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Vermilion County, Illinois
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Vermilion County, Illinois Facts

When was Vermilion County, IL Created?
Vermilion County was established on January 18, 1826.

What is the County Seat of Vermilion County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Danville (prior county seats was held at the home of James Butler and Asa Elliott from 1826–1827) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Vermilion County, IL?
Bordering Counties are Iroquois CountyBenton County, Indiana, Warren County, Indiana, Vermillion County, Indiana, Edgar CountyDouglas CountyChampaign CountyFord County

Vermilion County, IL Census Records

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

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

Vermilion County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Vermilion County Courthouse

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

Vermilion County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Vermilion Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Vermilion Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Vermilion Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Vermilion Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Vermilion Co. IL General and History Websites

Vermilion Co. IL Military Records

Vermilion Co. IL Schools & Directories