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Livingston County, Illinois Facts

Livingston County

When was Livingston County, IL Created?
Livingston County was established on February 27, 1837.

What is the County Seat of Livingston County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Pontiac also, the county government website is livingstoncountyil.gov .

What counties are adjacent to Livingston County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Grundy County, Kankakee County, Ford County, McLean County, Woodford County, LaSalle County


Livingston County, IL Vital Records

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


Livingston County, IL Census Records

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

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


Livingston County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Livingston County Courthouse

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


Livingston County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Livingston Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Livingston Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Livingston Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Livingston Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Livingston Co. IL General and History Websites

Livingston Co. IL Military Records

Livingston Co. IL Schools & Directories

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