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Guide to '''Pope 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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== Pope County Organization  ==
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=== Pope County Organization  ===
  
 
Pope County's civil records start the following years:  
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Nathaniel Pope.jpg|thumb|right|200px|Nathaniel Pope.jpg]] Pope County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Pope Nathaniel Pope] who was the first Territorial Secretary of State.  
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[[Image:Nathaniel Pope.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>Nathaniel Pope</center>]] Pope County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Pope Nathaniel Pope] who was the first Territorial Secretary of State.
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1816--'''Pope County was created 10 January 1816 from [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]] and [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]] Counties.'''County seat:'''Golconda <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1816--'''Pope County was created 10 January 1816 from [[Gallatin County, Illinois Genealogy|Gallatin]] and [[Johnson County, Illinois Genealogy|Johnson]] Counties.'''County seat:'''Golconda <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Nathaniel Pope, a Secretary of the Illinois Territory. The county seat is Golconda and the county was organized on 1816. The County is located in the South East area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Pope County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_County,_Illinois 04/19/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
See an interactive map of Pope County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
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For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
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==== 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  ===
  
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pope County resources:
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Pope}}
  
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Pope, Illinois''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Find A Grave &#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& national search]&nbsp;&#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=765 county list]  
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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=765&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://pope.illinoisgenweb.org/cemetery.htm ILGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/pope/popecem.html ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/pope.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Pope+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]  
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| [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/pope.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Pope+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=765 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=Pope&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Pope Graveyards of Illinois]
 
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20080517060532/http://hometown.aol.com/DeniseK322/cemetery.html Blackman Cemetery]
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The following web sites have additional information on Pope county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6577&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=95&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]by Epodunk.com 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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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20080517060532/http://hometown.aol.com/DeniseK322/cemetery.html Blackman Cemetery] has a list of name in the cemetery.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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==== Presbyterian  ====
 
==== Presbyterian  ====
  
*Michael Hillegan Chapter D.A.R. (Harrisburg, Ill.). ''Church Records Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois Founded 1819. Reputed to be the Oldest Presbyterian Church in Illinois''. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($); [http://pope.ilgenweb.net/church.htm ILGenWeb] (baptisms); [http://pope.ilgenweb.net/pcdeaths.htm ILGenWeb] (deaths).<ref>''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($).</ref> {{FHL|280531|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3991 V2d}}.  
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*Michael Hillegan Chapter D.A.R. (Harrisburg, Ill.). ''Church Records Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois Founded 1819. Reputed to be the Oldest Presbyterian Church in Illinois''. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($); [http://pope.illinoisgenweb.org/pcdeaths.htm ILGenWeb] (deaths).<ref>''Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls''. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29771 Ancestry] ($).</ref> {{FHL|280531|item|disp=FHL Book 977.3991 V2d}}.  
 
*''History of the First Presbyterian Church, Golconda, Illinois''. Golconda, Ill.:&nbsp;The Session of the Church, 1937. {{FHL|63579|item|disp=FHL Film 965608 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
*''History of the First Presbyterian Church, Golconda, Illinois''. Golconda, Ill.:&nbsp;The Session of the Church, 1937. {{FHL|63579|item|disp=FHL Film 965608 Item 2}}.<br>  
 
*Thompson, Mrs. Scerial et al. ''Records of Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois''. {{FHL|32345|item|disp=FHL Film 964988 Item 3}}. Baptisms, 1818-1937 -- Session book containing members admitted, dismissed, died, 1824-1911 -- Marriages, 1911-1935 -- List of pastors, 1819-1932.<br>  
 
*Thompson, Mrs. Scerial et al. ''Records of Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois''. {{FHL|32345|item|disp=FHL Film 964988 Item 3}}. Baptisms, 1818-1937 -- Session book containing members admitted, dismissed, died, 1824-1911 -- Marriages, 1911-1935 -- List of pastors, 1819-1932.<br>  
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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.  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
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:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/isa/landsrch.jsp Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales 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://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
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=== Maps  ===
 
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
=== Military Records  ===
 
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=== 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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:*'''1819–1888''' Probate records and journals {{FHL|261686|item|disp=FHL films 965688–94}}  
 
:*'''1819–1888''' Probate records and journals {{FHL|261686|item|disp=FHL films 965688–94}}  
 
:*'''1867–1888''' The probate journals for Pope County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Pope County, and select the record type you are interested in.  
 
