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Guide to '''Clinton 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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<div id="fsButtons"><span class="online_records_button">[[Illinois Online Genealogy Records]]</span></div>{{Infobox U.S. County
 
| county = Clinton County
 
| county = Clinton County
 
| county_map = Il-clinton.png
 
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| founded year = 1824
 
| founded year = 1824
 
| founded date = December 27
 
| founded date = December 27
| seat wl = Carlyle
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| seat = Carlyle
| building image = IL-clinton-courthouse.jpg
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| building image = Clinton County Courthouse.gif
| building address = '''Clinton County Courthouse'''<br>850 Fairfax Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>'''County Clerk and Recorder'''<br>P.O. Box 308<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>(618) 594-2464 ext. 630<br>E-Mail: ccclerk@clintonco.illinois.gov<br>'''Circuit Court Clerk'''<br>P.O. Box 407<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>(618) 594-2464 ext. 620<br>E-Mail: circlerk@clintonco.illinois.gov
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| building image size = 180px
| web = www.clintonco.illinois.gov/
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| building image cap = Photo courtesy [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository]], [[Illinois State Archives]]
| named for = {{wpd|DeWitt Clinton}}
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| building address = '''Clinton County Courthouse'''<br>850 Fairfax Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>(618) 594-2464<br>[http://www.clintonco.illinois.gov '''Clinton County Website''']
| named for image = Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG
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=== County Organization  ===
  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Illinois. Page 192-199 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 194-197.</ref></center>
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy#Birth|Birth*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy#Marriage|Marriage]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy#Death|Death*]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy#Court Records|Court]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy#Census Records|Census]]'''
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1877
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1877
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1818
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| width="14.2%" align="center" |1825
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| colspan="7"| <center>Statewide registration for births and deaths started 1916. General compliance by 1922.</center>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' ''Clinton County''
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Clinton County are kept, see the [[Clinton County, Illinois Courthouse|Clinton County Courthouse]] page.
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
==== Parent County ====
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[[Image:Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG|thumb|right|175px]] Clinton County is named for {{wpd|DeWitt Clinton}} who was the Governor of the State of New York and a promoter of the Erie Canal.
  
*'''27 December 1824:''' -- Clinton County was created from [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]],[[Bond County, Illinois|Bond]], [[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette]] and [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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==== Description ====
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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The county was named for N.Y. Governor DeWitt Clinton. The County Seat is Carlyle and was founded 1824.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/clinton/ 4/11/2017.</ref> It is located in the Central area of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clinton County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.</ref>
  
==== Record Loss ====
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=== Boundary Changes ===
  
== Places / Localities  ==
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*'''27 December 1824:''' -- Clinton County was created from [[Washington County, Illinois Genealogy|Washington]],[[Bond County, Illinois Genealogy|Bond]], [[Fayette County, Illinois Genealogy|Fayette]] and [[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
  
{{Clinton County, Illinois}}<br>'''To see a list of places in Clinton 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 web sites. 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.  
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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.  
  
== Resources ==
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=== Record Loss ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
=== African American  ===
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==Places and Localities==
  
The following have information concerning African American research.
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===Populated Places===
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit [https://Illinois.hometownlocator.com/il/Clinton Hometown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clinton County, Illinois," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Illinois,
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Last accessed 7 December 2019.</ref>
  
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
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{{populated places
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breese,_Illinois Breese]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlyle,_Illinois Carlyle] (county seat)</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia,_Illinois Centralia]‡
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trenton,_Illinois Trenton]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wamac,_Illinois Wamac]‡</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albers,_Illinois Albers]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviston,_Illinois Aviston]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bartelso,_Illinois Bartelso]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beckemeyer,_Illinois Beckemeyer]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damiansville,_Illinois Damiansville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germantown,_Illinois Germantown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoffman,_Illinois Hoffman]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huey,_Illinois Huey]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyesport,_Illinois Keyesport]‡
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Baden,_Illinois New Baden]‡
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Rose,_Illinois Saint Rose]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulder,_Illinois Boulder]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrin,_Illinois Ferrin]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harbor_Light_Bay,_Illinois harbor Light Bay]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jamestown,_Illinois Jamestown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marydale,_Illinois Marydale]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Memphis,_Illinois New Memphis]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Memphis_Station,_Illinois New Memphis Station]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Harbor,_Illinois North Harbor]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panorama_Hills,_Illinois Panorama Hills]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posey,_Illinois Posey]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Lake_Resort,_Illinois Royal Lake Resort]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shattuc,_Illinois Shattuc]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snearlyville,_Illinois Snearlyville]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stottletown,_Illinois Stottletown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wertenberg,_Illinois Wertenberg]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breese_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Breese]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookside_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Brookside]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlyle_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Carlyle]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clement_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Clement]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Fork_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois East Fork]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germantown_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Germantown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irishtown_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Irishtown]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Lake]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looking_Glass_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Looking Glass]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meridian_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Meridian]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Fe_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Santa Fe]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Rose_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Saint Rose]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Creek_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Sugar Creek]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wade_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Wade]
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheatfield_Township,_Clinton_County,_Illinois Wheatfield]</div>
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* [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fremont,_Illinois Fremont]</div>
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<p>‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties</p>
  
