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Edgar County, Illinois Facts

Edgar County

When was Edgar County, IL Created?
Edgar County was established on January 3, 1823.

What is the County Seat of Edgar County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Paris also, the county government website is www.edgarcountyillinois.com .

What counties are adjacent to Edgar County, IL?
Bordering Counties are   Vermilion County, Vermillion County, Indiana, Vigo County, Indiana, Clark County, Coles County, Douglas County, Champaign County


Edgar County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Edgar County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Edgar 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 Edgar County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.


Edgar County, IL Census Records

What Edgar County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Edgar County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Edgar Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Edgar Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Edgar Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Illinois Census Records Research Guide


Edgar County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Edgar County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Edgar County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Edgar County court, probate, and land records data as a useful resource of ancestry and genealogy information. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the ambitions and frustrations of countless Illinois residents.

The possibilities are excellent that your forefathers have left a comprehensive document of at least a number of facets of their lives in the Edgar County court records. Even if your forebears is not referred to in a Court case, contemplate all of the other procedures that could have lead to him or her to appear in court records. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.


Edgar County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Edgar County, IL?
A list of Edgar County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Edgar County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Edgar County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Edgar 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.

Edgar Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Edgar Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Edgar Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Edgar Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Edgar Co. IL General and History Websites

Edgar Co. IL Military Records

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