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Woodford County, Illinois Facts

Woodford County

When was Woodford County, IL Created?
Woodford County was established on February 27, 1841.

What is the County Seat of Woodford County, IL?
The County Seat is located in Eureka (prior county seats was Versailles from 1841–1843, Metamora from 1843–1894) also, the county government website is .

What counties are adjacent to Woodford County, IL?
Bordering Counties are  Marshall County, LaSalle County, Livingston County, McLean County, Tazewell County, Peoria County

Woodford County, IL Vital Records

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

Woodford County, IL Census Records

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

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

Woodford County, IL Courthouse and Government Records

Woodford County Courthouse

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

Woodford County, IL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Woodford Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Woodford Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Woodford Co. IL Cemeteries & Church Records

Woodford Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Woodford Co. IL General and History Websites

Woodford Co. IL Military Records

Woodford Co. IL Schools & Directories

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