:*'''1867–1888''' The probate journals for Pope County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Pope County, and select the record type you are interested in.  
:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/willA.htm Index to Pope County, Illinois Will Record Volume A (1861-1916)], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.  
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:*[http://pope.illinoisgenweb.org/willA.htm Index to Pope County, Illinois Will Record Volume A (1861-1916)], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb.  
 
:*'''1861–1916''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1861–1916''' Probate will record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
  
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/pchs.htm '''Pope County Historical Society''']<br>P.O. Box 837<br>Golconda, IL 62938<br>618-683-3050
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'''Pope County Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 837<br>Golconda, IL 62938<br>Telephone Number: 610-683-3058<br>[http://pope.illinoisgenweb.org/pchs.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
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'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].  
  
Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the [http://www.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Illinois&county=Pope Pope 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.county-clerk.net/countyclerk.asp?state=Illinois&county=Pope Pope 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU 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
  
 
'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''  
 
'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''  
  
 
:*'''1816–1839''' Schonert, Janet. ''Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1816-1839.'' Thomson, Illinois&nbsp;: Heritage House, 1972. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/591836 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|246917|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 56}}  
 
:*'''1816–1839''' Schonert, Janet. ''Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1816-1839.'' Thomson, Illinois&nbsp;: Heritage House, 1972. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/591836 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|246917|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 56}}  
:*'''1813–1909''' Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Pope County, Illinois marriage books.'' [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.], c1990-c1995. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22450670 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|579647|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 V2L v.1–4}}  
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:*'''1813–1909''' Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Pope County, Illinois :*'''1810–1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and imagesmarriage books.'' [S.l.&nbsp;: s.n.], c1990-c1995. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22450670 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|579647|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 V2L v.1–4}}  
 
:*'''1826–1845''' Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860.'' [S.l.]&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17550346 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|496178|item|disp=FHL book 977.399 V2w}}  
 
:*'''1826–1845''' Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860.'' [S.l.]&nbsp;: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17550346 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|496178|item|disp=FHL book 977.399 V2w}}  
:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/mge1.htm Pope County Marriage Records], available online, courtesy: ILGenWeb
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/pope/vitals/marriages/popemarr.html Pope County Marriage Records], available online, courtesy: UsGenWeb
:*[http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/pope/vitals/marriages/popemarr.html Pope County Marriage Records], available online, courtesy: UsGenWeb
 
  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
 
'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
 
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.Randolph&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885]found at Ancestry.com ($)
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.Randolph&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885]found at Ancestry.com ($)
  
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:*'''1860''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1860 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Decatur, Illinois: Bowers Press, 1983.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10726666 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|135543|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2af}}  
 
:*'''1860''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1860 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Decatur, Illinois: Bowers Press, 1983.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/10726666 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|135543|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2af}}  
 
:*'''1870''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1870 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Utica, Kentucky&nbsp;: McDowell Publications, [198-?].[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37106923 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|507889|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2r 1870}}  
 
:*'''1870''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1870 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Utica, Kentucky&nbsp;: McDowell Publications, [198-?].[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37106923 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|507889|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2r 1870}}  
:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/pcdeaths.htm Some Deaths From the Presbyterian Church Records] Golconda, Illinois
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Latest revision as of 12:35, 19 April 2017

United States
Illinois
Pope County

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

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Pope County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Pope County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 10, 1816
County Seat Golconda
Courthouse
Pope County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Pope County Courthouse
P.O. Box 216
Golconda, Illinois 62938
(618) 683-4466
Pope County Website


Pope County Organization

Pope County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Pope County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1813
1877
1820
1816
1816

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

Historical Facts

Nathaniel Pope
Pope County is named for Nathaniel Pope who was the first Territorial Secretary of State.

