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Bureau County, Illinois
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Bureau County, Illinois Facts

When was Bureau County, IL Created?
Bureau County was established on February 28, 1837.

What is the County Seat of Bureau County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Princeton also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Bureau County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Lee CountyPutnam CountyLaSalle CountyMarshall CountyStark CountyHenry CountyWhiteside County

Bureau County, IL Census Records

What Bureau County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Bureau County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Bureau County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Bureau County Courthouse

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

Bureau County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Bureau Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Bureau Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Bureau Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Bureau Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Bureau Co. IL General and History Websites

Bureau Co. IL Military Records