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=== Monroe County Organization ===
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===Monroe County Organization===
  
 
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Illinois. Page 192-199 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 194-197.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Illinois. Page 192-199 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 194-197.</ref></center>
 
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Monroe County, Illinois Genealogy#Land and Property Records|Land]]'''
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| width="14.2%" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |'''[[Monroe County, Illinois Genealogy#Probate Records|Probate]]'''
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Monroe County are kept, see the [[Monroe County, Illinois Courthouse|Monroe County Courthouse]] page.
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Monroe County are kept, see the [[Monroe County, Illinois Courthouse|Monroe County Courthouse]] page.
  
=== Historical Facts ===
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===Historical Facts===
  
 
[[Image:James monroe.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>James Monroe</center>]]Monroe County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Monroe James Monroe] who was the fifth president of the United States.
 
[[Image:James monroe.jpg|thumb|right|200px|<center>James Monroe</center>]]Monroe County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Monroe James Monroe] who was the fifth president of the United States.
  
=== Parent County ===
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===Parent County===
  
 
*'''1816--'''Monroe County was created 6 January 1816&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, Illinois Genealogy|Randolph]] and [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Waterloo <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 197. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
 
*'''1816--'''Monroe County was created 6 January 1816&nbsp;from [[Randolph County, Illinois Genealogy|Randolph]] and [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair]] Counties.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp; Waterloo <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 197. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
  
==== Description ====
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====Description====
  
 
The county was named for James Monroe, who had just served as United States Secretary of War and who was elected President later that same year. The county seat is Waterloo and the county was organized on 1816. The County is located in the Southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Illinois 04/19/2017.</ref>
 
The county was named for James Monroe, who had just served as United States Secretary of War and who was elected President later that same year. The county seat is Waterloo and the county was organized on 1816. The County is located in the Southwest area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Illinois 04/19/2017.</ref>
  
=== Neighboring Counties ===
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===Neighboring Counties===
  
*[[Jefferson County, Missouri Genealogy|Jefferson County, Missouri]]  
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*[[Jefferson County, Missouri Genealogy|Jefferson County, Missouri]]
*[[Randolph County, Illinois Genealogy|Randolph]]  
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*[[Randolph County, Illinois Genealogy|Randolph]]
*[[Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri Genealogy|Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri]]  
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*[[Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri Genealogy|Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri]]
*[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Louis County, Missouri]]  
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*[[St. Louis County, Missouri Genealogy|St. Louis County, Missouri]]
 
*[[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair]]
 
*[[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair]]
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Records Loss ====
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====Records Loss====
  
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
 
There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
== Records and Resources ==
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==Records and Resources==
  
=== Biography ===
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===Biography===
  
 
*All of the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/illinois-counties/monroe-county-illinois-genealogy-biographies.asp Monroe County, Illinois family biographies] from The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois (1894) published by Biographical Publishing Co. are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.[http://www.hearthstonelegacy.com/randolph-jackson-perry-monroe-counties-illinois-1894-biographical-record-il.htm]
 
*All of the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/illinois-counties/monroe-county-illinois-genealogy-biographies.asp Monroe County, Illinois family biographies] from The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois (1894) published by Biographical Publishing Co. are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.[http://www.hearthstonelegacy.com/randolph-jackson-perry-monroe-counties-illinois-1894-biographical-record-il.htm]
  
=== Cemeteries ===
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===Cemeteries===
  
 
{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Monroe}}
 
{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Monroe}}
  
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/memorial Findagrave.com]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
*[https://billiongraves.com/search# Billion Graves]
 
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*{{FHL|487485|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
 
*{{FHL|487485|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Monroe+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Monroe+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
 
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*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Illinois/Monroe-County?id=county_756 Findagrave.com]
 
*[https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Illinois/Monroe-County?id=county_756 Findagrave.com]
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*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Monroe Graveyards of Illinois]
 
*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Monroe Graveyards of Illinois]
 
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=== Census ===
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===Census===
  
 
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| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
 
| footnote=[http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/il190090.txt IL Counties 1900-1990]  
}}For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].  
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For tips on accessing census records online, see [[Illinois Census]].  
  
==== 1840 Pensioners ====
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====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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Monroe County on page 187.]
 
*''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 [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA187&lpg=PA187 Google Books]. [See Illinois, Monroe County on page 187.]
  
