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Henry County, Illinois Facts

Henry County

When was Henry County, IL Created?
Henry County was established on January 13, 1825.

What is the County Seat of Henry County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Oquawka (prior county seats was Richmond from 1837–1839, Geneseo was temporarily appointed to house records from 1839–1840, Morristown from 1840–1843) also, the county government website is www.co.henry.il.us .

What counties are adjacent to Henry County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Whiteside County, Bureau County, Stark County, Knox County, Mercer County, Rock Island County


Henry County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Henry County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Henry 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 Henry 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.


Henry County, IL Census Records

What Henry County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Henry 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.

Henry Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Henry Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Henry 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


Henry County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Henry County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Henry County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Henry 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 Henry 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.


Henry County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Henry Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Henry Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Henry Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Henry Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Henry Co. IL General and History Websites

Henry Co. IL Military Records

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