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McLean County, Illinois
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McLean County, Illinois Facts

When was McLean County, IL Created?
McLean County was established on December 25, 1830.

What is the County Seat of McLean County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Bloomingtonwas named Blooming Grove until 1831 also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to McLean County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Woodford CountyLivingston CountyFord CountyChampaign CountyPiatt CountyDeWitt CountyLogan CountyTazewell County

McLean County, IL Census Records

What McLean County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for McLean County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

McLean County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

McLean County Courthouse

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

McLean County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

McLean Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

McLean Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

McLean Co. IL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

McLean Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

McLean Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

McLean Co. IL General and History Websites

McLean Co. IL Military Records