
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [[Willard Library|'''Willard Library''']]<br>Evansville, Ind.  
 
| valign="top" | The Library has many family files and published books about Saline County, Illinois genealogy and history.
 
| valign="top" | The Library has many family files and published books about Saline County, Illinois genealogy and history.
 
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
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| valign="top" width="35%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/ *'''Saline County Genealogical Society''']<br>110 E Locust Street<br>Harrisburg, Illinois 62946<br>Telephone:<br>Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to noon  
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/ *'''Saline County Genealogical Society''']<br>110 E Locust Street<br>Harrisburg, Illinois 62946<br>Telephone:<br>Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to noon  
 
| valign="top" | The Society maintains a genealogical library, meets the third Sunday of every month, and publishes books and a newsletter. An order form of current publications is available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/orderform.pdf online]. A membership application is also available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/memappl.txt online].
 
| valign="top" | The Society maintains a genealogical library, meets the third Sunday of every month, and publishes books and a newsletter. An order form of current publications is available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/orderform.pdf online]. A membership application is also available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/memappl.txt online].
 
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
 
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&nbsp;[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Illinois&county=Saline Saline County Clerk]&nbsp;while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [[Illinois Vital Records#Birth_Records|Illinois Department of Public Health.]] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the&nbsp;[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Illinois&county=Saline Saline County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the[http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.  
  
The following abstracts and copies of original 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&nbsp;Saline County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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The following abstracts and copies of original 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&nbsp;Saline County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
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'''Abstracts of Birth Records'''  
 
'''Abstracts of Birth Records'''  
  
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:*'''1866–1884''' Pait, Guylene. ''Saline County, Illinois delayed births, 1866–1884'' [Harrisburg, Illinois]: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1996. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35870277 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|832616|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992 V3p}}
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Online abstracts of births from 1877 to 1903 are available [http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/saline/vitals/birth/1866_1916.txt online], courtesy: [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives]. Abstracts of select records (beginning 1877) are also available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/sabirths.txt online], courtesy: USGenWeb. See also [http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/saline/vitals/birth/1866_1916.txt Saline County Birth Records Index, 1866-1916], courtesy: [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives].<br>
  
 
'''Copies of Original Birth Records'''  
 
'''Copies of Original Birth Records'''  
  
:*'''1866–1915 '''Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1866–1939''' Birth index {{FHL|265509|item|disp=FHL film 964954}}
:*'''1877–1916 '''Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1866–1916''' Births {{FHL|265509|item|disp=FHL first film 965050 (first of 27 films)}}
:*'''1867–1939 '''Birth record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1866–1915 '''Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
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:*'''1877–1916 '''Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
County birth registration began in 1866. The original records are kept at the [[Saline County, Illinois#County_Courthouse|courthouse]]. Microfilm copies: {{FHL|265509|item|disp=FHL Collection}}. Pait published abstracts of the earliest records:<br>
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:*'''1867–1939 '''Birth record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
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*Pait, Guylene. ''Saline County, Illinois Delayed Births, 1866-1884''. Harrisburg, Ill.: Saline County Genealogical Society, 1996. {{FHL|832616|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3992 V3p}}.<br>
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Online abstracts of births from 1877 to 1903 are available [http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/saline/vitals/birth/1866_1916.txt online], courtesy: [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives]. Abstracts of select records (beginning 1877) are also available [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/sabirths.txt online], courtesy: USGenWeb.
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==== Marriage  ====
 
==== Marriage  ====
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'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''  
 
'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''  
  
