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Montgomery County, Illinois
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Montgomery County, Illinois Facts

When was Montgomery County, IL Created?
Montgomery County was established on February 21, 1821.

What is the County Seat of Montgomery County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Hillsboro (prior county seats was Hamilton—Designated but never established from 1821–1823) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Montgomery County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Sangamon CountyShelby CountyChristian CountyFayette CountyBond CountyMadison CountyMacoupin County

Montgomery County, IL Vital Records

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

Montgomery County, IL Census Records

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

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

Montgomery County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Montgomery County Courthouse

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

Montgomery County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Montgomery Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Montgomery Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Montgomery Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Montgomery Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Montgomery Co. IL General and History Websites

Montgomery Co. IL Military Records