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Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Vermilion County.  
 
Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Vermilion County.  

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

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Vermilion County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Vermilion County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 18, 1826
County Seat Danville
Courthouse
Vermilion County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Vermilion County Courthouse
6 N. Vermilion
Danville, IL 61832
(217) 431-2607
Vermilion County Website


Vermilion County Organization[edit | edit source]

Vermilion County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Vermilion County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1826
1877
1830
1826
1826

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

Historical Facts[edit | edit source]

Vermilion County was named after the Vermilion River of which the branches have a presence in the county.

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1826--Vermilion County was created 18 January 1826, from unorganized territory and Edgar County.County seat: Danville [1]

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.

1823-1826 Edgar
1819-1823 Clark
1816-1819 Crawford
1815-1816 Edwards
1812-1815 madison
1801-1812 St. Clair
1790-1803 Knox, Northwest Territory

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

For a list of record loss in Illinois counties see: Illinois Counties with Burned Courthouses

1872 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:


Records and Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Portrait andd Biographical Album of Vermillion and Edgar Counties, Illinois 1889  Internet Archives

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • 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.

Census[edit | edit source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190065,635
191077,99618.8%
192086,16210.5%
193089,3393.7%
194086,791−2.9%
195087,0790.3%
196096,17610.4%
197097,0470.9%
198095,222−1.9%
199088,257−7.3%
200083,919−4.9%

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, Vermilion County on page 188.]
  • 1892 Rossville City Census - USGenWeb

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Elwood Quaker Monthly Meeting Minutes 

Georgetown, Quaker Monthly Meeting Minutes

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 the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Vermilion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

Coroner's Inquest Files Index, 1908-1956   Illinois State Archives

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]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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

Maps[edit | edit source]

Ilvermilion.jpg

Military Records[edit | edit source]

For information about using Military records see Illinois Military Records

Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

1835 Revolutionary War Pensioners

Veteran Burials

War of 1812[edit | edit source]

Military Land Grants in Vermillion Coutny, Illinois for Soldiers of the War of 1812 - USGenWeb

Blackhawk War[edit | edit source]

Captain Robert Griffin's Company - USGenWeb

Captain John B. Thomas' Company - USGenWeb

Captain Eliakem Ashton's Company - USGenWeb

Captain Morgan L. Payne's Company - USGenWeb

Captain James Palmer's Company - USGenWeb

Captain I.M. Gillispie's Company - USGenWeb

Captain Jacob M. Earley's Company- USGenWeb

Indian Wars[edit | edit source]

Military Land Grants in Vermillion County, Illinois for Soldiers of the Indian Wars - USGenWeb

Civil War[edit | edit source]

Civil War service men from Vermilion 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 Vermilion County.

Cavalry

-4th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company F.

Infantry

- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861, Company C.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 25th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
-28th Regiment, (Consolidated), Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 35th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D, Company E, Company F, and Company I.
- 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 51st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
- 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C, and Company E.  
- 79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
-125th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A, Company B, Company C, Company D, Company G, Company I, and Company K
- 133rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K
- 135th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D, Company E, and Company K
- 149th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E
- 150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E, and Company K

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)

A list of GAR Post for Illinios, additional site for post list,Library of Congress

Charles A. Clark Post, Ridge Farm 1913 - USGenWeb

General T.J. Hendrson Post, 1913 - USGenWeb

Harmon Post, Hoopeston 1913 - USGenWeb

Kenesaw Post, Danville 1913 - USGenWeb

Kyger Post, Georgetown 1913 - USGenWeb

Lawton Post, Danville 1913 - USGenWeb

Trisler Post, Sidewll 1913 - USGenWeb

Pensions

1883 Federal Pension - USGenWeb

World War I[edit | edit source]

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  Danville

World War II[edit | edit source]

Army Casualties Part 1 U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Army Casualties Part 2  U.S. National Archives and Records Administration

Korean War[edit | edit source]

Veterans of Korea

Vietnam War[edit | edit source]

Veterans of Vietnam

Gulf War[edit | edit source]

Veterans of Desert Storm

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

Newspapers and Obituaries[edit | edit source]

Newspapers Published in Vermilion County      Illinois Newspaper Project

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

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 abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Illinois State University (ISU) - search for Vermilion County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the ISU IRAD Wiki page.

1826-1860 Probate Case Files - IRAD-ISU

Repositories[edit | edit source]

See also a List of Illinois Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies

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. Illinois State University houses the records for Vermilion County.

Family History Centers[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. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Vermilion County.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site. The following centers are located in surrounding counties. Their wiki pages may supply hours and other information.

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 Vermilion County are kept, see the Vermilion County Courthouse page.

Illinois Regional Archives Repository[edit | edit source]

Illinois State Universtiy
2016 Warehouse Road Campus
Box 1520
Normal, Illinois 61802
Phone: 1-309-452-6027

Illinois Regional Archives Depository System - Local Governmental Records Listings Arranged by County

Public Libraries[edit | edit source]

Vermilion County Public Libraries

Societies[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

School Records[edit | edit source]

1912-1938 School Student Permanent Record, High School - IRAD-ISU

Social Groups Online[edit | edit source]

Societies[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.


The website of the Vermilion County Clerk explains how to order copies of birth, marriage, and death records.

Birth Records[edit | edit source]

1877-1901 Birth Record Index - IRAD-ISU

1877-1903 Birth Record - IRAD-ISU

1906-1907 Birth Records for the City of Indianola - IRAD-ISU

Marriage Records[edit | edit source]

1826-1903 Marriage Record Index - IRAD-ISU

1826-1858 Marriage Licenses - IRAD-ISU

1826-1900 Marriage Record - IRAD-ISU

1833-1852 Marriage Licenses, Minors - IRAD-ISU

Death Records[edit | edit source]

1877-1907 Death Record Index - IRAD-ISU

1877-1903 Death Records- IRAD-ISU

1878-1917 Death Records, Stillbirths - IRAD-ISU

Index to Death Register Volume 1 - USGenWeb


Pape Funeral Homes Obiturary Records for Vermilion County, Illinois

Pape Mortuary, 10 E. Williams Street, Danville, Illinois this site has 275,000 records, list of death records from 1800's to the pressent. The records included surrounding areas including some near by Indiana counties.

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Sidell

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]


Web Sites[edit | edit source]

Databases Pertinent to Vermilion County
Local Governmental Records Database
Name Index to Illinois Local Governments
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index
Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916–1950
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database
Federal Township Plats of Illinois
Vermilion County Coroner's Inquest Files Index (1908–1956)

References[edit | edit source]

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