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| building address = '''Effingham County Courthouse'''<br>101 N. 4th Street<br>Effingham, Illinois 62401<br>'''County Clerk and Recorder'''<br>P.O. Box 628<br>Effingham, Illinois 62401<br>(217) 342-6535<br>E-Mail: countyclerk@co.effingham.il.us<br>'''Circuit Court Clerk'''<br>120 W. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 101<br>P.O. Box 586<br>Effingham, Illinois 62401<br>(217) 342-4065<br>E-Mail: circuitclerk@co.effingham.il.us
 
| building address = '''Effingham County Courthouse'''<br>101 N. 4th Street<br>Effingham, Illinois 62401<br>'''County Clerk and Recorder'''<br>P.O. Box 628<br>Effingham, Illinois 62401<br>(217) 342-6535<br>E-Mail: countyclerk@co.effingham.il.us<br>'''Circuit Court Clerk'''<br>120 W. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 101<br>P.O. Box 586<br>Effingham, Illinois 62401<br>(217) 342-4065<br>E-Mail: circuitclerk@co.effingham.il.us
 
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{{Illinois-stub}}&nbsp;''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]]&nbsp;[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Effingham County'' <br>
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Effingham County'''
  
 
=== Quick Dates  ===
 
=== Quick Dates  ===
  
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| '''Beginning Dates for Effingham County Records'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Effingham County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Effingham County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Effingham County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Effingham County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878*<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878*<br>  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833<br>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1878*<br>
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1833<br>  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | 1838<br>
 
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*Incomplete birth and death before 1916 </nowiki>  
  
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
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=== Places/Localities  ===
 
=== Places/Localities  ===
{{Effingham County, Illinois}}<br>'''To see a list of places in Effingham County, click on [Show], 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. <u>Localities listed in red have no wiki page yet.</u> As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
 
  
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
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{{Effingham County, Illinois}}<br>'''To see a list of places in Effingham County, click on [Show], 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. <u>Localities listed in red have no wiki page yet.</u> As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.
  
*[[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]]
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== Resources  ==
*[[Cumberland County, Illinois|Cumberland]]
 
*[[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette]]
 
*[[Jasper County, Illinois|Jasper]]
 
*[[Shelby County, Illinois|Shelby]]
 
  
=== Resources  ===
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=== African American  ===
 
 
==== African American  ====
 
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
  
*&nbsp;[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
  
*[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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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
==== Cemeteries ====
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=== Archives and Libraries ===
  
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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Inventory of the county archives of Illinois, no. 25, Effingham County (Effingham), pub. 1940 {{FHL|274608|item|disp=FHL film 908556 Item 1, book 977.3796 A5h}}
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& Find A Grave] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
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=== Biography  ===
  
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=714 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Effingham County] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
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=== Cemeteries  ===
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/effingham.htm Effingham Co.&nbsp;IL&nbsp;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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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=7140 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/effingham.htm Effingham 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.
  
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
 
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|488923|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Effingham County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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=== Census  ===
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6099&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=86&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Effingham County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
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For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see [[Illinois Census|Illinois Census]].  
  
==== Census ====
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==== Federal ====
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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, Effingham County on page 186.]
  
 
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For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].
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==== State  ====
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=== Correctional Institution  ===
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=== Directories  ===
  
===== 1840 Pensioners =====
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=== Genealogy ===
  
*''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, Effingham County on page 186.]
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==== Mailing Lists  ====
  
==== Church ====
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==== Message Boards ====
  
==== Court ====
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=== History ===
  
==== Land and Property  ====
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=== Land and Property  ===
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information.  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information.  
  
==== Local Histories  ====
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=== Maps  ===
 
 
==== Maps  ====
 
  
==== Military  ====
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=== Military  ===
  
*'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Effingham 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 Effingham County.<br>
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'''Civil War'''<br>Civil War service men from Effingham 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 Effingham County.  
  
 
:- [[35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
 
:- [[35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company K.  
:- [[54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and I.<br>
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:- [[54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies D and I.  
 
:- [[62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.  
 
:- [[62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company G.  
 
:- [[71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry|71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company I.  
 
:- [[98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies C and K.
 
:- [[98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Companies C and K.
  
