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Logan County was founded on February 15, 1839 from McLean County, Sangamon County and Tazewell County. This county was named for John Logan, a country doctor and early settler, and the father of John A. Logan..
The Logan County Seat is located in Lincoln (prior county seats was Postville [Name changed to Camden prior to 1847] from 1839–1847, Mt. Pulaski from 1847–1853) also, the county government website is www.co.logan.il.us .
Areas bordering to Logan County are McLean County (northeast), DeWitt County (east), Macon County (southeast), Sangamon County (south), Menard County (west), Mason County (northwest), Tazewell County (northwest)
Cities, Towns & Villages located in Logan County include Atlanta, Beason, Broadwell, Burtonview, Chestervale, Chestnut, Cornland, Elkhart, Emden, Hartsburg, Lake Fork, Lawndale, Latham, Lincoln, Middletown, Mount Pulaski, New Holland, San Jose.
Townships located in Logan County include Lake Fork, Laenna, Hurlbut, Eminence, East Lincoln, Elkhart, Broadwell, Aetna, Atlanta, Chester, Corwin, Prairie Creek, Orvil, Oran, Mount Pulaski, Sheridan, West Lincoln.
Logan 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 Logan 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.
Logan County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Logan Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Logan Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Logan 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 Logan County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
frequently fail to notice the significance of Logan 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 Logan 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 following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Logan county. The dates indicated below are the first known records for this county which may include records of land, estates, taxes, vital records, divorces, naturalizations, court records, and so forth. Total record loss (1839–1857) due to a Fire on April 15, 1857
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Logan 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 Logan County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.