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Hardin County, Illinois
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Hardin County, Illinois Facts

When was Hardin County, IL Created?
Hardin County was established on March 2, 1839.

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

What counties are adjacent to Hardin County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Gallatin CountyUnion County, Kentucky, Crittenden County, Kentucky, Livingston County, Kentucky, Pope CountySaline County

Hardin County, IL Census Records

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

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

Hardin County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Hardin County Courthouse

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

Hardin County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Hardin Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Hardin Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Hardin Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Hardin Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Hardin Co. IL General and History Websites

Hardin Co. IL Military Records