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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Warren County'''
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Guide to '''Warren County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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| building address = 100 West Broadway<br>Monmouth, IL 61462<br>309-734-8592
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| building address = '''Warren County Courthouse'''<br>100 West Broadway<br>Monmouth, IL 61462<br>(309) 734-8592<br>[http://www.warrencountyil.com/ Warren County Website]
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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Warren County''
 
  
 
== Warren County Organization  ==
 
== Warren County Organization  ==
  
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Warren County's civil records start the following years:
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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[[Image:Joseph Warren.gif|thumb|right|180px]]
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Warren County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Warren Joseph Warren] who had a leading role in the American patriot organizations in the early days of the Revolution. He was a General in the war, but during the battle of Bunker Hill he fought as a private soldier and was killed during this engagement.<ref>''Joseph Warren'' www.wikipedia.org</ref>
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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See an interactive map of Warren 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 ===
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*The [[Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois|Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois]] has a Warren County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Warren County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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'''Published Records'''
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|510089|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in Warren 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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<br>'''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''
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*[http://wcig.us/wail.htm Warren County ILGenWeb]. See the [http://wcig.us/cemetery.htm Cemeteries] link for Warren County cemeteries and tombstone transcriptions.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave.com] has burial information for over 50 Warren County cemeteries. For a complete list of cemeteries, click [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=783 Here].
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/ GenealogyTrails.com]. Has a list of [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/warren/cemeteriesl.htm Warren County Cemeteries] and links to tombstone transcriptions.
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*[http://www.illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/main.php Illinois Ancestors Tombstone Project]. Find or submit [http://www.illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/v/warren/ Warren County] tombstone photos.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/illinois.html Illinois Tombstone Transcription Project].&nbsp;Get accesss to&nbsp;online cemetery transcriptions&nbsp;for [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/warren.htm Warren County Cemeteries].
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=783 list of cemeteries in Warren County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
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*[http://www.interment.net Interment.net]. Has a link to [http://www.interment.net/us/il/warren.htm Warren County Cemetery Records] available online.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/warren.htm Warren Co.&nbsp;IL&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com Linkpendium]. Has links to several [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Warren/cem/ Warren County Cemetery] related websites.
  
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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<br>'''Cemetery Gazetters'''
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|510089|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in Warren 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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*[http://www.epodunk.com/ Epodunk] has a list of [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6764&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=32&stateAbbv=&stateName= Warren County Cemeteries]. The website provides&nbsp;name of&nbsp;cemetery,&nbsp;address and telephone number when available, Google Map with cemetery marker, and other helpful Internet links.
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6764&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=32&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of Warren 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.
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*The [http://www.ilgensoc.org/ Illinois State Genealogical Society's] "Cemetery Location Project" has identified many [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-mz/warren.html Warren County Cemeteries].
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*Parrish, Joyce W. ''United Brethern [sic] Ellison Circuit: includes Wassom Chapel (later, Sugar Grove); Roseville U. B. Mission, Fairview United Brethern (later, Fairview Center United Methodist).'' [Monmouth, Illinois]&nbsp;: Warren Co., Il. Geneal. Society, 1986. {{WorldCat|20961176|disp=Other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|438542|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 K2p}}
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'''Copies of Original records'''
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:*Records of Olive Christian Church, Avon, Illinois {{FHL|438547|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 K2ro}}
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:*'''1831–1922, some 1930s to 1950s''' Register of United Presbyterian Church {{FHL|438538|item|disp=FHL film 1425168 Item 12}}
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:*'''1839–1910''' First Meridian Christian Church {{FHL|438529|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 K2f}}
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:*'''1851–1906''' Cameron/Berwick circuits, Methodist churches {{FHL|63606|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 K2t v. 1–3 and film 1145778 Items 3–5}}
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:*'''1955–1958, 1972–1984''' Fall Creek Methodist Church {{FHL|1016245|item|disp=FHL book 977.3413 K2f and film 1440537 Item 10}}
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:*'''1869–1945''' Membership records of the Roseville Methodist Church, Roseville, Il&nbsp;: also contains records of Asbury and Point Pleasant
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information about using court records.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|WIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1831–1924''' Probate records {{FHL|274475|item|disp=FHL film 1392797 Items 3-4 (first of 11 films)}}
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:*'''1832–1930''' Circuit Court Execution Dockets[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1847–1907''' Circuit Court Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1856–1956''' Justice of the Peace Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1859–1929''' County Court Dockets[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1859–1922''' County Court Execution Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1869–1940''' Jail Registers [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1872–1955''' Justice's Transcript Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1872–1949''' Jury Lists[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1873–1920''' Jury Registers[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1874–1950''' Circuit Court Judgment Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1893–1945''' Insanity Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1893–1964''' Insanity Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1905–1942''' Adoption, delinquent &amp; dependent records {{FHL|501626|item|disp=FHL film 1787253 Item 1 (first of 2 films)}}
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:*'''1905–1964''' Dependent and Delinquent Children Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1916–1950''' Feeble-Minded Dockets[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1916–1949''' Feeble-Minded Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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'''Additional Resources''' Additional resources for Warren County court records may be found in the {{FHL|495147|subject_id|disp=FHLC}}. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[[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&nbsp;records are&nbsp;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&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
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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.
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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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|WIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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:*Bounty register {{FHL|405644|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 R2w}}
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:*'''1817–1908''' Deeds {{FHL|184946|item|disp=FHL first film 967530 (first of 51 films)}}
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:*'''1830–1901''' Entry book to the record of deeds {{FHL|522006|item|disp=FHL film 1255938 Items 1-2 (first of 9 films)}}
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:*'''1831–1884''' Grantee index {{FHL|184946|item|disp=FHL film 1377876 (first of 2 films)}}
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:*'''1831–1898''' Grantor index {{FHL|184946|item|disp=FHL film 1377877 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1831–1854''' Estray Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1855''' Owners' descriptions index to lands listed for taxation {{FHL|590342|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 R2o and film 1440586 Item 5}}
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:*'''1855–1882''' Chattel mortgage records {{FHL|475933|item|disp=FHL first film 1769734 Item 4 (first of 5 films)}}
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:*'''1855–1964''' Chattel Mortgage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1870–1962''' Chattel Mortgage Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1934–1958''' Chattel Mortgage Releases [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1935–1945''' Assessor's Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1940–1945''' Chattel Mortgage Abstracts [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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'''Additional Resources'''
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Additional resources for Warren County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|367596|subject_id|disp=FHLC}} and {{FHL|741359|subject_id|disp=FHLC–maps}}. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
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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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:*'''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://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/warren_map.html Warren County Federal Township Plats]
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=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Ilwarren.jpg|600px]]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Warren County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments&nbsp;that were formed from men of Warren County.
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==== ''Civil War'' ====
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Civil War service men from Warren 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 Warren County.  
  
