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Cass County, Illinois Facts

Cass County

When was Cass County, IL Created?
Cass County was established on March 30, 1837.

What is the County Seat of Cass County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Virginia (prior county seats was Beardstown from 1837–1839, Virginia from 1839–1843 and Beardstown from 1843–1867) also, the county government has no website.

What counties are adjacent to Cass County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Mason County, Menard County, Sangamon County, Morgan County, Brown County, Schuyler County


Cass County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Cass County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Cass 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 Cass County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.


Cass County, IL Census Records

What Cass County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Cass 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.

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


Cass County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Cass County Courthouse

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


Cass County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Cass Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Cass Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Cass Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Cass Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Cass Co. IL General and History Websites

Cass Co. IL Military Records

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