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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Piatt County'''
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Guide to '''Piatt 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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== Piatt County Organization  ==
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=== Piatt County Organization  ===
  
 
Piatt County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Piatt County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Birth|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Marriage|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Death|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Piatt County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1841--'''Piatt County was created 27 January 1841&nbsp;from [[DeWitt County, Illinois|DeWitt]] and [[Macon County, Illinois|Macon]] Counties. '''County seat: '''Monticello <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1841--'''Piatt County was created 27 January 1841&nbsp;from [[DeWitt County, Illinois Genealogy|DeWitt]] and [[Macon County, Illinois Genealogy|Macon]] Counties. '''County seat: '''Monticello <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== 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.
  
 
1839-1841 DeWitt  
 
1839-1841 DeWitt  
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1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory  
 
1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory  
  
<br>See an interactive map of Piatt County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
  
Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Piatt}}
  
*[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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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Piatt, 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=763&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://piatt.illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=763 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Piatt County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/piatt/piattcem.html ILGenWeb Archives]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/piatt.htm Piatt 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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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/piatt.htm Tombstone Project]
  
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=74 Illinois Gravestones]
  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=763 some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Piatt 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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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*{{FHL|495309|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Piatt+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 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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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=763 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Piatt&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Piatt Graveyards of Illinois]
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The following web site hasadditional information on Piatt county cemeteries.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6561&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=34&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Piatt 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=6561&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=34&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Piatt 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.
  
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'''1859-1942''' Sheriff's Certificate Sale record and Sheriff's deed record, 1868-1912. {{FHL|376444|item|disp=FHL film 988092}}  
 
'''1859-1942''' Sheriff's Certificate Sale record and Sheriff's deed record, 1868-1912. {{FHL|376444|item|disp=FHL film 988092}}  
  
=== Maps ===
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=== Maps ===
[[Image:Ilpiatt.jpg|400px|right]]
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[[Image:Ilpiatt.jpg|right|400px|Ilpiatt.jpg]]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
=== Military Records  ===
 
=== Military Records  ===
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'''Cavalry'''  
 
'''Cavalry'''  
  
:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]],&nbsp; [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/cav002-f.html Company F]
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]],&nbsp; [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/acm/cav002-f.html Company F]
  
 
'''Infantry'''  
 
'''Infantry'''  
  
:- [[21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/021-c-in.html Company C]  
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:- [[21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/021-c-in.html Company C]  
:- [[73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/073-d-in.html Company D] [[|]]  
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:- [[73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/073-d-in.html Company D]  
:- [[107th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|107th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/107-c-in.html Company C], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/107-e-in.html Company E],
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:- [[107th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|107th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/107-c-in.html Company C], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/107-e-in.html Company E],
  
[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/107-h-in.html Company H], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/107-k-in.html Company K]  
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[http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/107-h-in.html Company H], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/107-k-in.html Company K]  
  
:- [[116th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|116th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/116-a-in.html Company A]  
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:- [[116th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|116th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/116-a-in.html Company A]  
:- [[144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1864-65)|144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/144-d-in.html Company D]
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:- [[144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1864-65)|144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/144-d-in.html Company D]
  
 
<br>'''1860-1864 '''Enlisted Men in the Civil War. Piatt County Clerk. {{FHL|370826|item|disp=FHL film 988102}} Items 2-8  
 
<br>'''1860-1864 '''Enlisted Men in the Civil War. Piatt County Clerk. {{FHL|370826|item|disp=FHL film 988102}} Items 2-8  
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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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Online Probate Records - at FamilySearch  
 
Online Probate Records - at FamilySearch  
  
'''1850-1918''' [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=274854&disp=Will+record%2C+1850%2D1918%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Illinois Probate Records]  
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'''1850-1918''' [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=274854&disp=Will+record%2C+1850%2D1918%20%20&columns=*,0,0 Illinois Probate Records]
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Family History Center  ====
 
==== Family History Center  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Piatt County.  
 
Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Piatt County.  
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilpiatt/pchs.htm Piatt County Historical and Ggenealogical Society]  
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'''Piatt County Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 111<br>Monticello 61856<br><br>
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'''Piatt County Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br> 1115 N. State Street, Suite 119<br> Monticello Illinois 61856<br>Telephone Number: 217-762-9997<br>E-mail:[mailto:piatthistory@gmail.com piatthistory@gmail.com]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilpchgs/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
=== 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].
  
