Warren County, Illinois Genealogy

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:*Bounty register {{FHL|405644|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 R2w}}  
 
:*Bounty register {{FHL|405644|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 R2w}}  
:*'''1817–1908''' Deeds {{FHL|184946|item|disp=FHL first film 967530 (first of 51 films)}}
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:*'''1817–1908''' Deeds {{FHL|184946|item|disp=FHL first film 967530 (first of 51 films)}}  
:*'''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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:*'''1830–1901''' Entry book to the record of deeds {{FHL|522006|item|disp=FHL film 1255938 Items 1-2 (first of 9 films)}}  
:*'''1831–1884''' Grantee index {{FHL|184946|item|disp=FHL film 1377876 (first of 2 films)}}
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:*'''1831–1884''' Grantee index {{FHL|184946|item|disp=FHL film 1377876 (first of 2 films)}}  
:*'''1831–1898''' Grantor index {{FHL|184946|item|disp=FHL film 1377877 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1831–1898''' Grantor index {{FHL|184946|item|disp=FHL film 1377877 (first of 3 films)}}  
 
:*'''1831–1854''' Estray Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1831–1854''' Estray Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
:*'''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''' Owners' descriptions & index to lands listed for taxation {{FHL|590342|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 R2o and film 1440586 Item 5}}  
:*'''1855–1882''' Chattel mortgage records {{FHL|475933|item|disp=FHL first film 1769734 Item 4 (first of 5 films)}}
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:*'''1855–1882''' Chattel mortgage records {{FHL|475933|item|disp=FHL first film 1769734 Item 4 (first of 5 films)}}  
 
:*'''1855–1964''' Chattel Mortgage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1855–1964''' Chattel Mortgage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1870–1962''' Chattel Mortgage Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1870–1962''' Chattel Mortgage Index[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]  
 
:*'''1935–1945''' Assessor's Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1940–1945''' Chattel Mortgage Abstracts [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''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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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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:*'''1844–1940 '''Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society. ''Master index of will books.'' [Monmouth, Illinois : 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)}}
 
:*'''1849–1947''' Probate Appraisement Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''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)}}
 
:*'''1858–1969''' Probate Executor's Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''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)}}
 
:*'''1859–1955''' Probate Administrator's Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1859–1955''' Probate Administrator's Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1859–1961''' Probate Inventory Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1859–1961''' Probate Inventory Record [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]  
 
:*'''1859–1945''' Probate Sale Record, Personal Property [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1859–1964''' Probate Guardian's Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1859–1964''' Probate Guardian's Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
:*'''1861–1901''' Probate Minutes [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}}
 
:*'''1870–1886''' Probate Executor's Accounts [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1870–1886''' Probate Executor's Accounts [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1871–1971''' Probate Guardian's and Conservator's Account Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''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}}
 
:*'''1872–1943''' Probate Widow's Relinquishment and Selection Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1872–1943''' Probate Widow's Relinquishment and Selection Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1873–1964''' Probate Inventory Record, Guardians and Conservators [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1873–1964''' Probate Inventory Record, Guardians and Conservators [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1875''' Probate Sale Petitions, Real Estate, Guardians [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1875''' Probate Sale Petitions, Real Estate, Guardians [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
:*'''1878–1950''' Insanity and Conservator's Record [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)}}
 
:*'''1888–1963''' Probate Conservator's Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1888–1963''' Probate Conservator's Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1894–1946''' Probate Guardian's and Conservator's Dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1894–1946''' Probate Guardian's and Conservator's Dockets [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]  
 
:*'''1911–1964''' Probate Guardian, Adoption and Delinquent Fee Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1911–1951''' Probate Heirship Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''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}}
 
:*'''1919–1958''' Probate Administrator's Record De Bonis Non with Wills[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''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)}}
 
:*'''1923–1931''' Probate Conservator's Account Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''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]].
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Revision as of 20:32, 2 September 2011

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
United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Warren County

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.

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
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

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

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.

Maps

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.

- 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.

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

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

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriage

Deaths

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).