=== Church Records ===
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===Church Records===
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'''List of Churches and Church Parishes'''
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*'''[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=392573&reqParentsLabel=Monroe%2C%20Illinois%2C%20United%20States&reqParentsType=209&reqTypeGroups=3&reqTypeLabel=Churches%20and%20Church%20Parishes FamilySearch Places]'''
  
 
'''Copies of Original records'''  
 
'''Copies of Original records'''  
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:*'''1877–1948''' Salem Evangelical Church {{FHL|63870|item|disp=FHL film 1006422 Item 3}}
 
:*'''1877–1948''' Salem Evangelical Church {{FHL|63870|item|disp=FHL film 1006422 Item 3}}
  
==== Catholic ====
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====Catholic====
  
 
FamilySearch has made parish records from seven Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Monroe County available online (free registration is required). The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:  
 
FamilySearch has made parish records from seven Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Monroe County available online (free registration is required). The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:  
  
*{{FHL|4128804|disp=Church Records of Immaculate Conception Parish, Columbia, Monroe County, Illinois 1857-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.  
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*{{FHL|4128804|disp=Church Records of Immaculate Conception Parish, Columbia, Monroe County, Illinois 1857-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
*Church Records of Immaculate Conception and St Francis Parish for the townships of Madonnaville and Harrisonville, Monroe County, Illinois can be found through the digital project of the Illinois Diocese of Belleville Catholic Parish Records[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1388122 online].&nbsp;  
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*Church Records of Immaculate Conception and St Francis Parish for the townships of Madonnaville and Harrisonville, Monroe County, Illinois can be found through the digital project of the {{RecordSearch|1388122|Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1729-1956}}.&nbsp;
*{{FHL|4127690|disp=Church Records of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Renault, Monroe County, Illinois 1879-1958}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.  
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*{{FHL|4127690|disp=Church Records of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Renault, Monroe County, Illinois 1879-1958}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
*{{FHL|4137821|disp=Church Records of St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, Hecker, Monroe County, Illinois 1839-1931}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.  
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*{{FHL|4137821|disp=Church Records of St. Augustine of Canterbury Parish, Hecker, Monroe County, Illinois 1839-1931}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
*Church records of St. mary of Seven Dolors (Sorrows) Parish for Valmeyer, Monroe County, Illinois can be found through the digital project of the Illinois Diocese of Belleville Catholic Parish Records[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1388122 online].&nbsp;  
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*Church records of St. mary of Seven Dolors (Sorrows) Parish for Valmeyer, Monroe County, Illinois can be found through the digital project of the {{RecordSearch|1388122|Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1729-1956}}.&nbsp;
*{{FHL|4133301|disp=Church Records of St. Patrick Parish, Tipton, Monroe County, Illinois 1878-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.  
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*{{FHL|4133301|disp=Church Records of St. Patrick Parish, Tipton, Monroe County, Illinois 1878-1956}}, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
*{{FHL|4137000|disp=Church Records of St. Peter and St. Paul Parish, Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois 1839-1956}},Baptism, Confirmations, First Communion, Marriages, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.  
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*{{FHL|4137000|disp=Church Records of St. Peter and St. Paul Parish, Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois 1839-1956}},Baptism, Confirmations, First Communion, Marriages, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
 
*{{FHL|4137038|disp=Church Records of St. Peter and St. Paul Parish, Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois 1839-1956}},Deaths, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
 
*{{FHL|4137038|disp=Church Records of St. Peter and St. Paul Parish, Waterloo, Monroe County, Illinois 1839-1956}},Deaths, browsable online (no index); courtesy: FamilySearch.
  
==== Evangelical ====
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====Evangelical====
  
 
*Buecher, Robert. [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/salem_church_marriages.html Salem Evangelical Church, Bluff Precinct, Monroe County, IL Marriage Index, 1877-1930], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
 
*Buecher, Robert. [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/salem_church_marriages.html Salem Evangelical Church, Bluff Precinct, Monroe County, IL Marriage Index, 1877-1930], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
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==== '''Additional Resources''' ====
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===='''Additional Resources'''====
  
Additional resources for Monroe County church records may be found in the {{FHL|527104|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog - church records}}. Histories of area churches may be found in the {{FHL|870273|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog - church histories section}}. Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Monroe County church records may be found in the {{FHL|527104|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog - church records}}. Histories of area churches may be found in the {{FHL|870273|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog - church histories section}}. Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
  
=== Court Records ===
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===Court Records===
  
 
Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information about using court records.  
 
Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Court Records]] for more information about using court records.  
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'''General Abstracts'''  
 
'''General Abstracts'''  
  
:*'''1877–1963''' Vaseska, Pat. ''Common law book: 1877–1963.'' Columbia, Illinois: P. Vaseska, c2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/123551094 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1825126|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2vpc v. 1–2}}  
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:*'''1877–1963''' Vaseska, Pat. ''Common law book: 1877–1963.'' Columbia, Illinois: P. Vaseska, c2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/123551094 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1825126|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2vpc v. 1–2}}
 
:*'''1816''' Flynn, Janet M. ''Minutes of the organization of Monroe County, Illinois, January 6, 1816.'' Columbia, Illinois: Monroe County Geneal. Society, [1997]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41328268 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|988815|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2f}}
 
:*'''1816''' Flynn, Janet M. ''Minutes of the organization of Monroe County, Illinois, January 6, 1816.'' Columbia, Illinois: Monroe County Geneal. Society, [1997]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/41328268 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|988815|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2f}}
  
 
'''Abstracts from the Chancery Court'''  
 
'''Abstracts from the Chancery Court'''  
  
:*'''1816–1863''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe County Illinois chancery: section A.'' Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, [200-?] - 2005.''Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, [200-?] - 2005. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62293822 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1539045|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2vp}}''  
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:*'''1816–1863''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe County Illinois chancery: section A.'' Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, [200-?] - 2005.''Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, [200-?] - 2005. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62293822 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1539045|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2vp}}''
:*'''1817–1870''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe County, Illinois chancery records: section A.'' Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, [200-?]. {{FHL|1786486|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2vpk 1817-1870}}  
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:*'''1817–1870''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe County, Illinois chancery records: section A.'' Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, [200-?]. {{FHL|1786486|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2vpk 1817-1870}}
:*'''1835–1963''' Flynn, Janet M. and Pat Vaseska. ''Monroe County chancery records.'' [S.l.]: J.M. Flynn, c2005-2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62293821 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1538984|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2fj v. 1–7}}  
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:*'''1835–1963''' Flynn, Janet M. and Pat Vaseska. ''Monroe County chancery records.'' [S.l.]: J.M. Flynn, c2005-2006. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62293821 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1538984|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2fj v. 1–7}}
:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chanceryindx.html Chancery Cases Surname Index (Book 1, 1835-1905)], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]  
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:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chanceryindx.html Chancery Cases Surname Index (Book 1, 1835-1905)], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]
:*Veath, Phyllis. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_52_59.html Chancery Index 1852-1859, Section A Box 70], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]  
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:*Veath, Phyllis. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_52_59.html Chancery Index 1852-1859, Section A Box 70], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk2.html Chancery Court Records A73 &amp; A75-A80 Book #2], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]  
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:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk2.html Chancery Court Records A73 &amp; A75-A80 Book #2], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk3.html Chancery Court Records A81 - A89 Book #3], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]  
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:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk3.html Chancery Court Records A81 - A89 Book #3], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk4.html Chancery Court Records A-90 to B3 Book #4], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]  
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:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk4.html Chancery Court Records A-90 to B3 Book #4], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk5.html Chancery Court Records Drawers B-4 thru B-15 Book #5], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]  
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:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk5.html Chancery Court Records Drawers B-4 thru B-15 Book #5], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk6.html Chancery Court Records Drawers B-16 thru B-31 Book #6], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]  
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:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk6.html Chancery Court Records Drawers B-16 thru B-31 Book #6], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
 
:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk7.html Chancery Court Records Drawers B-32 thru B-47 Book #7], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
 
:*Flynn, Janet and Pat Vaseska. [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/chancery_bk7.html Chancery Court Records Drawers B-32 thru B-47 Book #7], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
  
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:*Ritter, Vernon. [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/justice_records.html Justice Court Records (Justice of the Peace) Monroe County, Illinois], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
 
:*Ritter, Vernon. [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/justice_records.html Justice Court Records (Justice of the Peace) Monroe County, Illinois], courtesy: [https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
  
=== Ethnic Research ===
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===Ethnic Research===
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
 
The following have information concerning African American research.  
  
