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Alexander County was founded on March 4, 1819 from Union County (portions of present area was formerly included in Union County (1818–1819), Johnson County (1812–1818), Randolph County (1795–1812), St. Clair County (1790–1795) ). This county was named for William M. Alexander, a settler and state representative in the Illinois General Assembly.
The Alexander County Seat is located in Cairo (prior county seats was America (1819–1833), Unity (1833–1845), Thebes (1845–1860)) also, the county government website is unkown .
Areas bordering to Alexander County are Union County (north), Ballard County, Kentucky (east), Pulaski County (east), Mississippi County, Missouri (south), Scott County, Missouri (west), Cape Girardeau County, Missouri (northwest)
Cities, Towns & Villages located in Alexander County include Cairo, East Cape Girardeau, McClure, Tamms, Thebes
Precincts located in Alexander County include Cache No. 1, Cache No. 2, Cairo, Elco, McClure, Miller, Olive Branch, Sandusky, Santa Fe, Tamms, Thebes, Unity .
Alexander County vital records can be found at the Illinois Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1916 and Marriage & Divorces since January 1 1962. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Illinois for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Alexander County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate or Death Certificates to mail.
Alexander County vital records can be found at the Illinois Department of Public Health has copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Illinois for current fees and application process.
You can search online for Alexander County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
Alexander County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Alexander Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Alexander Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Alexander Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.
A list of Alexander County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
Genealogist frequently fail to notice the significance of Alexander County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the dreams and worries of the many Illinois people.
The chances are very good that your forefathers have left a detailed record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Alexander County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.
The below information and facts denotes whatever death, marriage, birth, land, wills, and legal records will be in Alexander County. The dates stated listed below tend to be the first noted documents for this particular county.
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Alexander County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to provide your own preferred Alexander County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.