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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Pike County'''  
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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Genealogy|Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Pike County'''  
  
Guide to '''Pike County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Pike County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth, marriage, death, census and military records.<br>
 
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{{Click|Image:IL_ORP.png|Illinois Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
{{ILDC}}  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Pike County
 
| county = Pike County
 
| county_map = 1000px-Map_of_Illinois_highlighting_Pike_County.png
 
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== Pike County Organization  ==
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=== Pike County Organization  ===
  
 
Pike County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Pike County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Pike County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Zebulon Pike.jpg|thumb|right|200px]] Pike County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebulon_Pike Zebulon Pike] who was an early explorer of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase Louisiana purchase] and discovered the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikes_Peak peak in Colorado ]which is named for him.  
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[[Image:Zebulon Pike.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Zebulon Pike.jpg]] Pike County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zebulon_Pike Zebulon Pike] who was an early explorer of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase Louisiana purchase] and discovered the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pikes_Peak peak in Colorado ]which is named for him.  
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1821--'''Pike County was created 31 January 1821&nbsp;from [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison]], [[Bond County, Illinois|Bond]] and [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsfield,_Illinois &nbsp;Pittsfield] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1821--'''Pike County was created 31 January 1821&nbsp;from [[Madison County, Illinois Genealogy|Madison]], [[Bond County, Illinois Genealogy|Bond]] and [[Clark County, Illinois Genealogy|Clark]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:&nbsp;'''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittsfield,_Illinois &nbsp;Pittsfield] <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 Pike 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.  
  
=== Record Loss  ===
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'''1831 '''-- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
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=== Record Loss  ===
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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'''1831'''  A fire burned the courthouse and some records were destroyed or damaged.
  
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
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{{Fire+}}
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
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== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Adams County, Illinois|Adams]]  
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*[[Adams County, Illinois Genealogy|Adams]]  
*[[Brown County, Illinois|Brown]]  
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*[[Brown County, Illinois Genealogy|Brown]]  
*[[Calhoun County, Illinois|Calhoun]]  
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*[[Calhoun County, Illinois Genealogy|Calhoun]]  
*[[Greene County, Illinois|Greene]]  
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*[[Greene County, Illinois Genealogy|Greene]]  
*[[Marion County, Missouri|Marion County, Missouri]]  
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*[[Marion County, Missouri Genealogy|Marion County, Missouri]]  
*[[Morgan County, Illinois|Morgan]]  
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*[[Morgan County, Illinois Genealogy|Morgan]]  
*[[Pike County, Missouri|Pike County, Missouri]]  
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*[[Pike County, Missouri Genealogy|Pike County, Missouri]]  
*[[Ralls County, Missouri|Ralls County, Missouri]]  
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*[[Ralls County, Missouri Genealogy|Ralls County, Missouri]]  
*[[Scott County, Illinois|Scott]]
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*[[Scott County, Illinois Genealogy|Scott]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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'''Published Records'''  
 
'''Published Records'''  
  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|386004|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Pike 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 [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|386004|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Pike 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.
  
 
*''Pike County, Illinois Cemeteries''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. {{FHL|277190|item|disp=FHL film 897460 Item 10}} . A digital copy of this book is available online at {{FSbook|82555}}.
 
*''Pike County, Illinois Cemeteries''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972. {{FHL|277190|item|disp=FHL film 897460 Item 10}} . A digital copy of this book is available online at {{FSbook|82555}}.
  
<br>'''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''  
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'''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''  
  
 
*[http://pikecoilgenweb.org/ Pike County ILGenWeb]. See the [http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=3 Pike County, Illinois Cemetery Records] page for a list of cemeteries and tombstone transcriptions.
 
*[http://pikecoilgenweb.org/ Pike County ILGenWeb]. See the [http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=3 Pike County, Illinois Cemetery Records] page for a list of cemeteries and tombstone transcriptions.
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/pike/pikecem.html USGenWeb Archives Illinois]
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/pike/pikecem.html USGenWeb Archives Illinois]
  
<br>'''Cemetery Gazetters'''  
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'''Cemetery Gazetters'''  
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/ Epodunk] has a list of [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6562&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=107&stateAbbv=&stateName= Pike County Cemeteries]. The website provides&nbsp;name of&nbsp;cemetery,&nbsp;address and telephone number when available,&nbsp;Google Map with cemetery marker, and other helpful Internet links.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/ Epodunk] has a list of [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6562&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=107&stateAbbv=&stateName= Pike County Cemeteries]. The website provides&nbsp;name of&nbsp;cemetery,&nbsp;address and telephone number when available,&nbsp;Google Map with cemetery marker, and other helpful Internet links.
  
