Difference between revisions of "Warren County, Illinois Genealogy"

From FamilySearch Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
(county boundary map; feel free to delete)
(Societies)
 
(27 intermediate revisions by 12 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Warren County'''  
+
''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Genealogy|Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Warren County'''  
  
Guide to '''Warren County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
+
Guide to '''Warren County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
 
+
{{Click|Image:IL_ORP.png|Illinois Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
{{ILDC}}  
 
 
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
 
| seal =  
 
| seal =  
 
| seal size =
 
| seal size =
Line 39: Line 36:
 
}}  
 
}}  
  
== Warren County Organization  ==
+
=== Warren County Organization  ===
  
 
Warren County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Warren County's civil records start the following years:  
Line 51: Line 48:
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
+
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Warren County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
|-
 
|-
Line 74: Line 71:
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1825--'''Warren County was created 13 January 1825&nbsp;from [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Monmouth <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
+
*'''1825--'''Warren County was created 13 January 1825&nbsp;from [[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Monmouth <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 Warren County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
+
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  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 +
 +
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
Line 88: Line 87:
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton]]  
+
*[[Fulton County, Illinois Genealogy|Fulton]]  
*[[Henderson County, Illinois|Henderson]]  
+
*[[Henderson County, Illinois Genealogy|Henderson]]  
*[[Knox County, Illinois|Knox]]  
+
*[[Knox County, Illinois Genealogy|Knox]]  
*[[McDonough County, Illinois|McDonough]]  
+
*[[McDonough County, Illinois Genealogy|McDonough]]  
*[[Mercer County, Illinois|Mercer]]
+
*[[Mercer County, Illinois Genealogy|Mercer]]
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
Line 106: Line 105:
 
'''Published Records'''  
 
'''Published Records'''  
  
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|510089|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in Warren 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.
+
*The [https://www.familysearch.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|510089|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in Warren 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.
  
<br>'''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''  
+
'''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''  
  
 
*[http://wcig.us/wail.htm Warren County ILGenWeb]. See the [http://wcig.us/cemetery.htm Cemeteries] link for Warren County cemeteries and tombstone transcriptions.
 
*[http://wcig.us/wail.htm Warren County ILGenWeb]. See the [http://wcig.us/cemetery.htm Cemeteries] link for Warren County cemeteries and tombstone transcriptions.
Line 124: Line 123:
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com Linkpendium]. Has links to several [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Warren/cem/ Warren County Cemetery] related websites.
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com Linkpendium]. Has links to several [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Warren/cem/ Warren County Cemetery] related websites.
  
<br>'''Cemetery Gazetters'''  
+
'''Cemetery Gazetters'''  
  
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/ Epodunk] has a list of [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6764&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=32&stateAbbv=&stateName= Warren County Cemeteries]. The website provides&nbsp;name of&nbsp;cemetery,&nbsp;address and telephone number when available, 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=6764&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=32&stateAbbv=&stateName= Warren County Cemeteries]. The website provides&nbsp;name of&nbsp;cemetery,&nbsp;address and telephone number when available, 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/warren.html Warren 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/warren.html Warren County Cemeteries].
 +
 +
{| width="80%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="3" border="1"
 +
|-
 +
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''
 +
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''
 +
| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="center" | '''List of Cemeteries in the county'''
 +
|-
 +
| 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=783&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | {{FHL|510089|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=783 Findagrave.com]
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://warren.illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Warren+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Warren&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/il/warren/warrencem.htm ILGenWeb Archives]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Warren Illinois Graveyards]
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/warren.htm Tombstone Project]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=94 Illinois Gravestones]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |
 +
|-
 +
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="3" | See [[Illinois Cemeteries|Illinois Cemeteries]] for more information.
 +
|}
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
Line 192: Line 224:
 
:*'''1916–1949''' Feeble-Minded Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
 
:*'''1916–1949''' Feeble-Minded Record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]
  
