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Gallatin County, Illinois
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Gallatin County, Illinois Facts

When was Gallatin County, IL Created?
Gallatin County was established on September 14, 1812 .

What is the County Seat of Gallatin County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Shawneetown (prior county seats was Shawneetown from 1812–1827, Equality from 1827–1848) also, the county government website is unkown .

What counties are adjacent to Gallatin County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  White CountyPosey County, Indiana, Union County, Kentucky, Hardin CountySaline CountyHamilton County

Gallatin County, IL Census Records

What Gallatin County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Gallatin County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Gallatin County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Gallatin County Courthouse

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

Gallatin County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Gallatin Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Gallatin Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Gallatin Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Gallatin Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Gallatin Co. IL General and History Websites

Gallatin Co. IL Military Records