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Randolph County, Illinois
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Randolph County, Illinois Facts

When was Randolph County, IL Created?
Randolph County was established on October 5, 1795.

What is the County Seat of Randolph County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Chester (prior county seats was Kaskaskia from 1795–1847) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Randolph County, IL?
Bordering Counties are   St. Clair CountyWashington CountyPerry CountyJackson CountyPerry County, Missouri, Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri, Monroe County

Randolph County, IL Census Records

What Randolph County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Randolph County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1790-189019001910192019301940.

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

Randolph County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Randolph County Courthouse

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

Randolph County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Randolph Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Randolph Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Randolph Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Randolph Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Randolph Co. IL General and History Websites

Randolph Co. IL Military Records