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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Vermilion County'''
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Guide to '''Vermilion County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Vermilion 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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== Vermilion County Organization  ==
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=== Vermilion County Organization  ===
  
 
Vermilion County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Vermilion County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Birth_Records|Birth]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Vermilion County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1826--'''Vermilion County was created 18 January 1826,&nbsp;from unorganized territory and [[Edgar County, Illinois|Edgar]] County.'''County seat:''' Danville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1826--'''Vermilion County was created 18 January 1826,&nbsp;from unorganized territory and [[Edgar County, Illinois Genealogy|Edgar]] County.'''County seat:''' Danville <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 seat is Danville and the county was organized on January 2, 1826. The County is located in the East Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Vermilion County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermilion_County,_Illinois 04/20/2017.</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.
  
 
:1823-1826 Edgar
 
:1823-1826 Edgar
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:1790-1803 Knox, Northwest Territory
 
:1790-1803 Knox, Northwest Territory
 
See an interactive map of Vermilion County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
 
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
  
'''1872''' -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1872''' A fire burned the courthouse and some records were lost or damaged.
 
 
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
 
 
 
*[[Burned Counties Research]] <br>
 
*[http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424 http://blogs.ancestry.com/circle/?p=2424]
 
  
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== 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|Vermilion}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Vermilion, 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=781&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://vermilion.genwebsite.org/ ILGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/vermilion/vermcems.htm ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/vermilion.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=92 Illinois Gravestones]
  
*[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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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=781 list of cemeteries in Vermilion County ]and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
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*{{FHL|395337|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/vermilion.htm Vermilion Co.IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Vermilion+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=781 Findagrave.com]
  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|395337|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of cemeteries in Vermilion 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/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Vermilion&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
*[http://www.vermilioncounty.info. Illiana Cemetery Genealogical website]-Digital photos of headstones in Cemeteries in Vermilion County and surrounding Counties
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*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Vermilion Graveyards of Illinois]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6746&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=92&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Vermilion 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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The following web sites have additional information on Vermilion county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.vermilioncounty.info. Vermilion Cemetery Genealogical website]-Digital photos of headstones in Cemeteries in Vermilion County and surrounding Counties
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6746&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=92&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Vermilion County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and website.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.  
 
Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.  
  
=== Maps ===
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[[Image:Ilvermilion.jpg|300px|Ilvermilion.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'''  
  
:-[[4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/acm/cav004-f.html Company F].
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:-[[4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/acm/cav004-f.html Company F].
  
 
'''Infantry'''  
 
'''Infantry'''  
  
:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)|12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/012-3c-in.html Company C].  
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:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861)|12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/012-3c-in.html Company C].  
:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/012-c-in.html Company C].  
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:- [[12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/012-c-in.html Company C].  
:- [[25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/025-b-in.html Company B].  
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:- [[25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/025-b-in.html Company B].  
:-[http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/reg_html/028_reg.html 28th Regiment, (Consolidated), Illinois Infantry], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/028C-g-in.html Company G.]  
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:-[http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/reg_html/028_reg.html 28th Regiment, (Consolidated), Illinois Infantry], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/028C-g-in.html Company G.]  
:- [[35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/035-d-in.html Company D], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/035-e-in.html Company E], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/035-f-in.html Company F], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/035-i-in.html Company I].  
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:- [[35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/035-d-in.html Company D], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/035-e-in.html Company E], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/035-f-in.html Company F], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/035-i-in.html Company I].  
:- [[37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r050/037-k-in.html Company K].  
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:- [[37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r050/037-k-in.html Company K].  
:- [[51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/051-e-in.html Company E].  
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:- [[51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/051-e-in.html Company E].  
:- [[71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/071-a-in.html Company A].  
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:- [[71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/071-a-in.html Company A].  
:- [[73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/073-c-in.html Company C], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/073-c-in.html Company&nbsp;E].&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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:- [[73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/073-c-in.html Company C], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/073-c-in.html Company&nbsp;E].&nbsp;&nbsp;  
:- [[79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r100/079-a-in.html Company A].  
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:- [[79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r100/079-a-in.html Company A].  
:-[[125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-a-in.html Company A], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-b-in.html Company B], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-c-in.html Company C], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-d-in.html Company D], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-g-in.html Company G], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-i-in.html Company I], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/125-k-in.html Company K]  
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:-[[125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-a-in.html Company A], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-b-in.html Company B], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-c-in.html Company C], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-d-in.html Company D], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-g-in.html Company G], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-i-in.html Company I], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/125-k-in.html Company K]  
:- [[133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/133-k-in.html Company K]  
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:- [[133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/133-k-in.html Company K]  
:- [[135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/135-d-in.html Company D], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/135-e-in.html Company E], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/135-k-in.html Company K]  
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:- [[135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)|135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/135-d-in.html Company D], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/135-e-in.html Company E], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/135-k-in.html Company K]  
:- [[149th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|149th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/149-e-in.html Company E]  
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:- [[149th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|149th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/149-e-in.html Company E]  
:- [[150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/150-e-in.html Company E], and [http://civilwar.ilgenweb.net/r155/150-k-in.html Company K]
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:- [[150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/150-e-in.html Company E], and [http://civilwar.illinoisgenweb.org/r155/150-k-in.html Company K]
  
 
'''[[Union Veterans' and Lineage Society Records|Grand Army of the Republic ]](GAR)'''  
 
'''[[Union Veterans' and Lineage Society Records|Grand Army of the Republic ]](GAR)'''  
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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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The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Vermilion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Vermilion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Illinois State University|ISU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
'''1826-1860''' Probate Case Files - IRAD-ISU  
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'''1826-1860''' Probate Case Files - IRAD-ISU
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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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 Vermilion 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 Vermilion County.  
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=== Societies  ===
 
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'''Vermilion County Museum'''<br>116 N. Gilbert Street<br>Danville, IL  61832<br>Telephone Number: 217-442-2922<br>fax 217-442-2001<br>E-mail:[mailto:susricht@aol.com susricht@aol.com]<br>[http://www.vermilioncountymuseum.org/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Catlin Historical Society'''<br> 210 North Paris<br> Catlin, Illinois 61817<br>Telephone Number: 217-427-5766<br>E-mail:[mailto:catlinhistorical@att.net catlinhistorical@att.net]<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilchs/?cj=1&sid=RootsWeb&netid=cj&o_xid=0002159160&o_lid=0002159160&o_sch=Affiliate+External Website]<br><br>
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'''Illiana Genealogical and Historical Society'''<br> 215 W. North St.<br>Danville, Illinois <br>E-mail:[mailto:Ighs@sbcglobal.net Ighs@sbcglobal.net]<br>[http://illianaghs.org/ Website]<br><br>
  
 
=== 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].  
  
The website of the [http://www.co.vermilion.il.us/ctyclk.htm Vermilion County Clerk] explains how to order copies of birth, marriage, and death records.  
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<br> The website of the [http://www.co.vermilion.il.us/ctyclk.htm Vermilion County Clerk] explains how to order copies of birth, marriage, and death records.  
  
 
==== Birth Records  ====
 
==== Birth Records  ====
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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]
  
'''1826-1903''' Marriage Record Index - IRAD-ISU
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:*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
'''1826-1858''' Marriage Licenses - IRAD-ISU
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:*'''1810-1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
'''1826-1900''' Marriage Record - IRAD-ISU
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:*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
'''1833-1852''' Marriage Licenses, Minors - IRAD-ISU  
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:*'''1826-1903''' Marriage Record Index - IRAD-ISU
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:*'''1826-1858''' Marriage Licenses - IRAD-ISU
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:*'''1826-1900''' Marriage Record - IRAD-ISU
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:*'''1833-1852''' Marriage Licenses, Minors - IRAD-ISU
  
