Ogle County, Illinois Genealogy
|Ogle County, Illinois|
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
|Founded:||January 16, 1836|
|Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives|
|Address|| Ogle County Courthouse|
P.O. Box 69
Oregon, Illinois 61061
Ogle County Website
- 1 Ogle County Organization
- 2 Places / Localities
- 3 Records and Resources
- 3.1 Biography
- 3.2 Cemeteries
- 3.3 Census
- 3.4 Church Records
- 3.5 Court Records
- 3.6 Ethnic Research
- 3.7 Genealogy
- 3.8 History
- 3.9 Land and Property
- 3.10 Maps
- 3.11 Military
- 3.12 Naturalization
- 3.13 Newspapers and Obituaries
- 3.14 Poorhouses
- 3.15 Probate Records
- 3.16 Repositories
- 3.17 Social Groups Online
- 3.18 Taxation
- 3.19 Vital Records
- 4 Web Sites
- 5 References
Ogle County Organization
Ogle County's civil records start the following years:
|Beginning Dates for Ogle County Records|
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Ogle County are kept, see the Ogle County Courthouse page.
Ogle County is named for Captain Joseph Ogle who distinguished himself with courage in the early days of Illinois state history.
See an interactive map of Ogle County boundary changes.
Places / Localities
Records and Resources
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 Ogle County and links to the information for the individuals buried there.
- Ogle 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.
- The Family History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Ogle County. Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
- ePodunk list of Ogle 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.
|IL Counties 1900-1990|
- 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, Ogle County on page 187.]
- 1837-1915 Circuit and Chancery Court Case Files IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1872-1963 County Court Case Files IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
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
Land and Property
- 1800s-Present - Use the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry patents. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.
- 1800s-Present - Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales from Illinois State Archives also provides an index to federal land sales.
Civil War service men from Ogle 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 Ogle County.
- - 17th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company M
- - 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies E, F, and H.
- - 39th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- - 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B and H.
- - 65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment), Company A.
- - 92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, D, E, H, and K.
- 1839-1900, 1906-1929 Naturalization Records, Circuit Court IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1839-1931 Naturalization Record Index, Circuit Court IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1872-1906 Naturalization Records, County Court IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
Newspapers and Obituaries
Newspaperarchive.com ($) has historical newspapers available on-line. Their database has Freeport City newspapers from the late 1800's and early 1900's that covered local news on residents from Ogle County. The Rock Island Public Library provides free access to this database at its library.
- 1878-1933 Ogle County Almshouse Register at Illinois State Archives; Index
- 1878-1933 Almshouse Registers IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- An unspecified number of Ogle County probate records are available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970.
Family History Center
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Social Groups Online
- 1857-1965 Birth Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1878-1935 Birth Records and Certificates IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1870-1954 Delayed Birth Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1837-1900 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index at Illinois State Archives; Index
- 1837-1923 Marriage Records and Licenses IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1837-1930 Marriage Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1878-1915 Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916 at Illinois State Archives; Index
- 1916-1950 Database of Illinois Death Certificates at Illinois State Archives; Index
- 1902-1915 Death Certificates, Stillbirth IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1878-1934 Death Records and Certificates IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
- 1878-1965 Death Record Index IRAD-NIU; search for Ogle County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)