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records  
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes records at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes records at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]  
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*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
*[http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17/17133.html http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17/17133.html]
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*http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/17/17133.html
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*[https://mchistory.org/research/black-history-project Bloomington-Normal Black History Project]  
  
=== Genealogy ===
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===Genealogy===
  
=== History ===
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===History===
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
 
*''Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties: Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States, and the Governors of the State of Illinois.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1894. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24665 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbiographi00biograp Internet Archive]. {{FHL|313874|item|disp=FHL Film 825600}} For additional access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Portrait_and_Biographical_Record_of_Randolph%2C_Jackson%2C_Perry_and_Monroe_Counties%2C_Illinois WeRelate].
 
*''Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties: Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States, and the Governors of the State of Illinois.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1894. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=24665 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/portraitbiographi00biograp Internet Archive]. {{FHL|313874|item|disp=FHL Film 825600}} For additional access, see [http://www.werelate.org/wiki/Source:Portrait_and_Biographical_Record_of_Randolph%2C_Jackson%2C_Perry_and_Monroe_Counties%2C_Illinois WeRelate].
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=== Land and Property ===
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===Land and Property===
  
 
Original land records are held in the office of the County Recorder. See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.  
 
Original land records are held in the office of the County Recorder. See [[Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about using land records.  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
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:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
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:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
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:*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)
:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
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:*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/monroe_map.html Monroe County Federal Township Plats]
 
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/township_maps/monroe_map.html Monroe County Federal Township Plats]
  
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'''Copies of original records are available'''  
 
'''Copies of original records are available'''  
  
:*'''1807–1838''' Supreme Court docket and minutes {{FHL|411999|item|disp=FHL films 973444 Items 1–2}}  
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:*'''1807–1838''' Supreme Court docket and minutes {{FHL|411999|item|disp=FHL films 973444 Items 1–2}}
:*'''1816–1900''' Grantor and Grantee index {{FHL|414051|item|disp=FHL films 1317834-6}}  
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:*'''1816–1900''' Grantor and Grantee index {{FHL|414051|item|disp=FHL films 1317834-6}}
:*'''1816–1963''' Deed index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1816–1963''' Deed index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
:*'''1816–1900''' Deeds {{FHL|414051|item|disp=FHL films 1317836–58}}  
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:*'''1816–1900''' Deeds {{FHL|414051|item|disp=FHL films 1317836–58}}
:*'''1816–1963''' Deed record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1816–1963''' Deed record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
:*'''1854–1870''' Swampland record {{FHL|558745|item|disp=FHL film 1689008}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1854–1870''' Swampland record {{FHL|558745|item|disp=FHL film 1689008}}[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
:*'''1910–1917''' Stallion registration record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1910–1917''' Stallion registration record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1986''' Rockford Map Publishers. ''Land atlas and plat book, Monroe County, Illinois, 1986.'' Rockford, Illinois: Rockford Map Publishers, c1986. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14271468 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|556650|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 E7m}}
 
:*'''1986''' Rockford Map Publishers. ''Land atlas and plat book, Monroe County, Illinois, 1986.'' Rockford, Illinois: Rockford Map Publishers, c1986. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/14271468 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|556650|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 E7m}}
  
=== Maps ===
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===Maps===
  
 
{{IL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IL Monroe County}}}}
 
{{IL Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{IL Monroe County}}}}
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]  
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/illinois-maps/il-monroe-county-illinois-1870-map.html Township Map of 1870 Monroe County, Illinois] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
 
*[http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/illinois-maps/il-monroe-county-illinois-1870-map.html Township Map of 1870 Monroe County, Illinois] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
  
=== Military Records ===
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===Military Records===
  
==== Civil War ====
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====Civil War====
  
 
Civil War service men from Monroe County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Monroe County.  
 
Civil War service men from Monroe County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Monroe County.  
  
:- [[22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.  
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:- [[22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry|22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company F.
:- [[130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.  
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:- [[130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.
 
:- [[155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.
 
:- [[155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry|155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry]], Company A.
  
=== Naturalization ===
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===Naturalization===
  
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
'''''Online Records'''''
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*'''1800-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1989159|Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1800-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1989159|Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
=== Newspapers and Obituaries ===
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===Newspapers and Obituaries===
  
=== Periodicals ===
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===Periodicals===
  
=== Private Papers ===
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===Private Papers===
  
 
Bertille Brand Klein kept a diary or "news book" of her daily life in Hecker, Illinois from January 1930 (age 15 1/2) until December 1939 (age 25). She mentions many local family names with some birth and death dates. Her granddaughter Angie Kelly is digitizing this valuable resource. Visit [http://www.tilliestales.com Tillie's Tales] to read this interesting journal (work in progress).  
 
