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
- 1831-1841 LaSalle
- 1826-1831 Vermilion
- 1823-1826 Edgar
- 1819-1823 Clark
- 1827-1831 Tazewell
- 1821-1826 Fayette
North of Illinois River
- 1825-1831 Putnam
- 1823-1825 Fulton
- 1821-1823 Pike
- 1819-1823 Clark
- 1816-1819 Crawford
- 1915-1816 Edwards
- 1812-1815 Madison
- 1801-1812 St. Clair
- 1790-1801 Knox, Northwest territory
Places / Localities
Coal City, Diamond, Gardner, Minooka, and Morris
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
Mixed Land Records, 1832-1902 original in the Grundy County Courthouse. 43 films. FHL Film 1412206 first film
- 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 following 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 and 1415756 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 Grundy County Records. How to use IRAD.
1878-1901 Death Record IRAD-ISU
1878-1901Death Registers and index - FHL Collection item 1-3
Societies and Libraries
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
- 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.