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''[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Genealogy|Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Perry County'''
Guide to '''Perry County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>{{Click|Image:IL_ORP.png|Illinois Online Genealogy Records}}  {{Infobox U.S. County
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=== Historical Facts ===
[[Image:Oliver Hazard Perry.JPG|thumb|right|200px|Oliver Hazard Perry.JPG]] Perry County is named for [ Oliver Hazard Perry] who was a Commodore of the United States Navy and is known for his victory at the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.
=== Parent County ===
 *[ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
*[ Township Map of 1870 Perry County, Illinois] with numerous small settlements. (My Genealogy Hound)<br>
=== Repositories ===
==== County Courthouse ====
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Perry County are kept, see the [[Perry County, Illinois Courthouse|Perry County Courthouse]] page.
==== Family History Center ==== {{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) ====
=== Vital Records ===
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 [ Perry 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.
== Web Sites ==
*[ Perry County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]*[ Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]*[ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Perry|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
*[ Perry County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)

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