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Macon County, Illinois
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Macon County, Illinois Facts

Macon County

When was Macon County, IL Created?
Macon County was established on January 19, 1829.

What is the County Seat of Macon County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Decatur (prior county seats was home of James Ward from 1829–1830) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Macon County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  DeWitt County, Piatt County, Moultrie County, Shelby County, Christian County, Sangamon County, Logan County

Macon County, IL Vital Records

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

Macon County, IL Census Records

What Macon County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Macon 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.

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

Macon County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Macon County Courthouse

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

Macon County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Macon Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Macon Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Macon Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Macon Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Macon Co. IL General and History Websites

Macon Co. IL Military Records

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