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Carroll County, Illinois
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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 .

What counties are adjacent to Carroll County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Stephenson CountyOgle CountyWhiteside CountyClinton County, Iowa, Jackson County, Iowa, Jo Daviess County

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 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Carroll County Courthouse

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, 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.

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

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

Carroll Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Carroll Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Carroll Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Carroll Co. IL General and History Websites

Carroll Co. IL Military Records