=== Archives and Libraries ===
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== Records and Resources ==
  
 
=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Clinton}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clinton, 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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=702 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)
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*[http://clintonilgenweb.net/cemetery/index.php ILGenWeb]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/clinton.htm Clinton 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.usgwarchives.net/il/clinton/cemeteries.html ILGenWeb Archives]
  
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/clinton.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clinton+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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* [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Illinois/Clinton-County?id=county_703 Findagrave.com]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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* [https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Clinton Graveyards of Illinois]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392484&reqParentsLabel=Clinton%2C%20Illinois%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypes=20&reqTypeLabel=Cemetery FamilySearch Places]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Illinois Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20090806152244/http://geocities.com/brandilynn18/PritchettCem.html Pritchett Cemetery, Boulder]
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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==== Federal  ====
 
==== Federal  ====
  
{{USCensusPop
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{{Historical populations
| 1900= 19824
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|type = USA
| 1910= 22832
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|heading = Census
| 1920= 22947
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|footnote = Source: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Illinois#Demographics "Wikipedia.org".]                                                             
| 1930= 21369
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|1830 |2330                              
| 1940= 22912
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|1840 |3718                                     
| 1950= 22594
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|1850 |5139                                           
| 1960= 24029
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|1860 |10941                                                     
| 1970= 28315
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|1870 |16285               
| 1980= 32617
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|1880 |18714                                                                                 
| 1990= 33944
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|1890 |17411                                         
| 2000= 35535
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|1900 |19824                                                                        
| estimate= 36633
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|1910 |22832                                                                            
| estyear= 2006
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|1920 |22947                                                                            
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]
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|1930 |21369                                                                        
}}For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].
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|1940 |22912                                                                          
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|1950 |22594                                                                                
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|1960 |24029                                                                                  
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|1970 |28315                                                                                  
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|1980 |32617                                                                                  
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|1990 |33944                                                                                  
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|2000 |35535                                                                                      
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|2010 |37762                                                                                 
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}}  
  
 
==== State  ====
 
==== State  ====
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==== 1840 Pensioners  ====
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*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA186&lpg=PA186 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Clinton County on page 186.]
  
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
 
=== Church History and Records  ===
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392484&reqParentsLabel=Clinton%2C%20Illinois%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
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===== General  =====
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[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=%22Clinton+County%2C+Illinois%22+%2B+Church&qt=owc_search Clinton County Church Records] available through [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat.org.]]
  
 
===== Catholic  =====
 
===== Catholic  =====
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information on Court Records in Illinois.
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=== Ethnic Research  ===
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==== African American  ====
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The following have information concerning African American research.
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*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
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==== Germans  ====
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Archives, Libraries, and Museums<br>Biographies<br>Church Records<br>Cemetery Records<br>Court Records<br>Histories<br>Immigration/emigration/migration<br>Maps<br>Newspapers<br>Societies<br>
  
 
=== Emigration and Immigration  ===
 
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=== Genealogy  ===
  
==== Mailing Lists  ====
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==== Message Boards  ====
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=== Message Boards  ===
  
