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Calhoun County, Illinois
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Calhoun County, Illinois Facts

When was Calhoun County, IL Created?
Calhoun County was established on January 10, 1825.

What is the County Seat of Calhoun County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Hardin (prior county seats was Gilead from 1825–1847 and Hamburg in1847) also, the county government website is unavailable

What counties are adjacent to Calhoun County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Greene CountyJersey CountySt. Charles County, Missouri, Lincoln County, Missouri, Pike CountyPike County, Missouri

Calhoun County, IL Census Records

What Calhoun County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Calhoun County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Calhoun County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Calhoun County Courthouse

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

Calhoun County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Calhoun Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Calhoun Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Calhoun Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Calhoun Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Calhoun Co. IL General and History Websites

Calhoun Co. IL Military Records