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== Marion County Organization  ==
 
== Marion County Organization  ==
  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
 
The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion Brigadier General Francis Marion ](c1732-1795).<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion "Francis Marion,"] Wikipedia.</ref>  
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Marion County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Marion County resources:  
  
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*Brinkerhoff, J. H. G. ''Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County, Illinois.'' Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co., 1909. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18506 Ancestry] ($); [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH26,56403 Family History Archives]. {{FHL|274595|item|disp=FHL Film 1000502 Item 3}}
 
*Brinkerhoff, J. H. G. ''Brinkerhoff's History of Marion County, Illinois.'' Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen &amp; Co., 1909. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18506 Ancestry] ($); [http://contentdm.lib.byu.edu/u?/FH26,56403 Family History Archives]. {{FHL|274595|item|disp=FHL Film 1000502 Item 3}}
  
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
 
Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
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:*'''1854–1917''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1854–1917''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1857–1917''' Wills {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL films 1011190-92}}  
 
:*'''1857–1917''' Wills {{FHL|268084|item|disp=FHL films 1011190-92}}  
:*'''1866–1890''' Probate executor’s record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
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:*'''1866–1890''' Probate executor’s record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1866–1898''' Probate inventory record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1866–1898''' Probate inventory record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1866–1909''' Guardian {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL film 10111197–8}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1866–1909''' Guardian {{FHL|267954|item|disp=FHL film 10111197–8}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1868–1911''' Probate guardian’s dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1868–1911''' Probate guardian’s dockets [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1870–1886''' Probate widow’s relinquishment and selection record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1870–1886''' Probate widow’s relinquishment and selection record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
:*'''1888–1906''' Probate appraisement record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]Search for Marion records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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=== Societies  ===
 
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| valign="top" width="35%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]  
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| width="35%" valign="top" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]  
| valign="top" | The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion_County,_Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union County, Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).
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| valign="top" | The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union County, Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).
 
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Revision as of 21:18, 9 August 2011

Marion County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Marion County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 24, 1823
County Seat Salem
Courthouse
Marion County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Marion County Courthouse
101 E. Broadway
Salem, Illinois 62881
{618) 548-3400
Marion County Website


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

Marion County Organization

                                     Beginning Dates for Marion County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1823
1877
1830
1819
1823

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

Historical Facts

Francis Marion.JPG

The county is named after "The Swamp Fox" Revolutionary War Brigadier General Francis Marion (c1732-1795).[1]

Parent County

  • 1823--Marion County was created 24 January 1823 from Fayette and Jefferson Counties.  County seat: Salem [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Marion County boundary changes.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Marion County resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Illinois Cemeteries  

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190030,446
191035,09415.3%
192037,4976.8%
193035,635−5.0%
194047,98934.7%
195041,700−13.1%
196039,349−5.6%
197038,986−0.9%
198043,52311.6%
199041,561−4.5%
200041,6910.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

1840 Pensioners

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Marion County on page 187.]

Church Records

Catholic

FamilySearch has made parish records from five Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Marion County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories


Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Recorder. See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abtracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

The following abstracts are available:

  • Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book retrospect : property information from the past, Marion County IL. Rockford, IL : Rockford Map Publishers, [20--]. Other libraries (WorldCat)

The following copies of original records are available:

Online Resources

Maps

Military Records

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Marion 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 Marion County.

- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K. - 40th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page. 

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

Family History Library

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College Library
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338
Hours: vary by season, see website
The Society focuses on Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click here for recent issues) and a quarterly journal The Saga of Southern Illinois (click here for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Marion County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health. with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original vital records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Marion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

The following abstracts are available:

Births:
Marriages:
  • 1821-1859 Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society. Marion County, Illinois marriages, 1821–1859. Book A, B, C, book #1. Salem, Ill.: Marion County Genealogical and Historical Society, [1995]. Other libraries (WorldCat)
Deaths:

The following copies of original records are available:

Births:
Marriages:
Deaths:

Places/Localities


To see a list of places in Marion County, click on [Show], in the bar above. The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Web Sites

References

  1. "Francis Marion," Wikipedia.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 196. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.