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Clinton County, Illinois
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Clinton County, Illinois Facts

When was Clinton County, IL Created?
Clinton County was established on December 27, 1824.

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

What counties are adjacent to Clinton County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Bond CountyFayette CountyMarion CountyWashington CountySt. Clair CountyMadison County

Clinton County, IL Census Records

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

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

Clinton County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Clinton County Courthouse

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

Clinton County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Clinton Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Clinton Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Clinton Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Clinton Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Clinton Co. IL General and History Websites

Clinton Co. IL Military Records