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Fulton County, Illinois Facts

Fulton County

When was Fulton County, IL Created?
Fulton County was established on January 28, 1823.

What is the County Seat of Fulton County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Lewistown (originally called Fulton Courthouse; changed to Lewistown on March 14, 1831) also, the county government website is www.fultonco.org/ .

What counties are adjacent to Fulton County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Knox County, Peoria County, Tazewell County, Mason County, Schuyler County, McDonough County, Warren County


Fulton County, IL Vital Records

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


Fulton County, IL Census Records

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

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


Fulton County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Fulton County Courthouse

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


Fulton County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Fulton Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Fulton Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Fulton Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Fulton Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Fulton Co. IL General and History Websites

Fulton Co. IL Military Records

Fulton Co. IL Schools & Directories

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