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Guide to '''Bureau County Illinois genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Guide to '''Bureau County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.<br>
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{{Click|Image:IL_ORP.png|Illinois Online Genealogy Records}}
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
 
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== County Organization  ==
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=== County Organization  ===
  
 
Bureau County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Bureau County's civil records start the following years:  
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| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Births|Birth]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Marriages|Marriage]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
| align="center" width="16.6%" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Bureau County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
Bureau County is named for Pierre Bureau (Belleau or de Beuro) who established a trading post on the Illinois River.  
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Bureau County is named for Pierre Bureau (Belleau or de Beuro) who established a trading post on the Illinois River.
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for either Michel or Pierre Bureau, French Canadian brothers who ran a trading post from 1776 until the 1780s near where Big Bureau Creek joins the Illinois River. The County Seat is Princeton and was founded 1837. It is located in the North-Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Bureau County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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'''Prior to County Formation'''  
 
'''Prior to County Formation'''  
  
*'''1801-1812''' - Bureau part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]]  
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*'''1801-1812''' - Bureau part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair County]]  
*'''1812-1821''' - Bureau part of [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison County]]  
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*'''1812-1821''' - Bureau part of [[Madison County, Illinois Genealogy|Madison County]]  
*'''1821-1823''' - Bureau part of [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike County]]  
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*'''1821-1823''' - Bureau part of [[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike County]]  
*'''1823-1825''' - Bureau part of [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton County]]  
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*'''1823-1825''' - Bureau part of [[Fulton County, Illinois Genealogy|Fulton County]]  
*'''1825-1837''' - Bureau part of [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]]  
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*'''1825-1837''' - Bureau part of [[Putnam County, Illinois Genealogy|Putnam County]]  
*'''1827-1831''' - Some of Bureau part of [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|JoDaviess County]]
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*'''1827-1831''' - Some of Bureau part of [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois Genealogy|JoDaviess County]]
  
 
'''County Formation and After'''  
 
'''County Formation and After'''  
  
*'''1837''' - Bureau County created from [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]]  
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*'''1837''' - Bureau County created from [[Putnam County, Illinois Genealogy|Putnam County]]  
 
*'''1839''' - Bureau gained from Putnam and unorganized area
 
*'''1839''' - Bureau gained from Putnam and unorganized area
  
For more information see ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ipub15.pdf Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties]'' or [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/bureau.html Bureau County Fact Sheet] (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see [http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present], [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Illinois/viewer.htm Illinois Historical Counties], or [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html Illinois County Maps and Atlases].  
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For more information see ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ipub15.pdf Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties]'' or [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/bureau.html Bureau County Fact Sheet] (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see [http://maps.ilgw.org/ Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present], [http://historical-county.newberry.org/website/Illinois/viewer.htm Illinois Historical Counties], or For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps"] (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.
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==== Records Loss  ====
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
  
 
=== Biography  ===
 
=== Biography  ===
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/11912?availability=Family%20History%20Library Past and present of Bureau County, Illinois, together with biographical sketches] Harrington, George B. (Main Author)
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/536621?availability=Family%20History%20Library Index to Past and present of Bureau County, Illinois by George B. Harrington]
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/254497?availability=Family%20History%20Library The Biographical record of Bureau, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties, Illinois]
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Bureau}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Bureau, Illinois''' online and in print</center>
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
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*[http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSfn=&GSmn=&GSln=&GSbyrel=all&GSby=&GSdyrel=all&GSdy=&GScntry=4&GSst=16&GScnty=695&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://www.bureauco-il-genweb.org/cemeteries.html  ILGenWeb]
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*[http:///usgwarchives.net/il/bureau/burcem.htm ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/bureau.htm  Tombstone Project]
  
*[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=695 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=6 Illinois Gravestones]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/bureau.htm Bureau Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project] usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Bureau#/ Billion Graves]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>''' TombstoneTranscriptions in Print''' ([[The Value of Cemetery Records in Print |Often more complete]])</center>
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*{{FHL|356505|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Carroll+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" |<center>'''List of Cemeteries in the County'''</center>
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=695 FindaGrave]
  
