Ogle County, Illinois
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Ogle County, Illinois Facts
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 Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Order Hard Copies of Vital Records
- USGenweb Archives Illinois Marriage Project
- Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922
- Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915
- Illinois Marriage Records, 1860 – 1905
- Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934
- Cook County, Illinois, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1833-1889
- Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920
- Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
- Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860
- Illinois Marriages to 1850
- Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922
- Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
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.
PLEASE READ FIRST!!! Please call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics before visiting or requesting information because of sometimes changing contact information. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The files are available to interested parties, barring private issues. Many staff will guide individuals in locating the materials, however it's up to the person to carry out the research.
- 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.
- Ogle County Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 251 Oregon, IL. 61061-0251
- Ogle County Historical Society and Museum, 111 North Sixth Street, P.O. Box 183, Oregon, Illinois 61061; (815) 732-7545
- Northern Illinois University (NIU), Illinois Regional Archives Depository, c/o Regional History Center, Founders Memorial Library, Rm. 400, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115; 815-753-1807
- Illinois State Archives, Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756; (217) 782-4682
- National Archives – Great Lakes Region (Chicago), 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60629-5898; 773-948-9001
- Illinois State Historical Society 210 1/2 S. Sixth, Springfield, IL 62701-1503; Phone: (217)525-2781
- Illinois State Library, 300 South 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1796; Phone: (217) 785-5600
- Illinois State Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791; Phone: (217) 789-1968
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.
Ogle Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Ogle Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications
Ogle Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records
Ogle Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Ogle Co. IL General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Illinois
- Ogle County, Illinois Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Ogle County Fact Sheet (cyberdriveillinois.com)
- The History of Ogle County, Illinois : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., a biographical directory of (search.ancestry.com)
- The Biographical record of Ogle County, Illinois (search.ancestry.com)
- Mount Morris, past and present : an illustrated history of the township and the village of Mount Morris, Ogle County, Illinois, (search.ancestry.com)
- Ogle County, Illinois Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Ogle Co. IL Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Ogle County, Illinois (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi's List - United States - Illinois - Counties - Ogle (cyndislist.com)
- Ogle County Illinois (genealogytrails.com)
- Ogle Co. ILGenweb (ilgenweb.net)
- Ogle County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Ogle Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Ogle Co. IL Military Records