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McDonough County, Illinois
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McDonough County, Illinois Facts

When was McDonough County, IL Created?
McDonough County was established on January 25, 1826.

What is the County Seat of McDonough County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Macomb also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to McDonough County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Warren CountyFulton CountySchuyler CountyHancock CountyHenderson County

McDonough County, IL Census Records

What McDonough County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for McDonough County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

McDonough County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

McDonough County Courthouse

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

McDonough County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

McDonough Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

McDonough Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

McDonough Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

McDonough Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

McDonough Co. IL General and History Websites

McDonough Co. IL Military Records