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Tazewell County, Illinois
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Tazewell County, Illinois Facts

When was Tazewell County, IL Created?
Tazewell County was established on January 31, 1827.

What is the County Seat of Tazewell County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Pekin (prior county seats was Mackinaw from 1827–1831, Pekin from 1831–1836, Tremont from 1836–1849) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Tazewell County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Woodford CountyMcLean CountyLogan CountyMason CountyFulton CountyPeoria County

Tazewell County, IL Census Records

What Tazewell County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Tazewell County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Tazewell County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Tazewell County Courthouse

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

Tazewell County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Tazewell Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Tazewell Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Tazewell Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Tazewell Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Tazewell Co. IL General and History Websites

Tazewell Co. IL Military Records