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Alexander County, Illinois
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Alexander County, Illinois Facts

When was Alexander County, IL Created?
Alexander County was established on March 4, 1819.

What is the County Seat of Alexander County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Cairo also, the county government website is unkown .

What counties are adjacent to Alexander County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Union CountyBallard County, Kentucky, Pulaski CountyMississippi County, Missouri, Scott County, Missouri, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri

Alexander County, IL Census Records

What Alexander County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Alexander County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Alexander County Courthouse and Government Records

Alexander County Courthouse

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

Alexander County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Alexander Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Alexander Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Alexander Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Alexander Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Alexander Co. IL General and History Websites

Alexander Co. IL Military Records