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Marion County, Illinois
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Marion County, Illinois Facts

Marion County

When was Marion County, IL Created?
Marion County was established on January 24, 1823.

What is the County Seat of Marion County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Salem also, the county government website is unkown .

What counties are adjacent to Marion County, IL?
Bordering Counties are   Fayette County, Clay County, Wayne County, Jefferson County, Washington County, Clinton County

Marion County, IL Vital Records

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

Marion County, IL Census Records

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

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

Marion County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Marion County Courthouse

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

Marion County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marion Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marion Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marion Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Marion Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marion Co. IL General and History Websites

Marion Co. IL Military Records

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