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:- [[11th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|11th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Companies I and K.
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:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company L.
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:- [[13th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|13th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company E.
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:- [[17th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|17th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.
 
:- [[36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.  
 
:- [[36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company C.  
 
:- [[50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, and K.<br>  
 
:- [[50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, D, and K.<br>  
 
:- [[59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.<br>  
 
:- [[59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company B.<br>  
 
:- [[61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.  
:- [[83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, F, and H.<br>
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:- [[83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A, B, C, F, and H.<br>  
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:- [[102nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|102nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies A and B.
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:- [[138th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|138th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)]], Companies A and C.
  
 
=== Naturalization  ===
 
=== Naturalization  ===
  
=== Newspapers and Obituaries ===
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=== Newspapers and Obituaries ===
  
=== Probate Records ===
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*NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including [http://www.newspaperarchive.com/BrowseLocations.aspx?cntry=7&st=39&ci=3889 Burlington, Iowa newspapers] dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Warren County residents. This database is free at some libraries.
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=== Probate Records ===
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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.
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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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the[[IRAD - Western Illinois University|WIU IRAD Wiki page]].
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*'''1844–1940 '''Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society. ''Master index of will books.'' [Monmouth, Illinois&nbsp;: Warren County Geneal. Society], 1986. {{WorldCat|34189822|disp=Other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|590329|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 P22m}}
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:*'''1831–1915''' Bishop, Lois. ''Warren County, Illinois will index.'' {{WorldCat|41676163|disp=Other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|475167|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 P22w}}
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1831–1924''' Probate records {{FHL|274475|item|disp=FHL first film 1392797 Items 3-4 (first of 11 films)}}
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:*'''1831–1983''' Probate index card file {{FHL|282344|item|disp=FHL first film 1392799 (first of 6 films)}}
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:*'''1849–1947''' Probate Appraisement Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1850–1925''' Will records {{FHL|274351|item|disp=FHL first film 1392794 Items 4-5 (first of 4 films)}}
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:*'''1858–1927''' Executor's records {{FHL|500893|item|disp=FHL first film 1769807 Item 3 (first of 3 films}}
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:*'''1858–1946'''Probate, guardian and related records {{FHL|501063|item|disp=FHL first film 1769802 Item 3 (first of 10 films)}}
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:*'''1858–1969''' Probate Executor's Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1859–1916''' Probate judgement dockets {{FHL|472341|item|disp=FHL first film 1769728 Items 1–4 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1859–1919''' Estate inventory records A-G {{FHL|500865|item|disp=FHL first film 1769805 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1859–1929''' Estate appraisement records {{FHL|500776|item|disp=FHL first film 1769802 Items 4-5 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1859–1931''' Sale bills of estates {{FHL|500913|item|disp=FHL first film 1769767 Item 3 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1859–1955''' Probate Administrator's Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1859–1961''' Probate Inventory Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1859–1868''' Probate Judgment Docket Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1859–1915''' Probate Judgment Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1859–1945''' Probate Sale Record, Personal Property [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1859–1964''' Probate Guardian's Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1861–1901''' Probate Minutes [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1861–1864''' Probate journal or minute book of the county judge {{FHL|474105|item|disp=FHL film 1769730 Item 2}}
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:*'''1870–1888''' Executor's ledger B {{FHL|500696|item|disp=FHL film 1769802 Item 2}}
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:*'''1870–1886''' Probate Executor's Accounts [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1871–1971''' Probate Guardian's and Conservator's Account Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1872–1936''' Widows relinquishment and selection records, and award and selection record {{FHL|500135|item|disp=FHL film 1769801 Items 2-4}}
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:*'''1872–1943''' Probate Widow's Relinquishment and Selection Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1873–1964''' Probate Inventory Record, Guardians and Conservators [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1875''' Probate Sale Petitions, Real Estate, Guardians [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1878–1950''' Insanity and Conservator's Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1881–1901''' Will probate docket of the county court {{FHL|474145|item|disp=FHL first film 1769730 Items 3-4 (first of 2 films)}}
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:*'''1888–1963''' Probate Conservator's Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1894–1946''' Probate Guardian's and Conservator's Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1907–1968''' Probate Conservator's and Insanity Proceedings Fee Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1911–1964''' Probate Guardian, Adoption and Delinquent Fee Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1911–1951''' Probate Heirship Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1912–1936''' Heirship record [one record from 1911] {{FHL|500163|item|disp=FHL film 1769802 Item 1}}