*Jennings, Harry and George Lindenmeyer. ''St. Valentine's Cemetery, Bureau County, Illinois.'' Ottawa, Illinois: LaSalle County Genealogy Guild, 1998. ({{WorldCat|51518557}}; {{FHL|837162|item|disp=FHL book 977.3372 V3L}})
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Carroll#/ Billion Graves]
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* [https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Carroll Illinois Graveyards]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Illinois Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
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=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
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==== Lutheran  ====
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:*'''1872-1883''' - Dansk Evangelisk Church, Sheffield, Baptism Index 1872-1883 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|C730361}}.<ref name="vr1">Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igiillinoisac.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/10/Igiillinoisac.pdf]].</ref>
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:*'''1872-1883''' - Dansk Evangelisk Church, Sheffield, Marriage Index 1872-1883 in [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index] at FamilySearch - free. Batch {{IGI|M730361}}.<ref name="vr1" />
  
 
=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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=== Directories  ===
 
=== Directories  ===
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/532447?availability=Family%20History%20Library Bureau County directory]
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/728123?availability=Family%20History%20Library The complete name index to The Voters and tax-payers of Bureau County, Illinois, 1877]
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[https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/829971 Names &amp; locations from the Bureau County, Illinois directory]
  
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
 
=== Ethnic Research  ===
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=== Genealogy  ===
 
=== Genealogy  ===
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[http://www.illinoisancestors.org/bureau/ Illinois Ancestors]
  
 
=== History  ===
 
=== History  ===
  
 
*''The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois''. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1896. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26664 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
 
*''The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois''. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1896. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=26664 Ancestry] ($).<br>  
*Harrington, George B. ''Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois''. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1906. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16775 Ancestry] ($); Another [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7334 Ancestry] ($) version; [http://www.archive.org/details/pastpresentofbur00harr Internet Archive].<br>
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*Harrington, George B. ''Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois''. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1906. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16775 Ancestry] ($); Another [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7334 Ancestry] ($) version; [http://www.archive.org/details/pastpresentofbur00harr Internet Archive].<br>  
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*[http://bureaucounty-il.com/History A Brief History of Bureau County] also contains a list of Museums in Bureau County.
  
 
=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
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*'''1800s-Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.  
 
*'''1800s-Present''' - Use the [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Land Patent Index] to obtain original federal land transfer records including homestead, military warrants, and cash entry [[Land Patent Search|patents]]. These records help a research establish location and lead to National Archives' records which may include genealogical information. Earlier land transfer records are housed at the National Archives.  
*'''1800s-Present''' - ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales]'' from [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives] also provides an index to federal land sales.  
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*'''1800s-Present''' - ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales]'' from [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives] also provides an index to federal land sales.  
 
*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
*'''1796–1907''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1246 U.S. General Land Office Records] found at Ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
 
*[http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Illinois Public Land Purchase Records] This record extract includes over 538,000 land sales from the 19th Century. Each entry includes the purchaser's name, purchase date, number of acres, price per acre, and in some cases the purchaser's sex and residence. Available at www.ancestry.com ($)  
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=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
  
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[[Image:Ilbureau.jpg|right|240px|Ilbureau.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
 
*''[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois (1804-1891)]''
 
*''[http://landplats.ilsos.net/ Federal Township Plats of Illinois (1804-1891)]''
  
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
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'''Online Probate Records'''
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*'''1772 - 1999''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=9048 Illinois Wills and Probate Records 1772-1999] at [http://home.ancestry.com/ Ancestry.com] — index and images '''$'''
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*'''1819 - 1988''' {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois Probate Records 1819-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/ FamilySearch.org] — images
 
*'''1837-1900, 1906-1955''' Probate Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
 
*'''1837-1900, 1906-1955''' Probate Records [http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD]].)
  
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)  ====
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The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories ([[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.  
 
The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories ([[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.  
  
The [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/niumap.html Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU)] holds the records for Bureau County. [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Learn more]] about finding and using their records.  
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The [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/bureau.html Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU)] holds the records for Bureau County. [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Learn more]] about finding and using their records.  
  
 
:'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository'''<br>c/o Regional History Center<br>Founders Memorial Library, Room 400<br>Northern Illinois University<br>DeKalb, IL 60115<br>Telephone: (815) 753-1807
 
:'''Illinois Regional Archives Depository'''<br>c/o Regional History Center<br>Founders Memorial Library, Room 400<br>Northern Illinois University<br>DeKalb, IL 60115<br>Telephone: (815) 753-1807
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[http://bureaucountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Bureau County Historical Society Library and Museum]
  
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
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=== Societies  ===
 