Parent County

  • 1816--Pope County was created 10 January 1816 from Gallatin and Johnson Counties.County seat:Golconda [1]

Description

The county was named for Nathaniel Pope, a Secretary of the Illinois Territory. The county seat is Golconda and the county was organized on 1816. The County is located in the South East area of the state.[2]

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.

Records Loss

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

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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


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

  • ePodunkby Epodunk.com gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
  • Blackman Cemetery has a list of name in the cemetery.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190013,585
191011,215−17.4%
19209,625−14.2%
19307,996−16.9%
19407,9990%
19505,779−27.8%
19604,061−29.7%
19703,857−5.0%
19804,40414.2%
19904,373−0.7%
20004,4130.9%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

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, Pope County on page 187.]

Church Records

A chapter on Pope County, Illinois church history appears in a local history, available online at Ancestry.com ($), beginning on page 27.

Baptist

Disciples of Christ

Methodist

  • Blatter, Robert K. The History of Waltersburg: The Peaceful Nineteenth Century Invasion of Pope County in Southern Illinois. 1998. FHL Book 977.3991/W1 D2b. Includes membership list (1860-1899) & baptisms (1881-1914, 1953) for a church which is referred to as the Waltersburg Methodist Church, Waltersburg German Methodist Church & the Immanuel Church.
  • Zion Methodist Episcopal Church. A History of the Church and Cemeteries with a Directory of Cemeteries at Zion, Pope County, Illinois. 1978. FHL Book 977.3991 K2h. FHL Book 977.3991 K2h.

Presbyterian

  • Michael Hillegan Chapter D.A.R. (Harrisburg, Ill.). Church Records Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois Founded 1819. Reputed to be the Oldest Presbyterian Church in Illinois. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); ILGenWeb (deaths).[3] FHL Book 977.3991 V2d.
  • History of the First Presbyterian Church, Golconda, Illinois. Golconda, Ill.: The Session of the Church, 1937. FHL Film 965608 Item 2.
  • Thompson, Mrs. Scerial et al. Records of Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois. FHL Film 964988 Item 3. Baptisms, 1818-1937 -- Session book containing members admitted, dismissed, died, 1824-1911 -- Marriages, 1911-1935 -- List of pastors, 1819-1932.
  • Bannon, Marie et al. Pope County, Illinois, Genealogical Materials. Includes information about the First Presbyterian Church (Golconda, Ill.). WorldCat (Other Libraries)


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 Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Abstracts

Copies of original records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

  • [Glass] Young, John C. Descendants of Francis and James Glass of Pope County, Illinois. Marissa, Ill.: n.p., 1975. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


History

Local Histories

  • Allen, John W. Pope County Notes. Carbondale, Ill.: Museum of Natural and Social Sciences, Southern Illinois University, 1949. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Abstracts

Copies of original records

Maps

Ilpope.jpg

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Pope 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 Pope County.

- 6th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies A, B, and G.
- 29th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 120th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and E.
- 131st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, and H.
- 136th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies I and K.

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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1820–1859 Naturalization declarations of intent IRAD (SIU)
  • 1864–1894 Naturalization record IRAD (SIU)
  • 1868–1886 Naturalization record of soldiers and minors IRAD (SIU)
  • 1888–1898 Naturalization record IRAD (SIU)

Newspapers and Obituaries

Periodicals

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 the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

  • 1819-1888 An unspecified number of Illinois, Probate Records are available at the Family Search Records online database. The collection does not have an every name index, but the images are available to browse and may often have indexes contained within each volume.

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

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 Pope County are kept, see the Pope 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.

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. Southern Illinois University houses the records for Pope County.

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Pope County Historical Society
PO Box 837
Golconda, IL 62938
Telephone Number: 610-683-3058
Website


Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

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 Pope 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Births:

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriages:

Online Resources

Abstracts of Marriage Records

Copies of original Marriage Records

Deaths:

Online Resources

Abstracts of Death Records

Copies of original Death Records

Places / Localities

To see a list of places in Pope County, click on [Show], in the bar above.' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have websites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Pope County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_County,_Illinois 04/19/2017.
  3. Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).