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{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Woodford County''  
 
{{Illinois-stub}}''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Woodford County''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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=== Quick Dates  ===
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Woodford County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''
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== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''Eastern Part'''  
 
'''Eastern Part'''  
  
:1831-1841 McLean  
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:1831-1841 McLean
  
:1827-1831 Tazewell  
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:1827-1831 Tazewell
  
:1821-1827 Fayette  
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:1821-1827 Fayette
  
:1819-1821 Clar  
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:1819-1821 Clar
  
:1816-1819 Crrawford  
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:1816-1819 Crrawford
  
:1815-1816 Edwards  
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:1815-1816 Edwards
  
 
'''Western Part'''  
 
'''Western Part'''  
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=== Archives and Libraries  ===
 
=== Archives and Libraries  ===
  
'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository''' - IRAD
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'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository''' - IRAD  
  
 
Illinois State Universtiy - ISU<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027  
 
Illinois State Universtiy - ISU<br>2016 Warehouse Road Campus<br>Box 1520 <br>Normal, Illinois 61802 <br>Phone: 309-452-6027  
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==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
  
1854-1859 County Court Record IRAD-ISU
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1854-1859 County Court Record IRAD-ISU  
  
 
==== Land  ====
 
==== Land  ====
  
1841-1928 '''Deed Index''' IRAD-ISU
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1841-1928 '''Deed Index''' IRAD-ISU  
  
1833-1928 Deed Record IRAD-ISU
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1833-1928 Deed Record IRAD-ISU  
  
 
==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
1861-1863 Militia Roll Record IRAD -ISU
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1861-1863 Militia Roll Record IRAD -ISU  
  
1863-1865 Militia Discharge Record, Civil War IRAD-ISU
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1863-1865 Militia Discharge Record, Civil War IRAD-ISU  
  
1913-1941 Mother's Pension Applications IRAD-ISU
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1913-1941 Mother's Pension Applications IRAD-ISU  
  
1931-1934 Mother's Pension Accountts IRAD-ISU
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1931-1934 Mother's Pension Accountts IRAD-ISU  
  
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from&nbsp;Woodford County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments&nbsp;that were formed from men of&nbsp;Woodford County.
 
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from&nbsp;Woodford County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments&nbsp;that were formed from men of&nbsp;Woodford County.
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
  
1842-1847 Probate Claim Dockets IRAD-ISU
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1842-1847 Probate Claim Dockets IRAD-ISU  
  
1869-1964 Probate Will Record IRAD-ISU
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1869-1964 Probate Will Record IRAD-ISU  
  
1870-1956 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU
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1870-1956 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU  
  
1877-1853 Probate Widow's Relinquishment and Selection Record IRAD-ISU
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1877-1853 Probate Widow's Relinquishment and Selection Record IRAD-ISU  
  
==== Public Records ====
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==== Public Records ====
  
1868-1957 Almshouse Register IRAD-ISU
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1868-1957 Almshouse Register IRAD-ISU  
  
1868-1893 Poor Farm Monthly Reports IRAD-ISU
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1868-1893 Poor Farm Monthly Reports IRAD-ISU  
  
1917-1940 Poor Farm Case Files IRAD-ISU
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1917-1940 Poor Farm Case Files IRAD-ISU  
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
1842-1879 Tax Sale Record IRAD-ISU
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1842-1879 Tax Sale Record IRAD-ISU  
  
1842-1878 Tax Forfeiture Record IRAD-ISU
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1842-1878 Tax Forfeiture Record IRAD-ISU  
  
1853-1871 Tax Deed Affidaviats IRAD-ISU
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1853-1871 Tax Deed Affidaviats IRAD-ISU  
  
1860-1880 Tax Judgment Record IRAD-ISU
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1860-1880 Tax Judgment Record IRAD-ISU  
  
1857-1888 Tax Assessment Abstracts IRAD-ISU
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1857-1888 Tax Assessment Abstracts IRAD-ISU  
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''Birth Records'''
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'''Birth Records'''  
  
1877-1916 Birth Record Index IRAD-ISU
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1877-1916 Birth Record Index IRAD-ISU  
  
'''Marriage Records'''
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'''Marriage Records'''  
  
1841-1901 Marriage Record '''Index''' IRAD-ISU
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1841-1901 Marriage Record '''Index''' IRAD-ISU  
  
'''Death Records'''
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'''Death Records'''  
  
