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Calhoun County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Calhoun County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Calhoun County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Calhoun County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Calhoun County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1825
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1830
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | 1830
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
:*'''1825–1850''' Circuit court dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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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.
:*'''1825–1843''' Court records {{FHL|460073|item|disp=FHL film 1688506 item 1 and 6}}
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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 Calhoun County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD_-_Western_Illinois_University|WIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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:*'''1825–1850''' Circuit court dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
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:*'''1825–1843''' Court records {{FHL|460073|item|disp=FHL film 1688506 item 1 and 6}}  
 
:*'''1842–1850''' Court records {{FHL|534805|item|disp=FHL film 1688498}}
 
:*'''1842–1850''' Court records {{FHL|534805|item|disp=FHL film 1688498}}
  
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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.  
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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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 Calhoun County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD_-_Western_Illinois_University|WIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
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:*'''1854–1894''' Estray book {{FHL|534810|item|disp=FHL film 1688506 Item 4}}  
 
:*'''1854–1894''' Estray book {{FHL|534810|item|disp=FHL film 1688506 Item 4}}  
 
:*'''1825–1915''' Public records {{FHL|534814|item|disp=FHL film 1688504 Items 1-10 and 1688505 Items 1-6}}  
 
:*'''1825–1915''' Public records {{FHL|534814|item|disp=FHL film 1688504 Items 1-10 and 1688505 Items 1-6}}  
:*'''1987''' Land atlas and plat book [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16646647 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560439|item|disp=FHL book 977.3853 E7c}}
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:*'''1987''' Land atlas and plat book [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/16646647 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560439|item|disp=FHL book 977.3853 E7c}}  
 
:*'''1825–1850''' Entry books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1825–1850''' Entry books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1825–1886''' Marks and brands record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1825–1886''' Marks and brands record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
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:*'''1850–1860''' Chattel Mortgage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1850–1860''' Chattel Mortgage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1853–1872''' Swamp land record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''1853–1872''' Swamp land record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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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/calhoun_map.html Calhoun County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
:*'''1849–1897''' Naturalization record, final[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See [[Illinois_Naturalization_and_Citizenship|Illinois Naturalization Records]] for more information about using naturalization records.
:*'''1859–1924''' Naturalization declarations of intent [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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The following 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 Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD_-_Western_Illinois_University|WIU IRAD Wiki page.]]
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:*'''1849–1897''' Naturalization record, final[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
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:*'''1859–1924''' Naturalization declarations of intent [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1866–1902''' Naturalization declarations of intent [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1866–1902''' Naturalization declarations of intent [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1867–1906''' Naturalization record of minors [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1867–1906''' Naturalization record of minors [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1868–1902''' Naturalization record, final [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1868–1902''' Naturalization record, final [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
:*'''1903–1926''' Naturalization record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1903–1926''' Naturalization record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1911–1926''' Naturalization petition record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''1911–1926''' Naturalization petition record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
  
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== 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.  
 
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 [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the&nbsp;Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Calhoun County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|WIU IRAD Wiki page]].  
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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 Calhoun County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|WIU IRAD Wiki page]].  
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1829–1916 ''' Some estate records, probate records, and wills for Calhoun County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Calhoun County, and select the record type you are interested in.
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:*'''1829–1916 ''' Some estate records, probate records, and wills for Calhoun County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Calhoun County, and select the record type you are interested in.  
 
:*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/il/ilcalhoun01.htm SAMPUBCO] - Index of testators of wills.
 
:*[http://www.sampubco.com/wills/il/ilcalhoun01.htm SAMPUBCO] - Index of testators of wills.
  
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:*'''1829–1874''' Estate Records {{FHL|349290|item|disp=FHL film 1305071 Items 1–5}}  
 
:*'''1829–1874''' Estate Records {{FHL|349290|item|disp=FHL film 1305071 Items 1–5}}  
 
:*'''1832–1843''' Estate books {{FHL|534816|item|disp=FHL film 1688507 Item 1}}  
 
:*'''1832–1843''' Estate books {{FHL|534816|item|disp=FHL film 1688507 Item 1}}  
:*'''1834–1843''' Probate settlement record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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:*'''1834–1843''' Probate settlement record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1859–1904''' Probate records {{FHL|349366|item|disp=FHL first film 1305072 Item 3(first of 4 films}}  
 
:*'''1859–1904''' Probate records {{FHL|349366|item|disp=FHL first film 1305072 Item 3(first of 4 films}}  
 
:*'''1870–1916''' Will records {{FHL|349290|item|disp=FHL films 1305071 Item 6 thru 1305072 Items 1-2}}
 
:*'''1870–1916''' Will records {{FHL|349290|item|disp=FHL films 1305071 Item 6 thru 1305072 Items 1-2}}
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
 
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&nbsp;[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Illinois&county=Calhoun Calhoun County Clerk]&nbsp;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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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the&nbsp;[http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Illinois&county=Calhoun Calhoun 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.  
  
