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Monroe County, Illinois Facts

Monroe County

When was Monroe County, IL Created?
Monroe County was established on January 6, 1816.

What is the County Seat of Monroe County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Waterloo (prior county seats was Harrisonville from 1816–1825) also, the county government website is www.monroecountyil.org .

What counties are adjacent to Monroe County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  St. Clair County, Randolph County, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, Jefferson County, Missouri, St. Louis County, Missouri


Monroe County, IL Vital Records

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


Monroe County, IL Census Records

What Monroe County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Monroe County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Monroe County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Monroe County Courthouse

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


Monroe County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Monroe Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Monroe Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Monroe Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Monroe Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Monroe Co. IL General and History Websites

Monroe Co. IL Military Records

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