 
*The [http://www.ilgensoc.org/ Illinois State Genealogical Society's] "Cemetery Location Project" has identified many [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-mz/pike.html Pike County Cemeteries].
 
*The [http://www.ilgensoc.org/ Illinois State Genealogical Society's] "Cemetery Location Project" has identified many [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-mz/pike.html Pike County Cemeteries].
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{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
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| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=16&GScnty=764&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|386004|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=764 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://pike.illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pike+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Pike&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/il/pike/pikecem.html ILGenWeb Archives]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Pike Illinois Graveyards]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/pike.htm Tombstone Project]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=75 Illinois Gravestones]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Illinois Cemeteries|Illinois Cemeteries]] for more information.
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=== Census And Directories  ===
 
=== Census And Directories  ===
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
 
:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
 
:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/pike_map.html Pike County Federal Township Plats]
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/pike_map.html Pike County Federal Township Plats]
  
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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
Additional resources for Pike County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|387907|subject_id|disp=FHLC}} and {{FHL|698503|subject_id|disp=FHLC–maps}}. 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 Pike County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|387907|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} and {{FHL|698503|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog–maps}}. 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]].  
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
[[Image:Ilpike.jpg|400px|right]]
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[[Image:Ilpike.jpg|center|400px|Ilpike.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]  
 
*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/download.php?attachid=211 1876 Map of Eastern Pike County]  
 
*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/download.php?attachid=211 1876 Map of Eastern Pike County]  
 
*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/download.php?attachid=210 1876 Map of Western Pike County]  
 
*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/download.php?attachid=210 1876 Map of Western Pike County]  
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*[http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries 1790 - Present]  
 
*[http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries 1790 - Present]  
 
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/ USGS Mapping Information]  
 
*[http://geonames.usgs.gov/domestic/ USGS Mapping Information]  
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*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/illinois-maps/il-pike-county-illinois-1870-map.html# Township Map of 1870 Pike County, Illinois] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
 
*Many Maps for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|492654|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
 
*Many Maps for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the {{FHL|492654|subject-id|disp=topic details}} from their catalog.
  
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:*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1493 WWI With The Colors From Pike County&nbsp;]  
 
:*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=1493 WWI With The Colors From Pike County&nbsp;]  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/honorroll.html Database of 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor]
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/honorroll.html Database of 1929 Illinois Roll of Honor]
  
 
*'''World War II'''
 
*'''World War II'''
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=== Probate  ===
 
=== Probate  ===
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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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'''Copies of original records'''  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
  
:*'''1821–1873''' Probate records {{FHL|382120|item|disp=FHL first film 1314858 Items 2-4(first of 10 films)}}  
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*'''1821–1873''' Probate records {{FHL|382120|item|disp=FHL first film 1314858 Items 2-4(first of 10 films)}}  
:*'''1850–1950''' Estate papers index {{FHL|211134|item|disp=FHL film 1314782 Item 1)}}  
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*'''1850–1950''' Estate papers index {{FHL|211134|item|disp=FHL film 1314782 Item 1)}}  
:*'''1850–1923''' Will Records {{FHL|211134|item|disp=FHL film 1314882 Item 2(first of 6 films)}}
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*'''1850–1923''' Will Records {{FHL|211134|item|disp=FHL film 1314882 Item 2(first of 6 films)}}
  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
Additional resources for Pike County probates may be found in the {{FHL|466931|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Pike – Probate}} topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). 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 Pike County probates may be found in the {{FHL|466931|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Pike – Probate}} topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . 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]].
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Family History Center<br>  ====
 
==== Family History Center<br>  ====
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
There are over 4500 [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Pike County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family Search Centers] page on the [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] website.  
 