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&nbsp;Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Calhoun County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
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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 Calhoun 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'''  
 
'''Copies of Original Birth Records'''  
  
:*'''1878–1904 '''Birth Registers {{FHL|349613|item|disp=FHL film 1305045 Items 3-4}}
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:*'''1878–1904 '''Birth Registers {{FHL|349613|item|disp=FHL film 1305045 Items 3-4}}  
 
:*'''1877–1905 '''Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''1877–1905 '''Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
  
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'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''  
 
'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''  
  
:*'''1825–1982 '''Calhoun County Historical Society. ''Marriages of Calhoun County, 1825-1982.'' [Hardin, Illinois]: Calhoun County Historical Society, [1982?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12669536 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|499928|item|disp=FHL book 977.3853 V2m}}  
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:*'''1825–1982 '''Calhoun County Historical Society. ''Marriages of Calhoun County, 1825-1982.'' [Hardin, Illinois]: Calhoun County Historical Society, [1982?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12669536 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|499928|item|disp=FHL book 977.3853 V2m}}
  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
  
 
:*'''1825–1905''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU] {{FHL|349587|item|disp=FHL film 1305044 and 1305045 Items 1-2}}
 
:*'''1825–1905''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU] {{FHL|349587|item|disp=FHL film 1305044 and 1305045 Items 1-2}}
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html 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 ($)
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
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:*'''1877–1903''' Death records [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1877–1903''' Death records [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
:*'''1878–1903 ''' Death records {{FHL|349625|item|disp=FHL film 1305046}}
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:*'''1878–1903 ''' Death records {{FHL|349625|item|disp=FHL film 1305046}}  
 
:*'''1893–1915''' Coroner's inquest record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''1893–1915''' Coroner's inquest record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
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'''Online Resources'''
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
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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 ($)
  
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
  
Additional resources for Calhoun births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|401832|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Calhoun – Vital Records}} topic page 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 [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
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Additional resources for Calhoun births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|401832|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Calhoun – Vital Records}} topic page 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 [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==

Revision as of 21:43, 19 August 2011

Calhoun County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Calhoun County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 10, 1825
County Seat Hardin
Courthouse
Calhoun County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Calhoun County Courthouse
Main Street
Hardin, Illinois 62047
(618) 576-2351


United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Calhoun County

Calhoun County Organization

Calhoun County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Calhoun County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1825 1878 1830 1825 1833

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

Historical Facts

John C Calhoun.jpg
Calhoun County is named for John C. Calhoun who served in politics and became Vice-President of the United States.

Boundary Changes

  • 10 January 1825: Calhoun County was created from Pike [1]

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

  • Portrait and Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois: Containing Full Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Presidents of the United States, and Governors of the State. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1891. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive FHL film 825598
  • Portrait Biographical Album of Pike and Calhoun Counties, Illinois. Chicago, IL, USA: Biographical Publishing, 1891. Digital version at Ancestry ($). Reprint 19823 with index FHL Book 977.3 D3p, fiche 6088665

Cemeteries

Gotoarrow.png Find A Grave, list of cemeteries. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)

Census

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
19008,917
19108,610−3.4%
19208,245−4.2%
19308,034−2.6%
19408,2072.2%
19506,898−15.9%
19605,933−14.0%
19705,675−4.3%
19805,8673.4%
19905,322−9.3%
20005,084−4.5%
Est. 20075,1671.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

State

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, Calhoun County on page 186.]

Church History and 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 Calhoun County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

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 Calhoun County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Online Resources

Maps

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Calhoun 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 Calhoun County.

- 97th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
  • Genealogy Trails. (Civil War) Military Data for Calhoun County. (accessed 31 May 2011)

Names, Personal

Naturalization and Citizenship

Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

The following 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 Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1849–1897 Naturalization record, finalIRAD–WIU
  • 1859–1924 Naturalization declarations of intent IRAD–WIU
  • 1866–1902 Naturalization declarations of intent IRAD–WIU
  • 1867–1906 Naturalization record of minors IRAD–WIU
  • 1868–1902 Naturalization record, final IRAD–WIU
  • 1903–1926 Naturalization record IRAD–WIU
  • 1911–1926 Naturalization petition record IRAD–WIU

Newspapers

Obituaries

Postal and Shipping Guides

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 Calhoun County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

  • 1829–1916 Some estate records, probate records, and wills for Calhoun County probate records are also available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970. Click on the browse through images link, select Calhoun County, and select the record type you are interested in.
  • SAMPUBCO - Index of testators of wills.

Copies of original records

Public Records

Repositories

  • County Courthouse

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

  • Family History Center
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD-WIU)

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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 Calhoun County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by theIllinois 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 Calhoun County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriages

Abstracts of Marriage Records

Copies of original Marriage Records

Online Resources

Deaths

Copies of original Death Records

Online Resources

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Calhoun births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Calhoun – Vital Records topic page 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.

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References

  1. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)