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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Union County'''
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Guide to '''Union County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = 309 W. Market<br>Jonesboro, IL 62952<br>618-833-5711
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
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| building address = '''Union County Courthouse'''<br>309 W. Market<br>Jonesboro, IL 62952<br>(618) 833-5711<br>[http://www.unioncountyil.net/ Union County Website]
 
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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Union County''
 
  
 
== Union County Organization  ==
 
== Union County Organization  ==
  
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Alexander County's civil records start the following years:
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Union County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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Union County is named for the union of the American states.
  
 
Many early residents of Union County came into the area from [[Rowan County, North Carolina]].<ref>Don Patterson, [http://rowanroots.gorowan.com/union_county_trip/ "From old Rowan County, NC to Union County, IL,"] ''Rowan Roots,'' accessed 6 July 2011.</ref>  
 
Many early residents of Union County came into the area from [[Rowan County, North Carolina]].<ref>Don Patterson, [http://rowanroots.gorowan.com/union_county_trip/ "From old Rowan County, NC to Union County, IL,"] ''Rowan Roots,'' accessed 6 July 2011.</ref>  
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
See an interactive map of Union County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Union County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
  
=== Biography ===
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=== Biography ===
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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| [http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/union/unioncem.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
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| [http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/union/unioncem.htm USGenWeb Archives]  
 
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
:*'''1820-1824 Circuit Court Execution Dockets''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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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.  
:*'''1818-1848 Circuit Court Record''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1818-1965 County Court and Probate Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1861-1873 County Court Execution Dockets''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1827-1851 Justice and Constable Appointment Record''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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Order book, 1818-1848 {{FHL|264544|item|disp=FHL Film 963335}} First of 2 films.  
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Union County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
Records of Justices of the Peace by the Clerk County Commissioner, 1827-1851 {{FHL|95211|item\disp=FHL Film 964133 item 8}}  
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:*'''1820-1824 Circuit Court Execution Dockets''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]
 
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:*'''1818-1848 Circuit Court Record''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]
Darrell Dexter abstracted nineteenth-century guardianship records. His compilation is available [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/union/guardianship%20new%20additions.html online], courtesy: [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails].  
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:*'''1818-1965 County Court and Probate Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU] S
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:*'''1861-1873 County Court Execution Dockets''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]
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:*'''1827-1851 Justice and Constable Appointment Record''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]
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:*Order book, 1818-1848 {{FHL|264544|item|disp=FHL Film 963335}} First of 2 films.
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:*Records of Justices of the Peace by the Clerk County Commissioner, 1827-1851 {{FHL|95211|item|disp=FHL Film 964133 item 8}}  
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:*Darrell Dexter abstracted nineteenth-century guardianship records. His compilation is available [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/union/guardianship%20new%20additions.html online], courtesy: [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails].
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
  
=== History ===
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=== History ===
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*[http://everynameindex.com/AlexanderCoIL.html Every Name Index to History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois].&nbsp; Every Name Index compiled by Cathy L.&nbsp;O'Connor, 2010.&nbsp; Original text was written by William Henry Perrin, published by O. L. Baskin &amp; Co., 1883, reproduction by Unigraphic, Inc., 1969.&nbsp; [http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
:*'''1796-1907'''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 ''U.S General Land Office Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.
:*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 ''Illinois Public Land Purchase Records'' ]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)  
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales]  
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Union County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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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 ($)  
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
 
:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois]
 
:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois]
  
Jeana Gallagher compiled a list of [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/union/original%20settlers.html Original Settlers of Union County, Illinois - Preemption before 1817]. The list is available online, courtesy: [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails].<br>
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'''Abstracts'''
  
''Family Maps of Union County, Illinois'' (2005) plats the land of many Union County residents. The publisher's [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P6.aspx bookstore] includes a free online surname index. {{FHL|1280873|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3995 R22b}}  
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:*Jeana Gallagher compiled a list of [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/union/original%20settlers.html Original Settlers of Union County, Illinois - Preemption before 1817]. The list is available online, courtesy: [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogy Trails].<br>
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:*''Family Maps of Union County, Illinois'' (2005) plats the land of many Union County residents. The publisher's [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P6.aspx bookstore] includes a free online surname index. {{FHL|1280873|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3995 R22b}}
  