Bertille Brand Klein kept a diary or "news book" of her daily life in Hecker, Illinois from January 1930 (age 15 1/2) until December 1939 (age 25). She mentions many local family names with some birth and death dates. Her granddaughter Angie Kelly is digitizing this valuable resource. Visit [http://www.tilliestales.com Tillie's Tales] to read this interesting journal (work in progress).  
  
=== Probate Records ===
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===Probate Records===
  
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
 
'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1772 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9048 Illinois Wills and Probate Records 1772-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
 
*'''1772 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9048 Illinois Wills and Probate Records 1772-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images  
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*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/ FamilySearch.org] — images
  
  
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'''Abstracts'''  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
  
:*'''1816–1851''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe County, Illinois will books.'' Evansville, Illinois&nbsp;: P.K. Veath, [1999?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46697981 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|964791|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2v v. 1,2}}  
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:*'''1816–1851''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe County, Illinois will books.'' Evansville, Illinois&nbsp;: P.K. Veath, [1999?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/46697981 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|964791|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2v v. 1,2}}
 
:*'''1852–1857''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe Co., Illinois: administrators, bonds and guardianships, 1852-1857.'' Evansville, Illinois&nbsp;: P.K. Veath, 2002. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62313613 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1742214|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2vpa}}
 
:*'''1852–1857''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe Co., Illinois: administrators, bonds and guardianships, 1852-1857.'' Evansville, Illinois&nbsp;: P.K. Veath, 2002. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/62313613 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1742214|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 P2vpa}}
  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
  
:*'''1819–1887''' Probate Case Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1819–1887''' Probate Case Files [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
:*'''1820–1885''' Estate files {{FHL|269831|item|disp=FHL films 100364 (first of 63 films)}}  
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:*'''1820–1885''' Estate files {{FHL|269831|item|disp=FHL films 100364 (first of 63 films)}}
:*'''1845–1885''' Index to estates {{FHL|268375|item|disp=FHL film 1006385}}  
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:*'''1845–1885''' Index to estates {{FHL|268375|item|disp=FHL film 1006385}}
 
:*'''1845–1894''' Probate Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1845–1894''' Probate Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
=== Repositories ===
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===Repositories===
  
==== County Courthouse ====
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====County Courthouse====
  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Monroe County are kept, see the [[Monroe County, Illinois Courthouse|Monroe County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Monroe County are kept, see the [[Monroe County, Illinois Courthouse|Monroe County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Center ====
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====Family History Center====
  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
 
{{Family History Centers Intro}}  
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*'''''St. Louis Missouri Family History Center<br>'''''10445 W. Clayton Rd.<br>Frontenac, Missouri 63131<br>Phone: 314-993-2328<br>
 
*'''''St. Louis Missouri Family History Center<br>'''''10445 W. Clayton Rd.<br>Frontenac, Missouri 63131<br>Phone: 314-993-2328<br>
  
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
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====Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)====
  
 
[[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]] is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]] houses the records for Monroe County.  
 
[[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]] is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]] houses the records for Monroe County.  
  
==== Public Libraries ====
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====Public Libraries====
  
 
'''[http://www.columbialibrary.org/ Columbia Public Library]<br>'''106 North Metter Avenue<br>Columbia, IL 62236<br>(618) 281-4237<br>  
 
'''[http://www.columbialibrary.org/ Columbia Public Library]<br>'''106 North Metter Avenue<br>Columbia, IL 62236<br>(618) 281-4237<br>  
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'''Valmeyer Public Library District<br>'''300 S. Cedar Bluff Drive<br>Valmeyer, IL 62295<br>(618) 935-2626<br>  
 
'''Valmeyer Public Library District<br>'''300 S. Cedar Bluff Drive<br>Valmeyer, IL 62295<br>(618) 935-2626<br>  
  
=== Social Groups Online ===
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===Social Groups Online===
  
[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.illinois.counties.monroe/mb.ashx Rootsweb message board ]for Monroe county has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic. You can also post inquiries into ancestors that lived there.  
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[http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.illinois.counties.monroe/mb.ashx Rootsweb message board] for Monroe county has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic. You can also post inquiries into ancestors that lived there.  
  