*'''1847-1850''' - ''Saline County, Illinois Marriages 1847-1850'', available [http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/saline/vitals/marriages/salmarr.txt online], courtesy: [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives].  
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:*'''1847-1850''' - ''Saline County, Illinois Marriages 1847-1850'', available [http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/saline/vitals/marriages/salmarr.txt online], courtesy: [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives].<br>
*'''1847-1880''' - Moore, Bernard W. ''Saline County, Illinois Marriages, 1847-1880.'' Thomson, Ill.: Heritage House, 1976. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3249020/editions World Cat 3249020], {{FHL|22241|item}}<br>
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:*'''1847-1850''' - Dodd, Jordan. ''Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860'', available [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 online], courtesy: [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 Ancestry] ($).&nbsp; Includes Saline County marriages from 1847 to 1850.
*'''1878-1898''' - Murphy, John V. ''Saline County, Illinois, Marriage Register, Book A-1, 1878-1898.'' Carrier Mills, Ill.: J. Murphy, 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11060438/editions World Cat 11060438], {{FHL|32051|item}}<br>
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:*'''1847-1880''' - Moore, Bernard W. ''Saline County, Illinois Marriages, 1847-1880.'' Thomson, Ill.: Heritage House, 1976. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/3249020/editions World Cat 3249020], {{FHL|22241|item}}; [http://www.yogs.com/il/details/Saline_Marriages.html Free Online Surname Index]<br>  
*'''1879-1916''' - Murphy, John V. ''Saline County, Illinois Marriage Records.'' Carrier Mills, Ill.: J.V. Murphy, 1986. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14992369/editions World Cat 14992369], {{FHL|483860|item}}<br>
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:*'''1878-1898''' - Murphy, John V. ''Saline County, Illinois, Marriage Register, Book A-1, 1878-1898.'' Carrier Mills, Ill.: J. Murphy, 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11060438/editions World Cat 11060438], {{FHL|32051|item}}<br>  
*'''1898-1908''' - Murphy, John V. ''Saline County, Illinois Marriage Register, Book B, 1898-1908.'' Carrier Mills, Ill.: J. Murphy, 1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13328285/editions World Cat 13328285], {{FHL|340526|item}}<br>
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:*'''1879-1916''' - Murphy, John V. ''Saline County, Illinois Marriage Records.'' Carrier Mills, Ill.: J.V. Murphy, 1986. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14992369/editions World Cat 14992369], {{FHL|483860|item}}<br>  
*'''1914-1921''' - Brimm, Mary Douglas. ''Saline County, Illinois Marriage Register, Book C.'' n.p.: M.D. Brimm, 2004. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57424148/editions World Cat 57424148]
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:*'''1898-1908''' - Murphy, John V. ''Saline County, Illinois Marriage Register, Book B, 1898-1908.'' Carrier Mills, Ill.: J. Murphy, 1985. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/13328285/editions World Cat 13328285], {{FHL|340526|item}}  
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:*'''1914-1921''' - Brimm, Mary Douglas. ''Saline County, Illinois Marriage Register, Book C.'' n.p.: M.D. Brimm, 2004. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/57424148/editions World Cat 57424148]
  
 
During the first two decades of the twentieth century, (some) Saline County residents (eloped) to Piggot, Arkansas to get married.<ref>"Saline Co., IL People Married in Piggot, AR, 1902-1923," ''Shawnee,'' Vol. 19, No. 2 (Winter 2004).</ref>  
 
During the first two decades of the twentieth century, (some) Saline County residents (eloped) to Piggot, Arkansas to get married.<ref>"Saline Co., IL People Married in Piggot, AR, 1902-1923," ''Shawnee,'' Vol. 19, No. 2 (Winter 2004).</ref>  
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'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
  
:*'''1874–1927''' Marriage record, minors [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1847–1958''' Groom and bride marriage index {{FHL|261033|item|disp=FHL film 965054–5}}
:*'''1847–1917''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1847–1921''' Marriage record {{FHL|261033|item|disp=FHL first film 965056 (first of 7 films)}}
:*'''1847–1958''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1874–1927''' Marriage record, minors [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1847–1917''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1847–1958''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
County marriage registration began in 1847. The original records are kept at the [[Saline County, Illinois#County_Courthouse|courthouse]]. Microfilm copies: {{FHL|261033|item|disp=FHL Films 965054-965062}}. Records from 1847 to 1900 are indexed in the online [http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index], courtesy: [http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives].
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County marriage registration began in 1847. The original records are kept at the [[Saline County, Illinois#County_Courthouse|courthouse]]. Microfilm copies: {{FHL|261033|item|disp=FHL Films 965054-965062}}. Records from 1847 to 1900 are indexed in the online [http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index], courtesy: [http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives].  
  
