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== Scott County Organization  ==
 
== Scott County Organization  ==
  
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Scott County's civil records start the following years:
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
Scott County was established on February 16, 1839 from a portion of Morgan County. It's territory was first part of Illinois County, created by Virginia in 1783. In 1787 this sparsely settled county became part of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio River. In 1790 present day Scott became part of St. Clair County which was one of the initial counties located in Indiana Territory when it was formed in 1800. In 1809, that county became part of the new Illinois Territory and Scott county's territory moved through several county organizations as the population of Illinois began to expand rapidly: first Madison in 1812; next Greene in 1821; and as the last step before becoming its own county it became part of Morgan in 1823. This very rural county retains much the look it had during it's early days. See the diagram of the county's derivation at [http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/comments.php?id=14580 www.pikecoilgenweb.org/comments.php]<br>
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Scott County was established on February 16, 1839 from a portion of Morgan County. It's territory was first part of Illinois County, created by Virginia in 1783. In 1787 this sparsely settled county became part of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio River. In 1790 present day Scott became part of St. Clair County which was one of the initial counties located in Indiana Territory when it was formed in 1800. In 1809, that county became part of the new Illinois Territory and Scott county's territory moved through several county organizations as the population of Illinois began to expand rapidly: first Madison in 1812; next Greene in 1821; and as the last step before becoming its own county it became part of Morgan in 1823. This very rural county retains much the look it had during it's early days. See the diagram of the county's derivation at the [http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/comments.php?id=14580 Scott County ILGenWeb Project] <br>  
  
 
*Scott County was formed 16 February 1839 from [[Morgan County, Illinois|Morgan]] County.  
 
*Scott County was formed 16 February 1839 from [[Morgan County, Illinois|Morgan]] County.  
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*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|745424|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Scott County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|745424|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Scott County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6663&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Scott County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6663&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Scott County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  
*The Scott County website of ILGenWeb has many pages of information on the county's cemeteries at [http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1508 www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php].
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*The Scott County website of ILGenWeb has many pages of information on the county's cemeteries at [http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1508 www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php].
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*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/scott_county_ilgenweb/cemetery_records/ Illinois GenWeb] Cemetery Records for Scott County has transcriptions of more than 50 cemeteries.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-mz/scott.html Cemetery Location Project] of the Illinois State Genealogical Society lists cemeteries in Scott County by their names, aliases, and locations, noting their type (Church, veterans, etc.), their conditon, and whether they are or have been online.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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The earliest Christian congregations in Scott County were likely Camp Meetings organized by Methodist preachers who came to the area in the early 1820s. The Baptists were also in the county by about 1825. Other denominations didn't appear to be established till later: the Catholics in 1860, Episcopalians in the 1870s, followed by like the Free Methodists and German Lutherans. <ref>''Scott county bicentennial book, 1976,'' ([S.l.] : Bluffs Times : Winchester Times, 1976)p. 28-33.</ref>
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A few resources referring to Scott County churches and their records have been found on the internet.
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*See [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Scott/hist/ch-hist/ Linkpendium]. For references to various church related sources.
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=scott+illinois+church&qt=results_page WorldCat] has Scott County church directories for 196? and 1979
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*Records for 1891 to 1900 of the Presbyterian Church in Wincester are available through the Family History Library {{FHL|221980|item|disp=FHL film 468338 item 2}}.
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Major denomination in Scott County, Illinois include Evangelical Denominations, Catholic Church, American Baptist Churches, Assemblies of God, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church. To see more about the churches by town, [http://www.faithclipart.com/guide/church-directory/illinois/scott-county/index.html Click here].
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
[http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx BLM GLO Records]. Search original land patents for Scott County from the Govenment Land Office (GLO) or Eastern States Office. Some searches include images of the original warrants. All search results include the patant details needed for requesting copies of the land entry files at the National Archives.&nbsp; The GLO&nbsp;is the custodian of millions of land title documents. The General Land Office Automated Records Project is responsible for making these important documents available to the public.  
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.  
  
