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Wayne County, Illinois
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Wayne County, Illinois Facts

When was Wayne County, IL Created?
Wayne County was established on March 26, 1819.

What is the County Seat of Wayne County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Fairfield (prior county seats was ) also, the county government website is unknown .

What counties are adjacent to Wayne County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Clay CountyRichland CountyEdwards CountyWhite CountyHamilton CountyJefferson CountyMarion County

Wayne County, IL Vital Records

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

Wayne County, IL Census Records

What Wayne County, IL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Wayne County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1820183018401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Wayne County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Wayne County Courthouse

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

Wayne County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Wayne Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Wayne Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Wayne Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Wayne Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Wayne Co. IL General and History Websites

Wayne Co. IL Military Records