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== Massac County Organization  ==
 
== Massac County Organization  ==
  
Massac County's civil records start the following years:
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Massac County's civil records start the following years:  
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
See an interactive map of Massac County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Massac County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
One of the best places to start Massac County cemetery searches are the six volumes published by the Massac County Illinois Genealogical Society. Free surname indexes are available [http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1593 online], courtesy: ILGenWeb.
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One of the best places to start Massac County cemetery searches are the six volumes published by the Massac County Illinois Genealogical Society. Free surname indexes are available [http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1593 online], courtesy: ILGenWeb.  
  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Massac County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Massac County resources:  
  
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}  
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
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}}For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].  
  
 
=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
  
*'''1843–1849''' Circuit court record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1843–1849''' Order book, A {{FHL|90218|item|disp=FHL film 960431 }}
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:*'''1843–1849''' Circuit court record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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*Page, Oliver J. ''History of Massac County, Illinois: With Life Sketches and Portraits''. Metropolis, Ill.: O.J. Page, 1900. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16746 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028805740 Internet Archive]. {{FHL|272295|item|disp=FHL Film 599147 Item 1}}
 
*Page, Oliver J. ''History of Massac County, Illinois: With Life Sketches and Portraits''. Metropolis, Ill.: O.J. Page, 1900. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16746 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924028805740 Internet Archive]. {{FHL|272295|item|disp=FHL Film 599147 Item 1}}
  
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
''Family Maps of Massac County, Illinois'' (2008) plats the land of many nineteenth-century Massac County residents. The publisher's [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P742.aspx bookstore] includes a free online surname index. {{FHL|1506564|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3997 E7b}}
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*'''1816–1878''' Massac County Genealogical Society. ''Massac County, Il. land entries and swamp land sales, 1816-1878.'' Metropolis, Illinois&nbsp;: Massac County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1998.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42725134 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|961136|item|disp=FHL book 977.3997 R2mc}}
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:*Boyd, Gregory A. ''Family maps of Massac County, Illinois: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads and more.'' Norman, Oklahoma&nbsp;: Arphax Pub. Co., c2008.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/252044663 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1506564|item|disp=FHL book 977.3997 E7b}}  The publisher's [http://www.arphax.com/ac/-P742.aspx bookstore] includes a free online surname index.
  
The following copies of original records are available:
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'''Copies of original records'''
  
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:*'''1843–1900''' Grantee index {{FHL|232824|item|disp=FHL film 961384–7}}
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:*'''1842–1900''' Grantor index {{FHL|232824|item|disp=FHL film 961388–91}}
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:*'''1843–1896''' Deeds {{FHL|232824|item|disp=FHL first film 961392(first of 18 films )}}
 
*'''1843–1900''' Deed index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1843–1900''' Deed index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1843–1911''' Deed record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
*'''1843–1911''' Deed record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1984''' Rockford Map Publishers. ''Massac County (Illinois), land atlas and plat book, 1984.'' Rockford, Ill.&nbsp;: Rockford Map Publishers, [©1984]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/ 12052115 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|560668|item|disp=FHL book 977.3997 R2m}}
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:*'''Plat of Macadonia Cemetery south side''' {{FHL|328577|item|disp=FHL film 960427 Item 2}}
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:*'''St. John Lutheran church, old cemetery plat''' {{FHL|328583|item|disp=FHL film 960427 Item 14}}
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:*'''Plat of L.W. Smith &amp; Salem Trustees addition of Salem Cemetery''' {{FHL|328587|item|disp=FHL film 960427 Item 16}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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'''Copies of original records'''
  
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:*'''1846–1894''' Probate index {{FHL|267230|item|disp=FHL film 960430}}
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:*'''1860–1894''' Will and index {{FHL|267230|item|disp=FHL film 960436}}; [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1866–1885''' Probate journals {{FHL|267230|item|disp=FHL film 960432–5}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
*'''1871–1883''' Probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Massac County, and select the record type you are interested in.
 
*'''1871–1883''' Probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Massac County, and select the record type you are interested in.
 
 
*'''1846–1964''' Probate case files index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1846–1964''' Probate case files index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
*'''1866–1885''' Probate record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
*'''1860–1894''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Massac County are kept, see the [[Massac County, Illinois Courthouse|Massac 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 Massac County are kept, see the [[Massac County, Illinois Courthouse|Massac County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Center ====
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==== Family History Center ====
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
  
=== Societies ===
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=== Societies ===
  
