Effingham County, Illinois Genealogy

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 United States > Illinois > Effingham County

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1831--Effingham County was created 15 February 1831 from Fayette and Crawford Counties.
  • County seat: Effingham [1]

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Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

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African American[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

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Land[edit | edit source]

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Taxation[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).