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|Effingham County, Illinois|
Location in the state of Illinois, United States Genealogy
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
|Founded:||February 15, 1831|
|Address||Effingham County Courthouse|
101 N. 4th Street
Effingham, Illinois 62401
- 1 Quick Dates
- 2 Historical Facts
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 4.1 African American
- 4.2 Archives and Libraries
- 4.3 Biography
- 4.4 Cemeteries
- 4.5 Census
- 4.6 Correctional Institutions
- 4.7 Directories
- 4.8 Genealogy
- 4.9 History
- 4.10 Land and Property
- 4.11 Maps
- 4.12 Military
- 4.13 Naturalization and Citizenship
- 4.14 Newspapers
- 4.15 Obituaries
- 4.16 Probate Records
- 4.17 Schools
- 4.18 Societies
- 4.19 Taxation
- 4.20 Vital Records
- 5 Archives, Libraries and Museums
Quick Dates[edit | edit source]
Effingham County's civil records start the following years:
*Incomplete birth and death before 1916
Historical Facts[edit | edit source]
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.
- African American Genealogy (US) has more information about the kinds of records
- 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
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]
- 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.
- Illinois Cemeteries by county.
Census[edit | edit source]
For information and tips on using and accessing online census records, see Illinois Census.
Federal[edit | edit source]
|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]
- Effingham Co., Illinois, historical and biographical, pub. 1910 FHL film 825569 note: no circulation to FHCs.
- Effingham County, Illinois, past and present; reprint 2000 FHL 1425453 Item 7, book 977.3796 H2er
- Effingham, Illinois fiftieth anniversary, 1853-1903; reprint 1984 FHL Book 977.3796 H2e
- Fair history, Effingham County, Illinois; pub. 1995 FHL 1425319 Item 10, book 977.3796 H2f
- Historical postcards of Effingham County, Illinois; pub. 2003 FHL Book 977.3796 H2hp
- History of Effingham County, Illinois; pub. 1883 FHL film 934983 Item 1
- History of Effingham County, Illinois; reprint with index (1972?); FHL Film 908002 Item 6, book 977.3796 H2h
- Making a living in the good old days; pub. 1975 FHL film 982021 Item 5, book 977.3 A1 no. 145
- Old settlers' annual and home coming reunion : history, biography, reminiscences, etc.; pub. 1987 FHL Book 977.3 A1 no. 265
- The sesquicentennial of Effingham County, 1831-1981; pub.1982 FHL fiche 6093584 (10 fiches), book 977.3796 H2b
- Towns of Effingham County, Illinois; pub. 1975 FHL film 982021 Item 4, book 977.3 A1 no. 142
- Townships of Effingham County, Illinois; pub. 1975 FHL film 982017 Item 5, book 982017 Item 5
- Index to History of Effingham County, Illinois, 1883; pub. 1987 FHL Book 977.3796 H2h index
- Bits of Effingham County, Illinois history FHL Book 977.3796 H2pp
The articles in this book were written as columns for the “Effingham Daily News” from 1967 to 1988, under the general heading “Bits of Illinois History” — Introd., p. 3.
Land and Property[edit | edit source]
Illinois Land and Property for more information.
Maps[edit | edit source]
- 1899 plat index of Effingham County, Illinois townships and towns FHL Book 977.3796 E7o
- Family maps of Effingham County, Illinois FHL 977.3796 E7b
- Land atlas and plat book, Effingham County, Illinois, 1986 FHL Book 977.3796 E7e
Military[edit | edit source]
- Veteran burials, Effingham County, Illinois, 1862-1955 FHL Book 977.3796 M2v
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.
- The Adjutant General's Report of Effingham County, Illinois soldiers, 1831-32, 1846-48 and 1861-66, 1898-99 FHL 1697841 Item 10, book 977.3796 M2p
- Civil war soldiers from Effingham County FHL book 977.3796 M2c
World War II[edit | edit source]
- World War II veterans, Effingham County, Illinois FHL Book 977.3796 M2e
Naturalization and Citizenship[edit | edit source]
- Naturalization records: Files 166 through 182 (no years given) FHL 4 films
- Naturalization records, 1859-1892 FHL film 1010162
- Naturalization records, 1849-1906 FHL 1425418 Item 7, book 977.3796 P4o
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]
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
- Wills and estate settlements, 1836-1882 FHL Fiche 6048797 (2 fiches), book 977.3796 R2w
- Estate settlements & genealogy FHL Book 977.3796 P2g
Schools[edit | edit source]
Effingham County school history, centennial 1918 FHL Book 977.3796 J2e
Societies[edit | edit source]
Taxation[edit | edit source]
- Delinquent tax records, 1845 through 1855, Effingham County, Illinois FHL film 1598433 Item 19, book 977.3796 R4o
- Tax records 1852 FHL 1698226 Item 16, book 977.3796 R4ta
- Tax records 1854-1858 FHL Book 977.3796 R4t
- 1890 tax lists FHL Book 977.3796 R4b - 2 vols
v. 1. Banner, Bishop, Douglas, Jackson, Liberty & Lucas townships
v. 2. Moccasin, Mound, St. Francis, Summit, Teutopolis, Union, Watson & West townships.
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
Illinois Vital Records for more information.
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]
- Death records, 1878-1915 FHL film 1010046
- Mortality schedules, 1860, 1870, 1880 FHL fiche 6048135 (2 fiches), book 977.37 X2m
Archives, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]
Websites[edit | edit source]
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Effingham County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)