 
==== Death Records  ====
 
==== Death Records  ====
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Benton County, Indiana|Benton County, Indiana]]  
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*[[Benton County, Indiana Genealogy|Benton County, Indiana]]  
*[[Champaign County, Illinois|Champaign]]  
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*[[Champaign County, Illinois Genealogy|Champaign]]  
*[[Douglas County, Illinois|Douglas]]  
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*[[Douglas County, Illinois Genealogy|Douglas]]  
*[[Edgar County, Illinois|Edgar]]  
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*[[Edgar County, Illinois Genealogy|Edgar]]  
*[[Ford County, Illinois|Ford]]  
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*[[Ford County, Illinois Genealogy|Ford]]  
*[[Iroquois County, Illinois|Iroquois]]  
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*[[Iroquois County, Illinois Genealogy|Iroquois]]  
*[[Vermillion County, Indiana|Vermillion County, Indiana]]  
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*[[Vermillion County, Indiana Genealogy|Vermillion County, Indiana]]  
*[[Warren County, Indiana|Warren County, Indiana]]
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*[[Warren County, Indiana Genealogy|Warren County, Indiana]]
  
 
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/vermilion-county/ Vermilion County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Vermilion-County.htm Vermilion 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 Vermilion 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>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/vermcor.html Vermilion County Coroner's Inquest Files Index (1908–1956)]  
 
'''Databases Pertinent to Vermilion 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>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/vermcor.html Vermilion County Coroner's Inquest Files Index (1908–1956)]  
  
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Vermilion/ Vermillion County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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Latest revision as of 18:29, 20 April 2017

United States
Illinois
Vermilion County

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

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Vermilion County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Vermilion County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 18, 1826
County Seat Danville
Courthouse
Vermilion County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Vermilion County Courthouse
6 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 431-2607
Vermilion County Website


Vermilion County Organization

Vermilion County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Vermilion County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1826
1877
1830
1826
1826

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

Historical Facts

Vermilion County was named after the Vermilion River of which the branches have a presence in the county.

Parent County

  • 1826--Vermilion County was created 18 January 1826, from unorganized territory and Edgar County.County seat: Danville [1]

Description

The county seat is Danville and the county was organized on January 2, 1826. The County is located in the East Central 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.

1823-1826 Edgar
1819-1823 Clark
1816-1819 Crawford
1815-1816 Edwards
1812-1815 madison
1801-1812 St. Clair
1790-1803 Knox, Northwest Territory

Record Loss

1872 A fire burned the courthouse and some records were lost or damaged.

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


Records and Resources

Biography

Portrait andd Biographical Album of Vermillion and Edgar Counties, Illinois 1889  Internet Archives

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Vermilion, 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 Vermilion county cemeteries.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190065,635
191077,99618.8%
192086,16210.5%
193089,3393.7%
194086,791−2.9%
195087,0790.3%
196096,17610.4%
197097,0470.9%
198095,222−1.9%
199088,257−7.3%
200083,919−4.9%

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, Vermilion County on page 188.]
  • 1892 Rossville City Census - USGenWeb

Church Records

Elwood Quaker Monthly Meeting Minutes 

Georgetown, Quaker Monthly Meeting Minutes

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 Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Vermilion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

Coroner's Inquest Files Index, 1908-1956   Illinois State Archives

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

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.

Maps

Ilvermilion.jpg

Military Records

For information about using Military records see Illinois Military Records

Revolutionary War

1835 Revolutionary War Pensioners

Veteran Burials

War of 1812

Military Land Grants in Vermillion Coutny, Illinois for Soldiers of the War of 1812 - USGenWeb

Blackhawk War

Captain Robert Griffin's Company - USGenWeb

Captain John B. Thomas' Company - USGenWeb

Captain Eliakem Ashton's Company - USGenWeb

Captain Morgan L. Payne's Company - USGenWeb

Captain James Palmer's Company - USGenWeb

Captain I.M. Gillispie's Company - USGenWeb

Captain Jacob M. Earley's Company- USGenWeb

Indian Wars

Military Land Grants in Vermillion County, Illinois for Soldiers of the Indian Wars - USGenWeb

Civil War

Civil War service men from Vermilion 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 Vermilion County.

