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Menard County, Illinois
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Menard County, Illinois Facts

When was Menard County, IL Created?
Menard County was established on February 15, 1839.

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

What counties are adjacent to Menard County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Mason CountyLogan CountySangamon CountyCass County

Menard County, IL Census Records

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

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

Menard County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Menard County Courthouse

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

Menard County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Menard Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Menard Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Menard Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Menard Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Menard Co. IL General and History Websites

Menard Co. IL Military Records