1877-1915 Death Record Index IRAD-ISU
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1877-1915 Death Record Index IRAD-ISU  
  
1910-1917 Death Record, Coroner's IRAD-ISU
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1910-1917 Death Record, Coroner's IRAD-ISU  
  
==== Voter Registration ====
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==== Voter Registration ====
  
1865-1890 Voter Registers IRAD-ISU
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1865-1890 Voter Registers IRAD-ISU  
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
'''Databases Pertinent to Woodford County'''
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'''Databases Pertinent to Woodford 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/wood.html Woodford County Almshouse Registers Index (1868–1957) ]<br>
<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/wood.html Woodford County Almshouse Registers Index (1868–1957) ]<br>
 
  
 
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Woodford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
 
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Woodford|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  

Revision as of 23:05, 11 July 2011

Woodford County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Woodford County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 27, 1841
County Seat Eureka
Courthouse
IL-woodford-courthouse.jpg
Address 115 N. Main, Suite 202
Eureka, IL 61530

309-467-2822

Website: www.woodford-county.org
Named for: Woodford County, Kentucky

 

Template:Illinois-stubUnited States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Woodford County

County Courthouse

Quick Dates


                                     Beginning Dates for Woodford County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1841
1877
1850
1831
1841



History

Large numbers of Kentuckians settled in frontier Woodford County, Illinois. The name of the county (Woodford) is reminiscent of Woodford County, Kentucky - the previous residence of many pioneer settlers.[1]

Parent County

  • 1841--Woodford County was created 27 February 1841 from Tazewell and McLean Counties.  County seat:  Eureka [2]

Boundary Changes

Eastern Part

1831-1841 McLean
1827-1831 Tazewell
1821-1827 Fayette
1819-1821 Clar
1816-1819 Crrawford
1815-1816 Edwards

Western Part

1827-1841 Tazewell
1825-1827 Peoria
1821-1825 Sangamon
1817-1821 Bond
1812-1817 Madison
1801-1812 St. Clair
1790-1801 Knox, Northwest Territory


Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Archives and Libraries

Illinois Regional Archives Depository - IRAD

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

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


Cemeteries

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

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190021,822
191020,506−6.0%
192019,340−5.7%
193018,792−2.8%
194019,1241.8%
195021,33511.6%
196024,57915.2%
197028,01214.0%
198033,32018.9%
199032,653−2.0%
200035,4698.6%
201038,6649.0%
IL Counties 1900-1990


Church

Court

1854-1859 County Court Record IRAD-ISU

Land

1841-1928 Deed Index IRAD-ISU

1833-1928 Deed Record IRAD-ISU

Local Histories

Maps

Woodford County, El Paso and Metamora 1876 from the David Rumsey Map Collection.

Military

1861-1863 Militia Roll Record IRAD -ISU

1863-1865 Militia Discharge Record, Civil War IRAD-ISU

1913-1941 Mother's Pension Applications IRAD-ISU

1931-1934 Mother's Pension Accountts IRAD-ISU

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Woodford 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 Woodford County.
- 51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 77th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C, F, and H.
- 85th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 86th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.

Newspapers

Probate

1842-1847 Probate Claim Dockets IRAD-ISU

1869-1964 Probate Will Record IRAD-ISU

1870-1956 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-ISU

1877-1853 Probate Widow's Relinquishment and Selection Record IRAD-ISU

Public Records

1868-1957 Almshouse Register IRAD-ISU

1868-1893 Poor Farm Monthly Reports IRAD-ISU

1917-1940 Poor Farm Case Files IRAD-ISU

Taxation

1842-1879 Tax Sale Record IRAD-ISU

1842-1878 Tax Forfeiture Record IRAD-ISU

1853-1871 Tax Deed Affidaviats IRAD-ISU

1860-1880 Tax Judgment Record IRAD-ISU

1857-1888 Tax Assessment Abstracts IRAD-ISU

Vital Records

Birth Records

1877-1916 Birth Record Index IRAD-ISU

Marriage Records

1841-1901 Marriage Record Index IRAD-ISU

Death Records

1877-1915 Death Record Index IRAD-ISU

1910-1917 Death Record, Coroner's IRAD-ISU

Voter Registration

1865-1890 Voter Registers IRAD-ISU

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

Databases Pertinent to Woodford 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
Woodford County Almshouse Registers Index (1868–1957)

References

  1. Hardin County Fact Sheet, Illinois State Archives, accessed May 28, 2011.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).