Grundy County, Illinois
Genealogy and Facts
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Grundy County was founded on February 17, 1841 from La
Salle County. This county was named for Felix Grundy (1777–1840), Tennessean senator that served as the thirteenth United States Attorney General.
The Grundy County Seat is located in Morris (previously called Grundytown, then Grundyville) also, the county government website is www.grundyco.org .
Areas bordering to Grundy County are Kendall County (north), Will County (east), Kankakee County (southeast), Livingston County (south), LaSalle County (west)
Cities, Towns & Villages located in Grundy County include Morris, Braceville, Carbon Hill, Coal City, Diamond, Dwight, East Brooklyn, Gardner, Godley, Kinsman, Mazon, Minooka, South Wilmington, Verona.
Townships located in Grundy County include Highland, Felix, Erienna, Garfield, Goodfarm, Goose Lake, Greenfield, Braceville, Aux Sable, Norman, Mazon, Maine, Morris, Nettle Creek, Saratoga, Vienna, Wauponsee.
Grundy County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Grundy Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grundy Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Grundy Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.
Grundy County Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Grundy County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Illinois State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Will/Grundy Counties Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 24, Wilmington, IL 60481-0024
- Carbon Hill Museum/Historical Society, 875 Second St, Carbon Hill, (815) 634-4213, Michele Micetich, Curator/Director
- Illinois State University, Campus Box 5500, Normal, IL 61790-5500; (309) 452-6027
- Grundy County, Illinois Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Grundy County
- Grundy County, Illinois Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Grundy County
- USGenWeb Archives for Grundy County
Grundy County Courthouse and Government Records
Grundy County Courthouse
frequently fail to notice the significance of Grundy 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 Grundy 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 Grundy County. The dates stated listed below tend to be the first noted documents for this particular county.
Remember to contact the clerk's office to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics in advance of visiting or asking for information because of in some cases changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Most staff will help people in finding the materials, but it's up to the person to perform the researching.
- Grundy County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 111 E. Washington St., Morris, IL 60450
- Grundy County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County. The Recorder's duties are receiving, filing and maintaining all records related to real property in our county. These documents range from all types of conveyance deeds, mortgages, releases and assignments, property liens, as well as, assorted federal, state and local liens. The Recorder’s office is responsible for the recordation and storage of plats of subdivision, land surveys and monument records. Many other types of miscellaneous documents are recorded, such as; foreign birth certificates, foreign marriage licenses, and military discharge paperwork to name a few.
- Phone: County Clerk 815-941-3222 ; Recorder 815-941-3224
- Marriage Records: 1841
- Birth & Death Records: 1877
- Land Records: 1832
- Grundy County Clerk of the Circuit Court, commonly known as the Circuit Clerk, is the keeper of the files and records of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office retains documents some of which include criminal law, chancery, support, probate, adoption, ect....
- Phone: 815-941-3256
- Probate Records: 1841
- Court Records: 1837
- Grundy County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the statutory duties required as County Treasurer and as Ex-Officio County Collector of Real Estate Property Taxes and Drainage District Taxes for the entire county.
- Illinois Office of Vital Records 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.
Grundy County Links
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Grundy 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 Grundy County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Grundy Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Grundy Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications
Grundy Co. IL Birth, Marriage & Death Records
Grundy Co. IL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
Grundy Co. IL Census Records
Grundy Co. IL Cemeteries & Graveyards
Grundy Co. IL Church & Bible Records
Grundy Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Grundy Co. IL General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Illinois
- Grundy County, Illinois Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Grundy County Fact Sheet (cyberdriveillinois.com)
- Biographical and genealogical record of La Salle and Grundy Counties, Illinois (search.ancestry.com)
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- Canton, its pioneers and history (search.ancestry.com)
- Grundy County, Illinois History (search.ancestry.com)
- History of Grundy County, Illinois : containing a history from the earliest settlement to the present time, embracing its topog (search.ancestry.com)
- Grundy County, Illinois Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Grundy Co. IL Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Grundy County, Illinois (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi's List - United States - Illinois - Counties - Grundy (cyndislist.com)
- Grundy County Illinois (genealogytrails.com)
- Grundy Co. ILGenweb (ilgenweb.net)
- Grundy County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Grundy Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Grundy Co. IL Military Records