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| building address = [[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse]]'''<br>'''County Clerk and Recorder'''<br>200 West State Street<br>Paxton, Illinois 60957<br>(217) 379-9400<br>E-Mail: clerk@fordcountycourthouse.com<br>'''Circuit Court Clerk'''<br>P.O. Box 80<br>Paxton, Illinois 60957<br>(217) 379-9420
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| building address = '''Ford County Courthouse'''<br>'''County Clerk and Recorder'''<br>200 West State Street<br>Paxton, Illinois 60957<br>(217) 379-9400<br>E-Mail: clerk@fordcountycourthouse.com<br>'''Circuit Court Clerk'''<br>P.O. Box 80<br>Paxton, Illinois 60957<br>(217) 379-9420
 
 
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{{Illinois-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]]&nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Ford County''  
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Ford County''  
 
 
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=== Quick Dates ===
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=== Ford County Organization ===
  
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Ford County's civil records start the following years:
  
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''Beginning Dates for Ford County Records'''
 
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1859<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1859  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1860
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1834
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1850
 
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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 Adams County are kept, see the [[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse|Ford County Courthouse]] page.
  
=== History ===
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=== Historical Records ===
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[[Image:Governor Thomas Ford.jpg|thumb|right]]
  
==== Parent County ====
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'''Ford County''' is named for {{wpd|Thomas_Ford|Thomas Ford}}, the eighth Governor of Illinois.
  
*'''1859--'''Ford County was created 17 February 1859&nbsp;from [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]] County.&nbsp;'''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Paxton <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*'''17 February 1859:''' Ford County was created from [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]] 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><BR>Note:An earlier attempt to create Holmes County (proposed), on 31 January 1857 in the same general area, was unsuccessful. (Ill. Laws 1859, pub., pp. 29-33) (source:[http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/documents/IL_Individual_County_Chronologies.htm#Individual_County_Chronologies Newberry Library]}
  
 
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
 
==== Populated Places  ====
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
 
*[[Champaign County, Illinois|Champaign]]
 
*[[Iroquois County, Illinois|Iroquois]]
 
*[[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee]]
 
*[[Livingston County, Illinois|Livingston]]
 
*[[McLean County, Illinois|McLean]]
 
*[[Vermilion County, Illinois|Vermilion]]
 
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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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.  
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are 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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Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County]  
 
Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County]  
 
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==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=716 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Ford County ]and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
 
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=716 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Ford County ]and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/ford.htm Ford 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://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/ford.htm Ford Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
  
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|510758|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Ford 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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=== Census  ===
 
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6144&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=19&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Ford 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.
 
 
 
==== Census  ====
 
  
 
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}}For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].  
 
}}For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].  
  
==== Church  ====
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=== Church  ===
  
==== Court ====
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=== Court Records ===
  
==== Land ====
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=== Land and Property ===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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=== Maps ===
  
==== Maps ====
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=== Military ===
  
==== Military  ====
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*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Ford 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 Ford County.
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Ford 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 Ford County.<br>
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:- [[76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
  
:- [[76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.
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=== Newspapers  ===
  
==== Newspapers  ====
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=== Probate Records ===
  
==== Probate  ====
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=== Repositories ====
  
==== Taxation  ====
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=== Societies ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Taxation ===
  
== Societies and Libraries&nbsp; ==
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=== Vital Records ===
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====Births====
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====Marriages====
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====Deaths====
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>
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*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.<br>  
 
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Ford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Ford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Ford/ Ford County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Ford/ Ford County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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[[Category:Ford_County,_Illinois]]
 
[[Category:Ford_County,_Illinois]]

Revision as of 16:55, 20 July 2011

Ford County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Ford County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 17, 1859
County Seat Paxton
Courthouse
Address Ford County, Illinois Courthouse
County Clerk and Recorder
200 West State Street
Paxton, Illinois 60957
(217) 379-9400
E-Mail: clerk@fordcountycourthouse.com
Circuit Court Clerk
P.O. Box 80
Paxton, Illinois 60957
(217) 379-9420
Website: www.fordcounty.illinois.gov


United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png 'Ford County

Ford County Organization

Ford County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1859 1878 1860 1834 1850

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

Historical Records

Governor Thomas Ford.jpg

Ford County is named for Thomas Ford, the eighth Governor of Illinois.

Boundary Changes

  • 17 February 1859: Ford County was created from Clark County. [1]
    Note:An earlier attempt to create Holmes County (proposed), on 31 January 1857 in the same general area, was unsuccessful. (Ill. Laws 1859, pub., pp. 29-33) (source:Newberry Library}

Record Loss

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Archives and Libraries

Illinois Regional Archives Depository

Illinois State Universtiy
2016 Warehouse Road Campus
Box 1520
Normal, Illinois 61802
Phone: 309-452-6027

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County

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.
190018,359
191017,096−6.9%
192016,466−3.7%
193015,489−5.9%
194015,007−3.1%
195015,9016.0%
196016,6064.4%
197016,382−1.3%
198015,265−6.8%
199014,275−6.5%
200014,241−0.2%
201014,081−1.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church

Court Records

Land and Property

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Ford 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 Ford County.
- 76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.

Newspapers

Probate Records

Repositories =

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Web Sites

References

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