==== Periodicals  ====
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=== Periodicals  ===
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
=== = Land and Property ===
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=== Land and Property  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information on land records in Illinois.
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Land records for Clinton County are held in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder.<br>(618) 665-3626 Email: ccclerk@clintonco.illinois.gov
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The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through 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 Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]
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*'''1818-1915''' Deeds, 1818-1915 {{FHL|34431|item|disp=FHL film 1007044 (first film)}}
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*'''1818-1920''' Entry books, 1818-1920 {{FHL|9327|item|disp=FHL film 1401883–1401886}}
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*'''1818-1920''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1816-1890''' Entry Books [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1825-1915''' Deed Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1857-1873''' Plat Record, Roads [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1858-1890''' Mortgage records, 1858-1890 {{FHL|523469|item|disp=FHL film1007296 (first of 12)}}
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*'''1874-1908''' Tax Deed Affidavits [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1886-1891''' Tax Judgment, Sale, Redemption and Forfeiture Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*Family maps of Clinton County, Illinois with homesteads, roads, waterways, towns, cemeteries, railroads and more. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/499092116 Other libraries (WorldCat).] {{FHL|1767292|item|disp=FHL book 977.3875 E7b}}
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*Land atlas and plat book, Clinton County, Illinois, 1985 [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/12940921 Other libraries (WorldCat).]{{FHL|560460|item|disp=FHL book 977.3875 E7c}}
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'''Online Resources'''
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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.
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*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($)
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*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/Clinton.html Clinton County Federal Township Plats]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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{{IL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IL Clinton County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392484&reqParentsLabel=Clinton%2C%20Illinois%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=8&reqTypeLabel=Cities%20and%20Towns FamilySearch Places]:Cities and Towns- [[FamilySearch Places|How to Use FS Places]]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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==== Civil War  ====
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Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County. <br>
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:- [[15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry|15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry]], Company D (Clinton County Cavalry, O'Harnett's Cavalry Company).
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A
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:- [[111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies G and I.
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:- [[117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company E.
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:- [[150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)|150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865)]], Company F.<br>
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'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection''' The following records may be accessed through: [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU)] and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]]
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*'''1865-1948''' Military Discharge Record
  
 
=== Minorities  ===
 
=== Minorities  ===
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
 
=== Naturalization and Citizenship  ===
  
=== Newspapers  ===
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'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection''' The following copies of records may be accessed through: [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU)] and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]]
  
=== Obituaries  ===
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'''Circuit Court'''
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*'''1857-1902''' Naturalization Record, Final
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*'''1858-1880''' Naturalization Declarations of Intent
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*'''1861-1900''' Naturalization Record
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'''County Court'''
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*'''1854-1906''' Naturalization Record
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*'''1899-1903''' Naturalization Record, Final
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'''Family History Library Collection'''
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The following copies of records may be accessed through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]]:
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*'''1857-1904''' Naturalization records {{FHL|1543|item|disp=FHL film 1007842–1007843}}
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'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1800-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1989159|Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
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=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
  
 
=== 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://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — images
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*See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information.
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Some of the original wills may be found in the Circuit Clerk's office in Carlyle<br>(618) 594-2464 extension 620.
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The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through 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 Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]
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*'''1825-1898''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1825-1899''' {{FHL|269699|item|disp=FHL film 1009009 items 2–4 (first of ten films)}}
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*'''1825-1968''' Probate Case Files Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1855-1863, 1866-1873''' {{FHL|269475|item|disp=FHL film 1009009 item 1 (first of 12 films)}}
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*'''1855-1873''' Probate Case Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1857-1914''' Probate Will Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1857-1928''' {{FHL|268569|item|disp=FHL film 1007839–1007841}}
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*'''1857-1928''' Probate Will Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1864-1869''' Probate Appraisement Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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'''Online Resources'''
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*[http://clintonilgenweb.net/wills/index.php Wills Index Clinton County, Illinois], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
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=== Repositories  ===
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==== County Courthouse  ====
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Alexander County are kept, see the [[Clinton County, Illinois Courthouse|Clinton County Courthouse]] page.
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==== Family History Center  ====
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{{Family History Centers Intro}} The closest Family History Center is in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois.
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:255 Fairwood Hills Dr
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:O'Fallon, St Clair, Illinois, United States
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:Phone: 618-632-0210
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:Hours: T-Th 9am-3pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm (Closed on Saturdays from Jun - Sep)
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:Closed: All major holidays, last 2 weeks of December &amp; first weekend in April and October, all Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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:Attention: During inclement weather, call ahead. Generally, if schools are closed, the Family History will be closed.
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==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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[[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. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]] houses the records for Clinton County.
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==== Public Libraries  ====
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'''[http://www.casehalstead.lib.il.us/ Case-Halstead Public Library]'''<br>571 Franklin Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>Phone: 618-594-5210<br>Fax: 618-594-8415<br>Email: casehalstead@gmail.com<br>Hours:<br>Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 pm<br>Friday: 12 - 15 pm<br>Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm<br>Sunday: Closed
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'''[http://breeselibrary.org/ Breese Library]'''<br>530 North Third<br>Breese, Illinois 62230<br>Phone: 618-526-7361<br>Email: bra@breeselibrary.org<br>Hours:<br>Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm<br>Saturday 10 am - 3 pm
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Societies  ===
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*'''Clinton County Historical Society Museum'''<br>1091 Franklin Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>Telephone Number: 618-594-4015<br>The museum is free - donations accepted.
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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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=== Taxation  ===
  
