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Putnam County, Illinois
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Putnam County, Illinois Facts

When was Putnam County, IL Created?
Putnam County was established on January 13, 1825.

What is the County Seat of Putnam County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Hennepin also, the county government website is unknown .

What counties are adjacent to Putnam County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Bureau CountyLaSalle CountyMarshall County

Putnam County, IL Census Records

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

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

Putnam County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Putnam County Courthouse

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

Putnam County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Putnam Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Putnam Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Putnam Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Putnam Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Putnam Co. IL General and History Websites

Putnam Co. IL Military Records