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''{{breadcrumb| link1=[[United States Genealogy|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] | link2=[[Illinois , United States Genealogy|Illinois]]| link3=| link4=| link5=[[Image:Gotoarrow.pngScott County, Illinois Genealogy|Scott County]]'' '''Scott County''' }}
Guide to '''Scott County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
{{Click|Image:IL_ORP.png|Illinois Online Genealogy Records}} {{Infobox U.S. County
=== Scott County Organization ===
Scott County's civil records start the following years:  {| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"|-| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Scott County, Illinois. Page 192-199 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 194-197.</ref></center>
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| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Illinois#Birth_Records1860 | width="14.2%" align="center" |Birth]]''' 1839| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Illinois#Marriage_Records|Marriage]]''' 1877| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Illinois#Death_Records|Death]]''' 1839| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Illinois#Census|Census]]''' 1839| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]''' 1839| width="1614.62%" align="center" | '''[[Scott County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''1810
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Scott County are kept, see the [[Scott County, Illinois Courthouse|Scott County Courthouse]] page.
=== Historical Facts ===
=== Parent County ===
*'''1839--'''Scott County was created 16 February 1839&nbsp;from [[Morgan County, Illinois Genealogy|Morgan]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''&nbsp;&nbsp;Winchester <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref> ==== Description ==== The county was named for Scott County, KY. The county seat is Winchester and the county was organized on 1839. The County is located in the West Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Scott County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_County,_Illinois 04/19/2017.</ref>
=== Boundary Changes ===
=== Cemeteries ===
Illinois&nbsp{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Scott}} {| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship"|-| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Scott, Illinois''' online and military information, as well as religious affiliation. in print</center>|-| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" valign="top" style="border:1px solid black" |
*[httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fgmemorial Findagrave.cgi?page=gs& Find A Gravecom] can be searched by the&nbsp;name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.&nbsp; Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.&nbsp; May&nbsp;give obituaries,&nbsp;names of&nbsp;family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.
*Find A Grave also gives&nbsp;a [http://wwwscott.findagraveillinoisgenweb.comorg/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=775 list of cemeteries in&nbsp;Scott CountyILGenWeb] and links to the &nbsp;information&nbsp;for the&nbsp;individuals buried there.
*[http://usgwtombstonesusgwarchives.orgnet/illinoisil/scott/scottcem.htm Scott Co.&nbsp;IL&nbsp;USGenWeb Tombstone ProjectILGenWeb Archives] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.&nbsp;
*[http://wwwusgwtombstones.rootsweb.ancestry.comorg/~ilmagaillinois/index_scottscott.html Scott County Cemeteries in the Rootsweb sitehtm Tombstone Project] has many cemeteries listed and some have a list of people buried in those cemeteries. The give coordinates, section, township, and range. If there is a township name, that is also listed.
*The [httpshttp://www.familysearchillinoisgravestones.org/#form=catalog FamilySearch Catalog] lists {{FHL|745424|subject-id|disp=some&nbsp;records of&nbsp;cemeteries in&nbsp;Scott County}}.&nbsp; Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Booksphp?selected_cid=85 Illinois Gravestones] or available at public libraries.
*[httphttps://www.epodunkbilliongraves.com/cgisearch# Billion Graves]|-bin/localList.php?local| width=6663&locTGroup"20%" bgcolor=Cemeteries&direction"#E0E0E0" style=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list "border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of&nbsp;Scott County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries Cemetery Records in the county with a link to Print |Often more information such as address, phone number, and web site.complete]])</center>|bgcolor="#F0F0F0" style="border:1px solid black"|
*The Scott County website of ILGenWeb has many pages of information on the county's cemeteries at [http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php?action{{FHL|745424|subject-id|disp=displaycat&catid=1508 www.pikecoilgenweb.org/index.php]. *[http://www.pikecoilgenweb.org/scott_county_ilgenweb/cemetery_records/ Illinois GenWeb] Cemetery Records for Scott County has transcriptions of more than 50 cemeteries. *[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-mz/scott.html Cemetery Location Project] of the Illinois State Genealogical Society lists cemeteries in Scott County by their names, aliases, and locations, noting their type (Church, veterans, etc.), their conditon, and whether they are or have been online.Family History Library}}
{| width*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q="80su%" cellspacing3Acemetery+Scott+Illinois&qt="1" cellpaddingadvanced&dblist="3" border="1"638 WorldCat]
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| width="3020%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" alignstyle="center" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="centerborder:1px solid black" | '''Tombstone Transcriptions in Print'''| width="30%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" align="<center" | >'''List of Cemeteries in the countyCounty'''|-</center>| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://findagrave.org/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=16&GScnty=775&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]| bgcolorstyle="#F0F0F0border:1px solid black" | {{FHL|745424|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | *[httphttps://www.findagrave.com/cgicemetery-binbrowse/fg.cgiUSA/Illinois/Scott-County?page=csr&CScn=&CScntryid=4&CSst=16&CScnty=775 county_775 Findagrave.com]|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://scott.illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Scott+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | *[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Scott&cemetery_name=a# cemetery Billion Graves]|-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwarchives.net/il/scott/scottcem.htm ILGenWeb Archives]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | *[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Scott Graveyards of Illinois Graveyards]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/scott.htm Tombstone Project]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=85 Illinois Gravestones]| bgcolorcolspan="#F0F0F02" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0E0E0E0" ||-| bgcolorstyle="#F0F0F0" | [httpsborder://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" || bgcolor="#F0F0F0" ||-| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" colspan="31px solid black" | <center>See '''[[Illinois Cemeteries|Illinois Cemeteries]] ''' for more information.</center>
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The following web sites have additional information on Scott county cemeteries.
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Scott County Cemeteries in the Rootsweb site] has many cemeteries listed and some have a list of people buried in those cemeteries. The give coordinates, section, township, and range. If there is a township name, that is also listed.
 