==== Divorce  ====
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'''Online Resources'''
  
:*'''1897-1912''' Divorce record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
  
The first book of divorces begins in 1897 and is kept at the [[Saline County, Illinois#County_Courthouse|courthouse]]. Microfilm copy: {{FHL|261393|item|disp=FHL Film 965069}}.<br>
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==== Divorce  ====
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:*'''1897-1912''' Divorce record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]; {{FHL|261393|item|disp=FHL film 965069}}
  
 
==== Death  ====
 
==== Death  ====
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'''Abstracts of Death Records'''  
 
'''Abstracts of Death Records'''  
  
'''Copies of original Death Records'''  
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:*'''1850–1880''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756 Mortality Schedules], courtesy: Ancestry ($)<br>
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:*'''1862–1883''' Ferrell, Ed. ''Index to death and administrator's notices found in Saline County, Illinois, newspapers, 1862-1883.'' Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. {{FHL|638861|item|disp=FHL Film 1320702 Item 8}}.
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:*'''1877-1922''' Murphy, John V. ''Saline County, Illinois Deaths.'' 2 vols. Carrier Mills, Ill.: J. Murphy, 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11399472/editions World Cat 11399472]; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11281467/editions World Cat 11281467], {{FHL|370822|item}} - includes 1850-1880 mortality schedules<br>
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:*'''1903-1912''' Murphy, John V. ''Saline County, Illinois Death Record Book 2 (1903-1912),'' available [http://files.usgwarchives.net/il/saline/vitals/death/deathind.txt online], courtesy: [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives].
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:*'''1912–1947''' Moore, Bernard W. ''Funeral records, Gaskins funeral home, Saline County, Illinois.'' Hartford, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1978. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17353503 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|540098|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992/H1 V3gf}}
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:*'''1947–1955''' Reynolds, Marion Lavender, James Austin Rittenberry, and Shirley acummins Shewmake. ''Gaskins Funeral Home records, Harrisburg, Saline Co., Illinois (with obituaries and annotations), 1947–1955: volume II.'' Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, 1993. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/29760151 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|667349|item|disp=FHL book 977.3992/H1 V3gfa}}
  
:*'''1877–1915 '''Death record; [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/ Saline County's USGenWeb] page includes online transcripts and links to the 1850 mortality schedule, coroner's reports (1901-1919), obituaries (1917-1919, 1922), and statewide death indexes.  
:*'''1877–1939''' Death record index;[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Saline records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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'''Copies of original Death Records'''  
  
County death registration began in 1877. The original records are kept at the [[Saline County, Illinois#County_Courthouse|courthouse]]. Microfilm copy: {{FHL|261018|item|disp=FHL Film 965053}}. Abstracts:<br>
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:*'''1878–1939''' Death record index {{FHL|261018|item|disp=FHL Film 965053}}
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:*'''1878–1915''' Death records{{FHL|261018|item|disp=FHL Film 965053}}.  
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:*'''1877–1915 '''Death record; [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1877–1939''' Death record index;[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
:*'''1877-1922''' - Murphy, John V. ''Saline County, Illinois Deaths.'' 2 vols. Carrier Mills, Ill.: J. Murphy, 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11399472/editions World Cat 11399472]; [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/11281467/editions World Cat 11281467], {{FHL|370822|item}}&nbsp; - includes 1850-1880 mortality schedules<br>
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'''Online Resources'''  
:*'''1903-1912''' - ''Saline County, Illinois Death Record Book 2 (1903-1912),'' by John V. Murphy; available [http://files.usgwarchives.org/il/saline/vitals/death/deathind.txt online], courtesy: [http://www.usgwarchives.net/ USGenWeb Archives].
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsaline/ Saline County's USGenWeb] page includes online transcripts and links to the 1850 mortality schedule, coroner's reports (1901-1919), obituaries (1917-1919, 1922), and statewide death indexes.
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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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:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
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Online Records


Saline County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Saline County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 25, 1847
County Seat Harrisburg
Courthouse
Saline County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Saline County Courthouse
10 E. Poplar Street
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
(618) 253-8197

Contents

Saline County Organization

Saline County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1845 1878 1850 1817 1847

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

Historical Facts

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Saline County is named for the Saline River which flows through the county. The river produced numerous salt springs which was a source of salt that was commercially extracted and provided a major industry in this region.

