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When was Mason County, IL Created?
Mason County was established on January 20, 1841 from Menard County and Tazewell County. This county was named for Mason County, Kentucky, itself named after George Mason.
What is the County Seat of Mason County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Havana (prior county seats was Havana from 1841–1843, Bath from 1843–1851) also, the county government website is www.masoncountyil.org .
What cities and towns are in Mason County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Bath, Biggs, Bishop, Easton, Forest City, Havana, Kilbourne, Manito, Mason City, Matanzas, Natrona, Poplar City, San Jose, Saidora, Snicarte, Teheran, Topeka, Union.
What Townships are in Mason County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Kilbourne, Havana, Forest City, Allens Grove, Bath, Crane Creek, Quiver, Pennsylvania, Mason City, Lynchburg, Manito, Sherman, Salt Creek.
Where can find Mason County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Mason 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 Mason 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.
What Mason County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Mason County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Mason Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mason Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Mason 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Mason County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Mason County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Mason County, IL?
A list of Mason County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Mason County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Mason County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Mason 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.