'''Additional Resources''' Additional resources for Warren County court records may be found in the {{FHL|495147|subject_id|disp=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]].  
+
'''Additional Resources''' Additional resources for Warren County court records may be found in the {{FHL|495147|subject_id|disp=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]].  
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
Line 235: Line 267:
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
Additional resources for Warren County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|367596|subject_id|disp=FHLC}} and {{FHL|741359|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]].  
+
Additional resources for Warren County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|367596|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} and {{FHL|741359|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]].  
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
Line 244: Line 276:
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/warren_map.html Warren County Federal Township Plats]
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/warren_map.html Warren County Federal Township Plats]
  
=== Maps ===
+
=== Maps ===
[[Image:Ilwarren.jpg|600px]]
+
 
 +
[[Image:Ilwarren.jpg|600px|Ilwarren.jpg]]  
 +
 
 +
*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
=== Military  ===
Line 272: Line 307:
  
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
 +
 +
'''Online Probate Records'''
 +
:*'''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 '''$'''
 +
:*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
 +
  
 
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.  
Line 324: Line 364:
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
Additional resources for Warren County probates may be found in the {{FHL|495109|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Probate}} and on {{FHL|697327|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Probate record indexes}} topic pages 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]].  
+
Additional resources for Warren County probates may be found in the {{FHL|495109|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Probate}} and on {{FHL|697327|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Probate record indexes}} topic pages 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  ===
Line 333: Line 373:
  
 
==== Family History Center  ====
 
==== Family History Center  ====
 +
 +
{{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 Warren County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family Search Centers] page on the [https://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 Warren County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family Search Centers] page on the [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] website.  
Line 342: Line 384:
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
  
[http://www.wcplibrary.org/ '''Warren County Public Library District''']<br>62 Public Square<br>Monmouth, IL 61462<br>Tel: 309-734-3166<br>Email: [mailto:lgood@wcplibrary.org lgood@wcplibrary.org] <br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Warren-County-Public-Library/113508998679948 Facebook]  
+
[http://www.wcplibrary.org/ '''Warren County Public Library District''']<br>62 Public Square<br>Monmouth, IL 61462<br>Telephone: 309-734-3166<br>Email: [mailto:lgood@wcplibrary.org lgood@wcplibrary.org] <br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Warren-County-Public-Library/113508998679948 Facebook]  
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
Line 348: Line 390:
 
=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
'''Warren County Genealogical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 761<br>Monmouth, IL 61462-0761<br>Tel: 309-734-2968  
+
'''Warren County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 761<br>Monmouth, IL 61462-0761<br>Telephone Number: 309-734-2968<br><br>
  
[http://www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net/Warren_County_Historical_Society/Welcome%21.html '''Warren County Historical Society''']'''<br>'''RR 2<br>Avon, IL 61415<br>Tel: 309-465-3361<br>Email: [mailto:info@warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net info@warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net] &nbsp;
+
'''Warren County Historical Society'''<br>RR 2<br>Avon, IL 61415<br>Telephone Number: 309-465-3361<br>E-mail:[mailto:info@warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net info@warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net] <br>[http://www.warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net/Warren_County_Historical_Society/Welcome%21.html website]<br><br>
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
Line 359: Line 401:
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
+
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.warrencountyil.com/countyOffice.php?officeID=7 Warren 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.  
+
<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.warrencountyil.com/countyOffice.php?officeID=7 Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
Line 389: Line 431:
  
 
:*'''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 ($)  
+
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 +
:*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
:*'''1810-1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 +
:*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
:*'''1827-1915''' [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/county/warren/malemarriage.html Index to Warren County, IL Male Marriages] courtesy Usgennet.org
 
:*'''1827-1915''' [http://www.usgennet.org/usa/il/county/warren/malemarriage.html Index to Warren County, IL Male Marriages] courtesy Usgennet.org
  
