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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
 
| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
| building address = '''Ford County, Illinois Courthouse'''<br>200 West State Street<br>Paxton, Illinois 60957<br>(217) 379-9400<br>[http://www.fordcounty.illinois.gov/ Ford County Website]
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| building address = '''Ford County, Illinois Courthouse'''<br>200 West State Street<br>Paxton, Illinois 60957<br>(217) 379-9400<br>[http://www.fordcounty.illinois.gov/]
 
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Ford County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Ford County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | <center>'''Beginning Dates for Ford County Records'''</center>
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Ford County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
 
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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 Ford County are kept, see the [[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse|Ford 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 Ford County are kept, see the [[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse|Ford County Courthouse]] page.  
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=== Historical Records  ===
 
=== Historical Records  ===
  
[[Image:Governor Thomas Ford.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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[[Image:Governor Thomas Ford.jpg|thumb|right]] The is named for {{wpdThomas Ford}}, the eighth Governor of Illinois.  
 
 
'''Ford County''' is named for {{wpd|Thomas_Ford|Thomas Ford}}, the eighth Governor of Illinois.  
 
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
'''1885-1890 '''Deed Record. IRAD-ISU  
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:'''1885-1890''' Deed Record. IRAD-ISU  
 
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:'''1888-1897''' Chattel Mortgage Extensions. IRAD-ISU  
'''1888-1897 '''Chattel Mortgage Extensions. IRAD-ISU  
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:'''1938-1952''' Chattel Morgage Record. IRAD-ISU  
 
 
'''1938-1952 '''Chattel Morgage Record. IRAD-ISU  
 
  
 
====== Index  ======
 
====== Index  ======
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
=== Military ===
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=== Military ===
  
=== '''Civil War'''<br> ===
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=== 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.
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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|76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]],&nbsp; [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/076-k-in.html Company K].
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:- [[76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/076-k-in.html Company K].
  
[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso00buregoog#page/n458/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883]&nbsp; (Source: Internet Archives)
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[http://www.archive.org/stream/listpensionerso00buregoog#page/n458/mode/1up List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883] (Source: Internet Archives)  
  
==== World War I ====
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==== World War I ====
  
[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Illinois.Ford+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]&nbsp; (Source: Ancestry)
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[http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=6482&cj=1&path=Illinois.Ford+County&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]&nbsp; (Source: Ancestry)  
  
 
==== World War II  ====
 
==== World War II  ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
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=== Newspapers ===
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[http://www.library.illinois.edu/inp/county_results.php?county=Ford Newspapers Published in Ford County] (Source: Illinois Newspaper Project)
  
[http://www.library.illinois.edu/inp/county_results.php?county=Ford Newspapers Published in Ford County]&nbsp; (Source: Illinois Newspaper Project)
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[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/illinois/Ford/ Chronicling America ]Ford County (Source: [http://www.loc.gov/index.html The Library of Congress])  
  
[http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/titles/places/illinois/Ford/ Chronicling America ]Ford County&nbsp; (Source: [http://www.loc.gov/index.html The Library of Congress])  
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[http://web.library.uiuc.edu/asp/inp/mergeddatabase/results.asp?County=Ford Cataloged Titles]&nbsp; (Source: Illinois Newspaper Project)  
  
[http://web.library.uiuc.edu/asp/inp/mergeddatabase/results.asp?County=Ford Cataloged Titles]&nbsp; (Source: Illinois Newspaper Project)
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=== Obituaries  ===
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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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 Ford County are kept, see the [[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse|Ford 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 Ford County are kept, see the [[Ford County, Illinois Courthouse|Ford County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Center ====
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*'''Family History Center'''
  
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
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*'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)'''
  
Illinois State Universtiy<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027
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*'''Public Libraries'''
 
 
Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County]
 
 
 
==== Public Libraries ====
 
  
 
=== Schools  ===
 
=== Schools  ===
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilfchs/ Ford County Historical Society]
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilfchs/ Ford County Historical Society]  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
[http://vitalrec.com/ilcounties7.html#Ford Ford Vital Records Office]&nbsp;&nbsp;
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IDPH Registrar of Vital Records<BR>
 
