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Richland County, Illinois
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Richland County, Illinois Facts

When was Richland County, IL Created?
Richland County was established on February 24, 1841.

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

What counties are adjacent to Richland County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Jasper CountyCrawford CountyLawrence CountyWabash CountyEdwards CountyWayne CountyClay County

Richland County, IL Census Records

What Richland County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Richland County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Richland County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Richland County Courthouse

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

Richland County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Richland Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Richland Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Richland Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Richland Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Richland Co. IL General and History Websites

Richland Co. IL Military Records