OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Carroll County, Illinois
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Carroll County, Illinois Facts
When was Carroll County, IL Created?
Carroll County was established on February 22, 1839.
What is the County Seat of Carroll County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Mount Carroll (prior county seats was Savanna from 1839–1843) also, the county government website is carroll-county.net .
What counties are adjacent to Carroll County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Stephenson County, Ogle County, Whiteside County, Clinton County, Iowa, Jackson County, Iowa, Jo Daviess County
Carroll County, IL Vital Records
Where can find Carroll County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Carroll 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 Carroll 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.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Order Hard Copies of Vital Records
- USGenweb Archives Illinois Marriage Project
- Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922
- Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915
- Illinois Marriage Records, 1860 – 1905
- Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934
- Cook County, Illinois, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1833-1889
- Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920
- Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
- Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860
- Illinois Marriages to 1850
- Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922
- Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
Carroll County, IL Census Records
What Carroll County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Carroll 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.
Carroll Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Carroll Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Carroll 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
Carroll County, IL Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Carroll County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Carroll 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 Carroll 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.
- Carroll County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 301 N. Main, Mt. Carroll, IL 61053
- Carroll County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds
- Phone: Clerk’s Office (815) 244-0221 ; Recorder’s Office (815) 244-0223
- Marriage Records: 1839
- Birth & Death Records: 1877
- Land Records: 1837
- Carroll County Clerk of the Circuit Court,
- Phone: (815) 244-0282
- Probate Records: 1839
- Court Records: 1837
- The county archives of the state of Illinois
- BLM Land Records
Carroll County, IL Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Carroll County, IL?
A list of Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Carroll County Genealogical Society, History Room of the Savanna Township Library, 326 Third Street, Savanna, IL 61074; Phone: (815) 273-3714
- Carroll County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
- Northern Illinois University (NIU), Illinois Regional Archives Depository, c/o Regional History Center, Founders Memorial Library, Rm. 400, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115; 815-753-1807
- Illinois State Archives, Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756; (217) 782-4682
- National Archives – Great Lakes Region (Chicago), 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60629-5898; 773-948-9001
- Illinois State Historical Society 210 1/2 S. Sixth, Springfield, IL 62701-1503; Phone: (217)525-2781
- Illinois State Library, 300 South 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1796; Phone: (217) 785-5600
- Illinois State Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791; Phone: (217) 789-1968
Where can I connect with other Carroll County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Illinois Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Illinois State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Carroll County, Illinois Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Carroll County
- Carroll County, Illinois Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Carroll County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Carroll 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.
Carroll Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Illinois Links and Information
- Carroll Co. D.O.T. Map
- Map of Carroll County and its civil and congressional townships
- Carroll Federal Township Plats of Illinois (1804-1891) (landplats.ilsos.net)
- 1892 Carroll Co., IL Railroad Map (usgwarchives.net)
- 1895 Carroll County Map (livgenmi.com)
Carroll Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Illinois Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Illinois historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Illinois (1808 – 1922) (genealogybank.com)
- Thomson Review (Thomson, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- The Thomson Review (Thomson, Illinois) (search.ancestry.com)
- Carroll County, Illinois Books (amazon.com)
- Search Illinois Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Carroll Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records
- Carroll Co., Illinois Graves (findagrave.com)
- Carroll County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Carroll Co., Illinois Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Carroll Co., Illinois Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Carroll County, Illinois Church Books (amazon.com)
Carroll Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Index to names in twenty-six volumes of Illinois records (search.ancestry.com)
- The Illinois Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Carroll Co. IL General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Illinois
- Carroll County, Illinois Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Carroll County (search.ancestry.com)
- Portrait and biographical album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois : containing full page portraits and biographical (search.ancestry.com)
- Carroll County : a goodly heritage (search.ancestry.com)
- The History of Carroll County, Illinois : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., a biographical directory (search.ancestry.com)
- Carroll County Fact Sheet (cyberdriveillinois.com)
- Carroll County, Illinois Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Carroll Co. IL Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Carroll County, Illinois (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Illinois – Counties – Carroll (cyndislist.com)
- Carroll County Illinois (genealogytrails.com)
- Carroll Co. ILGenweb (ilgenweb.net)
- Carroll County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Carroll Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Carroll Co. IL Military Records
- Illinois Military Records Research Guide
- Illinois Military Records (fold3.com) gives easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Illinois both males and females that served. Suitable for Carroll County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.