 
=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[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].
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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 [https://www.clintonco.illinois.gov/county-offices/county-clerk/ Clinton County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [https://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/birth-death-other-records 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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The following abstracts and copies of 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 Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]
  
 
==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
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*'''1867-1941''' Birth Record Index, Delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1867-1941''' Birth Record, Delayed [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1874-1915''' Delayed birth certificates, 1874-1915; index, 1874-1941 {{FHL|268492|item|disp= FHL film 1007034–1007037}}
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*'''1877-1898''' Birth Certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1877-1915''' Birth Records and Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|268379|item|disp=FHL film 1007029–1007033}}
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*'''1884-1887''' Falk, Dorothy. [http://clintonilgw.org/births/ Clinton County Illinois Births Jan 1884 - June 3 1887], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
  
 
==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
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*'''1587-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=illinois%2cil Illinois, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
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*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
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*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1810–1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1825-1856''' Clinton County, Illinois marriages {{FHL|1115902|item|disp=FHL fiche 6007505; book 977.3875 V2j}}
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*'''1825-1937''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1007040–1007043}}
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*'''1825-1920''' [http://clintonilgw.org/marriages/ Marriages 1825-1920], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb] (Split into several collections)
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*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1874-1937''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1886-1914''' Marriage applications volumes 2-10 {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1009006–1009008}}
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*'''1886-1914''' Marriage License Applications [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
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*'''1749-1999''' {{RecordSearch|3541609|Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, some images
==== Newspapers  ====
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*'''1850-1880''' {{RecordSearch|2334599|Illinois Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
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*'''1877-1903''' [http://clintonilgw.org/deaths/deathrec/ Death Record Book 1 Index, Clinton County, Illinois December 1877 - June 1903], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]  
== Societies, Libraries and Museums  ==
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*'''1877-1915''' Death records, 1877-1915; still birth register, 1878-1911 {{FHL|268502|item|disp=FHL film 1007038–1007039}}
 
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*'''1877-1915''' Death Record and Index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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*'''1878-1916''' Death Record, Stillbirths [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
| valign="top" width="35%" | [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]  
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*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
| valign="top" | The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St._Clair_County,_Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union County, Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).
 
|}
 
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
*[http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/ Clinton County, Illinois GenWeb] project has extensive resources including cemetery indexes, marriages, deaths, obituaries, biographies, maps, name indexes, history and other information for the county.  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/clinton-county/ Clinton County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Clinton-County.htm Clinton County IL Genealogy]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://clintonilgenweb.net/ Clinton County, Illinois GenWeb] project has extensive resources including cemetery indexes, marriages, deaths, obituaries, biographies, maps, name indexes, history and other information for the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Clinton/ Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Clinton/ Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Guide to Clinton County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Clinton County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Clinton County
Location in the state of Illinois, United States Genealogy
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: December 27, 1824
County Seat Carlyle
Courthouse
Clinton County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD), Illinois State Archives
Address Clinton County Courthouse
850 Fairfax Street
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
(618) 594-2464
Clinton County Website


County Organization[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1877 1825 1877 1825 1818 1825 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths started 1916. General compliance by 1922.

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

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG

Clinton County is named for DeWitt Clinton who was the Governor of the State of New York and a promoter of the Erie Canal.

