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Guide to '''Carroll 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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| founded year = 1839
 
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| founded date = February 22
 
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== Carroll County Organization  ==
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=== Carroll County Organization  ===
  
 
Carroll County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Carroll County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Carroll County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Charles Carroll.JPG|thumb|right|175px]] The county is named after {{wpd|Charles Carroll of Carrollton}} (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  
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[[Image:Charles Carroll.JPG|thumb|right|175px|Charles Carroll.JPG]] The county is named after {{wpd|Charles Carroll of Carrollton}} (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for Charles Carroll who signed the Declaration of Independence. The County Seat is Mount Carroll and was founded 1839. It is located in the North-West area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Carroll County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
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'''Prior to County Formation'''  
 
'''Prior to County Formation'''  
  
*'''1795-1815''' - Carroll part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair County]]  
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*'''1795-1815''' - Carroll part of [[St. Clair County, Illinois Genealogy|St. Clair County]]  
*'''1812-1821''' - Carroll part of [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison County]]  
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*'''1812-1821''' - Carroll part of [[Madison County, Illinois Genealogy|Madison County]]  
*'''1821-1823''' - Carroll part of [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike County]]  
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*'''1821-1823''' - Carroll part of [[Pike County, Illinois Genealogy|Pike County]]  
*'''1823-1825''' - Carroll part of [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton County]]  
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*'''1823-1825''' - Carroll part of [[Fulton County, Illinois Genealogy|Fulton County]]  
*'''1825-1827''' - Some of Carroll part of [[Henry County, Illinois|Henry County]]  
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*'''1825-1827''' - Some of Carroll part of [[Henry County, Illinois Genealogy|Henry County]]  
*'''1825-1827''' - Some of Carroll part of [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam County]]  
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*'''1825-1827''' - Some of Carroll part of [[Putnam County, Illinois Genealogy|Putnam County]]  
*'''1827-1839''' - Carroll part of [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|JoDaviess County]]
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*'''1827-1839''' - Carroll part of [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois Genealogy|JoDaviess County]]
  
 
'''County Formation and After'''  
 
'''County Formation and After'''  
  
*'''1839''' - Carroll County created from [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|JoDaviess County]]
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*'''1839''' - Carroll County created from [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois Genealogy|JoDaviess County]]
  
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/carroll.html Carroll 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 [https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/carroll.html Carroll 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.  
  
 
=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Carroll}}
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Carroll, 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=697&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
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*[http://carroll.illinoisgenweb.org/cems/cemeteries.htm  ILGenWeb]
  
Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.  
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*[http:///usgwarchives.net/il/carroll/carrcem.html ILGenWeb Archives]
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Find A Grave]], [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=697 list of cemeteries]. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/carroll.htm Tombstone Project]
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/carroll.htm Carroll Co.&nbsp;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=Carroll#/ Billion Graves]
  
*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county.
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=8 Illinois Gravestones]
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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}}
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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=697 FindaGrave]
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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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*[http://www.comportone.com/cpo/cemeteries/illinois/carrollcounty/listings.htm Cemeteries of Carroll County, Illinois].
 
*[http://www.comportone.com/cpo/cemeteries/illinois/carrollcounty/listings.htm Cemeteries of Carroll County, Illinois].
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:*'''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 ($)  
:*[http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
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:*[http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]
:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/FTP_Illinois.html Illinois Counties Federal Township Plats]
 
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Ilcarroll.jpg|right|300px|Ilcarroll.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
 
=== Military History and Records  ===
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The Carroll County Genealogical Society's website includes several naturalization collections:  
 
The Carroll County Genealogical Society's website includes several naturalization collections:  
  
*[http://www.internetni.com/~ahaliotis/courtnat.htm Index to Naturalizations from the Carroll County Circuit Court]  
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haliotis/courtnat.htm Index to Naturalizations from the Carroll County Circuit Court]  
*[http://www.internetni.com/~ahaliotis/declare.html Declarations of Intention: First Papers of Naturalization Carroll County, Illinois]  
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haliotis/declare.html Declarations of Intention: First Papers of Naturalization Carroll County, Illinois]  
*[http://www.internetni.com/~ahaliotis/misccourtnat.html Miscellaneous Naturalization Documents]
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*[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haliotis/misccourtnat.html Miscellaneous Naturalization Documents]
  
 
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
 
=== Newspapers and Obituaries  ===
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Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using probate records.  
 
Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information about using 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
  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at Northern Illinois University - search for Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|NIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed online, through the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] or the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at Northern Illinois University - search for Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|NIU IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
 
'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
:*'''1839-1962''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
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*'''1839-1962''' Probate Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
:*'''1860-1955''' Probate Appraisement Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
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*'''1860-1955''' Probate Appraisement Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
:*'''1865-1957''' Probate Inventory Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
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*'''1865-1957''' Probate Inventory Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]  
:*'''1865-1967''' Probate Will Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
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*'''1865-1967''' Probate Will Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-NIU]
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
The [http://www.carroll-county.net/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={D201AA8A-5B6C-4A76-879E-B65BB7928125} Clerk of the Circuit Court] has responsibility for the probate records of Carroll County. Carroll County is building a free, searchable database of all [https://dna1.documentdna.com/index.jsp?URL_CONTEXT=/cccco Closed Probate Records]. (id: probate; password: cccc)  
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The [http://www.carroll-county.net/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={D201AA8A-5B6C-4A76-879E-B65BB7928125} Clerk of the Circuit Court] has responsibility for the probate records of Carroll County. Carroll County is building a free, searchable database of all [https://dna1.documentdna.com/index.jsp?URL_CONTEXT=/cccco Closed Probate Records]. (id: probate; password: cccc)
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
  
[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}} [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] (FHCs) are branches of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.  
  
 
You may search your address for a center near you on the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site.  
 
You may search your address for a center near you on the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] site.  
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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 Carroll 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/home.html Northern Illinois University (IRAD-NIU)] holds the records for Carroll 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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=== Societies  ===
 
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'''Carroll County Genealogical Society'''<br> History Room of the Savanna Township Library<br> 326 Third Street<br>Savanna, IL 61074<br> Telephone Number: 815-273-3714<br>E-mail:[mailto:ahaliotis@internetni.com ahaliotis@internetni.com]<br>[http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haliotis/ Website]<br><br>
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'''Carroll County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 347<br>Savanna 61074<br><br>
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'''Carroll County Historical Society'''<br>107 W. Broadway<br>Mt. Carroll,  IL  61053<br>Telephone Number: 815-244-3474<br>[http://www.mtcarrollil.org/index.asp?Type=B_DIR&SEC={91EAF074-2F2B-46BB-826C-9681AA1E9026}&DE={8FEDC224-262B-462A-9930-504DDCE6F9FA} Website]<br><br>
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also [http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records] or [http://www.genealogyinc.com/ordervitalcertificate/ order electronically online].  
  
Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Carroll County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm 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.  
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<br> Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Carroll County Clerk while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm 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 [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
 
The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online databases, the [[The Family History Library|Family History Library]] and the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)] located at the Northern Illinois University (NIU) - search for Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
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'''Copies of Original Records'''  
 
'''Copies of Original Records'''  
  
:*1839-1964'''Marriage Record'''
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:*1839-1964 '''Marriage Record'''
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Ilinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1796-1900].  
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:*'''1796-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html Ilinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1796-1900].  
:*[http://carroll.ilgenweb.net/marr.htm Carroll County Marriages 1839-1847], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]  
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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
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:*'''1839-1847''' [http://carroll.illinoisgenweb.org/marr.htm Carroll County Marriages 1839-1847], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb]  
 
:*'''1861-1876''' [http://www.idreamof.com/marriage/il/carroll.html Carroll County, Illinois Marriages] courtesy [http://www.idreamof.com/ I Dream of Genealogy.]
 
:*'''1861-1876''' [http://www.idreamof.com/marriage/il/carroll.html Carroll County, Illinois Marriages] courtesy [http://www.idreamof.com/ I Dream of Genealogy.]
  
