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Revision as of 10:11, 12 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
Address Effingham County Courthouse
101 N. 4th Street
Effingham, Illinois 62401


United States Gotoarrow.png IllinoisGotoarrow.png Effingham County

Quick Dates[edit | edit source]

Effingham County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878* 1833 1878* 1840 1833 1838


*Incomplete birth and death before 1916

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Lordeffingham.jpg

Effingham County is named for Lord Effingham

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

  • Effingham created from Crawford and Fayette; Effingham not fully organized, parts attached to Crawford and Fayette until "organized." (Ill. Laws 1830-1831, pp. 50-52)
  • 20 December 1832: Fully organized, detached from Crawford and Fayette. (Ill. Laws 1832-1833, pp. 22-23)
  • 26 February 1845: Legislature authorized Effingham to gain from Shelby the northern half of township 9 north, ranges 4 to 6 east, dependent on local referendum that failed [no change]. (Ill. Laws 1844-1845, p. 164) (source: Newberry Library)

Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Template:Effingham County, Illinois
To see a list of places in Effingham County, click on [Show], above. 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]

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
  • 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.]

State[edit | edit source]

Correctional Institutions[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[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Military Records

World War II[edit | edit source]

Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Newspaper clippings and obituaries from Clay and Effingham counties, Illinois and Yakima County, Washington FHL film 396345

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Probate Records for more information, including browsable images (not indexed).

  • Probate records, 1838-1920 FHL 12 films
    Probate index 1838-1964 - 1009561
    Probate records v. 1-2 1838-1854 - 1009562
    Probate records v. A-C 1850-1864 - 1009563
    Probate records v. D-E 1864-1871 - 1009564
    Probate records v. F 1871-1877 - 1009565
    Probate records v. G 1877-1883 - 1010155
    Probate records v. H-I 1883-1893 - 1010156
    Inventory record v. A 1890-1904 - 1010157
    Bonds & letters v. B 1877-1881 - 1010158
    Guardian records v. A-D 1871-1897 (no v. C) - 1010159
    Will record v. 1, A-C 1838-1895 - 1010160
    Will record v. D-F 1895-1920 - 1010161

Schools[edit | edit source]

Effingham County school history, centennial 1918 FHL Book 977.3796 J2e

Societies[edit | edit source]

Pioneer certificates issued by Effingham County Genealogical Society FHL Book 977.3796 D2d (4 vols)

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Vital Records for more information.

Gotoarrow.png Effingham County Courthouse for information on obtaining records from the local offices.

Births[edit | edit source]

  • Birth records, 1877-1916, stillbirths are included. FHL films 1010043-1010045
    Index 1877-1915 - Film 1010043
    Vol. 1-2 1877-1901 - Film 1010043
    Vol. 3-4 1902-1914 - Film 1010044
    Vol. 5 1911-1916 - Film 1010045

Marriages[edit | edit source]

  • Marriage records, 1839-1920 FHL films 1010047-1010049
    Vol. A-B 1839-1877 - Film 1010047
    Vol.1-2 1878-1908 - Film 1010048
    Vol. 3 19908-19220 - Film 1010049
  • Effingham County, Illinois marriages FHL 6104306-6104310, 6110728, 6067339, Books 977.3796 V2e 9 vols
    Vol. 1-2 1833-1877 - 6104306
    Vol. 3 1878-1882 - 6104307
    Vol. 4 1889-1894 - 6104308
    Vol. 5 1895-1900 - 6104309
    Vol. 6 1901-1905 - 6104310
    Vol. 7 1906-1910 - 6110728
    Vol. 8 1911-1915 - 6067339
    Vol. 9 1916-1920 - not available on fiche

Deaths[edit | edit source]

Archives, Libraries and Museums[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 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002