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Room 101 Courthouse<BR>
IDPH Registrar of Vital Records
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200 West State Street<BR>
 
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Paxton, IL 60957<BR>
Room 101 Courthouse
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1-217-379-2721
 
 
200 West State Street
 
  
Paxton, IL&nbsp; 60957
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[https://secure.ancestry.com/VitalChek/selection.aspx?ct=bd&sor=Affiliates&sdo=url&sda=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ancestry.com%2fsearch&cj=1&sid=vitalchek&o_xid=0001769072&o_lid=0001769072 Order Birth and Death Certificates Online]  
 
 
1-217-379-2721
 
 
 
[https://secure.ancestry.com/VitalChek/selection.aspx?ct=bd&sor=Affiliates&sdo=url&sda=http%3a%2f%2fwww.ancestry.com%2fsearch&cj=1&sid=vitalchek&o_xid=0001769072&o_lid=0001769072 Order Birth and Death Certificates Online]
 
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
  
'''1878-1901 '''Birth Records. IRAD-ISU  
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:'''1878-1909 '''Birth Record Index
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:'''1878-1901 '''Birth Records. IRAD-ISU  
  
====== index  ======
 
 
'''1878-1909 '''Birth Record Index
 
  
 
==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
'''1859-1927 '''Marriage Record. IRAD-ISU  
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:'''1859-1983 '''MarriageRecord Index. IRAD-ISU  
 
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:'''1859-1927 '''Marriage Record. IRAD-ISU  
====== Index  ======
 
 
 
'''1859-1983 '''MarriageRecord Index. IRAD-ISU  
 
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
'''1878-1901 '''Death Record. IRAD-ISU  
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:'''1878-1915 '''Death Record Index. IRAD-ISU
 
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:'''1878-1901 '''Death Record. IRAD-ISU  
====== Index  ======
 
 
 
'''1878-1915 '''Death Record Index. IRAD-ISU  
 
  
 
== 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.
*{{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)
  

Revision as of 17:38, 13 August 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
Ford County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Ford County, Illinois Courthouse
200 West State Street
Paxton, Illinois 60957
(217) 379-9400
[1]


United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Ford County

Ford County Organization

Ford County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Ford County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1859 1878 1860 1834 1850

County Courthouse

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

Historical Records

Governor Thomas Ford.jpg
The is named for Template:WpdThomas 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}

See an interactive map of Ford County boundary changes.

Record Loss

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

Census

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

Church Records

History

Records

Court Records

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

Land and Property

1885-1890 Deed Record. IRAD-ISU
1888-1897 Chattel Mortgage Extensions. IRAD-ISU
1938-1952 Chattel Morgage Record. IRAD-ISU
Index

1860-1941 Chattel Mortgage Index. IRAD-ISU

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.

List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 (Source: Internet Archives)

World War I

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  (Source: Ancestry)

World War II

World War II Casualities, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: Access Genealogy)

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Newspapers Published in Ford County (Source: Illinois Newspaper Project)

Chronicling America Ford County (Source: The Library of Congress)

Cataloged Titles  (Source: Illinois Newspaper Project)

Obituaries

Probate Records

Guardianships

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

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

Schools

Social Groups Online

Societies

Ford County Historical Society

Taxation

1833-1876 Taxable Lands Lists. IRAD-ISU

Vital Records

IDPH Registrar of Vital Records
Room 101 Courthouse
200 West State Street
Paxton, IL 60957
1-217-379-2721

Order Birth and Death Certificates Online

Births

1878-1909 Birth Record Index
1878-1901 Birth Records. IRAD-ISU


Marriages

1859-1983 MarriageRecord Index. IRAD-ISU
1859-1927 Marriage Record. IRAD-ISU

Deaths

1878-1915 Death Record Index. IRAD-ISU
1878-1901 Death Record. IRAD-ISU

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