Many pioneer settlers migrated into this area from places in Western Kentucky like Muhlenberg County.[1]

Parent County

  • 1847 - Saline County was created 25 February 1847 from Gallatin County.

Boundary Changes

For more information as well as maps of Saline County through time, see Illinois County Maps and Atlases.

Record Loss

  • Census: 1890

Places / Localities


To see a list of places in Saline 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.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

There are more than 100 burial grounds in Saline County.

To view a list, visit Saline County, Illinois Cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18505,588
18609,33167.0%
187012,71436.3%
188015,94025.4%
189019,34221.3%
190021,68512.1%
191030,20439.3%
192038,35327.0%
193037,100−3.3%
194038,0662.6%
195033,420−12.2%
196026,227−21.5%
197025,721−1.9%
198028,44810.6%
199026,551−6.7%
200026,7330.7%
201024,913−6.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990[1]
1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920, and 1930 federal population schedules of Saline County are available online. For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census. If you're having trouble finding your ancestors in online indexes, try checking printed indexes. Created by local experts familiar with the area's families, these indexes are often transcribed more accurately than online nationwide indexes.

See Illinois Population Schedule Indexes: Fiche, Film, or Book for more information about statewide printed indexes.
See Saline County, IL census assignments, including links to transcribed files (The USGenWeb Census Project®).

1850

1850-1880 Mortality Schedules

Murphy abstracted Saline County's 1850 to 1880 mortality schedules:

Online transcripts:

  • Saline County Mortality Schedule 1850, available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.
  • Saline County 1850 Mortality Schedule, available online, courtesy: Genealogy Trails.

1855

1860

  • Murphy, John V. Saline County, Illinois, 1860, 8th United States Census Transcribed from National Archives Microfilm Publication, Microcopy 653, Roll No. 223, Population Schedules of the Eighth Census of the United States, 1860; Illinois, Volume 35 (789-1034), Saline County. Carrier Mills, Ill.: J.V. Murphy, 1981. FHL Book 977.3992 X2a.

1865

1870

1880

  • Murphy, John V. and Mary Afton Anderson. Saline County, Illinois, 1880 10th United States Census. Carrier Mills, Ill.: J. Murphy, 1983. FHL Book 977.3992 X2m.

1920

Church Records

A chapter on early Saline County, Illinois church history appears in an 1887 local history, available for free online, beginning on page 224.

Baptist

Catholic

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

Disciples of Christ

Presbyterian

  • Murphy, John V. and F.L. Chancy. Minutes of Session of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of New Bethel Congregation, Saline County, Illinois: 1876-1886. Carrier Mills, Ill.: J.V. Murphy, 1982. WorldCat (Other Libraries)


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.

Abstracts

  • 1845–1870 Brimm, Mary, Rebecca Schmook, and Saline County Genealogical Society. Early Saline County, Illinois court records, chancery records. Harrisburg, Illinois : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1993-1994. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3992 P2bm v. 1–2
  • 1847–1855 Schmook, Rebecca and Saline County Genealogical Society. Early Saline County court orders, 1847-1855. [Harrisburg, Illinois] : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1989. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3992 N2s

Copies of original records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

As of August 2010, a query for persons born in Saline County, Illinois at World Connect, results in more than 35,000 entries.

Saline County, ILGenWeb has a handy list of "Southern Illinois Genealogy Homepages with Saline County ancestors" on their website.

