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Fayette County, Illinois
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Fayette County, Illinois Facts

When was Fayette County, IL Created?
Fayette County was established on February 14, 1821.

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

What counties are adjacent to Fayette County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Shelby CountyEffingham CountyClay CountyMarion CountyClinton CountyBond CountyMontgomery County

Fayette County, IL Census Records

What Fayette County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Fayette County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Fayette County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Fayette County Courthouse

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

Fayette County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Fayette Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fayette Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Fayette Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Fayette Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fayette Co. IL General and History Websites

Fayette Co. IL Military Records