Land records that include Bond County at Ancestry.com $:
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Records at the Family History Library
  
*"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.  
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*Deeds 1839 to 1897; index 1888 to 1901 {{FHL|333600|item|disp=FHL films 1311760 to 1311444}}
*"U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796 to 1907:" Records of Illinois are among the 13 states included in this set. It includes images of the land patents which contain the information necessary for ordering the complete case files from the National Archives. This appears to be the same information that is online at the Federal Land Office site [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/].  
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[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf IRAD] holdings
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*Deed records 1839 to 1874
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'''Online Resources'''
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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 ($)
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*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
 
*Sheldon, Theodore. ''Land registration in Illinois''. Chicago: Callaghan Co., 1901. Digital book. Expains the laws regarding land and the land systems used in Illinois. Includes court cases involving land issues. In addition to being on Ancestry, this book is available online at no cost at [http://www.archive.org/details/landregistration00sheliala Internet Archives] and [http://books.google.com/ Google Books].
 
*Sheldon, Theodore. ''Land registration in Illinois''. Chicago: Callaghan Co., 1901. Digital book. Expains the laws regarding land and the land systems used in Illinois. Includes court cases involving land issues. In addition to being on Ancestry, this book is available online at no cost at [http://www.archive.org/details/landregistration00sheliala Internet Archives] and [http://books.google.com/ Google Books].
  
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=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
*'''Civil War 1861–1865'''<br>Civil War service men from Scott 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 Scott County.
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==== ''Civil War 1861–1865'' ====
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Civil War service men from Scott 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 Scott County.  
  
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:- [[14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
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:- [[27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.
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:- [[28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.
 
:- [[33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
 
:- [[91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.  
 
:- [[91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.  
:Other Civil War records may be locate to help you with your ancestors.  
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:- [[129th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|129th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D, F, H, and I.  
::–&nbsp;''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/cwsoldiers.htm Civil War Discharge Papers]'' at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html RootsWeb] – Free; Alphabetical
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:- [[137th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|137th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Company E.
  
*'''Spanish-American War 1898'''
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Other Civil War records may be locate to help you with your ancestors.
  
:–&nbsp;''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/spamsold/spam_soldiers.html Volunteer Soldiers of '98 and '99]'' at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb] – Free; History, biographical sketches.
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*''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/cwsoldiers.htm Civil War Discharge Papers]'' at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html RootsWeb] Free; Alphabetical
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==== ''Spanish-American War 1898''  ====
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*''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/spamsold/spam_soldiers.html Volunteer Soldiers of '98 and '99]'' at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb] – Free; History, biographical sketches.
  
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Scott County are kept, see the [[Scott County, Illinois Courthouse|Scott County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Scott County are kept, see the [[Scott County, Illinois Courthouse|Scott County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Library ====
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Though there are no family history centers in Scott County, certers in nearby couties include:<br>
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*[[Litchfield Illinois Family History Center|Litchfield Illinois Family History Center]]<br>12367 Robertson<br>Litchfield, Illinois, 62056<br>
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*[[Centralia Illinois Family History Center|Centralia Illinois Family History Center]]<br>2241 E Calumet St<br>Centralia, Illinois<br>
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*J[[Jacksonville Illinois Family History Center|acksonville Illinois Family History Center]]<br>1053 E Vandalia<br>Jacksonville, Illinois, 62650, <br>
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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[[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|IRAD Depository]] (UIS)<br>LIB 144<br>University of Illinois at Springfield<br>One University Plaza, MS BRK 140<br>Springfield IL 62703-5407 <br>Telephone: (217) 206-6520
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
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Bluffs Public Library<br>110 North Bluff Street<br>Bluffs, IL 62621<br>Phone: (217) 754-3804
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Winchester Public Library<br>215 North Main Street<br>Winchester, IL 62694<br>Phone: (217) 742-3150<br>
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
Marriages were first recorded in Scott County in 1839--when the county was organized. The early marriage records may or may not contain the marriage application (which would contain parent names).&nbsp; Birth records were first recorded in Scott County in 1860;&nbsp;deaths were first recorded in 1877. It was not until 1916 that the recording of births and deaths became mandatory.&nbsp; These vital records are<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304442987843_255" /> available through the Scott County Clerk/Recorder, 35 East Market St., Winchester, IL 62694.&nbsp; Phone: 217.742.3178.<br>
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Marriages were first recorded in Scott County in 1839--when the county was organized. The early marriage records may or may not contain the marriage application (which would contain parent names).&nbsp; Birth records were first recorded in Scott County in 1860;&nbsp;deaths were first recorded in 1877. It was not until 1916 that the recording of births and deaths became mandatory.&nbsp; These vital records are<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1304442987843_255" /> available through the Scott County Clerk/Recorder, 35 East Market St., Winchester, IL 62694.&nbsp; Phone: 217.742.3178.<br>  
  