Compiled genealogies treating multiple Saline County families includes:

  • Rice, Christine Rogers. Genesis in Virginia: Exodus to Illinois of Thirty Families Whose Descendants Came to White, Gallatin and Saline Counties. Carbondale, Ill.: C.R. Rice, 1995. FHL Book 929.273 R36rc
  • Saline County Genealogical Society. Ancestor Charts: Saline County Genealogical Society. 2 vols. Harrisburg, Ill.: Saline County Genealogical Society, 1994. FHL Book 977.3992 C4a v. 1-v. 2

Message Boards and Lists

Bibliography[2]
  • Abney - Abney, Ella Lorine Rogers. The Abney and Lackey Families. Marion, Ill.: E.R. Abney, 1988. FHL Book 929.273 Ab72ae
  • Allen - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Fall 1999):9-18.
  • Arnold - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Spring 2001):34-42.
  • Baldwin - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 32, No. 4 (Winter 2005):32-42.
  • Bolin - Cummins, Pat. Bolin Family History. Ill.: Bolin Family Reunion, 1986. FHL Film 1481363 Item 1
  • Boyd - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Winter 1976):15-23.
  • Bramlett, Deborah G. "Reuben Bramlett of Gallatin/Saline County, Illinois: Revolutionary War Service," available online, courtesy: ILGenWeb.
  • Bynum - Marlatt, William Pierce and Kimberley Cheryl Bynum Marlatt. Genealogy of the Bynum and Murphy Families of Saline County, Illinois. Moorpark, Calif.: W. and K. Marlatt, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 B995m
  • Cleveland - Jacquier, Melinda E. Roles. Descendants of Andrew Jackson "John" Cleveland (1798-1859) and His Wife Ann Tillett (1799-1860) of Harrison County, Kentucky, Posey County, Indiana, and Saline County, Illinois. Placentia, Calif.: M.E. Jacquier, 2008. FHL Book 929.273 C599jm
  • Cox - Jacquier, Melinda E. Roles. Descendants of John L. Cox (1798-1867) and His Wife Nancy Price (1804-1863) of Posey County, Indiana and Saline County, Illinois. Placentia, Calif.: M.R. Jacquier, 2008. FHL Book 929.273 C839jm
  • Crabb - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Spring 1993):52-55; Vol. 21, No. 1 (Spring 1994):3-7.
  • Edwards - Walker, William D. Our Tapestry: [Family History - Walker - Edwards - Gunter - Nolen - Rice]
  • Elder - Aaron, Talitha Elder. Elder. Ill.?: T.E. Aaron, 1940s. FHL Film 1481368 Item 15
  • Estes - Nelson, Doris. Following the Chism Estes Trail: A Genealogy of Chism Estes and His Descendants, 1736-1982. Owensboro, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1982. FHL Book 929.273 Es85n
  • Gaskins - Kensley, Marietta Gaskins. The Gaskins Family Tree. Typescript, Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. FHL Film 1481370 Item 6
  • Harris - English, Georgia Jane Harris. Ancestors of Georgia Jane Harris, ca. 1832-1978. Typescript. Microfilmed 1987: FHL Film 1481371 Item 25
  • Hartley - Hartley, Harold Ray. Way Down in Egypt Land. 1982. FHL Book 921.73 H255h
  • Jordan - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Winter 2001):31-33.
  • Locklear - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 25, No. 2 (Summer 1998):27-29.
  • Menzies - Goddard, Ruth Mings. Menzies, Minzes, Mingues, Mings, Minns, Minges. Typescript, ca. 1992. FHL Films 1750787 Item 3; 1425150 Item 15
  • Miller - Peck, Mary J. Black. Saline County Cousins Illinois. Carrier Mills, Ill.: M.J.B. Peck, 1991, 1993. FHL Books 929.273 Sh27p v. 1-v. 2
  • Mings - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Fall 1988):27-28.
