Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy

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Clinton County, Illinois
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.
Founded: December 27, 1824
County Seat Carlyle
Address Clinton County Courthouse
850 Fairfax Street
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 308
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
(618) 594-2464 ext. 630
Circuit Court Clerk
P.O. Box 407
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
(618) 594-2464 ext. 620
Named for: DeWitt Clinton
Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG

United States Genealogy Gotoarrow.png Illinois, United States GenealogyGotoarrow.png Clinton County

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

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Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

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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African American[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png Find A Grave, list of cemeteries. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)

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Historical populations
Census Pop.
Est. 200636,6333.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990

For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

State[edit | edit source]

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

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:

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Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College Library
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338
Hours: vary by season, see website
The Society focuses on Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click here for recent issues) and a quarterly journal The Saga of Southern Illinois (click here for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)