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Macoupin County, Illinois
Genealogy, History & Facts
County Vital Records ∣ County Census Records ∣ County Courthouse and Government Records ∣
County Societies, Family History Resources and County Genealogy Links
Macoupin County, Illinois Facts
When was Macoupin County, IL Created?
Macoupin County was established on January 17, 1829.
What is the County Seat of Macoupin County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Carlinville also, the county government website is www.macoupincountyil.gov .
What counties are adjacent to Macoupin County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Sangamon County, Montgomery County, Madison County, Greene County, Jersey County, Morgan County
Macoupin County, IL Vital Records
Where can find Macoupin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Macoupin 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 Macoupin County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Order Hard Copies of Vital Records
- USGenweb Archives Illinois Marriage Project
- Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922
- Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915
- Illinois Marriage Records, 1860 – 1905
- Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934
- Cook County, Illinois, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1833-1889
- Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920
- Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
- Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860
- Illinois Marriages to 1850
- Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922
- Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
Macoupin County, IL Census Records
What Macoupin County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Macoupin 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.
Macoupin Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Macoupin Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Macoupin 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
Macoupin County, IL Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Macoupin County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Macoupin 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 Macoupin 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.
- Macoupin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 210 E. Main St., Carlinville, IL 62626
- Macoupin County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds
- Phone: 217-854-3214
- Marriage Records: 1829
- Birth & Death Records: 1877
- Land Records: 1829
- Macoupin County Clerk of the Circuit Court,
- Phone: 217-854-3211
- Probate Records: 1829
- Court Records: 1829
- The county archives of the state of Illinois
- BLM Land Records
Macoupin County, IL Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Macoupin County, IL?
A list of Macoupin County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Macoupin County Genealogical Society, PO Box 95, Staunton, IL 62088-0095
- Macoupin County Historical Society, PO Box 432, 920 West Breckenridge Street Carlinville, IL 62626; (217) 854-2850
- University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), Illinois Regional Archives Depository, LIB 144, University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, MS BRK 140, Springfield, IL 62703-5407; 217-206-6520
- Illinois State Archives, Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756; (217) 782-4682
- National Archives – Great Lakes Region (Chicago), 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60629-5898; 773-948-9001
- Illinois State Historical Society 210 1/2 S. Sixth, Springfield, IL 62701-1503; Phone: (217)525-2781
- Illinois State Library, 300 South 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1796; Phone: (217) 785-5600
- Illinois State Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791; Phone: (217) 789-1968
Where can I connect with other Macoupin County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Illinois Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Illinois State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Macoupin County, Illinois Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Macoupin County
- Macoupin County, Illinois Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Macoupin County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Macoupin 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.
Macoupin Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
- See Also Map of Illinois Links and Information
- Macoupin Co. D.O.T. Map
- Map of Macoupin County and its civil and congressional townships
- Macoupin Federal Township Plats of Illinois (1804-1891) (landplats.ilsos.net)
- 1892 Macoupin Co., IL Railroad Map (usgwarchives.net)
- 1895 Macoupin County Map (livgenmi.com)
Macoupin Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications
- Illinois Newspapers Books & Publications Research Guide
- Illinois historical newspaper archives online (newspapers.com)
- Historical Newspapers from Illinois (1808 – 1922) (genealogybank.com) Quickly identify names and keywords and phrases in over 450 million articles, obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements and also other items published in over 2,800 historical U.S. newspapers. Unique articles and other content added each and every month!
- Macoupin County, Illinois Books (amazon.com)
- Search Illinois Obituaries (1985 to current) (genealogybank.com)
Macoupin Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records
- Macoupin Co., Illinois Graves (findagrave.com)
- Macoupin County Tombstone Transcription Project (usgwtombstones.org)
- Macoupin Co., Illinois Cemeteries (Internment.net)
- Macoupin Co., Illinois Cemetery Books (amazon.com)
- Macoupin County, Illinois Church Books (amazon.com)
Macoupin Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
- Create a Free Family Tree (ancestry.com)
- Index to names in twenty-six volumes of Illinois records (search.ancestry.com)
- The Illinois Family Group Sheet Project (fgs-project.com)
Macoupin Co. IL General and History Websites
- See Also State History for Illinois
- Macoupin County, Illinois Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Macoupin County Fact Sheet (cyberdriveillinois.com)
- History of Macoupin County, Illinois : biographical and pictorial (search.ancestry.com)
- Portrait and biographical record of Macoupin County, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representativ (search.ancestry.com)
- Searching the records : begins with the General Assembly of 1828-9, at Vandalia, Illinois : that year Macoupin County got gover (search.ancestry.com)
- Thorne, Yorkshire, England family of John Morris and Ann Sexty Morris to Chesterfield, Illinois in 1832 and their descendants (search.ancestry.com)
- History of OF Macoupin County, Illinois with ILLUSTRATIONS DESCRIPTIVE OF ITS SCENERY, AND BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF SOME OF ITS PROMINENT MEN AND PIONEERS. (rootsweb.ancestry.com) Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia 1879
- Macoupin County, Illinois Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Macoupin Co. IL Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Macoupin County, Illinois (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi’s List – United States – Illinois – Counties – Macoupin (cyndislist.com)
- Macoupin County Illinois (genealogytrails.com)
- Macoupin Co. ILGenweb (ilgenweb.net)
- Macoupin County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Macoupin Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Macoupin Co. IL Military Records
- Illinois Military Records Research Guide
- Illinois Military Records (fold3.com) gives easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Illinois both males and females that served. Suitable for Macoupin County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.