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==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1841--'''Grundy County was created&nbsp;17 February 1841 from [[LaSalle County, Illinois|La Salle]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Morris <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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'''1841--'''Grundy County was created 17 February 1841 from [[LaSalle County, Illinois|La Salle]] County.<br>'''County seat:''' Morris <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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Coal City, Diamond,&nbsp;Gardner, Minooka, and &nbsp;Morris
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
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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.  
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Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
 
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.&nbsp; May give obituaries,names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=721 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Grundy County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.  
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*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=721 list of cemeteries in Grundy County] and links to the &nbsp;information for the individuals buried there.  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/grundy.htm Grundy 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/grundy.htm Grundy 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.
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.  
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.  
*There may be some books that list&nbsp;records of cemeteries in Clinton County&nbsp;on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
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*There may be some books that list&nbsp;records of cemeteries in Clinton County on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6212&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Grundy 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.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6212&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=21&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Grundy 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.
  
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The original Grundy County birth records 1877-1905 are housed at the County clerk office. The following copies are available:  
 
The original Grundy County birth records 1877-1905 are housed at the County clerk office. The following copies are available:  
  
'''1877-1893 '''Birth Record '''Index'''&nbsp; IRAD-ISU&nbsp;Search for Grundy County Records.&nbsp;How to use IRAD  
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'''1877-1893 '''Birth Record '''Index'''&nbsp; IRAD-ISU Search for Grundy County Records. How to use IRAD  
  
 
'''1877-1905 '''Birth Records IRAD-ISU  
 
'''1877-1905 '''Birth Records IRAD-ISU  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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'''Databases Pertinent to Grundy County'''
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<br>[[Databases Pertinent to Grundy County |Local Governmental Records Database ]]<br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments ]<br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index ]<br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950 ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database ]<br>[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois]
  
 
*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.  

Revision as of 13:54, 30 June 2011

Grundy County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Grundy County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 17, 1841
County Seat Morris
Courthouse
Address Grundy County Courthouse
111 East Washington Street
Morris, Illinois 60450
County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 675
Morris, Illinois 60450
(815) 941-3222/3224
Clerk of the Circuit Court
(815) 941-3265
Website: www.grundyco.org
Named for: Felix Grundy
Felix Grundy.JPG


Template:Illinois-stub United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Grundy County


History

The county is named after U.S. Attorney General Felix Grundy (1777-1840).[1]

Parent County

1841--Grundy County was created 17 February 1841 from La Salle County.
County seat: Morris [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Coal City, Diamond, Gardner, Minooka, and  Morris

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Archives and Libraries

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Illinois State Universtiy (ISU)
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.
  • Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Grundy County and links to the  information for the individuals buried there.
  • Grundy 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.
  • Illinois Cemeteries by county.
  • There may be some books that list records of cemeteries in Clinton County on Google Books or available at public libraries.
  • ePodunk list of Grundy 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
18505,681
18609,39365.3%
187012,65234.7%
188016,12927.5%
189017,1386.3%
190024,13640.8%
191024,1620.1%
192018,580−23.1%
193018,6780.5%
194018,398−1.5%
195019,2174.5%
196022,35016.3%
197026,53518.7%
198030,58215.3%
199032,3375.7%
200037,53516.1%
201050,06333.4%
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church

Court

1846-1963 Circuit Court Case Files IRAD-ISU Search for Grundy County. How to use IRAD

Land

Mixed Land records, 1832-1902 original in the Grundy County Courthouse. 43 films. FHL Film 1412206 first film

Local Histories

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Grundy 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 Grundy County.
- 53rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 76th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.

Newspapers

Grundy, Will, La Salle and Kendall Counties: 1840-1879 deaths, marriages, births as extracted from area newspapers. by Becki Leucht. FHL Film 795992 item 2 or Book 977.32 V2L

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Birth

The original Grundy County birth records 1877-1905 are housed at the County clerk office. The following copies are available:

1877-1893 Birth Record Index  IRAD-ISU Search for Grundy County Records. How to use IRAD

1877-1905 Birth Records IRAD-ISU

1877-1905 Births records and index - FHL Film 1415754 Items 2-4.

Marriage

The original Grundy County marriage records 1841- 1923 are housed at the County courthouse. The followiang copies are available:

1841-1903 Marriage Records Index IRAD-ISU Search for Grundy County Records. How to use IRAD.

1841-1923 Marriage Records IRAD-ISU

1841-1923 Marriage records - FHL Films 1415755 item 4 -6 and 1415756 Item 1-4

Death

The original Grundy County marriage records 1847-1901 are housed at the County courthouse. The following copies are available:

1878-1904 Death Record Index IRAD-ISU Search for Gurndy County Records. How to use IRAD.

1878-1901 Death Record IRAD-ISU

1878-1901 Death Registers and index - FHL Film 1415755 item 1-3

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Grundy County


Local Governmental Records Database
Name Index to Illinois Local Governments
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database
Federal Township Plats of Illinois

References

  1. "Felix Grundy," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.