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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Clark County'''  
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Guide to '''Clark 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 date = March 23
 
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== Clark County Organization  ==
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=== Clark County Organization  ===
  
 
Clark County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Clark County's civil records start the following years:  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Illinois#Deaths|Death]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Illinois#Land|Land]]'''  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Illinois#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''  
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clark County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:George Rogers Clark.jpg|thumb|right|175px]] Clark County is named for {{wpd|George Rogers Clark}} who was a Colonel of the Virginia militia and established Colonial control in the Illinois area by the capture of Kaskaskia and Fort Vincennes.  
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[[Image:George Rogers Clark.jpg|thumb|right|175px]] Clark County is named for {{wpd|George Rogers Clark}} who was a Colonel of the Virginia militia and established Colonial control in the Illinois area by the capture of Kaskaskia and Fort Vincennes.
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for George Rogers Clark (older brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition), an officer of the army of Virginia that captured the Northwest Territory from the British during the Revolutionary War. The County Seat is Marshall and was founded 1819. It is located in the Central area of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
*'''22 March 1819:''' Clark County was created from [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford ]]County. '<ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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*'''22 March 1819:''' Clark County was created from [[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford ]]County. '<ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
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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.
  
*Interactive map of Clark County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
  
'''30 December 1902:''' - Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.  
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'''1902''' Some records were lost or damaged in a fire on December 30.
  
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
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{{Fire+}}
 
 
*[[Burned Counties Research]]
 
  
 
== Places/Localities  ==
 
== Places/Localities  ==
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Clark}}
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[Illinois Cemeteries]] for more information about the following&nbsp;Clark County resources.<br><br>&nbsp;Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Additional information can be found at local level (city, township, etc.)
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{| style = "border:1px solid black; width:60%; "
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clark, 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=699&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/clark/clark.htm ILGenWeb]
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/Clark/Clarkcem.htm ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/clark.htm Tombstone Project]
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Clark#/ Billion Graves]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Published Records'''  
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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>
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''
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* {{FHL|490504|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clark+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>
| [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=701 County list]  
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| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6016&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=62&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
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* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=701 Findagrave.com]
| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+clark+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilclark/cemlist1.htm US Genweb Clark County Cemeteries by Township]
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Clark#/ Billion Graves]
| [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-al/clark.html ISGS Cemetery Location Project]
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* [https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Clark Graveyards of Illinois]
 
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| [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books]
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Illinois Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/clark/cemeteries/index.html Genealogy Trails]
 
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'''Methodist Episcopal'''  
 
'''Methodist Episcopal'''  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilclark/wes-chap.htm Wesley Chapel] Courtesy of Rootsweb. Church history, lists some members.
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*[http://clark.illinoisgenweb.org/church/church_wesleychapel.html Wesley Chapel] Courtesy of Illinois GenWeb. Church history, lists some members.
  
 
'''Presbyterian'''  
 
'''Presbyterian'''  
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilclark/misc/bailiff.htm Baliff Church]&nbsp; Courtesy of Rootsweb. Church history, lists some pastors.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/clark/church_bailiff.html Baliff Church]&nbsp; Courtesy of Illinois GenWeb. Church history, lists some pastors.
  
 
'''United Brethren'''  
 
'''United Brethren'''  
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:*[http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($)  
 
:*[http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database. Also available at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3780 Ancestry] ($)  
 
:*'''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://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilclark/records1.htm Early York Township land records ](1816) Courtesy of USGenWeb
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:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/Clark.html Clark County Federal Township Plats]
:*[http://landplats.ilsos.net/Clark.html Clark County Federal Township Plats]
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:*[http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/plats/ 1892 Platbook of Clark County, IL Partial M &amp; N surnames]  
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:*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/clark/land.html Clark County Land &amp; Deed Records]
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
=== Maps  ===
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[[Image:Ilclark.jpg|600px|Ilclark.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
:*'''1892, 1947''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilclark/platbook/platbook.htm Clark County Platbook]. Courtesy of Rootsweb.  
 
:*'''1892, 1947''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilclark/platbook/platbook.htm Clark County Platbook]. Courtesy of Rootsweb.  
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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
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information.  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Probate Records]] for more information.  
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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 Clark County are kept, see the [[Clark County, Illinois Courthouse|Clark County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Clark County are kept, see the [[Clark County, Illinois Courthouse|Clark County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Centers&nbsp; ====
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==== Family History Centers  ====
  
