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== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
  
=== Biography ===
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=== Biography ===
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Perry County on page 188.]
 
*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA188&lpg=PA188 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Perry County on page 188.]
  
=== Church Records ===
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=== Church Records ===
  
 
==== Catholic  ====
 
==== Catholic  ====
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*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of Sacred Heart Parish, Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois 1868-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
 
*{{RecordSearch|1388122|Church Records of Sacred Heart Parish, Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois 1868-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
  
=== Court Records ===
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=== Court Records ===
  
=== Ethnic Research ===
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====The following copies of original records are available: ====
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*'''1828–1835''' County record, no. 1, book A {{FHL|136170|item|disp=FHL film 975937 Item 5}}
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*'''1852–1924''' Insanity proceedings {{FHL|557944|item|disp=FHL films 1688945-9}}
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*'''1913–1937''' Mother's petitions for relief {{FHL|557990|item|disp=FHL film 1688956}}
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=== Ethnic Research ===
  
 
==== African American  ====
 
==== African American  ====
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
=== Genealogy ===
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=== Genealogy ===
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=== History  ===
  
=== History ===
 
 
*''Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties: Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States, and the Governors of the State of Illinois.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1894. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24665 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbiographi00biograp Internet Archive]. {{FHL|313874|item|disp=FHL Film 825600}} For additional access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Portrait_and_Biographical_Record_of_Randolph%2C_Jackson%2C_Perry_and_Monroe_Counties%2C_Illinois WeRelate].  
 
*''Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties: Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States, and the Governors of the State of Illinois.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1894. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24665 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbiographi00biograp Internet Archive]. {{FHL|313874|item|disp=FHL Film 825600}} For additional access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Portrait_and_Biographical_Record_of_Randolph%2C_Jackson%2C_Perry_and_Monroe_Counties%2C_Illinois WeRelate].  
 
*Robertson, Robert Crawford. ''Pioneer Families of Randolph and Perry Counties, Illinois: Notes on the Campbell, Crozier, Flack, Milligan, Steele and Thompson Families: The Crawfords of Ballynease, Londonderry, Ireland, with Descendants in the U.S.A., and Their Descendants in the Elsey, Garven, Matthews and Robertson Families''. Chattanooga, Tenn.: R.C. Robertson, 1960. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22615 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*Robertson, Robert Crawford. ''Pioneer Families of Randolph and Perry Counties, Illinois: Notes on the Campbell, Crozier, Flack, Milligan, Steele and Thompson Families: The Crawfords of Ballynease, Londonderry, Ireland, with Descendants in the U.S.A., and Their Descendants in the Elsey, Garven, Matthews and Robertson Families''. Chattanooga, Tenn.: R.C. Robertson, 1960. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=22615 Ancestry] ($).  
 
*Neville, J. Wesley. ''Student's History of Perry County''. 1990. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19900 Ancestry] ($).<br>
 
*Neville, J. Wesley. ''Student's History of Perry County''. 1990. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=19900 Ancestry] ($).<br>
  
=== Land and Property ===
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=== Land and Property ===
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==== The following abstracts are available: ====
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*'''1920''' Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois). ''Plat book and complete survey of Perry County, Illinois 1920.'' Chester, Illinois&nbsp;: Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1991. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26940161 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|745753|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 R2pb}}
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==== The following copies of original records are available: ====
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*1814–1903'''Land patent record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]'''
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*'''1827–1863''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1827–1890''' Grantor and grantee index {{FHL|231567|item|disp=FHL films 975891-3}}
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*'''1827–1950''' Deeds {{FHL|231567|item|disp=FHL films 975894–916}}
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*'''1850s-1894''' Swamp land records {{FHL|557936|item|disp=FHL films 1688943}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1987''' Land atlas and plat book {{FHL|560733|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 R2p}}
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
=== Military Records ===
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=== Military Records ===
  
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Perry 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 Perry County.<br>
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Perry 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 Perry County.<br>
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:- [[89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.
 
:- [[89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company D.
  
=== Naturalization ===
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=== Naturalization ===
  
=== Newspapers and Obituaries ===
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=== Newspapers and Obituaries ===
  
===Periodicals ===
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=== Periodicals ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
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====The following copies of original records are available: ====
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*'''1828–1858''' Probate record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1829–1843''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1840–1953''' Index to estates {{FHL|260949|item|disp=FHL film 975937 Item 1}}
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*'''1843–1856''' Probate administrator's bonds and letters [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1858–1889''' Probate record {{FHL|260949|item|disp=FHL films 975931-6}}
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*'''1860–1875''' Administrators records {{FHL|260938|item|disp=FHL film 975928}}
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*'''1867–1884''' Proceedings on petition to sell real estate {{FHL|136163|item|disp=FHL film 975937 Item 4}}
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*'''1867–1909''' Will record {{FHL|260938|item|disp=FHL film 975928-9}}
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*'''1875–1883''' Estate record {{FHL|260949|item|disp=FHL films 975933-4}}
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*'''1897–1917''' Wills and executors {{FHL|260938|item|disp=FHL films 975929-30}}
  
=== Probate Records ===
 
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/perry/index.html Death Index 1916 - 1950], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.  
 
