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Effingham County, Illinois
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Effingham County, Illinois Facts

When was Effingham County, IL Created?
Effingham County was established on February 15, 1831.

What is the County Seat of Effingham County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Effingham (prior county seats was Ewington from 1833–1860) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Effingham County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Cumberland CountyJasper CountyClay CountyFayette CountyShelby County

Effingham County, IL Census Records

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

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

Effingham County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Effingham County Courthouse

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

Effingham County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Effingham Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Effingham Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Effingham Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Effingham Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Effingham Co. IL General and History Websites

Effingham Co. IL Military Records