Line 411: Line 456:
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
  
Additional resources for Warren County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|465193|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|465194|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - indexes}}, and the {{FHL|741414|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages 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]].  
+
Additional resources for Warren County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|465193|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|465194|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - indexes}}, and the {{FHL|741414|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages 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+Warren|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
+
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/warren-county/ Warren County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
 +
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Warren-County.htm Warren County IL Genealogy]
 +
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
 +
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 +
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Warren|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Warren/ Warren County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Warren/ Warren County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
Line 422: Line 471:
 
<references />  
 
<references />  
  
{{Illinois|Illinois}}
 
  
 
[[Category:Warren_County,_Illinois]]
 
[[Category:Warren_County,_Illinois]]

Latest revision as of 03:00, 6 September 2016

United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Warren County

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

{{{link}}}

Warren County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Warren County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 13, 1825
County Seat Monmouth
Courthouse
Warren County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Warren County Courthouse
100 West Broadway
Monmouth, IL 61462
(309) 734-8592
Warren County Website


Warren County Organization

Warren County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Warren County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1831
1875
1830
1800
1830

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

Historical Facts

Joseph Warren.gif

Warren County is named for Joseph Warren who had a leading role in the American patriot organizations in the early days of the Revolution. He was a General in the war, but during the battle of Bunker Hill he fought as a private soldier and was killed during this engagement.[1]


Parent County

  • 1825--Warren County was created 13 January 1825 from Pike County.  County seat:  Monmouth [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.

Record Loss

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

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Biography

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

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 50 Warren County cemeteries. For a complete list of cemeteries, click Here.

Cemetery Gazetters

  • Epodunk has a list of Warren 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

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190023,163
191023,3130.6%
192021,488−7.8%
193021,7451.2%
194021,286−2.1%
195021,9813.3%
196021,587−1.8%
197021,5950%
198021,9431.6%
199019,181−12.6%
200018,735−2.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990

1840 Pensioners

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Warren County on page 188.]

Church Records

Abstracts

  • Parrish, Joyce W. United Brethern [sic] Ellison Circuit: includes Wassom Chapel (later, Sugar Grove); Roseville U. B. Mission, Fairview United Brethern (later, Fairview Center United Methodist). [Monmouth, Illinois] : Warren Co., Il. Geneal. Society, 1986. Other Libraries(WorldCat) FHL book 977.3415 K2p

Copies of Original records

Court Records

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

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Additional Resources Additional resources for Warren County court records may be found in 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.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

History

The Past and present of Warren County, Illinois: containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, portraits of early settlers and prominent men, general and local statistics, map of Warren County, history of Illinois, Constitution of the United States, miscellaneous matters, etc., etc. Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1877. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

  • Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Warren County. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1903. 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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Warren 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.

Online Resources

Maps

Ilwarren.jpg

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Warren 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 Warren County.

- 11th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies I and K.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company L.
- 13th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company E.
- 17th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 36th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 50th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, and K.
- 59th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, B, C, F, and H.
- 102nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 138th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies A and C.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

  • NewspaperArchive.com ($) has historical newspapers online including Burlington, Iowa newspapers dating back to the mid 1800's that may have included Warren County residents. This database is free at some libraries.

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

Abstracts

Copies of original records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Warren County probates may be found in the Illinois, Warren – Probate and on Illinois, Warren – Probate record indexes topic pages 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 Warren County are kept, see the Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren County.

Public Libraries

Warren County Public Library District
62 Public Square
Monmouth, IL 61462
Telephone: 309-734-3166
Email: lgood@wcplibrary.org
Facebook

Social Groups Online

Societies

Warren County Genealogical Society
PO Box 761
Monmouth, IL 61462-0761
Telephone Number: 309-734-2968

Warren County Historical Society
RR 2
Avon, IL 61415
Telephone Number: 309-465-3361
E-mail:info@warrencountyhistoricalsociety.net
website

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 Warren 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 Warren County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriage

Copies of original Marriage Records

Online Resources

Deaths

Copies of original Death Records

Online Resources

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Warren County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Warren – Vital Records, the Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - indexes, and the Illinois, Warren – Vital Records - newspapers topic pages 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. Joseph Warren www.wikipedia.org
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).