There are over 4500&nbsp;[[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]]&nbsp;worldwide which serve as&nbsp;branch facilities&nbsp;of the [[Family History Library|Family History&nbsp;Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah.&nbsp;&nbsp;Volunteers provide research assistance to&nbsp;help patrons identify their ancestors.&nbsp;&nbsp;Microfilm and microfiche may be ordered from the FHL collection at&nbsp;a nominal cost.&nbsp;&nbsp;Locate&nbsp;your nearest Family History Center<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313427430247_409" /> at the&nbsp;[http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] website.&nbsp; Call&nbsp;ahead to verify operating hours.&nbsp; All are welcome.<br><br>The following centers are accessible to residents of Clark County, Illinois: <br><br>'''[[Danville Illinois Family History Center]]&nbsp;<br>'''1941 N Bowman Ave<br>Danville, Vermilion, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-446-5887<br>Hours: Sat 9:30 am-2 pm <br><br>'''[[Linton Indiana Family History Center]]<br>'''1000 W Lone Tree Rd<br>Linton, Greene, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-847-9044<br>Hours: Wed. 6-9 pm, Sat 9-2 <br><br>'''[[Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center]]'''<br>1845 N 6 1/2 St<br>Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-234-0269<br>Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.<br>Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo school are on delays or early dismissals.<br>Attention: The Center is also available by appointment with a Family History Consultant. <br><br>[[Vincennes Indiana Family History Center]]<br>1940 N Old Hwy 41<br>Vincennes, Knox, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-882-4022<br>Hours: T, Thu 9am-12:30pm, 5pm-8:30pm<br>Closed: Closed 1 1/2 weeks for Christmas <br><br>  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}} There are over 4500 [[Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] worldwide which serve as branch facilities of the [[Family History Library|Family History Library]] in Salt Lake City, Utah. Volunteers provide research assistance to help patrons identify their ancestors. Microfilm and microfiche may be available at your local Family History Center. Locate your nearest Family History Center<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1313427430247_409" /> at the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch] website.&nbsp; Call&nbsp;ahead to verify operating hours. All are welcome.<br><br>The following centers are accessible to residents of Clark County, Illinois: <br><br>'''[[Danville Illinois Family History Center]] <br>'''1941 N Bowman Ave<br>Danville, Vermilion, Illinois<br>Phone: 217-446-5887<br>Hours: Sat 9:30 am-2 pm <br><br>'''[[Linton Indiana Family History Center]]<br>'''1000 W Lone Tree Rd<br>Linton, Greene, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-847-9044<br>Hours: Wed. 6-9 pm, Sat 9-2 <br><br>'''[[Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center]]'''<br>1845 N 6 1/2 St<br>Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-234-0269<br>Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.<br>Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo school are on delays or early dismissals.<br>Attention: The Center is also available by appointment with a Family History Consultant. <br><br>[[Vincennes Indiana Family History Center]]<br>1940 N Old Hwy 41<br>Vincennes, Knox, Indiana<br>Phone: 812-882-4022<br>Hours: T, Thu 9am-12:30pm, 5pm-8:30pm<br>Closed: Closed 1 1/2 weeks for Christmas <br><br>  
  
Please note:&nbsp;Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries <br>  
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Please note:&nbsp;Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries <br>
  
 
==== Clark County Genealogical Library  ====
 
==== Clark County Genealogical Library  ====
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'''[http://www.martinsvilleil.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=100060 Martinsville Public Library District]<br>'''120 E. Cumberland St.<br>Martinsville, IL 62442 <br>Phone: 1–217–382–4113  
 
'''[http://www.martinsvilleil.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=44&Itemid=100060 Martinsville Public Library District]<br>'''120 E. Cumberland St.<br>Martinsville, IL 62442 <br>Phone: 1–217–382–4113  
  
'''[http://www.lincolntrail.info/jkn.html West Union District Library]<br>'''209 W. Union Street<br>West Union, IL 62477 <br>Phone: 1–217–279–3556  
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'''[http://library.public-libraries.org/Illinois/WestUnion/WestUnionDistrictLibrary.html West Union District Library]<br>'''209 W. Union Street<br>West Union, IL 62477 <br>Phone: 1–217–279–3556  
  
 
=== Schools  ===
 
=== Schools  ===
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
Facebook<br>[http://www.clarkcountyil.org/Tourism/clark-county-IL-historical-museum.htm Clark County Historical Society and Museum]<br>402 S 4th St<br>Marshall Illinois<br>(217) 826-2252<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clark-County-Historical-Society/80917244352 Facebook]<br>The Clark County Historical Society buildings are open each Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m.  
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'''Clark County Genealogical Society'''<br>521 Locust St<br>Marshall, IL 62441<br>Telephone Number: 217-826-2864<br>[http://www.clarkcountyil.org/geneology-historical_links.htm Website]<br><br>
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'''Clark County Il Historical Society and Museum'''<br>402 S 4th Street<br>Marshall, IL<br>Telephone Number: 217-826-2252<br>[http://www.clarkcountyil.org/Tourism/clark-county-IL-historical-museum.htm Website]<br>[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clark-County-Historical-Society/80917244352 Facebook]<br>The Clark County Historical Society buildings are open each Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m.<br><br>
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'''Clark County Genealogical Society'''<br>309 Maple Street<br>Box 153<br> Marshall 62441 <br><br>
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information.  
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[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information. 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].
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==== Births  ====
 