There are over 4500 [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Pike County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family Search Centers] page on the [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] website.  
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==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
  
[http://www.barryil.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BDAF772B1-C990-4652-B5BF-45B52BA1957D%7D '''Barry Public Library''']<br>880 Bainbridge St.<br>Barry, IL 62312<br>Tel: 217-335-2149<br>Email: [mailto:barrypubliclibrary@adams.net barrypubliclibrary@adams.net] &nbsp;  
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[http://www.barryil.org/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7BDAF772B1-C990-4652-B5BF-45B52BA1957D%7D '''Barry Public Library''']<br>880 Bainbridge St.<br>Barry, IL 62312<br>Telephone: 217-335-2149<br>Email: [mailto:barrypubliclibrary@adams.net barrypubliclibrary@adams.net] &nbsp;  
  
'''Griggsville Public Library'''<br>119 South Corey St.<br>Griggsville, IL 62340<br>Tel: 217-833-2633<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Library-Griggsville-Public/111669345535649 Facebook]  
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'''Griggsville Public Library'''<br>119 South Corey St.<br>Griggsville, IL 62340<br>Telephone: 217-833-2633<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Library-Griggsville-Public/111669345535649 Facebook]  
  
'''Pittsfield Public Library<br>'''205 North Memorial<br>Pittsfield, IL 62363<br>Tel: 217-285-2200<br>Fax: 217-285-9423<br>Email: [mailto:pittsfieldlibrary@kcds.net pittsfieldlibrary@kcds.net] <br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsfield-Public-Library/115960311761794 Facebook]  
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'''Pittsfield Public Library<br>'''205 North Memorial<br>Pittsfield, IL 62363<br>Telephone: 217-285-2200<br>Fax: 217-285-9423<br>Email: [mailto:pittsfieldlibrary@kcds.net pittsfieldlibrary@kcds.net] <br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsfield-Public-Library/115960311761794 Facebook]  
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=6 Historical Societies, Libraries, Museums]<br><br>
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'''Griggsville Area Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 75<br>Griggsville, IL 62340-0075<br><br>
  
'''Griggsville Area Genealogical &amp; Historical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 75<br>Griggsville, IL 62340-0075<br>
 
  
'''New Canton Historical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 155<br>New Canton, IL 62356<br>  
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'''New Canton Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 155<br>New Canton, IL 62356<br><br>  
  
'''Pike-Calhoun County Genealogical Society'''<br>305 W. Quincy<br>Pleasant Hill, IL 62366-0104<br>Tel: 217-734-2712  
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'''Pike-Calhoun County Genealogical Society'''<br>305 W. Quincy<br>Pleasant Hill, IL 62366-0104<br>Phone: 217-734-2712 <br><br>
  
[http://www.pikecoilhistory.org/ '''Pike County Historical Society &amp; Museum''']'''<br>'''400 E. Jefferson<br>Pittsfield, IL 62363-0044<br>Tel: 217-285-4618<br>[http://www.facebook.com/PikeCountyHistoricalSociety Facebook]  
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'''Pike County Historical Society and Museum''']<br>400 E. Jefferson<br>Pittsfield, IL 62363-0044<br>Phone: 217-285-4618<br>[http://www.facebook.com/PikeCountyHistoricalSociety Facebook]<br>
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[http://www.pikecoilhistory.org/ Website]<br><br>
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*[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action=displaycat&catid=6 Historical Societies, Libraries, Museums]<br><br>
  
 
=== Schools  ===
 
=== Schools  ===
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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 [http://www.pikeil.org/county_government.jsp Pike 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 [http://www.pikeil.org/county_government.jsp Pike 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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
 
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
:*'''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 ($)  
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:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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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
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:*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/pike/vitals/marriages/pikemarr.htm Pike County Marriage Records] courtesy [http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/ilfiles.htm USGenWeb Archives Illinois.]
 
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/pike/vitals/marriages/pikemarr.htm Pike County Marriage Records] courtesy [http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/ilfiles.htm USGenWeb Archives Illinois.]
  
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==== Additional Resources  ====
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
  
Additional resources for Pike County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|362019|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Pike – Vital Records}} topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). 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 Pike County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|362019|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Pike – Vital Records}} topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . 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]].  
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Pike|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/pike-county/ Pike County, IL History, Records, Facts and 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]
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*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Pike|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}.  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pike/ Genealogy Trails, Welcome to Pike County, Illinois]  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/pike/ Genealogy Trails, Welcome to Pike County, Illinois]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilpike/ Pike County, Illinois Online Genealogical Projects]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilpike/ Pike County, Illinois Online Genealogical Projects]  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/pike/pike.htm USGenWeb Archives Illinois, Pike County]  
 
*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/pike/pike.htm USGenWeb Archives Illinois, Pike County]  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pike/ Pike County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Pike/ Pike County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Pike-County.htm Pike County IL Genealogy]
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
 
*[http://www.everynameindex.com EveryNameIndex.com]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free online genealogy indexes for those big old county histories.
  
