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Massac County, Illinois
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Massac County, Illinois Facts

Massac County

When was Massac County, IL Created?
Massac County was established on February 8 and March 3, 1843 from Johnson County and Pope County. This county was named for Fort Massac, a colonial-era fort on the Ohio River.

What is the County Seat of Massac County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Metropolis also, the county government website is unkown .

What counties are adjacent to Massac County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Pope County, Livingston County, Kentucky, McCracken County, Kentucky, Pulaski County, Johnson County

What cities and towns are in Massac County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Brookport, Joppa, Metropolis

What Townships and Precincts are in Massac County, IL?
Townships located in the County include  Adkins, Benton, East Brooklyn, Franklin, Georges Creek, Grant, Hillerman, Jackson, Jefferson, Lincoln, Logan, Metropolis No. 1, Metropolis No. 2, Metropolis No. 3, Metropolis No. 4, Washington, West Brooklyn.

Massac County, IL Vital Records

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

Massac County, IL Census Records

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

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

Massac County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Massac County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Massac County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Massac County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Massac County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: Metropolis, IL 62960
  • Massac 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: 618-524-5213
    • Marriage Records: 1843
    • Birth & Death Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1843
  • Massac 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: 618-524-9359
    • Probate Records: 1843
    • Court Records: 1843
  • Massac 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.
  • The county archives of the state of Illinois
  • Local Government Records Database - provides a listing of the local governmental records held by the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system
  • BLM Land Records

Massac County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Massac Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Massac Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Massac Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Massac Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Massac Co. IL General and History Websites

Massac Co. IL Military Records

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