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== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/carroll-county/ Carroll County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Carroll-County.htm Carroll County IL Genealogy]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Carroll/ Carroll County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Carroll/ Carroll County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Latest revision as of 19:34, 23 August 2017

United States
Illinois
Carroll County

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

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Carroll County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: February 22, 1839
County Seat Mount Carroll
Courthouse
Carroll County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Carroll County Courthouse
301 North Main St.
Mt. Carroll, Illinois 61053
(815) 244-0221
Carroll County Website


Carroll County Organization

Carroll County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Carroll County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1839 1877 1840 1837 1839

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

Historical Facts

Charles Carroll.JPG
The county is named after Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Description

The county was named for Charles Carroll who signed the Declaration of Independence. The County Seat is Mount Carroll and was founded 1839. It is located in the North-West area of the state.[1]

Boundary Changes

Prior to County Formation

County Formation and After

For more information see Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties or Carroll 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.

Record Loss

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

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Carroll, 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

For information and tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Federal

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190018,963
191018,035−4.9%
192019,3457.3%
193018,433−4.7%
194017,987−2.4%
195018,9765.5%
196019,5072.8%
197019,276−1.2%
198018,779−2.6%
199016,805−10.5%
200016,674−0.8%
201015,387−7.7%
IL Counties 1900-1990

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, Carroll County on page 186.]

Church History and Records

Church records may give birth, death and marriage information. It is usually best to locate church records with a search at a local level such as the city, town, or village.

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 Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1849-1861 County Court Miscellaneous Files IRAD-NIU
  • 1867-1944 Insanity Dockets IRAD-NIU

Directories

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Funeral Homes

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History

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.

Online Resources

Maps

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Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Carroll 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 Carroll County.

- 7th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company B (Also known as Rosecran's Escort).
- 15th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 34th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 45th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and E.
- 55th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 61st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 71st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 92nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies C and I.
- 142nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company G.
- 146th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.

World War I

World War II

Naturalizations

The Carroll County Genealogical Society's website includes several naturalization collections:

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Original estates and wills are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See Illinois Probate Records for more information about using probate records.

Online Probate 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 Northern Illinois University - search for Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the NIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of Original Records

  • 1839-1962 Probate Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1860-1955 Probate Appraisement Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1865-1957 Probate Inventory Record IRAD-NIU
  • 1865-1967 Probate Will Record IRAD-NIU

Online Resources

The Clerk of the Circuit Court has responsibility for the probate records of Carroll County. Carroll County is building a free, searchable database of all Closed Probate Records. (id: probate; password: cccc)

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 Carroll County are kept, see the Carroll 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. Family History Centers (FHCs) are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (United States) and are located all over the world. Their goal is to provide resources to assist you in the research and study of your genealogy.

You may search your address for a center near you on the FamilySearch site.

Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Carroll County. The following centers are located in surrounding counties. Their wiki pages may supply hours and other information.

Freeport Illinois Family History Center
1716 S Forest Rd.
Freeport, Illinois 61032
Telephone: (815) 232-3310
Sterling Illinois Family History Center
2709 N 16th Avenue
Sterling, Illinois 61081
Telephone: (815) 625-1229

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (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 Carroll 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

Public Libraries

The following Carroll County libraries have collections of specific interest to genealogists.

Lanark Public Library
110 W. Carroll St.
Lanark, Illinois 61046
Telephone: (815) 493-8045
Note that their Genealogy and Local History collection does not circulate.

Social Groups Online

Societies

Carroll County Genealogical Society
History Room of the Savanna Township Library
326 Third Street
Savanna, IL 61074
Telephone Number: 815-273-3714
E-mail:ahaliotis@internetni.com
Website

Carroll County Genealogical Society
PO Box 347
Savanna 61074

Carroll County Historical Society
107 W. Broadway
Mt. Carroll, IL 61053
Telephone Number: 815-244-3474
Website

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.


Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Carroll 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 Carroll County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Copies of Original Records

Online Resources

Marriages

Copies of Original Records

  • 1839-1964 Marriage Record

Online Resources

Deaths

Copies of Original Records

  • 1872-1906 Coroner's Inquest Record
  • 1877-1913 Death Certificates
  • 1877-1963 Death Record Index
  • 1920-1928 Death Certificate Record, Stillbirths

Online Resources

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Carroll County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carroll_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.