OTHER GENEALOGY RESOURCES
Edgar County, Illinois
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Edgar County, Illinois Facts
When was Edgar County, IL Created?
Edgar County was established on January 3, 1823.
What is the County Seat of Edgar County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Paris also, the county government website is www.edgarcountyillinois.com .
What counties are adjacent to Edgar County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Vermilion County, Vermillion County, Indiana, Vigo County, Indiana, Clark County, Coles County, Douglas County, Champaign County
Edgar County, IL Vital Records
Where can find Edgar County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Edgar 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 Edgar County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Order Hard Copies of Vital Records
- USGenweb Archives Illinois Marriage Project
- Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922
- Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915
- Illinois Marriage Records, 1860 – 1905
- Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934
- Cook County, Illinois, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1833-1889
- Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920
- Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
- Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860
- Illinois Marriages to 1850
- Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922
- Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
Edgar County, IL Census Records
What Edgar County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Edgar County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Edgar Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Edgar Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Edgar 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
Edgar County, IL Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Edgar County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Edgar 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 Edgar 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.
- Edgar County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 115 W. Court St., Paris, IL 61944-1785
- Edgar County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds
- Phone: 217-466-7433
- Marriage Records: 1823
- Birth & Death Records: 1877
- Land Records: 1823
- Edgar County Clerk of the Circuit Court,
- Phone: 217-466-7447
- Probate Records: 1823
- Court Records: 1823
- The county archives of the state of Illinois
- BLM Land Records
Edgar County, IL Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Edgar County, IL?
A list of Edgar County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Edgar County Genealogical Society, 408 N. Main St., Paris IL 61944; 217-463-4209
- Eastern Illinois University, Booth Library, 600 Lincoln Ave, Charleston, IL 61920; (217) 581-6093
- Illinois State Archives, Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756; (217) 782-4682
- National Archives – Great Lakes Region (Chicago), 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60629-5898; 773-948-9001
- Illinois State Historical Society 210 1/2 S. Sixth, Springfield, IL 62701-1503; Phone: (217)525-2781
- Illinois State Library, 300 South 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1796; Phone: (217) 785-5600
- Illinois State Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791; Phone: (217) 789-1968
Where can I connect with other Edgar County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Illinois Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Illinois State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Edgar County, Illinois Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Edgar County
- Edgar County, Illinois Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Edgar County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Edgar 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.
Edgar Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Illinois Links and Information
- Edgar Co. D.O.T. Map
- Map of Edgar County and its civil and congressional townships
- Edgar Federal Township Plats of Illinois (1804-1891) (landplats.ilsos.net)
- 1892 Edgar Co., IL Railroad Map (usgwarchives.net)
- 1895 Edgar County Map (livgenmi.com)
Edgar Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Illinois Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Illinois historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Illinois (1808 – 1922) (genealogybank.com) Quickly identify names and keywords and phrases in over 450 million articles, obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements and also other items published in over 2,800 historical U.S. newspapers. Unique articles and other content added each and every month!
- Edgar County, Illinois Books (amazon.com)
- Search Illinois Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Edgar Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records
- Edgar Co., Illinois Graves (findagrave.com)
- Edgar County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Edgar Co., Illinois Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Edgar Co., Illinois Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Edgar County, Illinois Church Books (amazon.com)
Edgar Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Index to names in twenty-six volumes of Illinois records (search.ancestry.com)
- The Illinois Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Edgar Co. IL General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Illinois
- Edgar County, Illinois Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Edgar County Fact Sheet (cyberdriveillinois.com)
- Historical encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Edgar County (search.ancestry.com)
- Portrait and biographical album of Vermilion and Edgar Counties, Illinois : containing full page portraits and biographical ske (search.ancestry.com)
- The History of Edgar County, Illinois : containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, &c., directory of its tax-payers (search.ancestry.com)
- Edgar County, Illinois History (search.ancestry.com)
- Redmon : on the edge of the prairie. (search.ancestry.com)
- Edgar County, Illinois Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Edgar Co. IL Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Edgar County, Illinois (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Illinois – Counties – Edgar (cyndislist.com)
- Edgar County Illinois (genealogytrails.com)
- Edgar Co. ILGenweb (ilgenweb.net)
- Edgar County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Edgar Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Edgar Co. IL Military Records
- Illinois Military Records Research Guide
- Illinois Military Records (fold3.com) gives easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Illinois both males and females that served. Suitable for Edgar County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.