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Guide to '''Moultrie County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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== Moultrie County Organization  ==
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=== Moultrie County Organization  ===
  
 
Moultrie County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Moultrie County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Moultrie County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Moultrie County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Moultrie County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Moultrie County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Moultrie County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Moultrie County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Moultrie County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1843--'''Moultrie County was created 16 February 1843&nbsp;from [[Shelby County, Illinois|Shelby]] and [[Macon County, Illinois|Macon]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Sullivan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1843--'''Moultrie County was created 16 February 1843&nbsp;from [[Shelby County, Illinois Genealogy|Shelby]] and [[Macon County, Illinois Genealogy|Macon]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''&nbsp;Sullivan <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
See an interactive map of Moultrie County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
  
'''November 25, 1864''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1864''' Fire burned the courthouse on 25 November and destroyed most records.
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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{{Fire+}}
 
 
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Coles County, Illinois|Coles]]  
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*[[Coles County, Illinois Genealogy|Coles]]  
*[[Douglas County, Illinois|Douglas]]  
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*[[Douglas County, Illinois Genealogy|Douglas]]  
*[[Macon County, Illinois|Macon]]  
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*[[Macon County, Illinois Genealogy|Macon]]  
*[[Piatt County, Illinois|Piatt]]  
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*[[Piatt County, Illinois Genealogy|Piatt]]  
*[[Shelby County, Illinois|Shelby]]
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*[[Shelby County, Illinois Genealogy|Shelby]]
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Cemeteries]] for more information.<br><br>Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Moultrie}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Moultrie, Illinois''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=16&GScnty=759&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://moultrie.illinoisgenweb.org/Cemeteries/Cemeteries.html ILGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/moultrie/moultriecem.html ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/moultrie.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=70 Illinois Gravestones]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|394926|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[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.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Moultrie+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=759 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=759 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Moultrie County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=759 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/moultrie.htm Moultrie 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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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Moultrie&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Moultrie Graveyards of Illinois]
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*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|394926|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Moultrie County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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The following web sites have additional information on Moultrie county cemeteries.
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6462&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Moultrie 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=6462&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=36&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Moultrie 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.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmoult2/Cemeteries/Cemeteries.html Moultrie County Cemeteries ]includes a [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmoult2/Cemeteries/Images/MoultrieCemeteryLocations.png map]&nbsp;(click to expand the image).
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*[http://www.uscemeteryproj2.com/illinois/moultrie/moultrie.htm Moultrie County Cemeteries Project] lists with townships.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
Additional resources for Moultrie County church records may be found in the {{FHL|395919|subject_id|disp=FHLC - church records}}. Histories of area churches may be found in the {{FHL|774086|subject_id|disp=FHLC - church histories section}}. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Moultrie County church records may be found in the {{FHL|395919|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog - church records}}. Histories of area churches may be found in the {{FHL|774086|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog - church histories section}}. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Ilmoultrie.jpg|right|400px|Ilmoultrie.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/moultrie_map.html Moultrie County Federal Township Plats]
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/moultrie_map.html Moultrie County Federal Township Plats]
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1772 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9048 Illinois Wills and Probate Records 1772-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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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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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library.]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library.]]  
  
:*'''1862-1964''' Will records and estate file index {{FHL|382785|item|disp=FHL Film 1312718 (first of four films)}}
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*'''1862-1964''' Will records and estate file index {{FHL|382785|item|disp=FHL Film 1312718 (first of four films)}}
  
:*[No probate record holdings noted in [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Moultrie County Listing.] Search for Moultrie County records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|Information about how to use IRAD]]
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*[No probate record holdings noted in [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Moultrie County Listing.] Search for Moultrie County records. [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|Information about how to use IRAD]]
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
There are over 4500&nbsp;[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide which serve as&nbsp;branch facilities&nbsp;of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp;&nbsp;Volunteers provide research assistance to&nbsp;help patrons identify their ancestors.&nbsp;&nbsp;Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at&nbsp;a nominal cost.&nbsp;&nbsp;Locate&nbsp;your nearest Family History Center<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313427430247_409" /> at the&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] website.&nbsp; Call&nbsp;ahead to verify operating hours.&nbsp; All are welcome.<br><br>The following centers are accessible to residents of Moultrie&nbsp;County, Illinois:<br><br>'''Champaign Illinois Family History Center'''<br>604 W Windsor Rd<br>Champaign, Champaign, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-352-8063<br>Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt<br><br>'''Decatur Illinois Family History Center'''<br>3955 Lourdes Ln<br>Decatur, Macon, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-875-9396<br>Hours: T, Sat 10am-3pm; Th 6pm-9pm<br><br>  
 
