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Will County, Illinois genealogy and family history research. Find links to record collections, history, and genealogy resources to help you trace your Will Co., ancestors. Get started by building a Free Family Tree.
When was Will County, IL Created?
Will County was established on January 12, 1836 from Cook County and Iroquois County. This county was named for Conrad Will (1779-1835), physician, local businessman and longtime member of the state legislature .
What counties are adjacent to Will County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Cook County (north), DuPage County (north), Lake County, Indiana (east), Kankakee County (south), Grundy County (southwest), Kendall County (west), Kane County (northwest)
What cities and towns are in Will County, IL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Aurora, Beecher, Bolingbrook, Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Crest Hill, Crete, Diamond, Elwood, Frankfort, Godley, Homer Glen, Joliet, Lemont, Lockport, Manhattan, Minooka, Mokena, Monee, Naperville, New Lenox, Orland Park, Park Forest, Peotone, Plainfield, Rockdale, Romeoville, Sauk Village, Shorewood, Steger, Symerton, Tinley Park, University Park, Wilmington, Woodridge.
What Townships are in Will County, IL?
Townships located in the County include Lockport, Joliet, Homer, Jackson, Florence, Frankfort, Green Garden, Channahon, Custer, Crete, DuPage, Peotone, Plainfield, Manhattan, Monee, New Lenox, Reed, Troy, Wheatland, Washington, Wesley, Will, Wilmington, Wilton.
Where can find Will County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Will 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 Will 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.
What Will County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Will 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.
Will Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Will Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Will 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
What genealogical records can I find in the Will County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Will County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Illinois Corthouse Records Research Guide
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Will County, IL?
A list of Will County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
Where can I connect with other Will County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
What other genealogical resources are available in Will County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Will 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.