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Sangamon County, Illinois Facts

Sangamon County

When was Sangamon County, IL Created?
Sangamon County was established on January 30, 1821.

What is the County Seat of Sangamon County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Springfield also, the county government website is www.co.sangamon.il.us .

What counties are adjacent to Sangamon County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Menard County, Logan County, Macon County, Christian County, Montgomery County, Macoupin County, Morgan County, Cass County


Sangamon County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Sangamon County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Sangamon 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 Sangamon County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Illinois Birth CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.


Sangamon County, IL Census Records

What Sangamon County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Sangamon County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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


Sangamon County, IL Courthouse and Government Records


Sangamon County Courthouse

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


Sangamon County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Sangamon Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

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Sangamon Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

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Sangamon Co. IL Military Records

Sangamon Co. IL Schools & Directories

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