 
[http://vitalrec.com/ilcounties13.html#Piatt Order Birth and Death Certificates Online]  
 
[http://vitalrec.com/ilcounties13.html#Piatt Order Birth and Death Certificates Online]  
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==== '''Birth'''  ====
 
==== '''Birth'''  ====
  
'''1863-1936''' Birth Certificates, Delayed IRAD-ISU  
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*'''1863-1936''' Birth Certificates, Delayed IRAD-ISU  
 
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*'''1877-1916 '''Birth Record IRAD -ISU  
'''1877-1916 '''Birth Record IRAD -ISU  
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*'''1877-1974''' Birth Record '''Index''' IRAD-ISU  
 
 
'''1877-1974''' Birth Record '''Index''' IRAD-ISU  
 
  
 
'''Available at the Family History Library'''  
 
'''Available at the Family History Library'''  
  
'''1877-1931 '''Birth Records. Piatt County Clerk. {{FHL| 274125|item|disp=FHL 988094-988095}} Includes index. Book: 977.3673 V22i  
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*'''1877-1931 '''Birth Records. Piatt County Clerk. {{FHL| 274125|item|disp=FHL 988094-988095}} Includes index. Book: 977.3673 V22i  
  
 
==== '''Marriage'''  ====
 
==== '''Marriage'''  ====
  
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
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*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
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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
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*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
'''Available at the Family History Library'''  
 
'''Available at the Family History Library'''  
  
'''1841-1971''' Marriage Register. Piatt County Clerk {{FHL|274830|item|disp=FHL 988101}}  
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*'''1841-1971''' Marriage Register. Piatt County Clerk {{FHL|274830|item|disp=FHL 988101}}  
 
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*'''1878-1938''' Marriage Records. Piatt County Clerk. {{FHL|274333|item|disp=FHL film 988100}}  
'''1878-1938''' Marriage Records. Piatt County Clerk. {{FHL|274333|item|disp=FHL film 988100}}  
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*'''1841-1874''' Piatt County Marriage Records. by Betty Varner and Linda Redmond.{{FHL|272198|item|disp=FHL fiche 6088847}} FHL Book 977.3 A1 no. 236  
 
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*'''1841-1853''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3248&cj=1&sid=IL_Piatt_D3248&o_xid=0001769072&o_lid=0001769072 Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records] (at Ancestry)
'''1841-1874''' Piatt County Marriage Records. by Betty Varner and Linda Redmond.{{FHL|272198|item|disp=FHL fiche 6088847}} FHL Book 977.3 A1 no. 236  
 
 
 
'''1841-1853''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3248&cj=1&sid=IL_Piatt_D3248&o_xid=0001769072&o_lid=0001769072 Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records] (at Ancestry)  
 
  
 
==== '''Death'''  ====
 
==== '''Death'''  ====
  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
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*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
 
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*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
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*'''1877-1915''' Death Records, Piatt County County Clerk. {{FHL|274277|item|disp=FHL film 988098 and 988099}} Includes index.  
 
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*'''1841-1853''' Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records, 1841-1853. [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3248 at Ancestry]
'''1877-1915''' Death Records, Piatt County County Clerk. {{FHL|274277|item|disp=FHL film 988098 and 988099}} Includes index.  
 
 
 
'''1841-1853''' Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records, 1841-1853. [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3248 at Ancestry]  
 
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Champaign County, Illinois|Champaign]]  
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*[[Champaign County, Illinois Genealogy|Champaign]]  
*[[DeWitt County, Illinois|DeWitt]]  
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*[[DeWitt County, Illinois Genealogy|DeWitt]]  
*[[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]]  
*[[McLean County, Illinois|McLean]]  
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*[[McLean County, Illinois Genealogy|McLean]]  
*[[Moultrie County, Illinois|Moultrie]]
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*[[Moultrie County, Illinois Genealogy|Moultrie]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/piatt-county/ Piatt County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Piatt-County.htm Piatt 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 Piatt County '''<br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database ]<br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950 ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database ]<br>[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois ]<br>  
 
'''Databases Pertinent to Piatt County '''<br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database ]<br>[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950 ]<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database ]<br>[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois ]<br>  
  
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Piatt|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Piatt|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1281110991093_109">[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Piatt/ Piatt County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) </span>
 
*<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1281110991093_109">[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Piatt/ Piatt County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium) </span>
  
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Latest revision as of 21:45, 16 February 2017

United States
Illinois


Piatt County

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

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Piatt County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Piatt County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 27, 1841
County Seat Monticello
Courthouse
Piatt County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Piatt County Courthouse
101 West Washington Street
Monticello, Illinois 61856
(217) 762-9487
Piatt County Website


Piatt County Organization

Piatt County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Piatt County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1841
1877
1850
1840
1843


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

Historical Facts

The county as named for James A. Piatt, Sr. who settled in the area of the present county in 1829. Jesse Warner also was instrumental in helping to form the county and the county was named for James after winning a coin flip against Jesse Warner.[1]

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.

1839-1841 DeWitt

1831-1841 Macon

1831-1839 McLean

1827-1831 Shelby

1821-1827 Fayette

1819-1821 Clark

1816-1819 Crawford

1815-1816 Edwards

1812-1815 Madison

1801-1812 St. Clair

1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Records and Resources

Biography

The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Piatt County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Piatt County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Portrait and Biographical Album of Dewitt and Piatt Counties, Illinois 1891   (Internet Archive)

Piatt County Biographies Bibliography   (WorldCat)

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Piatt, 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 site hasadditional information on Piatt county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190017,706
191016,376−7.5%
192015,714−4.0%
193015,588−0.8%
194014,659−6.0%
195013,970−4.7%
196014,9607.1%
197015,5093.7%
198016,5816.9%
199015,548−6.2%
200016,3655.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church Records

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

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

1841-1911 Circuit Court Record - IRAD-ISU

1854-1878 Circuit Court Dockets - IRAD-ISU

1859-1878 Circuit Court Default Judgement Record - IRAD-ISU

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

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.