  • Morris - Crampton, Helen Loreda Morris. Branches and Twigs of John W. Morris, 1811-1983. Newell, Iowa: Bireline Publishing, 1983. FHL Book 929.273 M832c
  • Muensterman - Muensterman Family, ca. 1846-1970. MSS. Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. FHL Film 1481378 Item 10
  • Murphy - Marlatt, William Pierce and Kimberley Cheryl Bynum Marlatt. Genealogy of the Bynum and Murphy Families of Saline County, Illinois. Moorpark, Calif.: W. and K. Marlatt, 1990. FHL Book 929.273 B995m
  • Neighbors - Myers, David Arthur. Families of Sarah Ann (Mitchell) Neighbors Landrum Peters and Her Three Husbands and Their Wives. Utica, Ky.: McDowell Publications, 1984. FHL Book 929.273 N316m
  • Porter - Murphy, Carl L. Genealogical Research & Findings Relative to the Porter Family - Saline County, Illinois. Houston, Texas: C.L. Murphy, 1993. FHL Book 929.273 P833mc
  • Read - Landrum, Thelma Caraway. Joseph Read of Saline County, Illinois and His Descendants. Columbus, Ga.: T.C. Landrum, 1976. FHL Book 929.273 R22Lt
  • Rhine - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 28, No. 4 (Winter 2001):33-35.
  • Rude - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 28, No. 2 (Summer 2001):38-48.
  • Shaw - Peck, Mary J. Black. Saline County Cousins Illinois. Carrier Mills, Ill.: M.J.B. Peck, 1991, 1993. FHL Books 929.273 Sh27p v. 1-v. 2
  • Sloan - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Summer 1978):33-34; Vol. 11, No. 2 (Summer 1984):54.
  • Stallings - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Summer 1993):3-5.
  • Stephenson - Kensley, Marietta Gaskins. The Gaskins Family Tree. Typescript, Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. FHL Film 1481370 Item 6
  • Stiff - Lewis, Gerald R. Stiff Family in Posey Co., IN., 1880-1980. n.p.: G.R. Lewis, 1980?. FHL Film 1481385 Item 6
  • Tanner - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 5, No.1 (Spring 1978):14-16.
  • Tate - Payne, Robert Franklin. John Tate and His Descendants. Online bookstore.
  • Thaxton - Levin, Pat Justice. Ancestor Charts, ca. 1729-1970. MSS., Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. FHL Film 1481375 Item 16
  • Ward - Kensley, Marietta Gaskins. The Gaskins Family Tree. Typescript, Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. FHL Film 1481370 Item 6
  • Watson - Levin, Pat Justice. Ancestor Charts, ca. 1729-1970. MSS., Willard Library, Evansville, Ind. FHL Film 1481375 Item 16
  • Webb - Webb, M.N. and Daniel R. Webb. Biography of Lazarus Webb and His Wife, Nancy Creek, and Eli Webb and His Wife, Margaret Sandusky, With a List of Their Generations. Redwood City, Calif.: Jean Slater Schoen, 1981. FHL Book 929.273 W382wm
  • Wilkins - Murphy, Nathan W. Early Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Vincent, Wright, McElwain, Wilkins and Jarvis; Historical Information and Sources for More than 2,000 Descendants of Charles Vincent, William Wright, George McElwain, John Wilkins, and John Jarvis, Whose Numerous Progenitors [Descendants] Make Up a Large Portion of the Present Population of Muhlenberg County. Hanson, Ky.: David W. Murphy and Associates, 1999. FHL Book 929.273 V743m
  • Williams - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 21, No. 4 (Winter 1994):26-29.
  • Yates - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 7, No. 3 (Fall 1980):48.
  • Young - The Saga of Southern Illinois, Vol. 3, No. 4 (Winter 1976):15-16.