=== Societies ===
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===Societies===
  
 
'''Monroe County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 381<br> Columbia, IL 62236<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/ Website]<br><br>
 
'''Monroe County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 381<br> Columbia, IL 62236<br>[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmcghs/ Website]<br><br>
  
=== Taxation ===
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===Taxation===
  
=== Vital Records ===
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===Vital Records===
  
 
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].  
 
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].  
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The following abstracts and copies of original vital records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Monroe County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original vital records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Monroe County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|SIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
==== General ====
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====General====
  
:*Las Vegas Family History Center. ''Index, marriage, birth and death records for the surname of Heller thru Henfling, Monroe County, Illinois.'' Las Vegas, Nevada: Las Vegas Family History Center, 1986. {{FHL|1042394|item|disp=FHL films 2243294 Item 12}}  
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:*Las Vegas Family History Center. ''Index, marriage, birth and death records for the surname of Heller thru Henfling, Monroe County, Illinois.'' Las Vegas, Nevada: Las Vegas Family History Center, 1986. {{FHL|1042394|item|disp=FHL films 2243294 Item 12}}
 
:*Buecher, Robert. ''Salem Evangelical Church, Bluff Precinct, Monroe County, Illinois: baptism index, 1877–1932; confirmation index, 1878–1926; marriage index, 1877–1930, death index, 1877–1948.'' St. Louis, Missouri: R. Buecher, [2005?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/71143200 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1247460|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 V22b}}
 
:*Buecher, Robert. ''Salem Evangelical Church, Bluff Precinct, Monroe County, Illinois: baptism index, 1877–1932; confirmation index, 1878–1926; marriage index, 1877–1930, death index, 1877–1948.'' St. Louis, Missouri: R. Buecher, [2005?]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/71143200 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1247460|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 V22b}}
  
==== Birth ====
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====Birth====
  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
 
'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
:*'''1868–1915''' Birth Records {{FHL|271428|item|disp=FHL first film 1005682 (first of 36 films)}}  
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:*'''1868–1915''' Birth Records {{FHL|271428|item|disp=FHL first film 1005682 (first of 36 films)}}
:*'''1868–1915''' Birth Certificates[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1868–1915''' Birth Certificates[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1877–1915''' Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1877–1915''' Birth record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
==== Marriage ====
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====Marriage====
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
 
:*'''1587-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=illinois%2cil Illinois, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
 
:*'''1587-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=illinois%2cil Illinois, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]
 
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index] found at Ancestry.com ($)
 
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index] found at Ancestry.com ($)
:*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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:*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
:*'''1810-1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:*'''1810-1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
:*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
:*'''1877–1930''' [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/salem_church_marriages.html Marriage index for Salem Evangelical Church ]found on ilgenweb.net
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:*'''1877–1930''' [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/salem_church_marriages.html Marriage index for Salem Evangelical Church] found on ilgenweb.net
  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
 
'''Abstracts'''  
  
:*'''1816–1877''' Hotz, Roberta Sparwasser. ''Monroe County, Illinois, marriage records, 1816–1977.'' Thomson, Illinois: Heritage House, c1976. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2770831 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|271795|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 V25h}}  
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:*'''1816–1877''' Hotz, Roberta Sparwasser. ''Monroe County, Illinois, marriage records, 1816–1977.'' Thomson, Illinois: Heritage House, c1976. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/2770831 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|271795|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 V25h}}
:*'''1816–1820''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe County, Illinois 1820 census and 1816–1820 marriages.'' Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, 1999. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61265430 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1539048|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 X2v 1820}}  
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:*'''1816–1820''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe County, Illinois 1820 census and 1816–1820 marriages.'' Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, 1999. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/61265430 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1539048|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 X2v 1820}}
:*'''1816–1830''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe Co., Illinois marriages 1816-1830.'' Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, 1999. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42958537 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1539051|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 V2vp}}  
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:*'''1816–1830''' Veath, Phyllis K. ''Monroe Co., Illinois marriages 1816-1830.'' Evansville, Illinois: P.K. Veath, 1999. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/42958537 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1539051|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 V2vp}}
 
:*'''1878–1920''' Vaseska, Pat. ''Monroe County, Illinois marriage index:1878–1920.'' Columbia, Illinois: P. Vaseska, c2001. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/162191377 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1539027|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 V22vm}}
 