'''1818-1887''' Deeds {{FHL|230865|item|disp=FHL Film 963158}} First of 21 films.
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
=== Maps ===
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:*'''1818-1887''' Deeds {{FHL|230865|item|disp=FHL Film 963158}} First of 21 films.
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=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Ilunion.jpg|600px]]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Union 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 Union County.<br>
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==== Civil War ====
  
:- [[30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.<br>
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Civil War service men from Union 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 Union County.<br>
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:- [[6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company M.
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:- [[11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies H, I, and K.
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:- [[18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], New Company H.
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:- [[30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.<br>  
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies E and H.  
 
:- [[31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies E and H.  
 
:- [[60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, B, and F.  
 
:- [[60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, B, and F.  
:- [[81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:-[[109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I.
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
*'''1850-1854 Probate Administrator's and Guardian's Accounts''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
*'''1818-1965 Probate and County Court Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]&nbsp;
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*'''1845-1869 Probate Dockets''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Union County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
*'''1818-1885 Probate Minutes''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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*'''1856-1891 Probate Will Record''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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'''Abstracts'''  
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*'''1818-1845, 1856-1868''' Union County, Illinois Probate Records {{FHL|766840|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3995 P2da}}
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
*'''1822-1965 Index''' {{FHL|264101|item|disp=FHL Film 963326 item 1}}  
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*'''1850-1854''' Probate Administrator's and Guardian's Accounts - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]
*'''1818-1892 Probate Records''' {{FHL|264101|item|disp=FHL Film 963327 item 2}} first of 8 films.  
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*'''1818-1965''' Probate and County Court Index - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU] S
*'''1818-1845, 1856-1868 Union County, Illinois Probate Records''' {{FHL|766840|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3995 P2da}}
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*'''1845-1869''' Probate Dockets - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU] S
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*'''1818-1885''' Probate Minutes - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]
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*'''1856-1891''' Probate Will Record - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]
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*'''1822-1965''' Index {{FHL|264101|item|disp=FHL Film 963326 item 1}}  
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*'''1818-1892''' Probate Records {{FHL|264101|item|disp=FHL Film 963327 item 2}} first of 8 films.
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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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 Union County are kept, see the [[Union County, Illinois Courthouse|Union 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 Union County are kept, see the [[Union County, Illinois Courthouse|Union County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Center ====
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==== Family History Center ====
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
  
==== Public Libraries ====
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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 Union County.
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==== Public Libraries ====
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
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'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
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| valign="top" width="35%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]
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| valign="top" | The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union_County,_Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).
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=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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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 [http://www.unioncountyil.net/ county] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Union County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
 
==== Birth  ====
 
==== Birth  ====
  
:*'''1867-1939 Index''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
:*'''1877-1916''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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:*'''1867-1939''' Index - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]  
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:*'''1877-1916''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]  
 
:*'''1878-1907''' Birth index {{FHL|264080|item|disp=FHL Film 963186}}  
 
:*'''1878-1907''' Birth index {{FHL|264080|item|disp=FHL Film 963186}}  
 
:*'''1851-1915''' Birth record {{FHL|264080|item|disp=FHL Film 963186}} First of 30 films.
 