==== Births  ====
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==== Marriages  ====
 
==== Marriages  ====
  
'''1819–present'''The original&nbsp;Clark&nbsp;County marriage records 1819-present are housed in&nbsp;the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:  
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'''1819–present''' The original&nbsp;Clark&nbsp;County marriage records 1819-present are housed in&nbsp;the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:  
  
 
:*'''1819–1899 '''Marriage Record '''- '''[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Clark County records. [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1819–1899 '''Marriage Record '''- '''[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD-EIU] Search for Clark County records. [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|How to use IRAD]]
  
 
The following abstracts and indexes are available:  
 
The following abstracts and indexes are available:  
 
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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
 
:*'''1819–1838''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/clark/marriages1819-1838.html Early Marriages, Book 1.] Courtesy of Genealogy Trails.  
 
:*'''1819–1838''' [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/clark/marriages1819-1838.html Early Marriages, Book 1.] Courtesy of Genealogy Trails.  
 
:*'''1819–1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] (1848-June 1899 for Clark County)  
 
:*'''1819–1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] (1848-June 1899 for Clark County)  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916] (Dec 1877-Jan 1911 for Clark County)  
 
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916] (Dec 1877-Jan 1911 for Clark County)  
 
:*'''1916–1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950] (1916-1950 for Clark County)  
 
:*'''1916–1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950] (1916-1950 for Clark County)  
:*'''1800's '''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilclark/misc/deaths-2.htm Clark County Deaths reported in newspapers]. Courtesy of Rootsweb.  
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:*'''1800's '''[http://clark.illinoisgenweb.org/deaths/deaths-misc-001.html Clark County Deaths reported in newspapers]. Courtesy of Illinois GenWeb.  
:*'''1800's''' [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilclark/misc/1800dths.htm Clark County Deaths Extracted from "The Herald".]Courtesy of Rootsweb.<br>
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:*'''1800's''' [http://clark.illinoisgenweb.org/deaths/deaths-misc-002.html Clark County Deaths Extracted from "The Herald".]Courtesy of Illinois GenWeb.<br>
  
 
== Websites  ==
 
== Websites  ==
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Databases pertinent to Clark County  
 
Databases pertinent to Clark County  
  
:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database] IRAD  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/clark-county/ Clark County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
:*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments] IRAD  
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Clark-County.htm Clark County IL Genealogy]
:*USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
:*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Clark/ Clark County, IllinoisGenealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Database] IRAD  
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*[http://apps.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/niilgsrch.html Name Index to Illinois Local Governments] IRAD  
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*[http://clark.illinoisgenweb.org/ USGenWeb project for Clark County, Illinois]
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Clark/ Clark County, IllinoisGenealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Latest revision as of 16:50, 25 September 2017

United States
Illinois
Clark County

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

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Clark County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Clark County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 23, 1819
County Seat Marshall
Courthouse
Clark County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Clark County Courthouse
501 Archer Avenue
Marshall, Illinois 62441
(217) 826-8311
Clark County Website


Clark County Organization

Clark County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Clark County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1865 1819 1865 1820 1816 1820

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

Historical Facts

George Rogers Clark.jpg
Clark County is named for George Rogers Clark who was a Colonel of the Virginia militia and established Colonial control in the Illinois area by the capture of Kaskaskia and Fort Vincennes.

Description

The county was named for George Rogers Clark (older brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition), an officer of the army of Virginia that captured the Northwest Territory from the British during the Revolutionary War. The County Seat is Marshall and was founded 1819. It is located in the Central area of the state.[1]

Boundary Changes

  • 22 March 1819: Clark County was created from Crawford County. '[2]

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

1902 Some records were lost or damaged in a fire on December 30.

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Places/Localities


To see a list of places in Clark County, click on [Show], above. The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.

Records and Resources

Bible Records

Biography

The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Clark County edition.  This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Clark County residents.  See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Clark, 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.
190024,033
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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, Clark County on page 186.]

Church History and Records

Church records can give birth, death and marriage information as well as indictate family relationships. See Illinois state wiki article Church Records for more ideas about how to use church records in your research.

Methodist

Methodist Episcopal

  • Wesley Chapel Courtesy of Illinois GenWeb. Church history, lists some members.

Presbyterian

  • Baliff Church  Courtesy of Illinois GenWeb. Church history, lists some pastors.

