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Ogle County, Illinois Facts

Ogle County

When was Ogle County, IL Created?
Ogle County was established on January 16, 1836 from unorganized land and Jo Daviess County. This county was named for Joseph Ogle (1737-1821), early settler in southwest Illinois, who helped found the first Methodist church in Illinois .

What is the County Seat of Ogle County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Oregon also, the county government website is www.oglecounty.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Ogle County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Winnebago County (north), Boone County (northeast), Stephenson County (northwest), DeKalb County (east), Carroll County (west), Lee County (south), Whiteside County (southwest)

What cities and towns are in Ogle County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include  Baileyville, Byron, Chana, Creston, Davis Junction, Egan, Forreston, Holcomb, Kings, Leaf River, Lindenwood, Monroe Center, Mount Morris, Oregon, Polo, Rochelle, Stillman Valley, Woosung.

What Townships are in Ogle County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Lincoln, Leaf River, LaFayette, Flagg, Eagle Point, Forreston, Grand Detour, Buffalo, Brookville, Byron, Dement, Pine Creek, Pine Rock, Oregon-Nashua, Marion, Maryland, Lynnville, Monroe, Mount Morris, Scott, Rockvale, Taylor, White Rock, Woosung.


Ogle County, IL Vital Records

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


Ogle County, IL Census Records

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

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


Ogle County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Ogle County Courthouse

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

  • Ogle County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 4th & Washington St, Oregon, IL 61061
  • Ogle 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: 815-732-1110
    • Address: 105 S 5th St - Suite 104 - Oregon, IL 61061
    • Marriage Records: 1837
    • Birth & Death Records: 1878
    • Land Records:1836
  • Ogle 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: 815-732-1130
    • Probate Records: 1836
    • Court Records: 1837
  • Ogle 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

Ogle County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

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Ogle Co. IL Military Records

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