 
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==== Marriage Records  ====
 
==== Marriage Records  ====
  
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index], for Scott County 1839 to 1900  
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:*'''1839-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] for Scott County 1839 to 1900  
  
 
IRAD Holdings  
 
IRAD Holdings  
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==== Death Records  ====
 
==== Death Records  ====
  
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Index to&nbsp;Illinois Death Certificates], 1916–1950
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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]
  
 
IRAD Holdings  
 
IRAD Holdings  
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Scott County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Scott County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 16, 1839
County Seat Winchester
Courthouse
Scott County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Scott County Courthouse
101 E. Market Street
Winchester, Illinois 62694
(217) 742-3178

Contents

Scott County Organization

Scott County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Scott County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1839
1877
1840
1823
1839

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

Historical Facts

Scott County was established on February 16, 1839 from a portion of Morgan County. It's territory was first part of Illinois County, created by Virginia in 1783. In 1787 this sparsely settled county became part of the Territory Northwest of the Ohio River. In 1790 present day Scott became part of St. Clair County which was one of the initial counties located in Indiana Territory when it was formed in 1800. In 1809, that county became part of the new Illinois Territory and Scott county's territory moved through several county organizations as the population of Illinois began to expand rapidly: first Madison in 1812; next Greene in 1821; and as the last step before becoming its own county it became part of Morgan in 1823. This very rural county retains much the look it had during it's early days. See the diagram of the county's derivation at the Scott County ILGenWeb Project

  • Scott County was formed 16 February 1839 from Morgan County.
  • Named after Scott County, Kentucky through influence of emigrants from that county.

Parent County

  • 1839--Scott County was created 16 February 1839 from Morgan County.  County seat:  Winchester [1]

Boundary Changes

  • No known changes

See an interactive map of Illinois boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities: Winchester

Towns: Naples Villages: Alsey . Bluffs . Exeter . Glasgow . Manchester

Precincts: Alsey . Bloomfield . East Winchester . Exeter . Glasglow . Manchester . Merritt . Naples . North Bluff . North Winchester . Oxville . Point Pleasant . Sandy . South Bluffs . South Winchester