[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/perry/index.html Death Index 1916 - 1950], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.  
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==== The following abstracts are available:  ====
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===== Births:  =====
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Dickinson, H.B. and Elda Jones. ''Birth records, Dr. H.B. Dickinson, Coulterville, Illinois.'' Marissa, Illinois&nbsp;: Marissa Historical &amp; Genealogical Society, 2003. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/72573361 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1212362|item|disp=FHL book 977.392/C2 J4d}}
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===== Marriages:  =====
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*'''1827–1850''' Cooke, Dorothy and Elizaeth Eiker. ''Marriage licenses issued in Perry County, Illinois beginning 1827 to 1850.''[Pinckneyville, Ill., 1959]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15671088 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|271007|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 V25c}}
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*'''1868–1896''' Schick, Lee, Naomi Schick, and Mary Alyce Browne Kern. ''Perry County, Illinois marriage records, 1868-1896, a few through 1903.'' Carterville, Illinois&nbsp;: Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1992. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/26669237 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|555254|item|disp=FHL book 977.393 V2s}}
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*'''1827–1850''' Spurgeon, Elizabeth Eiker and Dorothy Cooke. ''Perry County, Illinois, marriages 1827–1850 with genealogical notes.'' Thomson, Illinois&nbsp;: Heritage House, 1973. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc//3485373 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|249820|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 81}}
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===== Deaths:  =====
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Newspapers with vital record information:
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*'''1869–1876''' Randolph County Genealogical Society. ''The Valley clarion newspaper, Chester, Illinois, August 1869– April 1876.'' Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, [1990?][http://www.worldcat.org/oclc//26993285 Other libraries (WorldCat)]{{FHL|511992|item|disp=FHL book 977.39 D2v}}
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==== The following copies of original records are available:  ====
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===== Births:  =====
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*'''1845–1914''' Birth Certificates, Delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1845–1877''' Miscellaneous births {{FHL|260697|item|disp=FHL film 975917}}
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*'''1871–1915''' Delayed births {{FHL|260697|item|disp=FHL films 975917–8}}
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*'''1878–1916''' Birth index {{FHL|260722|item|disp=FHL film 975919}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1878–1915''' Births {{FHL|260722|item|disp=FHL films 975919–21}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1827–1916''' Marriage record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1827–1974''' Marriage record index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1827–1867''' Marriage record {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975923}}
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*'''1827–1868''' Parent's permission to marriage {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975927}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1868–1974''' Marriage index {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975924–5}}
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*'''1878–1916''' Marriage register {{FHL|260927|item|disp=FHL films 975926}}
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*'''1870–1892''' Coroner's inquest record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1878-1915''' Death index {{FHL|260729|item|disp=FHL film 975922}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1878–1915''' Registers of death {{FHL|260729|item|disp=FHL film 975922}} [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1911–1915''' Coroner's death certificates {{FHL|260729|item|disp=FHL film 975922}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==

Revision as of 23:52, 2 August 2011




Perry County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Perry County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 29, 1827
County Seat Pinckneyville
Courthouse
IL-perry-courthouse.jpg
Address P.O. Box 438
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
618-357-5116
Website: www.perrycountyil.org
Named for: Oliver Hazard Perry
Oliver Hazard Perry.JPG


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

Perry County Organization

                                     Beginning Dates for Perry County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1845
1827
1878
1830
1817
1828

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

Historical Facts

Parent County

  • 1827--Perry County was created 29 January 1827 from Randolph and Jackson Counties.  County seat:  Pinckneyville [1]

Boundary Changes

Neighboring Counties =

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Perry 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.
190019,830
191022,08811.4%
192022,9013.7%
193022,767−0.6%
194023,4382.9%
195021,684−7.5%
196019,184−11.5%
197019,7573.0%
198021,7149.9%
199021,412−1.4%
200023,0947.9%
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, Perry County on page 188.]

Church Records

Catholic

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

Court Records

The following copies of original records are available:


Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

  • Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties: Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States, and the Governors of the State of Illinois. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1894. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. FHL Film 825600 For additional access, see WeRelate.
  • Robertson, Robert Crawford. Pioneer Families of Randolph and Perry Counties, Illinois: Notes on the Campbell, Crozier, Flack, Milligan, Steele and Thompson Families: The Crawfords of Ballynease, Londonderry, Ireland, with Descendants in the U.S.A., and Their Descendants in the Elsey, Garven, Matthews and Robertson Families. Chattanooga, Tenn.: R.C. Robertson, 1960. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Neville, J. Wesley. Student's History of Perry County. 1990. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land and Property

The following abstracts are available:

  • 1920 Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois). Plat book and complete survey of Perry County, Illinois 1920. Chester, Illinois : Randolph County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1991. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.393 R2pb

The following copies of original records are available:

Maps

Military Records

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Perry 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 Perry County.
- 31st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 81st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, C and K.
- 89th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

The following copies of original records are available:


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 Perry County are kept, see the Perry 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

Perry County, Illinois Marriage Records 1827 - 1850, available online, courtesy: USGenWeb Archives.

Death Index 1916 - 1950, available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.

The following abstracts are available:

Births:

Dickinson, H.B. and Elda Jones. Birth records, Dr. H.B. Dickinson, Coulterville, Illinois. Marissa, Illinois : Marissa Historical & Genealogical Society, 2003. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.392/C2 J4d

Marriages:
  • 1868–1896 Schick, Lee, Naomi Schick, and Mary Alyce Browne Kern. Perry County, Illinois marriage records, 1868-1896, a few through 1903. Carterville, Illinois : Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois, 1992. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.393 V2s
Deaths:

Newspapers with vital record information:

  • 1869–1876 Randolph County Genealogical Society. The Valley clarion newspaper, Chester, Illinois, August 1869– April 1876. Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, [1990?]Other libraries (WorldCat)FHL book 977.39 D2v

The following copies of original records are available:

Births:
Marriages:
Deaths:

Web Sites

References

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