Rock Island County, Illinois
Genealogy, History & Facts
Rock Island County, Illinois Facts
When was Rock Island County, IL Created?
Rock Island County was established on February 9, 1831.
What is the County Seat of Rock Island County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Rock Island (prior county seats was Farnhamsburg [House of John Barrell] from 1833–1835, Stephenson from 1835–1841, Name changed to Rock Island in 1841) also, the county government website is www.rockislandcounty.org/ .
What counties are adjacent to Rock Island County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Clinton County, Iowa, Whiteside County, Henry County, Mercer County, Louisa County, Iowa, Muscatine County, Iowa, Scott County, Iowa
Rock Island County, IL Vital Records
Where can find Rock Island County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Rock Island 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 Rock Island County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications to mail.
- U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
- Social Security Death Index
- Order Hard Copies of Vital Records
- USGenweb Archives Illinois Marriage Project
- Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922
- Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915
- Illinois Marriage Records, 1860 – 1905
- Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934
- Cook County, Illinois, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1833-1889
- Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920
- Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900
- Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900
- Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860
- Illinois Marriages to 1850
- Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922
- Illinois Death Certificates, 1916–1950
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
- Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
Rock Island County, IL Census Records
What Rock Island County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Rock Island County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Rock Island Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rock Island Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Rock Island 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
Rock Island County, IL Courthouse and Government Records
What genealogical records can I find in the Rock Island County Courthouse?
Researchers frequently overlook the great importance of Rock Island 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 Rock Island 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.
- Rock Island County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 1504 Third Ave., Rock Island, IL 61201
- Rock Island County Clerk
- Phone: 309-558-3570
- Marriage Records: 1833
- Birth & Death Records: 1861 / 1877
- Rock Island County Recorder of Deeds
- Phone: (309) 558-3360
- Land Records:1835
- Rock Island County Clerk of the Circuit Court,
- Phone: (309) 558-3313
- Probate Records: 1835
- Court Records: 1834
- The county archives of the state of Illinois
- BLM Land Records
Rock Island County, IL Societies and Family History Resources
What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Rock Island County, IL?
A list of Rock Island County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Illinois Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.
- Colonel Davenport Historial Foundation Rock Island, P. O. Box 4603, Rock Island, IL 61204-4603; Tel. (309) 786-7336
- Hampton Historical Society, 601 1st Ave, Hampton IL 61256; (309) 755-0362
- Rock Island Arsenal Historical Society, Rock Island IL 61299; (309) 782-5021
- Rock Island County Historical Society, PO Box 632, 822 11th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265-1221; (309) 764–8590
- Rock Island County IL Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 3912; Rock Island Illinois 61204-3912
- Western Illinois University Region (WIU), Illinois Regional Archives Depository, University Library, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455; 309-298-2716
- Illinois State Archives, Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756; (217) 782-4682
- National Archives – Great Lakes Region (Chicago), 7358 South Pulaski Road, Chicago, Illinois 60629-5898; 773-948-9001
- Illinois State Historical Society 210 1/2 S. Sixth, Springfield, IL 62701-1503; Phone: (217)525-2781
- Illinois State Library, 300 South 2nd Street, Springfield, IL 62701-1796; Phone: (217) 785-5600
- Illinois State Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 10195, Springfield, IL 62791; Phone: (217) 789-1968
Where can I connect with other Rock Island County, IL Researchers through message boards and forums?
- Illinois Genealogy Community (plus.google.com)
- Illinois State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Rock Island County, Illinois Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Rock Island County
- Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com)
What other genealogical resources are available in Rock Island County, IL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Rock Island 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.