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Stark County, Illinois
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Stark County, Illinois Facts

Stark County

When was Stark County, IL Created?
Stark County was established on March 2, 1839.

What is the County Seat of Stark County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Toulon also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Stark County, IL?
Bordering Counties are   Bureau County, Marshall County, Peoria County, Knox County, Henry County

Stark County, IL Vital Records

Where can find Stark County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Stark 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 Stark 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.

Stark County, IL Census Records

What Stark County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Stark 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.

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

Stark County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Stark County Courthouse

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

Stark County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Stark Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Stark Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Stark Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Stark Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Stark Co. IL General and History Websites

Stark Co. IL Military Records

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