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:*'''1919–1958''' Probate Administrator's Record De Bonis Non with Wills[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1920–1923''' Executors and administrators report record {{FHL|516778|item|disp=FHL first film 1255909 Item 4 (first of 2 films)}}
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:*'''1923–1931''' Probate Conservator's Account Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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'''Additional Resources'''
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Additional resources for Warren County probates may be found in the {{FHL|495109|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Probate}} and on {{FHL|697327|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Probate record indexes}} topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
  
 
=== 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 Warren County are kept, see the [[Warren County, Illinois Courthouse|Warren 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 Warren County are kept, see the [[Warren County, Illinois Courthouse|Warren County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Library ====
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==== Family History Center ====
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There are over 4500 [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Warren County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family Search Centers] page on the [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] website.
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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[[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]] is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|Western Illinois University]] houses the records for Warren County.
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
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[http://www.wcplibrary.org/ '''Warren County Public Library District''']<br>62 Public Square<br>Monmouth, IL 61462<br>Tel: 309-734-3166<br>Email: [mailto:lgood@wcplibrary.org lgood@wcplibrary.org] <br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Warren-County-Public-Library/113508998679948 Facebook]
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
  
 
=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
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'''Warren County Genealogical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 761<br>Monmouth, IL 61462-0761<br>Tel: 309-734-2968
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[http://www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net/Warren_County_Historical_Society/Welcome%21.html '''Warren County Historical Society''']'''<br>'''RR 2<br>Avon, IL 61415<br>Tel: 309-465-3361<br>Email: [mailto:info@warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net info@warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net] &nbsp;
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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:*'''1852–1879''' Tax Sale Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1862–1911''' Tax Deed Affidavits[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.
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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.warrencountyil.com/countyOffice.php?officeID=7 Warren County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm Illinois Department of Public Health] with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.
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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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].
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==== Births  ====
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'''Copies of Original Birth Records'''
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:*'''1866–1903''' Birth Records {{FHL|635010|item|disp=FHL first film 1870153 Item 3 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1877–1900''' Birth records {{FHL|171606|item|disp=FHL first film 1377923 (first of 2 films) and book 977.3415 V22o}}
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:*'''1877–1900''' Birth Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1877–1983''' Birth Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1878–1983''' Index to births {{FHL|171606|item|disp=FHL first film 1377922 Items 3-4 (first of 2 films) and book 977.3415 V22o}}
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:*'''1882–1900''' Still Births {{FHL|9078|item|disp=FHL film 1392672}}
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==== Marriage  ====
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'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''
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:*'''1831–1983''' Index to marriages {{FHL|171562|item|disp=FHL first film 1377919 Items 2–4(first of 2 films)}}
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:*'''1831–1923''' Marriage records {{FHL|171562|item|disp=FHL first film 1377921 (first of 4 films)}}
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:*'''1831–1983''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1831–1932''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1932–1957''' Marriage Licenses [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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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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:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*'''1827-1915''' [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/county/warren/malemarriage.html Index to Warren County, IL Male Marriages] courtesy Usgennet.org
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==== Deaths  ====
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'''Copies of original Death Records'''
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:*'''1851–1934''' Burial Record, Soldiers and Sailors [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1877–1983''' Index to death records {{FHL|8990|item|disp=FHL film 1377924 Item 3 (first of 2 films)}}
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:*'''1877–1901''' Death records {{FHL|8990|item|disp=FHL first film 1392669 Items 1-3 (first of 2 films)}}
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:*'''1877–1900''' Death Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1877–1983''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1882–1900''' Death Record, Stillbirths[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU] {{FHL|9078|item|disp=FHL film 1392672}}
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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.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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==== Additional Resources  ====
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Additional resources for Warren County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|465193|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|465194|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - indexes}}, and the {{FHL|741414|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