United Brethren

  • Histories of Former E.U.B. and United Methodist Churches, Rural Areas, Casey, Illinois. Manuscript. 1978. Other Libraries (WorldCat)

Court Records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

History

The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Clark County edition. This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Clark County residents. See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Land and Property

go to Illinois Land and Property for more information.

1818-present The original land and property records for Clark County are held by the County Clerk.  The following copies are available: 

Online Resources

Maps

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Military History and Records

The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois has a Clark County edition.  This includes a state history section along with a county history and biographies of Clark County residents.  See the wiki article for links to available copies and indexes.

Civil War

Civil War service men from Clark 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 Clark County.

- 10th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies G and H.
- 21st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 30th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company F.
- 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company C.
- 70th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- 79th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies F and I.
- 123rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies E, F, and G.
- 130th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 152nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Company G.

Newspapers and Obituaries

The Clark County Public Library has a list of newspapers available for genealogy research here

Probate Records

Online Probate Records


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Original probate records are usually held by the circuit court clerk.  Probate records include wills, inventories, settlements, and guardianship records. The following copies are available:

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 Clark County are kept, see the Clark 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. There are over 4500 Family History Centers worldwide which serve as branch facilities of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. Volunteers provide research assistance to help patrons identify their ancestors. Microfilm and microfiche may be available at your local Family History Center. Locate your nearest Family History Center at the FamilySearch website.  Call ahead to verify operating hours. All are welcome.

The following centers are accessible to residents of Clark County, Illinois:

Danville Illinois Family History Center
1941 N Bowman Ave
Danville, Vermilion, Illinois
Phone: 217-446-5887
Hours: Sat 9:30 am-2 pm

Linton Indiana Family History Center
1000 W Lone Tree Rd
Linton, Greene, Indiana
Phone: 812-847-9044
Hours: Wed. 6-9 pm, Sat 9-2

Terre Haute Indiana Family History Center
1845 N 6 1/2 St
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana
Phone: 812-234-0269
Hours: Tue 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Closed: Mondays after 6:00 p.m., all major holidays, inclement weather, whenever Vigo school are on delays or early dismissals.
Attention: The Center is also available by appointment with a Family History Consultant.

Vincennes Indiana Family History Center
1940 N Old Hwy 41
Vincennes, Knox, Indiana
Phone: 812-882-4022
Hours: T, Thu 9am-12:30pm, 5pm-8:30pm
Closed: Closed 1 1/2 weeks for Christmas

Please note: Addresses posted are not mailing addresses. Due to limited staff, Family History Centers are unable to respond to mail inquiries

Clark County Genealogical Library

521 Locust Street
Marshall ,IL 62441
1–217–826-2864

The Clark County Genealogical Library is open Thur, Fri and Sat from 12:30pm to 3pm. They have extensive newspaper records, most of the extracts have been indexed. They also have an incredible selection of family histories, the majority of which are also indexed. They have a shelf on cemeteries of the county and listings of burials up to around 1972. Censuses are indexed, too. The ladies manning the place can help direct you to family histories for specific names. The library is located on the south side of the courthouse square in Marshall. It faces the courthouse.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments.  Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts.  The records of Clark County come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) regional depository.
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.

Libraries

Casey Twp. Library
307 E Main
Casey, IL 62420
Phone: 1–217–932–2105

Marshall Public Library
612 Archer Avenue
Marshall, IL 62441
Phone: 1–217–826–2535
This library holds microfilm of all local newspapers since the Civil War.

Martinsville Public Library District
120 E. Cumberland St.
Martinsville, IL 62442
Phone: 1–217–382–4113

West Union District Library
209 W. Union Street
West Union, IL 62477
Phone: 1–217–279–3556

Schools

Social Groups Online

Societies

Clark County Genealogical Society
521 Locust St
Marshall, IL 62441
Telephone Number: 217-826-2864
Website

Clark County Il Historical Society and Museum
402 S 4th Street
Marshall, IL
Telephone Number: 217-826-2252
Website
Facebook
The Clark County Historical Society buildings are open each Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m.

Clark County Genealogical Society
309 Maple Street
Box 153
Marshall 62441

Taxation

Vital Records

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Vital Records for more information. See also How to order Illinois Vital Records or order electronically online.


Births

1877–present  The original Clark County birth records 1877- present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1877-1906 Birth Record - IRAD-EIU Search for Clark County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1877-1913 Birth Record Index – IRAD-EIU Search for Clark County records.

Marriages

1819–present The original Clark County marriage records 1819-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

The following abstracts and indexes are available:

Deaths

1877–present The original Clark County death records 1877-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:

  • 1877–1911 Death Record - IRAD-EIU Search for Clark County records. How to use IRAD
  • 1877–1911 Death Record Index - IRAD-EIU Search for Clark County records.

The following abstracts are available:

Websites

Databases pertinent to Clark County

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Clark County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clark_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.
  2. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)