Stark County, Illinois Genealogy

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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Stark County''  
  
== Stark County Organization ==
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== Stark County Organization ==
  
 
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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 Stark County are kept, see the [[Stark County, Illinois Courthouse|Stark County Courthouse]] page.  
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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 Stark County are kept, see the [[Stark County, Illinois Courthouse|Stark County Courthouse]] page.  
  
 
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== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
  
=== African American  ===
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=== Biography ===
 
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The following have information concerning African American research.
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*[[African American Research|African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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=== Church ===
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=== Court ===
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=== Land  ===
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=== Ethnic Research ===
  
=== Local Histories ===
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==== African American ====
  
*Leeson, M. A. ''Documents and biography pertaining to the settlement and progress of Stark County, Illinois&nbsp;: containing an authentic summary of records, documents, historical works and newspapers relating to Indian history, original settlement, organization and politics, courts and bar, citizen soldiers, military societies, marriages, churches, schools, secret, benevolent and literary societies, etc.&nbsp;: together with biography of representative men of the past and present''. Chicago: M.A. Leeson &amp; Co., 1887. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22367 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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The following have information concerning African American research.
*''Stark County, Illinois and its people&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement''. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1916. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28241 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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*[[African American Research|African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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=== Genealogy ===
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=== History ===
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==== Local Histories  ====
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*Leeson, M. A. ''Documents and biography pertaining to the settlement and progress of Stark County, Illinois&nbsp;: containing an authentic summary of records, documents, historical works and newspapers relating to Indian history, original settlement, organization and politics, courts and bar, citizen soldiers, military societies, marriages, churches, schools, secret, benevolent and literary societies, etc.&nbsp;: together with biography of representative men of the past and present''. Chicago: M.A. Leeson &amp; Co., 1887. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22367 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
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*''Stark County, Illinois and its people&nbsp;: a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement''. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1916. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=28241 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
 
*Shallenberger, E. H. ''Stark County and Its Pioneers''. Cambridge, Ill.: B.W. Seaton, Prairie Chief Office, book and job printer, 1989. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18514 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
*Shallenberger, E. H. ''Stark County and Its Pioneers''. Cambridge, Ill.: B.W. Seaton, Prairie Chief Office, book and job printer, 1989. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18514 Ancestry] ($).<br>
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:- [[65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment)|65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment)]], Companies A and I.<br>
 
:- [[65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment)|65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment)]], Companies A and I.<br>
  
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=== Naturalization ===
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=== Poorhouse  ===
 
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[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/stark.html Stark County Almshouse Registers Index, 1868-1941], courtesy: Illinois State Archives  
 
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/stark.html Stark County Almshouse Registers Index, 1868-1941], courtesy: Illinois State Archives  
  
=== Probate ===
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=== Probate Records ===
  
=== Repositories ===
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=== Repositories ===
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Stark County are kept, see the [[Stark County, Illinois Courthouse|Stark County Courthouse]] page.  
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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 Stark County are kept, see the [[Stark County, Illinois Courthouse|Stark County Courthouse]] page.  
  
====Family History Library====
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==== Family History Library ====
  
====Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)====
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
  
====Public Libraries====
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=== Social Groups Online===
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Revision as of 17:40, 4 August 2011

Stark County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Stark County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 4, 1817
County Seat Toulon
Courthouse
Address 130 West Main Street
Toulon, IL 61483
309-286-5911
Website: starkco.illinois.gov
Named for: John Stark
United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Stark County

Contents

Stark County Organization

                                     Beginning Dates for Stark County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1839
1877
1840
1817
1839

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

Historical Facts

Parent County

  • 1839--Stark County was created 2 March 1839 from Knox and Putnam Counties.  County seat:  Toulon [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190010,186
191010,098−0.9%
19209,693−4.0%
19309,184−5.3%
19408,881−3.3%
19508,721−1.8%
19608,152−6.5%
19707,510−7.9%
19807,389−1.6%
19906,534−11.6%
20006,332−3.1%
20105,994−5.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church Records

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

  • Leeson, M. A. Documents and biography pertaining to the settlement and progress of Stark County, Illinois : containing an authentic summary of records, documents, historical works and newspapers relating to Indian history, original settlement, organization and politics, courts and bar, citizen soldiers, military societies, marriages, churches, schools, secret, benevolent and literary societies, etc. : together with biography of representative men of the past and present. Chicago: M.A. Leeson & Co., 1887. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Stark County, Illinois and its people : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1916. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Shallenberger, E. H. Stark County and Its Pioneers. Cambridge, Ill.: B.W. Seaton, Prairie Chief Office, book and job printer, 1989. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Stark 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 Stark County.
- 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment), Companies A and I.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Poorhouse

Stark County Almshouse Registers Index, 1868-1941, courtesy: Illinois State Archives

Probate 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 Stark County are kept, see the Stark County Courthouse page.

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Web Sites

References

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