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'''Bureau County Genealogical Society'''<br> 629 S. Main Street<br> Princeton IL 61356 <br>Telephone Number: 815- 879-3133<br>[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilbcgs/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Bureau County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 402<br>Princeton 61356-0402<br><br>
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'''Bureau County Historical Society'''<br>109 Park Ave. W<br>Princeton, Il 61356<br>Telephone Number: 816-875-2184<br>E-mail:[mailto:yahoo.cbchmuseum@com yahoo.cbchmuseum@com]<br>[http://bureaucountyhistoricalsociety.com/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Sheffield Historical Society'''<br> Corner of Cook and Washington<br> Telephone Number: 815-454-2788<br><br>
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'''Wyanet Historical Society'''<br> Main Street<br> Wyanet, Illinois <br>[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/bureau-county/#sthash.DGShMnhp.dpuf Website]<br><br>
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
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*'''1805-1985''' {{RecordSearch|2534491|Illinois, Church Marriages, 1805-1985}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
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*'''1810–1934''' {{RecordSearch|1803970|Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934}} at [https://familysearch.org FamilySearch] — index and images
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*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
 
*'''1856–1895''' Cass, Mrs. Allan W. ''Marriages of North Prairie area, beginning with the first recorded minister, 1856-1895'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. {{FHL|30885|item|disp=FHL film 982434 Item 20}}
 
*'''1856–1895''' Cass, Mrs. Allan W. ''Marriages of North Prairie area, beginning with the first recorded minister, 1856-1895'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. {{FHL|30885|item|disp=FHL film 982434 Item 20}}
  
*'''1837-1854''' ''[http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]'' at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
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*'''1837-1854''' ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/marrlst.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index]'' at Illinois State Archives Index
  
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bureau/Genealogy Wedding Announcement and Marriage Records] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogytrails.com]
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/bureau/Genealogy Wedding Announcement and Marriage Records] Courtesy [http://genealogytrails.com/ Genealogytrails.com]
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==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
  
*'''1916-1950''' ''[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates]'' at [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives]; Index
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*'''1916-1950''' ''[http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates]'' at Illinois State Archives Index
  
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/il/bureau/webbbs_config.pl Bureau County, Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Princeton, Hall, Spring Valley, Selby, Arispie, Sheffield, Walnut, Wyanet, Ladd and surrounding area.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/il/bureau/webbbs_config.pl Bureau County, Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection] Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Princeton, Hall, Spring Valley, Selby, Arispie, Sheffield, Walnut, Wyanet, Ladd and surrounding area.
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==== Additional Resources  ====
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
  
Additional resources for Bureau County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|492176|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|797641|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - Newspaper indexes}}, and the {{FHL|550165|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Bureau County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|492176|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records}}, the {{FHL|797641|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - Newspaper indexes}}, and the {{FHL|550165|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - newspapers}} topic pages of the FamilySearch Catalog . Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
  
 
=== Voter Registration  ===
 
=== Voter Registration  ===
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Bureau/ Bureau County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
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Latest revision as of 18:49, 19 September 2017

United States
Illinois
Bureau County

Guide to Bureau County, Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Bureau County, Illinois
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Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Bureau County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 28, 1837
County Seat Princeton
Courthouse
Bureau County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address County Courthouse
700 S. Main Street
Princeton, Illinois 61356
(815) 875-2014
Bureau County Website


County Organization

Bureau County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Bureau County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1837 1878 1840 1817 1837

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Bureau County are kept, see the Bureau County Courthouse page.

Historical Facts

Bureau County is named for Pierre Bureau (Belleau or de Beuro) who established a trading post on the Illinois River.

Description

The county was named for either Michel or Pierre Bureau, French Canadian brothers who ran a trading post from 1776 until the 1780s near where Big Bureau Creek joins the Illinois River. The County Seat is Princeton and was founded 1837. It is located in the North-Central area of the state.[1]

Boundary Changes

Prior to County Formation

County Formation and After

  • 1837 - Bureau County created from Putnam County
  • 1839 - Bureau gained from Putnam and unorganized area

For more information see Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties or Bureau County Fact Sheet (Illinois State Archives). For interactive county boundary maps see Illinois County Boundaries, 1790-Present, Illinois Historical Counties, or For animated maps illustrating Illinois county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps" (1790-1869) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Records Loss

There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.

Records and Resources

Biography

Past and present of Bureau County, Illinois, together with biographical sketches Harrington, George B. (Main Author)

Index to Past and present of Bureau County, Illinois by George B. Harrington

The Biographical record of Bureau, Marshall, Putnam and Stark counties, Illinois

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Bureau, Illinois online and in print
Tombstone Transcriptions Online
TombstoneTranscriptions in Print (Often more complete)
List of Cemeteries in the County
See Illinois Cemeteries for more information

Census

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190041,112
191043,9757.0%
192042,648−3.0%
193038,845−8.9%
194037,600−3.2%
195037,7110.3%
196037,594−0.3%
197038,5412.5%
198039,1141.5%
199035,688−8.8%
200035,503−0.5%
201034,978−1.5%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

State

1840 Pensioners

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census. Washington, D.C., 1841. FHL 973 X2pc 1840; FHL 2321; digital version at Google Books. [See Illinois, Bureau County on page 186.]