1841-1918 Deed Index -IRAD-ISU

1840-1931 Deed Records -IRAD-ISU

18861-1874 Chattel Mortgage Records -IRAD-ISU

1865-1891 Mortgage Record - IRAD-ISU

Available at the Family History Library

1835-1854 Book of Taxable Lands and Patentees. Illinois Auditor's Office. FHL Collection Item 3

1841-1954 Deeds, Piatt County (Illinois) Recorder. FHL film 987233 first film of 46 microfilm. indexes included.

1859-1942 Sheriff's Certificate Sale record and Sheriff's deed record, 1868-1912. FHL film 988092

Maps

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Military Records

For information about using Military records see Illinois Military Records

War of 1812

Military Land Grants in Piatt County Illinois for Soldiers of the War of 1812 - USGenWeg

Civil War


Civil War service men from Piatt 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 Piatt County.

Cavalry

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois CavalryCompany F

Infantry

- 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D
- 107th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C, Company E,

Company H, and Company K

- 116th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A
- 144th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D


1860-1864 Enlisted Men in the Civil War. Piatt County Clerk. FHL film 988102 Items 2-8

1861 Soldiers' Enlistment. Piatt County Recorder FHL 988102 Item 1

Civil War Discharges, Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society. FHL book 977.3673 M2ci

Civil War Veterans, Piatt County: an Information guide. By Dorothy Dowdle.FHL book 977.3673 M2c

1865-1920 Soldiers' Discharges. Piatt County Recorder. Includes index. FHL film 988102 Item 9


1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883   (Internet Archive)

World War I

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  Piatt County  (Ancestry)

World War II

Army Casualties   (U.S. National Archives and Record Administration)

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 or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Piatt County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

1858-1872 Naturalization Record, Circuit Court - IRAD-ISU

1864-1880 Naturalization Record Final, Circuit Court - IRAD-ISU

1864-1880 Naturalization Record Final, County Court - IRAD-ISU

1864-1888 Naturalization Record of Soldiers and Minors, Couty Court - IRAD-ISU

1870-1880 Naturalization Record of Minors, Circuit Court - IRAD-ISU

1888-1901 Naturaliation of Minors, County Court - IRAD-ISU

Naturalization Records availiable at the Family History Library

1858-1884 Naturalization Records. Circuit Court. FHL film 988112

1862-1906 Naturalization Records, Circuit Court. FHL film 988112 Items 2-4 and Item 6

Newspapers

Newspapers Published in Piatt County     (Illinois Newspaper Project)

Chronicling America        (Library of Congress)

Piatt County Republican and Piatt Independent. FHL film 225799 First film of 24.

Poorhouse

Almshouse Register FHL film 1598490 item 11 and FHL book: 977.3673 P3w

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 or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at theIllinois State University (ISU) - search for Piatt County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

1843-1901 Probate Record - IRAD-ISU

1850-1961 Probate Will Record - IRAD-ISY

1859-1915 Probate Guardian's Record - IRAD-ISU

1861-1869 Probate Inventory, Appraisement and Sale Record - IRAD-ISU

1869-1905 Probate Inventory Record - IRAD-ISU

Probate Records Availiable at the Family History Library

1843-1887 Probate Record. Piatt County Court FHL film 988103 first film of 7

1850-1918 Will Record. Piatt County Court. FHL films 988110 and 988111

Online Probate Records - at FamilySearch

1850-1918 Illinois Probate Records

Repositories

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. Illinois State University houses the records for Piatt County.

County Courthouse

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

Family History Center

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.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Piatt County.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. The following centers are located in surrounding counties. Their wiki pages may supply hours and other information.

FamilySearch Centers (Family History Library)

Archives and Libraries

Public Libraries of Piatt County

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Illinois State Universtiy (ISU)
2016 Warehouse Road Campus
Box 1520
Normal, Illinois 61802
Phone: 1-309-452-6027

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Piatt County Genealogical and Historical Society
PO Box 111
Monticello 61856

Piatt County Genealogical and Historical Society
1115 N. State Street, Suite 119
Monticello Illinois 61856
Telephone Number: 217-762-9997
E-mail:piatthistory@gmail.com
Website

Taxation

1835-1854 Taxable Lands Lists - IRAD-ISU

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.

Order Birth and Death Certificates Online

Birth

Available at the Family History Library

Marriage

Available at the Family History Library

Death

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Piatt County
Local Governmental Records Database
Name Index to Illinois Local Governments
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database
Federal Township Plats of Illinois

References

  1. Piatt County, Illinois, www.wikipedia.org
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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