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Edwards County, Illinois Facts

Edwards County

When was Edwards County, IL Created?
Edwards County was established on November 28, 1814.

What is the County Seat of Edwards County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Albion (prior county seats was Palmyra from 1814–1821) also, the county government website is unkown .

What counties are adjacent to Edwards County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Richland County, Wabash County, Gibson County, Indiana, White County, Wayne County


Edwards County, IL Vital Records

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


Edwards County, IL Census Records

What Edwards County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Edwards County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Edwards County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Edwards County Courthouse

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


Edwards County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Edwards Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Edwards Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Edwards Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Edwards Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Edwards Co. IL General and History Websites

Edwards Co. IL Military Records

Edwards Co. IL Schools & Directories

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