:*'''1851-1915''' Birth record {{FHL|264080|item|disp=FHL Film 963186}} First of 30 films.
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==== Marriage  ====
 
==== Marriage  ====
  
:*'''1818-1907''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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'''Abstracts'''  
:*'''1819-1873''' Marriage consents {{FHL|264773|item|disp=FHL Film 964134}} First of 2 films.  
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:*'''1818-1907''' Marriages, 1818-1907 {{FHL|264022|item|disp=FHL Film 963179}} First of 5 films.  
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:*'''1819-1873''' Marriage consents {{FHL|264773|item|disp=FHL Film 964134}} First of 2 films.
:*'''1851-1900 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7857 ''Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
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:*'''1818-1907''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]
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:*'''1818-1907''' Marriages, 1818-1907 {{FHL|264022|item|disp=FHL Film 963179}} First of 5 films.
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
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:*'''1851-1900'''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7857 ''Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
 
:*'''To-1850 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2086 ''Illinois Marriages to 1850''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
 
:*'''To-1850 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2086 ''Illinois Marriages to 1850''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
 
:*'''1790-1860 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
 
:*'''1790-1860 '''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851 ''Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($);Index, INCOMPLETE  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312314857069_190" />
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]
  
 
==== Death  ====
 
==== Death  ====
  
:*'''1877-1915''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Union records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''
:*'''1877-1915''' Death records {{FHL|264077|item|disp=FHL Film 963184}} First of 2 films.  
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:*'''1916-1947''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1438856 Deaths and Stillbirths]  
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:*'''1877-1915''' - [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-SIU]  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Statewide Death Index]  
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:*'''1877-1915''' Death records {{FHL|264077|item|disp=FHL Film 963184}} First of 2 films.
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www2.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates]
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'''Online Resources'''
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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.Randolph&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885]found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*'''1916-1947''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1438856 Deaths and Stillbirths]
  
 
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== Places / Localities  ==
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Union/ Union County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Union/ Union County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/union/ Union County, Illinois Genealogy Trails]
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/union/ Union County, Illinois Genealogy Trails]  
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com&nbsp;]&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
 
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Guide to Union County Illinois genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Online Records


Union County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Union County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 2, 1818
County Seat Jonesboro
Courthouse
Union County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Union County Courthouse
309 W. Market
Jonesboro, IL 62952
(618) 833-5711
Union County Website

Contents

Union County Organization

Alexander County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Union County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1867
1818
1877
1820
1818
1818

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

Historical Facts

Union County is named for the union of the American states.

Many early residents of Union County came into the area from Rowan County, North Carolina.[1]

Parent County

  • 1818--Union County was created 2 January 1818 from Johnson County.  County seat:  Jonesboro [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Union County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Union County resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Illinois Cemeteries  
  USGenWeb Archives  

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190022,610
191021,856−3.3%
192020,249−7.4%
193019,883−1.8%
194021,5288.3%
195020,500−4.8%
196017,645−13.9%
197016,071−8.9%
198017,76510.5%
199017,619−0.8%
200018,2933.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

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, Union County on page 188.]

Church Records

Catholic

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

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 or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Union County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1820-1824 Circuit Court Execution Dockets - IRAD-SIU
  • 1818-1848 Circuit Court Record - IRAD-SIU
  • 1818-1965 County Court and Probate Index - IRAD-SIU S
  • 1861-1873 County Court Execution Dockets - IRAD-SIU
  • 1827-1851 Justice and Constable Appointment Record - IRAD-SIU
  • Order book, 1818-1848 FHL Film 963335 First of 2 films.
  • Records of Justices of the Peace by the Clerk County Commissioner, 1827-1851 FHL Film 964133 item 8
  • Darrell Dexter abstracted nineteenth-century guardianship records. His compilation is available online, courtesy: Genealogy Trails.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

The online Shawnee Community College Local History Project includes a dozen personal interviews that give you a taste of historic Union County. Was your relative one of the interviewed individuals?

Land and Property

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

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Union County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Union 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 Union County.

- 6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company M.
- 11th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies H, I, and K.
- 18th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, New Company H.
- 30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies E and H.
- 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, and F.
- 81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
-109th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Union County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Abstracts

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

Family History Center

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 Union County.

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the county while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Union County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Birth

Copies of Original Records

Marriage

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Online Resources

Death

Copies of Original Records

Online Resources

Places / Localities


To see a list of places in Union 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.

Web Sites

References

  1. Don Patterson, "From old Rowan County, NC to Union County, IL," Rowan Roots, accessed 6 July 2011.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).