*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6663&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=42&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk&nbsp;list of&nbsp;Scott County cemeteries] gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
 
*[http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-mz/scott.html Cemetery Location Project] of the Illinois State Genealogical Society lists cemeteries in Scott County by their names, aliases, and locations, noting their type (Church, veterans, etc.), their conditon, and whether they are or have been online.
=== Census ===
*'''1850 Census'''
:''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/census-scott1850/censindx.htm Index: 1850 Census of Scott County, IL]'' at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb ]– Free; index
*'''1850 Mortality Schedule'''
:''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/1850mort.html 1850 Scott County Mortality Schedule]'' at [http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb ]– Free; alphabetical
*'''1860 Census'''
:''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/census-scott1860/censindxindex_scott.htm html 1860 Census of Scott County, IL]'' at [http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb ]– Free; index
*'''1860 Mortality Schedule'''
:''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/1860mort.html 1860 Scott County Mortality Schedule]'' at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb] – Free; Alphabetical
*'''1870 Census'''
:''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/census-scott1870/censindx.htm 1870 Census of Scott County, IL]'' at [http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestrycom/~ilmaga/index_scott.html http://sites.rootsweb.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb] – Free; Index
*'''1870 Mortality Schedule'''
:''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/1870mort.html 1870 Scott County IL Mortality Schedule]'' at [http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb] – Free; Alphabetical
*'''1880 Mortality Schedule'''
:''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/1880mort.html 1880 Scott County IL Mortality Schedule]'' at [http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb] — Free; Alphabetical
=== Church Records ===
*Deeds 1839 to 1897; index 1888 to 1901 {{FHL|333600|item|disp=FHL films 1311760 to 1311444}}
[httphttps://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/irad.pdf IRAD] holdings
*Deed records 1839 to 1874
=== Maps ===
[[Image:Ilscott.jpg{{IL Neighboring Counties Intro|600px|Ilscott.jpg]] county={{IL Scott County}}}}
*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
Other Civil War records may be locate to help you with your ancestors.
*''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/cwsoldiers.htm Civil War Discharge Papers]'' at [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html RootsWeb] – Free; Alphabetical
==== ''Spanish-American War 1898'' ====
*''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/spamsold/spam_soldiers.html Volunteer Soldiers of '98 and '99]'' at [http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb] – Free; History, biographical sketches.
=== Naturalization and Citizenship ===
*Natutalization Records, Circuit Court&nbsp; 1859 to 1904&nbsp;
*Naturalization Records, County Court 1864 to1906&nbsp;
 
'''''Online Records'''''
 
*'''1800-1998''' - {{RecordSearch|1989159|Illinois, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1998}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
=== Newspapers and Obituaries ===
*''[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/newspapers/1_newspindex.html Newspaper and Other Articles] of Genealogical Interest to Scott County Researchers'' at [http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/index_scott.html Rootsweb] – Free; Incomplete
=== Probate ===
==== Family History Center<br> ====
{{FamilySearch Family History Centers Intro}}
Though there are no family history centers in Scott County, certers in nearby couties include:<br>
=== Societies ===
'''Scott County Genealogical Historical Society'''<br> housed in the Davenport Public Library<br>321 Main Street<br>PO P.O. Box 313285<br>DavenportWinchester, Iowa 52808-3132<br>E-mail:[mailto:scigscorsec@yahoo.com scigscorsec@yahoo.com]<br>[http://scottcountyroots.org/ Website]<br>[http://blogs.davenportlibrary.com/sc/tag/scott-county-iowa-genealogicalIL 62694-society/ Website]0085<br><br>
=== Taxation ===
Published abstracts:
*[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/births/earlybirths.html Early Births Registered in Scott County, Illinois (1850s-1860s)], courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois *[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/births/births1900.html Births During 1900: Scott County, Illinois], courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
==== Marriage Records ====
 *'''1587-1959''' - [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/united-states-marriages?state=illinois%2cil Illinois, United States Marriages] at [http://findmypast.com/ FindMyPast] — index $*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1810-1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1839-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] for Scott County 1839 to 1900
Published abstracts:
*[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/marriages/marindex.html Scott County, Illinois Marriages Groom Index 1900 - 1915], courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois *[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/marriagesbride/marindexbride.html Scott County, Illinois Marriages Bride Index 1900 - 1915], courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
==== Death Records ====
*'''1850-1880''' {{RecordSearch|2334599|Illinois Mortality Schedules, 1850-1880}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]
*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]
Published abstracts:
*[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/deaths/death1_index.html Scott County, Illinois Deaths 1878 - 1903], courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois *[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/dea_sh.html Scott County Patient Deaths at the Illinois State Hospital]&nbsp;(1910s-1930s), courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois *[http://wwwsites.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilmaga/scott/ww2deaths.html WWII Deaths from Scott County, Illinois], courtesy: Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois
== Web Sites Websites ==
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/scott-county/ Scott County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Scott-County.htm Scott County IL Genealogy]
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Scott/ Scott County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
*[httphttps://www.rootsweb.ancestryldsgenealogy.com/~ilmagaIL/index_scottScott-County.html htm Scott County, Illinois Resources] (Researching Your Roots in Central Illinois) Extensive Atlases, Cemetery, Census, Directories, Local Histories, Military, Soldiers' and Sailors' Home Records, Vital Records
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