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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Union County''  
 
{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Union County''  
  
== Union County Information ==
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== Union 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 Union County are kept, see the [[Union County, Illinois Courthouse|Union County Courthouse]] page. 
 
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=== County Courthouse ===
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=== History ===
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=== Historical Facts ===
  
 
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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=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
{{Union County, Illinois}}
 
 
<br>'''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.
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== African American  ====
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=== African American  ===
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
  
*[[African_American_Research|African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*[[African American Research|African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Union County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Union County resources:  
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==== Census  ====
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=== Census  ===
  
 
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===== 1840 Pensioners  =====
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==== 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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Union County on page 188.]
 
*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Union County on page 188.]
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Church  ===
  
===== Catholic  =====
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==== 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:  
 
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:  
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Anna, Union County, Illinois 1861-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Anna, Union County, Illinois 1861-1957}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
  
==== Court  ====
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=== Court  ===
  
 
:*'''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]]  
 
:*'''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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Records of Justices of the Peace by the Clerk County Commissioner, 1827-1851 {{FHL|95211|item\disp=FHL Film 964133 item 8}}  
 
Records of Justices of the Peace by the Clerk County Commissioner, 1827-1851 {{FHL|95211|item\disp=FHL Film 964133 item 8}}  
  
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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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].  
  
==== Land  ====
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=== Land  ===
  
 
:*'''1796-1907'''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 ''U.S General Land Office Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)  
 
:*'''1796-1907'''[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 ''U.S General Land Office Records''] at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 ''Illinois Public Land Purchase Records'' ]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 ''Illinois Public Land Purchase Records'' ]at [http://www.ancestry.com/ Ancestry]–($)  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales]
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales]  
 
:*[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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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>  
  
 
''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}}  
 
''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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'''1818-1887''' Deeds {{FHL|230865|item|disp=FHL Film 963158}} First of 21 films.  
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Local Histories  ===
  
 
The online [http://www.shawneecc.edu/library/local_history_project.asp 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?  
 
The online [http://www.shawneecc.edu/library/local_history_project.asp 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?  
  
==== Maps  ====
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=== Maps  ===
  
==== Military  ====
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=== 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>
 
*'''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>
  
:- [[30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.<br>
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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.
 
:- [[81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
  
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==== Probate  ====
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=== Probate  ===
  
 
*'''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]]  
 
*'''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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*'''1818-1845, 1856-1868 Union County, Illinois Probate Records''' {{FHL|766840|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3995 P2da}}
 
*'''1818-1845, 1856-1868 Union County, Illinois Probate Records''' {{FHL|766840|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3995 P2da}}
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Repositories ===
  
==== Vital Records  ====
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==== County Courthouse ====
  
===== Birth =====
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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. 
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [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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=== Vital Records  ===
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==== 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]]  
 
:*'''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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:*'''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.
  
===== Marriage  =====
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==== 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]]  
 
:*'''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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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312314857069_190" />
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1312314857069_190" />
  
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==== 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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:*'''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]]  
 
:*'''1877-1915''' Death records {{FHL|264077|item|disp=FHL Film 963184}} First of 2 films.  
 
:*'''1877-1915''' Death records {{FHL|264077|item|disp=FHL Film 963184}} First of 2 films.  
:*'''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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:*'''1916-1947''' [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1438856 Deaths and Stillbirths]  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Statewide Death Index]
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Statewide Death Index]  
 
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www2.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates]
 
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www2.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates]
  
== Societies and Libraries ==
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== Places / Localities ==
  
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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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<br>'''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.  
| 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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{{Illinois|Illinois}}  
 
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[[Category:Union_County,_Illinois]]
 
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Revision as of 14:39, 3 August 2011

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
IL-union-courthouse.jpg
Address 309 W. Market
Jonesboro, IL 62952
618-833-5711
Website: www.unioncountyil.net
United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Union County

Contents

Union County Organization

                                     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

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

Record Loss

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

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  

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

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

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

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 95211

Darrell Dexter abstracted nineteenth-century guardianship records. His compilation is available online, courtesy: Genealogy Trails.

Land

Jeana Gallagher compiled a list of Original Settlers of Union County, Illinois - Preemption before 1817. The list is available online, courtesy: Genealogy Trails.

Family Maps of Union County, Illinois (2005) plats the land of many Union County residents. The publisher's bookstore includes a free online surname index. FHL Book 977.3995 R22b

1818-1887 Deeds FHL Film 963158 First of 21 films.

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?

Maps

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.
- 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.

Newspapers

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

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College Library
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338
Hours: vary by season, see website
The Society focuses on Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click here for recent issues) and a quarterly journal The Saga of Southern Illinois (click here for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

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Death

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).