History

Local Histories

Immigration

Early migration routes to and from Saline County for European settlers included: [3]

Land and Property

Because of Illinois’s history as an agricultural state many residents owned land. For more information about types of land records see Illinois Land and Property.

Abstracts

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family maps of Saline Couny, Illinois : with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns cemeteries, railroads and more. Norman, Oklahoma : Arphax Pub. Co., 2009. FHL book 977.3992 E7b
  • 1908 Schmook, Rebecca and Geo. A. Ogle and Co. Standard atlas of Saline County, Illinois [1908] : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county ... patrons directory, reference directory Harrisburg, Illinois : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1990. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3992 E7sr

Copies of original records

Online Resources

Maps

Military

War of 1812

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Book 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Illinois, Saline County, p. #. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]

Blackhawk War

  • ILGenWeb list of companies with soldiers from Gallatin/Saline counties.

Mexican War

Civil War

Civil War service men from Saline 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 Saline County.

- 3rd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company E.
- 6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies F and K.
- 29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E
- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B and G.
- 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 110th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 128th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.

For an extensive list, see Civil War Companies Organized in Saline County, Illinois (courtesy: ILGenWeb).

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Historic

The Library of Congress has identified the following historic newspapers for Saline County, Illinois on their Chronicling America website. For publication details, including dates of publication, frequency, preceding and succeeding titles, and to find out which libraries have holdings, click on the newspaper title.

Current

Periodicals

Major

These periodicals regularly publish articles about Saline County:[4]

  • Saga of Southern Illinois (Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois). For a breakdown of articles about Saline County, visit the online topical index.
  • Saline County Genealogical Society Newsletter
  • The Shawnee
  • Shawnee Newsletter
  • Springhouse

Minor

These periodicals occasionally publish articles about Saline County:[4]

  • Ansearchin' News
  • Bend of the River
  • Facts and Findings
  • Footprints in Williamson County, Illinois
  • Fulton County [Illinois] Historical & Genealogical Society Newsletter
  • ILL-IA-MO Searcher
  • Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly
  • Illinois State Historical Society Journal
  • Journal of Illinois History
  • Sabbath Recorder
  • Searching Illinois Ancestors
  • Smith County [Tennessee] Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly Newsletter
  • Tree Climber
  • Tri-State Packet

Probate Records

Probate is the “court procedure by which a will is proved to be valid or invalid” and encompasses “all matters and proceedings pertaining to the administration of estates, guardianships, etc.”[5] Various types of records are created throughout the probate process. These may include, wills, bonds, petitions, accounts, inventories, administrations, orders, decrees, and distributions. For further information see probate records in State Probate Records.

Abstracts

  • 1838–1908 Brimm, Mary and Rebecca Schmook. Early Saline County, Illinois court records administrator's records, books B-F; ca. 1838-1908. Harrisburg, Illinois : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), [19--]. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3992 P2b
  • 1850–1868 Brimm, Mary and Rebecca Schmook. Early Saline County, Illinois court records, probate journals B & C, January 1850-December 1868. Harrisburg, Illinois : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1993. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3992 P2bmd

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

Family History Centers

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. Southern Illinois University houses the records for Saline County.

Public Libraries

Carrier Mills Public Library
109 Oak
Carrier Mills, IL 62917
Phone: 618-994-2011
Eldorado Memorial Public Library
1001 Grant
Eldorado, IL 62930
Phone: 618-273-7922
Harrisburg District Library
2 West Walnut St.
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Phone: 618-253-7455
Open Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
Shawneetown Public Library
320 N. Lincoln
Shawneetown, IL 62984
Phone: 618-269-3761
Willard Library
Evansville, Ind.
The Library has many family files and published books about Saline County, Illinois genealogy and history.

Social Groups Online

Societies

*Saline County Genealogical Society
110 E Locust Street
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
Telephone:
Hours: Monday thru Friday: 8:00 a.m. to noon
The Society maintains a genealogical library, meets the third Sunday of every month, and publishes books and a newsletter. An order form of current publications is available online. A membership application is also available online.
  • Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

Taxation

Tax-related records are kept by the offices of the county Assessor, Auditor, Sheriff, and Treasurer. Taxes were levied on real and personal property and can help establish ages, residences, relationships, and the year an individual died or left the area. They can be used as substitutes for missing or destroyed land and census records.

Newspapers include tax information. For example, Harrisburg taxpayers, 1862-1893 are included in newspapers held at the Illinois State Historical Library.[6]

Published abstracts

  • 1840-1877 - "Tax Records, 1840-77," Shawnee, Vol. 10, No. 3 (Winter 1995).
  • 1845-1849 - "Land Forfeited for Taxes, 1845-49," Prairie Gleaner, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Dec. 1993).
  • 1847-1848 - "Delinquent Taxes, 1847 and 1848," Searching Illinois Ancestors, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Nov. 1987).
  • 1852-1921 - "Treasurer's Book, T 10, R 5 E, 1852-1921," Shawnee, Issue 2 (Winter 2002).
  • 1889 - "Delinquent Tax List, 1889," Shawnee, Vol. 14, No. 2 (Winter 1999).
  • 1903 - "Personal Property Tax, 1903," Shawnee, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Summer 1988); Vol. 4, No. 2 (Fall 1988); Vol. 4, No. 3 (Winter 1988).
  • 1904 - "Assessment, 1904, Eagle Creek twp.," Shawnee, Vol. 2, No. 1 (Summer 1986).