:*'''1878–1920''' Vaseska, Pat. ''Monroe County, Illinois marriage index:1878–1920.'' Columbia, Illinois: P. Vaseska, c2001. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/162191377 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|1539027|item|disp=FHL book 977.391 V22vm}}
  
 
'''Copies of Original Records'''  
 
'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
:*'''1816–1877, 1817–1866''' Index {{FHL|271734|item|disp=FHL film 1006356}}  
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:*'''1816–1877, 1817–1866''' Index {{FHL|271734|item|disp=FHL film 1006356}}
:*'''1816–1877''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1816–1877''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
:*'''1816–1915''' Marriage records {{FHL|271734|item|disp=FHL films 1006355–60}}  
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:*'''1816–1915''' Marriage records {{FHL|271734|item|disp=FHL films 1006355–60}}
 
:*'''1816–1916''' Marriage records [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1816–1916''' Marriage records [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
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:*'''1749-1999''' {{RecordSearch|3541609|Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, some images
 
:*'''1749-1999''' {{RecordSearch|3541609|Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index, some images
 
:*'''1850-1880''' {{RecordSearch|2334599|Illinois Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
:*'''1850-1880''' {{RecordSearch|2334599|Illinois Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
:*'''1850-1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.Randolph&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885]found at Ancestry.com ($)  
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:*'''1850-1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.Randolph&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885]found at Ancestry.com ($)
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
:*'''1877-1948''' [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/churches/salem_evangelical_deaths.html Death Index for Salem Evangelical Church ]found on ilgenweb.net  
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:*'''1877-1948''' [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/churches/salem_evangelical_deaths.html Death Index for Salem Evangelical Church] found on ilgenweb.net
:*'''1884-1953''' [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/churches/NH_deaths.html Death Index for Zoar United Church of Christ ]found on ilgenweb.net  
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:*'''1884-1953''' [http://monroe.ilgenweb.net/churches/NH_deaths.html Death Index for Zoar United Church of Christ] found on ilgenweb.net
 
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
 
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
 
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:*'''1877-1915''' Death records[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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:*'''1877-1915''' Death records[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
:*'''1878-1915''' Death records {{FHL|271502|item|disp=FHL film 1006354}}
 
:*'''1878-1915''' Death records {{FHL|271502|item|disp=FHL film 1006354}}
  
== Websites ==
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==Websites==
  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/monroe-county/ Monroe County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/monroe-county/ Monroe County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Monroe-County.htm Monroe County IL Genealogy]  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Monroe-County.htm Monroe County IL Genealogy]
*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Monroe|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Monroe|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Monroe/ Monroe County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Monroe/ Monroe County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
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Latest revision as of 13:00, 15 May 2020

Guide to Monroe County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Monroe County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Monroe County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 6, 1816
County Seat Waterloo
Courthouse
Monroe County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Monroe County Courthouse
100 South Main Street
Waterloo, Illinois 62298
(618) 939-8681
Monroe County Website


Monroe County Organization[edit | edit source]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[1]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1878 1816 1878 1843 1816 1845 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths started 1916. General compliance by 1922.

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Monroe County are kept, see the Monroe County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

James Monroe

Monroe County is named for James Monroe who was the fifth president of the United States.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1816--Monroe County was created 6 January 1816 from Randolph and St. Clair Counties.  County seat:  Waterloo [2]

Description[edit | edit source]

The county was named for James Monroe, who had just served as United States Secretary of War and who was elected President later that same year. The county seat is Waterloo and the county was organized on 1816. The County is located in the Southwest area of the state.[3]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps" (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss[edit | edit source]

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Records and Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

  • All of the Monroe County, Illinois family biographies from The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois (1894) published by Biographical Publishing Co. are available free online at My Genealogy Hound.[1]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries of Monroe, Illinois online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Illinois Cemeteries for more information

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190013,847
191013,508−2.4%
192012,839−5.0%
193012,369−3.7%
194012,7543.1%
195013,2824.1%
196015,50716.8%
197018,83121.4%
198020,1176.8%
199022,42211.5%
200027,61923.2%
Est. 200631,87615.4%
IL Counties 1900-1990

For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

1840 Pensioners[edit | edit source]

  • 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, Monroe County on page 187.]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

List of Churches and Church Parishes

Copies of Original records

  • 1875–1972 Yankeetown Presbyterian Church records of baptisms, marriages, and deaths. FHL film 1006673