Church Records

Lutheran

aka Evangelical

Court Records

Original court records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Court Records for more information about using court records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at Northern Illinois University - search for Bureau County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU IRAD Wiki Page

  • 1870-1915 Circuit Court Record, Criminal IRAD-NIU
  • 1872-1950 Court Records IRAD-NIU
  • 1894-1915 County Court Dockets IRAD-NIU
  • 1904-1952 County Court Record, Criminal IRAD-NIU
  • 1930-1956 County Court Information Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1938-1946 County Court Miscellaneous Record IRAD-NIU

Directories

Bureau County directory

The complete name index to The Voters and tax-payers of Bureau County, Illinois, 1877

Names & locations from the Bureau County, Illinois directory

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Illinois Ancestors

History

  • The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1896. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
  • Harrington, George B. Past and Present of Bureau County, Illinois. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1906. Digital version at Ancestry ($); Another Ancestry ($) version; Internet Archive.
  • A Brief History of Bureau County also contains a list of Museums in Bureau County.

Land and Property

Original land records are held in the office of the County Clerk . See Illinois Land and Property for more information about using land records.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University- search for Bureau County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU Wiki page.

Online Resources

Copies of Original Records

  • 1816-1900 Deed Index IRAD-NIU; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)
  • 1856-1878 Swamp Land Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1923-1935 Chattel Mortgage Index IRAD-NIU
  • 1931-1956 Chattel Mortgage Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1949-1959 Chattel Mortgage Entry Books IRAD-NIU

Abstracts

Maps

Ilbureau.jpg

Military Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Bureau County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies or regiments that were formed from men of Bureau County.

- 9th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company K.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies H and I.
- 12th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (3 months, 1861), Companies H and I.
- 15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company L.
- 27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I
- 33rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 52nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, F, H and K.
- 64th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Yates’ Sharpshooters), Company B.
- 66th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 88th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 93rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies B, C, E, H, I and K.
- 139th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies A, G, and H.
- 146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies F and H.
- 148th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, E, and K.
- 151st Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Companies F, G and H.
- 153rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Company E.

Naturalization

  • 1837-1923 Naturalization Papers IRAD-NIU; search for Bureau County Records. (Learn more about IRAD.)

Newspapers and Obituaries

A good collection of obituaries and death notices can be found at Genealogy Trails.

Periodicals

Probate Records

Online Probate Records

Repositories

County Courthouse

County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Bureau County are kept, see the Bureau County Courthouse page

Family History Centers

Family history centers provide one-on-one assistance and free access to premium genealogical websites. In addition, many centers have free how-to genealogy classes. See family history center for more information. Search the online FHC directory for a nearby family history center.

Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD)

The Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD), managed by the Illinois State Archives, houses the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

The Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU) holds the records for Bureau County. Learn more about finding and using their records.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
c/o Regional History Center
Founders Memorial Library, Room 400
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Telephone: (815) 753-1807

Bureau County Historical Society Library and Museum

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Bureau County Genealogical Society
629 S. Main Street
Princeton IL 61356
Telephone Number: 815- 879-3133
Website

Bureau County Genealogical Society
PO Box 402
Princeton 61356-0402

Bureau County Historical Society
109 Park Ave. W
Princeton, Il 61356
Telephone Number: 816-875-2184
E-mail:yahoo.cbchmuseum@com
Website

Sheffield Historical Society
Corner of Cook and Washington
Telephone Number: 815-454-2788

Wyanet Historical Society
Main Street
Wyanet, Illinois
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Bureau County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the Illinois Department of Public Health with a copy to the County Clerk. Original marriage records are usually kept by the County Clerk from the establishment of the county to the present. Original divorce records are generally in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Bureau County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Marriages

  • 1856–1895 Cass, Mrs. Allan W. Marriages of North Prairie area, beginning with the first recorded minister, 1856-1895 Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1977. FHL film 982434 Item 20

Deaths

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Bureau County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records, the Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - Newspaper indexes, and the Illinois, Bureau – Vital Records - newspapers topic pages of the FamilySearch Catalog . Online microfilm are indicated by the camera icon in the catalog entry. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Voter Registration

Illinois Voting Registratiion

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Bureau County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/1/10/Igiillinoisac.pdf.