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| building address = '''Douglas County Courthouse'''<br>401 S. Center<br>Tuscola, Illinois 61953<br>(217) 253-2411<br>[http://www.douglascountyil.com Douglas County Website]
 
| building address = '''Douglas County Courthouse'''<br>401 S. Center<br>Tuscola, Illinois 61953<br>(217) 253-2411<br>[http://www.douglascountyil.com Douglas County Website]
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== Douglas County Organization  ==
 
== Douglas County Organization  ==
  
Douglas County's civil records start the following years:
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Douglas County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Douglas County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Douglas County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Douglas County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Douglas County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== County Courthouse ===
  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Douglas County are kept, see the [[Douglas County, Illinois Courthouse|Douglas 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 Douglas County are kept, see the [[Douglas County, Illinois Courthouse|Douglas County Courthouse]] page  
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[[Image:Stephen A Douglas.jpg|thumb|right|175px]]Douglas County was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_A._Douglas Stephen A. Douglas] who was an American politician and was a candidate for United States President in 1860. He lost to Abraham Lincoln.  
 
[[Image:Stephen A Douglas.jpg|thumb|right|175px]]Douglas County was named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_A._Douglas Stephen A. Douglas] who was an American politician and was a candidate for United States President in 1860. He lost to Abraham Lincoln.  
  
=== Parent County ===
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=== Boundary Changes ===
  
 
*'''8 February 1859:''' Douglas County was created from [[Coles County, Illinois|Coles]] County. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 {{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref>
 
*'''8 February 1859:''' Douglas County was created from [[Coles County, Illinois|Coles]] County. <ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 {{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}</ref>
  
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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*Interactive map of Douglas County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
 
See an interactive map of Douglas County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
{{Douglas County, Illinois}}<br>'''To see a list of places in Douglas County, click on [Show] in the bar, above.''' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
 
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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For information and tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].
  
 
==== Federal  ====
 
==== Federal  ====
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| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
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==== State  ====
 
==== State  ====
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=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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*'''County Courthouse'''
  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Douglas County are kept, see the [[Douglas County, Illinois Courthouse|Douglas 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 Douglas County are kept, see the [[Douglas County, Illinois Courthouse|Douglas County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History&nbsp;Center ====
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*'''Family History Center'''
 
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
 
 
The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments. Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.&nbsp; The records of Douglas County come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) regional depository.
 
 
 
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]<br>Booth Library<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html Eastern Illinois University (EIU)]<br>600 Lincoln Avenue<br>Charleston, IL 61920<br>Telephone: (217) 581-6093 <br><br>Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays<br>9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
  
Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.
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*'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)'''
  
==== Public Libraries ====
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*'''Public Libraries'''
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916] (No data&nbsp;for Douglas County as of Aug&nbsp;2011.&nbsp;&nbsp;Check back again as records are being added.)  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916] (No data&nbsp;for Douglas County as of Aug&nbsp;2011. Check back again as records are being added.)  
 
:*'''Early to 1917''' Death index {{FHL|296824|item|disp=FHL Film 1293660}} One of 2 films.  
 
:*'''Early to 1917''' Death index {{FHL|296824|item|disp=FHL Film 1293660}} One of 2 films.  
 
:*'''1877-1902''' Death register {{FHL|296824|item|disp=FHL Film 1293660}}  
 
:*'''1877-1902''' Death register {{FHL|296824|item|disp=FHL Film 1293660}}  
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:*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
:*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Douglas/ Douglas County, Illinois genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Douglas/ Douglas County, Illinois genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
:*Douglas County, Illinois genealogy and history presented by [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/douglas/ Illinois Genealogy Trails].&nbsp; This website includes biographies, births, cemeteries, death records, family bibles, county histories, marriages, military, obituaries, and newspaper gleanings.&nbsp;
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:*Douglas County, Illinois genealogy and history presented by [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/douglas/ Illinois Genealogy Trails]. This website includes biographies, births, cemeteries, death records, family bibles, county histories, marriages, military, obituaries, and newspaper gleanings.
  
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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[[Category:Douglas_County,_Illinois]]
 
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Revision as of 04:24, 13 August 2011

Douglas County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Douglas County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 8 and 16, 1859
County Seat Tuscola
Courthouse
IL-douglas-courthouse.jpg
Address Douglas County Courthouse
401 S. Center
Tuscola, Illinois 61953
(217) 253-2411
Douglas County Website


United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Douglas County

Douglas County Organization

Douglas County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Douglas County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1859 1877 1860 1830 1859

County Courthouse

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

Historical Facts

Stephen A Douglas.jpg
Douglas County was named for Stephen A. Douglas who was an American politician and was a candidate for United States President in 1860. He lost to Abraham Lincoln.

Boundary Changes

  • 8 February 1859: Douglas County was created from Coles County. [1]

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Cemeteries for more information.

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

Census

For information and tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190019,097
191019,5912.6%
192019,6040.1%
193017,914−8.6%
194017,590−1.8%
195016,706−5.0%
196019,24315.2%
197018,997−1.3%
198019,7744.1%
199019,464−1.6%
200019,9222.4%
IL Counties 1900-1990

State

Court Records

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History

Land and Property

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Land and Property for more information.

Maps

Military Records

Civil War

  • Civil War service men from Douglas 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 Douglas County.
- 54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, E, G, and K.

World War I

World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate Records

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Probate Records for more information.

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

  • Family History Center
  • Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
  • Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Websites

Databases pertinent to Douglas County


References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002