Effingham County, Illinois Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
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 
Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]
Places / Localities[edit | edit source]
Populated Places[edit | edit source]
Record Loss[edit | edit source]
Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]
Resources[edit | edit source]
African American[edit | edit source]
The following have information concerning African American research.
- African American Research (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
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.
- Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Edgar County and links to the information for the individuals buried there,
- Edgar 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
- The Family History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Edgar County. Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
- ePodunk list of Edgar 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.
Church[edit | edit source]
Court[edit | edit source]
Land[edit | edit source]
Local Histories[edit | edit source]
Maps[edit | edit source]
Military[edit | edit source]
Newspapers[edit | edit source]
Probate[edit | edit source]
Taxation[edit | edit source]
Vital Records[edit | edit source]
Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]
Web Sites[edit | edit source]
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Effingham County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
References[edit | edit source]
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).