Unincorporated Community: Riggston

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.
  • Scott County Cemeteries in the Rootsweb site has many cemeteries listed and some have a list of people buried in those cemeteries. The give coordinates, section, township, and range. If there is a township name, that is also listed.
  • The Scott County website of ILGenWeb has many pages of information on the county's cemeteries at www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php.
  • Illinois GenWeb Cemetery Records for Scott County has transcriptions of more than 50 cemeteries.
  • Cemetery Location Project of the Illinois State Genealogical Society lists cemeteries in Scott County by their names, aliases, and locations, noting their type (Church, veterans, etc.), their conditon, and whether they are or have been online.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190010,455
191010,067−3.7%
19209,489−5.7%
19308,539−10.0%
19408,176−4.3%
19507,245−11.4%
19606,377−12.0%
19706,096−4.4%
19806,1420.8%
19905,644−8.1%
20005,537−1.9%
IL Counties 1900-1990
  • 1840 Pensioners
A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Scott County on page 188.]
  • 1850 Census
Index: 1850 Census of Scott County, IL at Rootsweb – Free; index
  • 1850 Mortality Schedule
1850 Scott County Mortality Schedule at Rootsweb – Free; alphabetical
  • 1860 Census
1860 Census of Scott County, IL at Rootsweb – Free; index
  • 1860 Mortality Schedule
1860 Scott County Mortality Schedule at Rootsweb – Free; Alphabetical
  • 1870 Census
1870 Census of Scott County, IL at Rootsweb – Free; Index
  • 1870 Mortality Schedule
1870 Scott County IL Mortality Schedule at Rootsweb – Free; Alphabetical
  • 1880 Mortality Schedule
1880 Scott County IL Mortality Schedule at Rootsweb — Free; Alphabetical

Church Records

The earliest Christian congregations in Scott County were likely Camp Meetings organized by Methodist preachers who came to the area in the early 1820s. The Baptists were also in the county by about 1825. Other denominations didn't appear to be established till later: the Catholics in 1860, Episcopalians in the 1870s, followed by like the Free Methodists and German Lutherans. [2]

A few resources referring to Scott County churches and their records have been found on the internet.

  • See Linkpendium. For references to various church related sources.
  • WorldCat has Scott County church directories for 196? and 1979
  • Records for 1891 to 1900 of the Presbyterian Church in Wincester are available through the Family History Library FHL film 468338 item 2.

Major denomination in Scott County, Illinois include Evangelical Denominations, Catholic Church, American Baptist Churches, Assemblies of God, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church. To see more about the churches by town, Click here.

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

Records at the Family History Library

IRAD holdings

  • Deed records 1839 to 1874

Online Resources

Maps

Military

Civil War 1861–1865

Civil War service men from Scott 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 Scott County.

- 14th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 129th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D, F, H, and I.
- 137th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company E.

Other Civil War records may be locate to help you with your ancestors.

Spanish-American War 1898

Naturalization and Citizenship

IRAD Holdings

  • Natutalization Records, Circuit Court  1859 to 1904 
  • Naturalization Records, County Court 1864 to1906 

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate

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

Family History Center

Though there are no family history centers in Scott County, certers in nearby couties include:

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

IRAD Depository (UIS)
LIB 144
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS BRK 140
Springfield IL 62703-5407
Telephone: (217) 206-6520

Public Libraries

Bluffs Public Library
110 North Bluff Street
Bluffs, IL 62621
Phone: (217) 754-3804

Winchester Public Library
215 North Main Street
Winchester, IL 62694
Phone: (217) 742-3150

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Marriages were first recorded in Scott County in 1839--when the county was organized. The early marriage records may or may not contain the marriage application (which would contain parent names).  Birth records were first recorded in Scott County in 1860; deaths were first recorded in 1877. It was not until 1916 that the recording of births and deaths became mandatory.  These vital records are available through the Scott County Clerk/Recorder, 35 East Market St., Winchester, IL 62694.  Phone: 217.742.3178.

Birth Records

IRAD Holdings

  • Birth Certificates  1880 to 1900
  • Birth Records  1877 to 1903
  • Birth Records Index  1877 to 1903
  • Birth Afftdavit Records, Chidren of Civil War Casualties  1861 to 1875

Published abstracts:

Marriage Records

IRAD Holdings

  • Marriage License Applications  1876 to 1900
  • Marriage Licenses 1876 to 1927
  • Marriage Records 1839 to 1914
  • Marriage Record Index 1839 to1945

Published abstracts:

Death Records

IRAD Holdings

  • Death Records 1877 to 1913
  • Death Record Index 1877 to 1913

Published abstracts:

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Scott county bicentennial book, 1976, ([S.l.] : Bluffs Times : Winchester Times, 1976)p. 28-33.