==== Newspapers ====
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=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
  
==== Probate Records  ====
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=== Newspapers  ===
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=== Obituaries  ===
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=== Probate Records  ===
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information.  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information.  
  
==== Taxation ====
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=== Schools ===
  
==== Vital Records ====
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=== Societies ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information.<br><br>The website of the [http://www.co.effingham.il.us/clerkrecorder.html Effingham County Clerk/Recorder] includes order forms for birth, marriage, and death records.  
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=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information.
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The website of the [http://www.co.effingham.il.us/clerkrecorder.html Effingham County Clerk/Recorder] includes order forms for birth, marriage, and death records.  
  
 
== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ==
 
== Archives, Libraries and Museums  ==
  
The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)&nbsp;to manage the archival records of local governments.&nbsp; Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.&nbsp; The records of Effingham County&nbsp;come under the jurisdiction of&nbsp;the Eastern Illinois University (EIU)&nbsp;regional depository.<br><br>
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The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)&nbsp;to manage the archival records of local governments.&nbsp; Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.&nbsp; The records of Effingham County&nbsp;come under the jurisdiction of&nbsp;the Eastern Illinois University (EIU)&nbsp;regional depository.  
  
 
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]<br>Booth Library<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html Eastern Illinois University (EIU)]<br>600 Lincoln Avenue<br>Charleston, IL 61920<br>Telephone: (217) 581-6093 <br><br>Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays<br>9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
 
[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradhome.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]<br>Booth Library<br>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html Eastern Illinois University (EIU)]<br>600 Lincoln Avenue<br>Charleston, IL 61920<br>Telephone: (217) 581-6093 <br><br>Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays<br>9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
  
Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.<br><br>
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Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.  
 
 
=== Societies  ===
 
  
=== Web Sites ===
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=== Websites ===
  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
*Family History Library Catalog
 
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Effingham/ Effingham&nbsp;County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Effingham/ Effingham&nbsp;County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
<references />
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{{Illinois|Illinois}}  
 
{{Illinois|Illinois}}  
  
 
[[Category:Effingham_County,_Illinois]]
 
[[Category:Effingham_County,_Illinois]]

Revision as of 13:13, 11 July 2011

Effingham County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Effingham County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 15, 1831
County Seat Effingham
Courthouse
IL-effingham-courthouse.jpg
Address Effingham County Courthouse
101 N. 4th Street
Effingham, Illinois 62401
County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 628
Effingham, Illinois 62401
(217) 342-6535
E-Mail: countyclerk@co.effingham.il.us
Circuit Court Clerk
120 W. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 101
P.O. Box 586
Effingham, Illinois 62401
(217) 342-4065
E-Mail: circuitclerk@co.effingham.il.us
Website: www.co.effingham.il.us
Named for: Lord Effingham
Lordeffingham.jpg


United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Effingham County

Quick Dates[edit | edit source]

width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" Beginning Dates for Effingham County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878*
1833
1878*
1840
1833
1838


*Incomplete birth and death before 1916

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Template:Effingham County, Illinois
To see a list of places in Effingham County, click on [Show], 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. Localities listed in red have no wiki page yet. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.

Archives and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Inventory of the county archives of Illinois, no. 25, Effingham County (Effingham), pub. 1940 FHL film 908556 Item 1, book 977.3796 A5h

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.)

Census[edit | edit source]

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

Federal[edit | edit source]

  • 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, Effingham County on page 186.]
Historical populations
Census Pop.
190020,465
191020,055−2.0%
192019,556−2.5%
193019,013−2.8%
194022,03415.9%
195021,675−1.6%
196023,1076.6%
197024,6086.5%
198030,94425.7%
199031,7042.5%
200034,2648.1%
IL Counties 1900-1990

State[edit | edit source]

Correctional Institution[edit | edit source]

Directories[edit | edit source]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

Mailing Lists[edit | edit source]

Message Boards[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Land and Property for more information.

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Civil War
Civil War service men from Effingham 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 Effingham County.

- 35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 54th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and I.
- 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 98th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and K.

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Probate Records for more information.

Schools[edit | edit source]

Societies[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Vital Records for more information.

The website of the Effingham County Clerk/Recorder includes order forms for birth, marriage, and death records.

Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments.  Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.  The records of Effingham County come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) regional depository.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002