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Guide to Pike County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth, marriage, death, census and military records.

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Pike County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Pike County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 31 January, 1821
County Seat Pittsfield
Courthouse
Courthouse, Pike County, Illinois.jpg
Address Pike County Courthouse
100 E Washington Street
Pittsfield, Illinois 62363-1445
(217) 285-6612
Pike County Website


Pike County Organization

Pike County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Pike County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1876
1827
1877
1830
1818
1821

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

Historical Facts

Zebulon Pike.jpg
Pike County is named for Zebulon Pike who was an early explorer of the Louisiana purchase and discovered the peak in Colorado which is named for him.

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

1831 A fire burned the courthouse and some records were destroyed or damaged.

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


Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

Published Records

Online Gravestone Transcriptions

  • Find A Grave.com has burial information for over 130 Pike County cemeteries. For a complete list of cemeteries, click Here.

Cemetery Gazetters

  • Epodunk has a list of Pike County Cemeteries. The website provides name of cemetery, address and telephone number when available, Google Map with cemetery marker, and other helpful Internet links.
Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
ILGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
ILGenWeb Archives Illinois Graveyards
Tombstone Project
Illinois Gravestones
Billion Graves
See Illinois Cemeteries for more information.

Census And Directories

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190031,595
191028,622−9.4%
192026,866−6.1%
193024,357−9.3%
194025,3404.0%
195022,155−12.6%
196020,552−7.2%
197019,185−6.7%
198018,896−1.5%
199017,577−7.0%
200017,384−1.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990


Church Records

Church records may give birth, death and marriage information as well as indictate family relationships. See Illinois state wiki article Church Records for more ideas about how to use church records in your research.

  • History of Pike County. Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman, 1880. Online free digital copy. Internet Archive.FHL Film 1000510 Item 2 Church history for each township is found beginning at page 405 in township histories.

Baptist

Methodist Episcopal

Court Records

Pike County, Illinois Court Records

Many Guardianship records for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

Local Histories

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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Copies of original records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Pike County land and property may be found in the FamilySearch Catalog and FamilySearch Catalog–maps. 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.

Maps

Ilpike.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pike 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 Pike County.

- 2nd Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company K.
- 5th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company G.
- 7th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, New Company D.
- 8th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861), Company G.
- 10th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company L.
- 16th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, E, and I.
- 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 68th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 99th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, all Companies.
- 137th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company F.
  • Spanish American War
  • World War I
  • World War II

Naturalization and Citizenship

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

  • Many Naturalization and Citizenships for Pike County have been microfilmed or abstracted. Some of those copies are available at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. For a listing of their holdings, see the topic details from their catalog.

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate

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 the Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see theWIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Pike County probates may be found in the Illinois, Pike – Probate topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . 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.

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 Pike County are kept, see the Pike 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.


There are over 4500 Family History Centers in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Pike County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the Family Search Centers page on the FamilySearch.org website.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

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. Western Illinois University houses the records for Pike County.

Public Libraries

Barry Public Library
880 Bainbridge St.
Barry, IL 62312
Telephone: 217-335-2149
Email: barrypubliclibrary@adams.net  

Griggsville Public Library
119 South Corey St.
Griggsville, IL 62340
Telephone: 217-833-2633
Facebook

Pittsfield Public Library
205 North Memorial
Pittsfield, IL 62363
Telephone: 217-285-2200
Fax: 217-285-9423
Email: pittsfieldlibrary@kcds.net
Facebook

Social Groups Online

Societies

Griggsville Area Genealogical and Historical Society
P.O. Box 75
Griggsville, IL 62340-0075


New Canton Historical Society
P.O. Box 155
New Canton, IL 62356

Pike-Calhoun County Genealogical Society
305 W. Quincy
Pleasant Hill, IL 62366-0104
Phone: 217-734-2712

Pike County Historical Society and Museum]
400 E. Jefferson
Pittsfield, IL 62363-0044
Phone: 217-285-4618
Facebook
Website


Schools

  • 1901–1959 School teacher's daily registers IRAD–WIU


Taxation

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 Pike 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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Pike County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Copies of Original Birth Records

Online Resources

Marriages

Online Resources

Deaths

Online Resources

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Pike County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Pike – Vital Records topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . 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.

Web Sites

References

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