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DeWitt County, Illinois
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DeWitt County, Illinois Facts

When was DeWitt County, IL Created?
DeWitt County was established on March 1, 1839.

What is the County Seat of DeWitt County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Clinton (prior county seats was ) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to DeWitt County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  McLean CountyPiatt CountyMacon CountyLogan County

DeWitt County, IL Census Records

What DeWitt County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for DeWitt County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

DeWitt County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

DeWitt County Courthouse

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

DeWitt County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

DeWitt Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

DeWitt Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

DeWitt Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

DeWitt Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

DeWitt Co. IL General and History Websites

DeWitt Co. IL Military Records