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for N.Y. Governor DeWitt Clinton. The County Seat is Carlyle and was founded 1824.[2] It is located in the Central area of the state. [3]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Places and Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit Hometown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[5]

Cities
Villages
Unincorporated communities
Townships
Ghost towns

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

Records and Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Clinton, 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

Census[edit | edit source]

Federal[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 2,330
1840 3,718 59.6%
1850 5,139 38.2%
1860 10,941 112.9%
1870 16,285 48.8%
1880 18,714 14.9%
1890 17,411 −7.0%
1900 19,824 13.9%
1910 22,832 15.2%
1920 22,947 0.5%
1930 21,369 −6.9%
1940 22,912 7.2%
1950 22,594 −1.4%
1960 24,029 6.4%
1970 28,315 17.8%
1980 32,617 15.2%
1990 33,944 4.1%
2000 35,535 4.7%
2010 37,762 6.3%
Source: "Wikipedia.org".

State[edit | edit source]

1840 Pensioners[edit | edit source]

  • 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, Clinton County on page 186.]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

General[edit | edit source]

Clinton County Church Records available through WorldCat.org.

Catholic[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch has made parish records from 14 Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Clinton County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:

Court Records[edit | edit source]

See Gotoarrow.png Illinois Court Records for more information on Court Records in Illinois.

Ethnic Research[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.

Germans[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Biographies
Church Records
Cemetery Records
Court Records
Histories
Immigration/emigration/migration
Maps
Newspapers
Societies

Emigration and Immigration[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Mailing Lists[edit | edit source]

Message Boards[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Land and Property for more information on land records in Illinois.

Land records for Clinton County are held in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder.
(618) 665-3626 Email: ccclerk@clintonco.illinois.gov

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

Online Resources

Maps[edit | edit source]

Madison CountyBond CountyFayette CountyMarion CountyJefferson CountyWashington CountySt. Clair CountyIL CLINTON.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Military History and Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County.

- 15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company D (Clinton County Cavalry, O'Harnett's Cavalry Company).
- 22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A
- 111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies G and I.
- 117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Company F.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection The following records may be accessed through: IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU) and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page

  • 1865-1948 Military Discharge Record

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection The following copies of records may be accessed through: IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU) and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page

Circuit Court

  • 1857-1902 Naturalization Record, Final
  • 1858-1880 Naturalization Declarations of Intent
  • 1861-1900 Naturalization Record

County Court

  • 1854-1906 Naturalization Record
  • 1899-1903 Naturalization Record, Final

Family History Library Collection

The following copies of records may be accessed through the Family History Library:

Online Records

Newspapers and Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records


Some of the original wills may be found in the Circuit Clerk's office in Carlyle
(618) 594-2464 extension 620.

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

Online Resources

Repositories[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

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

Family History Center[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance, free access to center-only databases, and to premium genealogical websites.
FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries have access to most center-only databases, but may not always have full services normally provided by a family history center.

Local Centers and Libraries
The closest Family History Center is in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois.

255 Fairwood Hills Dr
O'Fallon, St Clair, Illinois, United States
Phone: 618-632-0210
Hours: T-Th 9am-3pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm (Closed on Saturdays from Jun - Sep)
Closed: All major holidays, last 2 weeks of December & first weekend in April and October, all Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Attention: During inclement weather, call ahead. Generally, if schools are closed, the Family History will be closed.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)[edit | edit source]

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 Clinton County.

Public Libraries[edit | edit source]

Case-Halstead Public Library
571 Franklin Street
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Phone: 618-594-5210
Fax: 618-594-8415
Email: casehalstead@gmail.com
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 pm
Friday: 12 - 15 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
Sunday: Closed

Breese Library
530 North Third
Breese, Illinois 62230
Phone: 618-526-7361
Email: bra@breeselibrary.org
Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Social Groups Online[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

  • Clinton County Historical Society Museum
    1091 Franklin Street
    Carlyle, Illinois 62231
    Telephone Number: 618-594-4015
    The museum is free - donations accepted.
  • Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See Gotoarrow.png 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 Clinton 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 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 Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Clinton County, Illinois. Page 192-199 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 194-197.
  2. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/clinton/ 4/11/2017.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Clinton County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.
  4. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)
  5. Wikipedia contributors, "Clinton County, Illinois," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Illinois, Last accessed 7 December 2019.