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Marshall County, Illinois
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Marshall County, Illinois Facts

When was Marshall County, IL Created?
Marshall County was established on January 19, 1839.

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

What counties are adjacent to Marshall County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Putnam CountyLaSalle CountyWoodford CountyPeoria CountyStark CountyBureau County

Marshall County, IL Census Records

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

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

Marshall County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Marshall County Courthouse

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

Marshall County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Marshall Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Marshall Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Marshall Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Marshall Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Marshall Co. IL General and History Websites

Marshall Co. IL Military Records