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 Saline County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by theIllinois 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 Saline County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Birth

Abstracts of Birth Records

Online abstracts of births from 1877 to 1903 are available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives. Abstracts of select records (beginning 1877) are also available online, courtesy: USGenWeb. See also Saline County Birth Records Index, 1866-1916, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriage

Abstracts of Marriage Records

During the first two decades of the twentieth century, (some) Saline County residents (eloped) to Piggot, Arkansas to get married.[7]

Copies of original Marriage Records

County marriage registration began in 1847. The original records are kept at the courthouse. Microfilm copies: FHL Films 965054-965062. Records from 1847 to 1900 are indexed in the online Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, courtesy: Illinois State Archives.

Online Resources

Divorce

Death

Abstracts of Death Records

  • 1850–1880 Mortality Schedules, courtesy: Ancestry ($)
  • 1862–1883 Ferrell, Ed. Index to death and administrator's notices found in Saline County, Illinois, newspapers, 1862-1883. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. FHL Film 1320702 Item 8.
  • 1877-1922 Murphy, John V. Saline County, Illinois Deaths. 2 vols. Carrier Mills, Ill.: J. Murphy, 1984. World Cat 11399472; World Cat 11281467, FHL Collection - includes 1850-1880 mortality schedules
  • 1903-1912 Murphy, John V. Saline County, Illinois Death Record Book 2 (1903-1912), available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.
  • 1912–1947 Moore, Bernard W. Funeral records, Gaskins funeral home, Saline County, Illinois. Hartford, Kentucky: McDowell Publications, 1978. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3992/H1 V3gf
  • 1947–1955 Reynolds, Marion Lavender, James Austin Rittenberry, and Shirley acummins Shewmake. Gaskins Funeral Home records, Harrisburg, Saline Co., Illinois (with obituaries and annotations), 1947–1955: volume II. Harrisburg, Illinois: M.L. Reynolds, 1993. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3992/H1 V3gfa

Saline County's USGenWeb page includes online transcripts and links to the 1850 mortality schedule, coroner's reports (1901-1919), obituaries (1917-1919, 1922), and statewide death indexes.

Copies of original Death Records

Online Resources

Web Sites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Saline County, Illinois

References

  1. Nathan W. Murphy, Early Families of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky: Vincent, Wright, McElwain, Wilkins and Jarvis; Historical Information and Sources for More than 2,000 Descendants of Charles Vincent, William Wright, George McElwain, John Wilkins, and John Jarvis, Whose Numerous Progenitors [Descendants] Make Up a Large Portion of the Present Population of Muhlenberg County (Hanson, Ky.: David W. Murphy and Associates, 1999). FHL Book 929.273 V743m; Mary J. Black Peck, Saline County Cousins Illinois (Carrier Mills, Ill.: M.J.B. Peck, 1991, 1993). FHL Books 929.273 Sh27p v. 1-v. 2
  2. The Family History Library Catalog, and the Topical Index of The Saga of Southern Illinois Volumes I-XXXVI (1974-2009) were consulted to develop this list of compiled genealogies of Saline County families.
  3. WorldCat 50140092 FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  4. 4.0 4.1 PERSI, HeritageQuestOnline edition, accessed May 31, 2011.
  5. Henry Campbell Black, Black's Law Dictionary, 5th ed. (St. Paul, Minnesota: West Publishing Co., 1979), 1081, "probate."
  6. Ed. Ferrell, Index to Miscellaneous Genealogical Information in Southern Illinois Newspapers, 1862-1917 (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL Book 977.3 A1 no. 284
  7. "Saline Co., IL People Married in Piggot, AR, 1902-1923," Shawnee, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Winter 2004).