Cavalry

-4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company F.

Infantry

- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861, Company C.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
-28th Regiment, (Consolidated), Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D, Company E, Company F, and Company I.
- 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C, and Company E.  
- 79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
-125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A, Company B, Company C, Company D, Company G, Company I, and Company K
- 133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K
- 135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D, Company E, and Company K
- 149th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E
- 150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E, and Company K

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)

A list of GAR Post for Illinios, additional site for post list,Library of Congress

Charles A. Clark Post, Ridge Farm 1913 - USGenWeb

General T.J. Hendrson Post, 1913 - USGenWeb

Harmon Post, Hoopeston 1913 - USGenWeb

Kenesaw Post, Danville 1913 - USGenWeb

Kyger Post, Georgetown 1913 - USGenWeb

Lawton Post, Danville 1913 - USGenWeb

Trisler Post, Sidewll 1913 - USGenWeb

Pensions

1883 Federal Pension - USGenWeb

World War I

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  Danville

World War II

Army Casualties Part 1 U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Army Casualties Part 2  U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Korean War

Veterans of Korea

Vietnam War

Veterans of Vietnam

Gulf War

Veterans of Desert Storm

Naturalization

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

Newspapers and Obituaries

Newspapers Published in Vermilion County      Illinois Newspaper Project

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 Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Vermilion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

1826-1860 Probate Case Files - IRAD-ISU

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 Vermilion County.

Family History Centers

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 Vermilion 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.

County Courthouse

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

Illinois Regional Archives Repository

Illinois State Universtiy
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

Vermilion County Public Libraries

Societies

Taxation

School Records

1912-1938 School Student Permanent Record, High School - IRAD-ISU

Social Groups Online

Societies

Vermilion County Museum
116 N. Gilbert Street
Danville, IL 61832
Telephone Number: 217-442-2922
fax 217-442-2001
E-mail:susricht@aol.com
Website

Catlin Historical Society
210 North Paris
Catlin, Illinois 61817
Telephone Number: 217-427-5766
E-mail:catlinhistorical@att.net
Website

Illiana Genealogical and Historical Society
215 W. North St.
Danville, Illinois
E-mail:Ighs@sbcglobal.net
Website

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.


The website of the Vermilion County Clerk explains how to order copies of birth, marriage, and death records.

Birth Records

1877-1901 Birth Record Index - IRAD-ISU

1877-1903 Birth Record - IRAD-ISU

1906-1907 Birth Records for the City of Indianola - IRAD-ISU

Marriage Records

  • 1826-1903 Marriage Record Index - IRAD-ISU
  • 1826-1858 Marriage Licenses - IRAD-ISU
  • 1826-1900 Marriage Record - IRAD-ISU
  • 1833-1852 Marriage Licenses, Minors - IRAD-ISU

Death Records

1877-1907 Death Record Index - IRAD-ISU

1877-1903 Death Records- IRAD-ISU

1878-1917 Death Records, Stillbirths - IRAD-ISU

Index to Death Register Volume 1 - USGenWeb


Pape Funeral Homes Obiturary Records for Vermilion County, Illinois

Pape Mortuary, 10 E. Williams Street, Danville, Illinois this site has 275,000 records, list of death records from 1800's to the pressent. The records included surrounding areas including some near by Indiana counties.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Sidell

Neighboring Counties


Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Vermilion 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
Vermilion County Coroner's Inquest Files Index (1908–1956)

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Vermilion County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vermilion_County,_Illinois 04/20/2017.