Grundy County, Illinois Genealogy
|Grundy County, Illinois|
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
|Founded:||February 17, 1841|
|Address|| Grundy County Courthouse|
111 East Washington Street
Morris, Illinois 60450
County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 675
Morris, Illinois 60450
Clerk of the Circuit Court
|Named for: Felix Grundy|
- 1 History
- 2 Places / Localities
- 3 Resources
- 4 Societies and Libraries
- 5 Web Sites
- 6 References
Places / Localities
The following have information concerning African American research.
- African American Research (US) has more information about the kinds of records
- 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
Archives and Libraries
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Illinois State Universtiy (ISU)
2016 Warehouse Road Campus
Normal, Illinois 61802
Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County
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.
1846-1963 Circuit Court Case Files IRAD-ISU Search for Grundy County. How to use IRAD
- 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.
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
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.
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
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
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Grundy County, IllinoisGenealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- "Felix Grundy," Wikipedia.
- 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.