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Perry County, Illinois
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Perry County, Illinois Facts

When was Perry County, IL Created?
Perry County was established on January 29, 1827.

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

What counties are adjacent to Perry County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Washington CountyJefferson CountyFranklin CountyJackson CountyRandolph County

Perry County, IL Census Records

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

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

Perry County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Perry County Courthouse

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

Perry County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Perry Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Perry Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Perry Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Perry Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Perry Co. IL General and History Websites

Perry Co. IL Military Records