Catholic[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch has made parish records from seven Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Monroe County available online (free registration is required). The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:

Evangelical[edit | edit source]


Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

Additional resources for Monroe County church records may be found in the FamilySearch Catalog - church records. Histories of area churches may be found in the FamilySearch Catalog - church histories section. Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Court Records[edit | edit source]

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Monroe County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

General Abstracts

Abstracts from the Chancery Court

Abstracts from the Justice Court

Ethnic Research[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

  • Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois: Containing Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the Counties: Together with Biographies and Portraits of All the Presidents of the United States, and the Governors of the State of Illinois. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1894. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. FHL Film 825600 For additional access, see WeRelate.


Land and Property[edit | edit source]

Original land records are held in the office of the County Recorder. See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abtracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Monroe County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Abstracts

  • 1848–1872 Miles, Stephen W., Pat Vseska, Elma Baumann, and Janet M. Flynn. S.W. Miles journal and land lease records. FHL book 977.391 U3m v. 1–2

Copies of original records are available

Maps[edit | edit source]

St. Louis CountyJefferson CountySte. Genevieve CountyRandolph CountySt. Clair CountyIL MONROE.PNG
Click a neighboring county
for more resources



Military Records[edit | edit source]

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Monroe County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Monroe County.

- 22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 155th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Online Records

Newspapers and Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Periodicals[edit | edit source]

Private Papers[edit | edit source]

Bertille Brand Klein kept a diary or "news book" of her daily life in Hecker, Illinois from January 1930 (age 15 1/2) until December 1939 (age 25). She mentions many local family names with some birth and death dates. Her granddaughter Angie Kelly is digitizing this valuable resource. Visit Tillie's Tales to read this interesting journal (work in progress).

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Online Probate Records


Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

The following copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Monroe County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

Abstracts

Copies of original records

Repositories[edit | edit source]

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Monroe County are kept, see the Monroe County Courthouse page.

Family History Center[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes.

There are many Family History Centers in or near Monroe County, please check here for one close to you. For more information on Family History Centers and how they can assist you in your research, check out this page

  • O’Fallon Illinois Family History Center
    255 Fairwood Hills Rd.
    O’Fallon,, IL
    Phone: 618-632-0210
  • Alton Illinois Family History Center
    6500 Humbert Rd
    Godfrey, IL
    Phone: 618-446-4352
  • St. Louis Missouri Family History Center
    10445 W. Clayton Rd.
    Frontenac, Missouri 63131
    Phone: 314-993-2328

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)[edit | edit source]

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois. Southern Illinois University houses the records for Monroe County.

Public Libraries[edit | edit source]

Columbia Public Library
106 North Metter Avenue
Columbia, IL 62236
(618) 281-4237

Hecker Public Library
151 West Monroe
Hecker, IL 62248
(618) 473-3022

Morrison-Talbott Library
215 Park Street
Waterloo, IL 62298
(618)939-6232 Has genealogical resources

Valmeyer Public Library District
300 S. Cedar Bluff Drive
Valmeyer, IL 62295
(618) 935-2626

Social Groups Online[edit | edit source]

Rootsweb message board for Monroe county has many information threads about families that resided in that county. There is a search engine that allows you to search by surname and topic. You can also post inquiries into ancestors that lived there.

Societies[edit | edit source]

Monroe County Genealogical Society
PO Box 381
Columbia, IL 62236
Website

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Monroe County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health. with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original vital records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Monroe County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the SIU IRAD Wiki page.

General[edit | edit source]

  • Las Vegas Family History Center. Index, marriage, birth and death records for the surname of Heller thru Henfling, Monroe County, Illinois. Las Vegas, Nevada: Las Vegas Family History Center, 1986. FHL films 2243294 Item 12
  • Buecher, Robert. Salem Evangelical Church, Bluff Precinct, Monroe County, Illinois: baptism index, 1877–1932; confirmation index, 1878–1926; marriage index, 1877–1930, death index, 1877–1948. St. Louis, Missouri: R. Buecher, [2005?]. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.391 V22b

Birth[edit | edit source]

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Marriage[edit | edit source]

Online Resources

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Deaths:[edit | edit source]

Online Resources

Abstracts

Copies of Original Records

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Monroe County, Illinois. Page 192-199 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 194-197.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 197. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Monroe County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monroe_County,_Illinois 04/19/2017.