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Effingham County, Illinois Genealogy

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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
Website: [[[Effingham County, Illinois Courthouse|Effingham County Courthouse]] Effingham County Courthouse]


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]

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]

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]

Effingham County GIS Map

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.

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

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