Warren County, Illinois Genealogy

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'''Abstracts'''  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
  
:*'''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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:*'''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}}  
 
:*'''1831–1915''' Bishop, Lois. ''Warren County, Illinois will index.'' {{WorldCat|41676163|disp=Other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|475167|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 P22w}}
 
:*'''1831–1915''' Bishop, Lois. ''Warren County, Illinois will index.'' {{WorldCat|41676163|disp=Other Libraries(WorldCat)}} {{FHL|475167|item|disp=FHL book 977.3415 P22w}}
  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
  
:*'''1831–1924''' Probate records {{FHL|274475|item|disp=FHL first film 1392797 Items 3-4 (first of 11 films)}}
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:*'''1831–1924''' Probate records {{FHL|274475|item|disp=FHL first film 1392797 Items 3-4 (first of 11 films)}}  
:*'''1831–1983''' Probate index card file {{FHL|282344|item|disp=FHL first film 1392799 (first of 6 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]  
:*'''1850–1925''' Will records {{FHL|274351|item|disp=FHL first film 1392794 Items 4-5 (first of 4 films)}}
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:*'''1850–1925''' Will records {{FHL|274351|item|disp=FHL first film 1392794 Items 4-5 (first of 4 films)}}  
:*'''1858–1927''' Executor's records {{FHL|500893|item|disp=FHL first film 1769807 Item 3 (first of 3 films}}
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:*'''1858–1927''' Executor's records {{FHL|500893|item|disp=FHL first film 1769807 Item 3 (first of 3 films}}  
:*'''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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:*'''1858–1946'''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]  
:*'''1859–1916''' Probate judgement dockets {{FHL|472341|item|disp=FHL first film 1769728 Items 1–4 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1859–1916''' Probate judgement dockets {{FHL|472341|item|disp=FHL first film 1769728 Items 1–4 (first of 3 films)}}  
:*'''1859–1919''' Estate inventory records A-G {{FHL|500865|item|disp=FHL first film 1769805 (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)}}  
:*'''1859–1929''' Estate appraisement records {{FHL|500776|item|disp=FHL first film 1769802 Items 4-5 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1859–1929''' Estate appraisement records {{FHL|500776|item|disp=FHL first film 1769802 Items 4-5 (first of 3 films)}}  
:*'''1859–1931''' Sale bills of estates {{FHL|500913|item|disp=FHL first film 1769767 Item 3 (first of 3 films)}}
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:*'''1859–1931''' 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]  
:*'''1861–1864''' Probate journal or minute book of the county judge {{FHL|474105|item|disp=FHL film 1769730 Item 2}}
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:*'''1861–1864''' Probate journal or minute book of the county judge {{FHL|474105|item|disp=FHL film 1769730 Item 2}}  
:*'''1870–1888''' Executor's ledger B {{FHL|500696|item|disp=FHL film 1769802 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]  
:*'''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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:*'''1872–1936''' 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]  
 
:*'''1881–1901''' Will probate docket of the county court {{FHL|474145|item|disp=FHL first film 1769730 Items 3-4 (first of 2 films)}}  
 
:*'''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]  
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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]  
:*'''1912–1936''' Heirship record [one record from 1911] {{FHL|500163|item|disp=FHL film 1769802 Item 1}}
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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]  
:*'''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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:*'''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 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]].  
 
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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=== 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 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]].
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== 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}}
 
:*'''1877–1900''' Birth Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1877–1900''' Birth Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1877–1983''' Birth Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''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)}}
 
:*'''1831–1983''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1831–1983''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1831–1932''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1831–1932''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
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==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
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'''Copies of original Death Records'''
  
 
:*'''1851–1934''' Burial Record, Soldiers and Sailors [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''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)}}
 
:*'''1877–1900''' Death Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1877–1900''' Death Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1877–1983''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1877–1983''' Death Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
:*'''1882–1900''' Death Record, Stillbirths[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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==== 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  ==

Revision as of 20:37, 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

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

Deaths

Copies of original Death Records

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).