There are over 4500&nbsp;[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide which serve as&nbsp;branch facilities&nbsp;of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp;&nbsp;Volunteers provide research assistance to&nbsp;help patrons identify their ancestors.&nbsp;&nbsp;Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at&nbsp;a nominal cost.&nbsp;&nbsp;Locate&nbsp;your nearest Family History Center<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313427430247_409" /> at the&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] website.&nbsp; Call&nbsp;ahead to verify operating hours.&nbsp; All are welcome.<br><br>The following centers are accessible to residents of Moultrie&nbsp;County, Illinois:<br><br>'''Champaign Illinois Family History Center'''<br>604 W Windsor Rd<br>Champaign, Champaign, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-352-8063<br>Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt<br><br>'''Decatur Illinois Family History Center'''<br>3955 Lourdes Ln<br>Decatur, Macon, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-875-9396<br>Hours: T, Sat 10am-3pm; Th 6pm-9pm<br><br>  
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
[http://moultriecountyil.tripod.com/ Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society]<br>P.O. Box 588 - 117 E. Harrison St. <br>Sullivan, IL 61951-0588 <br>(217)728-4085<br><br>  
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'''Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 588 <br>117 E. Harrison St. <br>Sullivan, IL 61951-0588 <br>Telephone Number: 217-728-4085<br>E-mail:[mailto:mocohgs@gmail.com mocohgs@gmail.com]<br>[http://moultriecountyil.tripod.com/ Website]<br>[http://www.moultrieonline.com/moultrie-county-historical-genealogical-society/ Website]<br> <br>
  
The Heritage Center Research Library &amp; Museum is open to the public.&nbsp;<br>Summer Hours: Monday &amp; Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.<br>Winter Hours: Monday &amp; Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.<br><br>Publication: ''Moultrie County, Illinois Heritage Journal''  
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The Heritage Center Research Library and Museum is open to the public.&nbsp;<br>Summer Hours: Monday &amp; Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.<br>Winter Hours: Monday &amp; Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.<br><br>Publication: ''Moultrie County, Illinois Heritage Journal''
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].  
  
Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Moultrie County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm 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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<br> Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Moultrie County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm 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 [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Moultrie County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|EIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
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 Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Moultrie County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|EIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
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:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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:*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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:*'''1810-1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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:*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
:*'''1843–1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] (1843-1900 for Moultrie County)  
 
:*'''1843–1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] (1843-1900 for Moultrie County)  
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
 
 
:*USGenWeb, Moultrie County, Illinois (ILGenWeb), [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmoult2/VitalRecords/VitalRecords.html Moultrie County Marriages]
 
:*USGenWeb, Moultrie County, Illinois (ILGenWeb), [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmoult2/VitalRecords/VitalRecords.html Moultrie County Marriages]
  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
 
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/il/moultrie/webbbs_config.pl Moultrie County, Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Sullivan, Allenville, Bethany, Dalton City, Dora, East Nelson, Gays, Jonathan Creek, Lovington, Lowe, Marrowbone, Whitley, and surrounding area.  
 
:*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/il/moultrie/webbbs_config.pl Moultrie County, Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Sullivan, Allenville, Bethany, Dalton City, Dora, East Nelson, Gays, Jonathan Creek, Lovington, Lowe, Marrowbone, Whitley, and surrounding area.  
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/moultrie-county/ Moultrie County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Moultrie-County.htm Moultrie County IL Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
  
 
Databases pertinent to Moultrie County  
 
Databases pertinent to Moultrie County  
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:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database] IRAD  
 
:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database] IRAD  
 
:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments] IRAD  
 
:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments] IRAD  
:*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Moultrie|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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:*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Moultrie|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Moultrie/ Moultrie County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Moultrie/ Moultrie County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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[[Category:Moultrie_County,_Illinois]]
 
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Latest revision as of 21:08, 10 February 2017

United States
Illinois


Moultrie County

Guide to Moultrie County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Moultrie County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Moultrie County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 16, 1843
County Seat Sullivan
Courthouse
Moultrie County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Moultrie County Courthouse
10 S. Main Street
Sullivan, Illinois 61951
(217) 728-4389
Moultrie County Website


Moultrie County Organization

Moultrie County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Moultrie County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1843
1877
1850
1831
1845

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

Historical Facts

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Moultrie County is named for William Moultrie who was a General during the Revolutionary War and later became the 35th Governor of South Carolina.

Parent County

Boundary Changes

For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps" (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.


