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Rock Island County was founded on February 9, 1831 from Jo Daviess County. This county was named for Rock Island.
The Rock Island County Seat is located in Rock Island (prior county seats was Farnhamsburg [House of John Barrell] from 1833–1835, Stephenson from 1835–1841, Name changed to Rock Island in 1841) also, the county government website is www.rockislandcounty.org/ .
Areas bordering to Rock Island County are Clinton County, Iowa (north), Whiteside County (northeast), Henry County (southeast), Mercer County (south), Louisa County, Iowa (southwest), Muscatine County, Iowa (west), Scott County, Iowa (northwest)
Cities, Towns & Villages located in Rock Island County include Andalusia, Buffalo Prairie, Campbell's Island (unincorporated), Carbon Cliff, Castle Junction, Coal Valley, Cordova, Coyne Center, East Moline, Edgington, Ginger Hill, Hampton, Hillsdale, Illinois City, Milan, Moline, Oak Grove, Port Byron, Rapids City, Reynolds, Rock Island, Rock Island Arsenal, Taylor Ridge, Silvis.
Townships located in Rock Island County include Hampton, Edgington, Buffalo Prairie, Bowling, Blackhawk, Andalusia, Coal Valley, Coe, Canoe Creek, Cordova, Drury, Port Byron, Moline, South Moline, South Rock Island, Rock Island, Rural, Zuma.
Rock Island 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 Rock Island 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.
Rock Island County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Rock Island Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rock Island Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rock Island Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.
A list of Rock Island County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
frequently fail to notice the significance of Rock Island County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the dreams and worries of the many Illinois people.
The chances are very good that your forefathers have left a detailed record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Rock Island County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.
The below information and facts denotes whatever death, marriage, birth, land, wills, and legal records will be in Rock Island County. The dates stated listed below tend to be the first noted documents for this particular county.
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Rock Island 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. Feel free to provide your own preferred Rock Island County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.