'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical_Society_of_Southern_Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.
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'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
The following copies of original records are available:  
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.
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Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Massac County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [[Illinois Vital Records#Birth_Records|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.
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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Randolph County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]
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:*'''1849–1869''' Fellows, Paul E. ''Massac County memories.'' Metropolis, Illinois: Massac Print., 1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/27353937Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|587314|item|disp=FHL book 977.3997 H2f v. 1-2}}
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===== Births:  =====
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'''Copies of Original Birth Records'''
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:*'''1864–1941''' Births {{FHL|263731|item|disp=FHL film 961835}}
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:*'''1878–1916''' Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1878–1941''' Birth record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1864–1877''' Birth record delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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===== Marriages:  =====
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'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''
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:*'''1843–1900''' Foss, Carolyn Cromeenes and Judy Foreman Lee. ''Massac County, Illinois early marriage records.'' [Newburgh, IN] (6688 Outer Gray St., Newburgh 47630): J.F. Lee, 1991-&lt;1993&gt;. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/25247388 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|555359|item|disp=FHL 977.3997 V2f v. 1–4}}
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:*'''1858–1903''' Massac County Genealogical Society. ''Massac County, Illinois marriages from misc. sources, 1858-1903.'' Metropolis, Illinois: Massac County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1998.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42725133 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|961134|item|disp=FHL book 977.3997 V2mc}}
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:*'''18–18''' [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/51990352 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|721582|item|disp=FHL book 977.396 V2d 1816–1865, 1866–1880}}
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'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''
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:*'''1854–1923''' Marriage records and index {{FHL|263990|item|disp=FHL first film 961837 (first of 6 films)}}
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:*'''1854–1923''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1854–1901''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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===== Deaths: =====
  
==== Births  ====
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'''Abstracts of Death Records'''
  
*'''1878–1916''' Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1906–1908; 1913–1917''' Ferrell, Ed. Index to obituaries and death notices which appeared in the Metropolis Herald, Massac County, Illinois, 1906-1908; 1913-1917. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/28493129 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|638867|item|disp=FHL book 977.3997 V42f}}
*'''1878–1941''' Birth record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1864–1877''' Birth record delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
  
==== Marriages  ====
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:*'''1878–1902''' Massac County Genealogical Society. ''Massac County, Ill. death records.'' Metropolis, Illinois&nbsp;: Massac County Genealogical Society, 1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31002252 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|637118|item|disp=FHL book 977.3997 V2m v. 1–2}}
  
*'''1854–1923''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1896–1914''' Coles, James E. and Brenda Jenkins. ''Massac County, Illinois coroner's reports&nbsp;: volume one (Book A 1869-1914).'' [Metropolis, Illinois]: Massac County Geneal. Society, 1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31020335 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|636936|item|disp=FHL book 977.3997 V2c}}
*'''1854–1901''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
  
==== Deaths  ====
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'''Copies of original Death Records'''
  
*'''1878–1915''' Death record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1878–1971''' Deaths {{FHL|263742|item|disp=FHL film 961836}}
*'''1878–1971''' Death record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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:*'''1878–1915''' Death record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1878–1971''' Death record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
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=== Voter Registration  ===
 
=== Voter Registration  ===
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== References  ==
 
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[[Category:Massac_County,_Illinois]]
 
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Massac County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Massac County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: 1843
County Seat Metropolis
Courthouse
IL-massac-courthouse.jpg
Address Massac County Courthouse
P.O. Box 429
Metropolis, Illinois 62960
(618) 664-0449


Template:Illinois-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Massac County

Massac County Organization

Massac County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Massac County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1843
1877
1850
1843
1843

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

Historical Facts

Fort Massac Illinois.jpg
Fort Massac Massac County gets it's name from Fort Massac which was named in honor of the Marquis de Massiac who was a French Naval minister.

Parent County

  • 1843--Massac County was created 8 February 1843 from Pope and Johnson Counties.  County seat:  Metropolis [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Massac County boundary changes.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

One of the best places to start Massac County cemetery searches are the six volumes published by the Massac County Illinois Genealogical Society. Free surname indexes are available online, courtesy: ILGenWeb.

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

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190013,110
191014,2008.3%
192013,559−4.5%
193014,0813.8%
194014,9376.1%
195013,594−9.0%
196014,3415.5%
197013,889−3.2%
198014,9907.9%
199014,752−1.6%
200015,1612.8%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church Records

Catholic

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

Court Records

Copies of original records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

The online Shawnee Community College Local History Project includes dozens of personal interviews and even a "Letter From the Birdman of Alcatraz," that give you a taste of historic Massac County. Was your relative one of the interviewed individuals?


Land and Property

Abstracts

  • Boyd, Gregory A. Family maps of Massac County, Illinois: with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads and more. Norman, Oklahoma : Arphax Pub. Co., c2008.Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3997 E7b The publisher's bookstore includes a free online surname index.

Copies of original records

Maps

Military Records

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Massac 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 Massac County.
- 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A and D.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Copies of original records

  • 1871–1883 Probate records are also available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970. Click on the browse through images link, select Massac County, and select the record type you are interested in.
  • 1846–1964 Probate case files index IRAD (SIU)

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

Family History Center

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

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 Massac 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 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 Randolph County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

General

Births:

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriages:

Abstracts of Marriage Records

Copies of original Marriage Records

Deaths:

Abstracts of Death Records

Copies of original Death Records


Voter Registration

Places / Localities


To see a list of places in Massac 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. 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.