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United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Warren County

Guide to Warren County Illinois genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Hand and keyboard.jpg Illinois
Online Records


Warren County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Warren County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 13, 1825
County Seat Monmouth
Courthouse
Warren County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Warren County Courthouse
100 West Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
(309) 734-8592
Warren County Website

Contents

Warren County Organization

Warren County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Warren County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1831
1875
1830
1800
1830

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

Historical Facts

Joseph Warren.gif

Warren County is named for Joseph Warren who had a leading role in the American patriot organizations in the early days of the Revolution. He was a General in the war, but during the battle of Bunker Hill he fought as a private soldier and was killed during this engagement.[1]


Parent County

  • 1825--Warren County was created 13 January 1825 from Pike County.  County seat:  Monmouth [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Warren County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

  • The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Warren County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Warren County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Cemeteries

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

Published Records


Online Gravestone Transcriptions

  • Find A Grave.com has burial information for over 50 Warren County cemeteries. For a complete list of cemeteries, click Here.


Cemetery Gazetters

  • Epodunk has a list of Warren County Cemeteries. The website provides name of cemetery, address and telephone number when available, Google Map with cemetery marker, and other helpful Internet links.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190023,163
191023,3130.6%
192021,488−7.8%
193021,7451.2%
194021,286−2.1%
195021,9813.3%
196021,587−1.8%
197021,5950%
198021,9431.6%
199019,181−12.6%
200018,735−2.3%
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, Warren County on page 188.]

Church Records

Abstracts

  • Parrish, Joyce W. United Brethern [sic] Ellison Circuit: includes Wassom Chapel (later, Sugar Grove); Roseville U. B. Mission, Fairview United Brethern (later, Fairview Center United Methodist). [Monmouth, Illinois] : Warren Co., Il. Geneal. Society, 1986. Other Libraries(WorldCat) FHL book 977.3415 K2p

Copies of Original records

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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Additional Resources Additional resources for Warren County court records may be found in the FHLC. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

The Past and present of Warren County, Illinois: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, map of Warren County, history of Illinois, Constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, etc., etc. Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1877. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

  • Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Warren County. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1903. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Warren County land and property may be found in the FHLC and FHLC–maps. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Online Resources

Maps

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Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Warren 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 Warren County.

- 11th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies I and K.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company L.
- 13th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company E.
- 17th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, and K.
- 59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, C, F, and H.
- 102nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 138th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies A and C.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Burlington, Iowa newspapers dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Warren County residents. This database is free at some libraries.

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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see theWIU IRAD Wiki page.

Abstracts

Copies of original records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Warren County probates may be found in the Illinois, Warren – Probate and on Illinois, Warren – Probate record indexes topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

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

Family History Center

There are over 4500 Family History Centers in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Warren County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the Family Search Centers page on the FamilySearch.org website.

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. Western Illinois University houses the records for Warren County.

Public Libraries

Warren County Public Library District
62 Public Square
Monmouth, IL 61462
Tel: 309-734-3166
Email: lgood@wcplibrary.org
Facebook

Social Groups Online

Societies

Warren County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 761
Monmouth, IL 61462-0761
Tel: 309-734-2968

Warren County Historical Society
RR 2
Avon, IL 61415
Tel: 309-465-3361
Email: info@warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net  

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 Warren County Clerk 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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriage

Copies of original Marriage Records

Online Resources

Deaths

Copies of original Death Records

Online Resources

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Warren County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Warren – Vital Records, the Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - indexes, and the Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - newspapers topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the Family History Library Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Web Sites

References

  1. Joseph Warren www.wikipedia.org
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).