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Douglas County, Illinois
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Douglas County, Illinois Facts

Douglas County

When was Douglas County, IL Created?
Douglas County was established on February 16, 1859.

What is the County Seat of Douglas County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Tuscola (prior county seats was Camargo from 1859–1860) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Douglas County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Champaign County, Vermilion County, Edgar County, Coles County, Moultrie County, Piatt County

Douglas County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Douglas County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Douglas 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 Douglas 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.

Douglas County, IL Census Records

What Douglas County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Douglas County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

Douglas County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Douglas County Courthouse

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

Douglas County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Douglas Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Douglas Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Douglas Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Douglas Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Douglas Co. IL General and History Websites

Douglas Co. IL Military Records

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