Record Loss

1864 Fire burned the courthouse on 25 November and destroyed most records.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:


Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Moultrie, Illinois online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Illinois Cemeteries for more information

The following web sites have additional information on Moultrie county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190015,224
191014,630−3.9%
192014,8391.4%
193013,247−10.7%
194013,4771.7%
195013,171−2.3%
196013,6353.5%
197013,263−2.7%
198014,5469.7%
199013,930−4.2%
200014,2872.6%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church Records

Copies of Original records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Moultrie County church records may be found in the FamilySearch Catalog - church records. Histories of area churches may be found in the FamilySearch Catalog - church histories section. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Land and Property

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

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

Copies of Original Records

Abstracts

Online Resources

Maps

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Military

General

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the EIU IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1862-1919 Military Discharge Record IRAD-EIU

Civil War

Civil War service men from Moultrie 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 Moultrie County.

- 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E
- 41st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 126th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and C.
- 143rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company I.

Naturalization

Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Online 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 abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library.

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

Family History Centers

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See Family History Center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

There are over 4500 Family History Centers worldwide which serve as branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Volunteers provide research assistance to help patrons identify their ancestors.  Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at a nominal cost.  Locate your nearest Family History Center at the FamilySearch website.  Call ahead to verify operating hours.  All are welcome.

The following centers are accessible to residents of Moultrie County, Illinois:

Champaign Illinois Family History Center
604 W Windsor Rd
Champaign, Champaign, Illinois
Phone: 217-352-8063
Hours: Thur-Sat 9:30-12:30pm; Thur 7pm-9pm; or by appt

Decatur Illinois Family History Center
3955 Lourdes Ln
Decatur, Macon, Illinois
Phone: 217-875-9396
Hours: T, Sat 10am-3pm; Th 6pm-9pm

Springfield Illinois Family History Center
3601 Buckeye Dr
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois
Phone: 217-529-7930
Hours: T 6pm-9pm; W 10am-2pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm

Please note: Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments.  Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.  The records of Moultrie County come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) regional depository.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.

Libraries

Arthur Public Library District
225 South Walnut Street
Arthur, IL 61911
Phone: (217) 543-2037

Lovington Public Library District
110 West State Street
Lovington, IL 61937
Phone: (217) 873-4468

Marrowbone Public Library District
216 West Main Street
Bethany, IL 61914
Phone: (217) 665-3014

Elizabeth Titus Memorial Library
2 West Water Street
Sullivan, IL 61951
Phone: (217) 728-7221

Social Groups Online

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Societies

Moultrie County Historical and Genealogical Society
PO Box 588
117 E. Harrison St.
Sullivan, IL 61951-0588
Telephone Number: 217-728-4085
E-mail:mocohgs@gmail.com
Website
Website


The Heritage Center Research Library and Museum is open to the public. 
Summer Hours: Monday & Saturday, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Winter Hours: Monday & Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Publication: Moultrie County, Illinois Heritage Journal

Taxation

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the EIU IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1956-1967 Tax Schedules, Townships IRAD-EIU

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.


Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Moultrie 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 Eastern Illinois University (EIU) - search for Moultrie County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the EIU IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Copies of Original Records

  • 1877-1900 Births, marriages, deaths, 1843-1927; indexes, 1843-1981 FHL Film 1311780 (first of 7 films) Index to births ca. 1877-1956; birth registers 1877-1915; birth certificates 1859-1900.
  • 1859-1900 Birth Certificates IRAD-EIU
  • 1859-1920 Birth Record IRAD-EIU:*1859-1980 Birth Record Index IRAD-EIU

Online Resources

Marriages

Copies of Original Records

  • 1877-1900 Births, marriages, deaths, 1843-1927; indexes, 1843-1981 FHL Film 1312673 (first of 4 films) Index to marriages ca. 1843-1981; marriage record book A 1845-1919; marriage register 1877-1900; marriage licenses 1901-19031859-1900.
  • 1843–1919 Marriage Record IRAD-EIU
  • 1843-1981 Marriage Record Index IRAD-EIU

Online Resources

Deaths

Copies of Original Records

  • 1878-1973 Births, marriages, deaths, 1843-1927; indexes, 1843-1981 FHL Film 1312674 (first of 4 films) Index to deaths, 1878-1973; death registers 1877-1902; death certificates 1902-1927
  • 1877–1927 Death RecordIRAD-EIU
  • 1877–1973 Death Record Index IRAD-EIU

Abstracts

  • 1904-1970 Hunter, Cheri; Decatur Genealogical Society (Decatur, Illionis) and Illinois Masonic Home (Sullivan, Illinois) Illinois Masonic Home death card file, 1904-1970, Moultrie County, Illinois (Decatur, Illinois:Decatur Genealogicla Society [IL], 2004) Other Libraries; FHL Book 977.3 C42h

Online Resources


Web Sites

Databases pertinent to Moultrie County

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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