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Guide to '''Clinton 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 = 1824
 
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| founded date = December 27
 
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== County Organization  ==
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=== County Organization  ===
  
 
Clinton County's civil records start the following years:  
 
Clinton County's civil records start the following years:  
  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Census|Census]]'''  
 
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''[[Clinton County, Illinois#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''
 
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG|thumb|right|175px|Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG]] Clinton County is named for {{wpd|DeWitt Clinton}} who was the Governor of the State of New York and a promoter of the Erie Canal.  
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[[Image:Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG|thumb|right|175px]] Clinton County is named for {{wpd|DeWitt Clinton}} who was the Governor of the State of New York and a promoter of the Erie Canal.
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==== Description ====
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The county was named for N.Y. Governor DeWitt Clinton. The County Seat is Carlyle and was founded 1824.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/clinton/ 4/11/2017.</ref>  It is located in the Central area of the state.
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<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Clinton County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
*'''27 December 1824:''' -- Clinton County was created from [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]],[[Bond County, Illinois|Bond]], [[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette]] and [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford]] Counties. <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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*'''27 December 1824:''' -- Clinton County was created from [[Washington County, Illinois Genealogy|Washington]],[[Bond County, Illinois Genealogy|Bond]], [[Fayette County, Illinois Genealogy|Fayette]] and [[Crawford County, Illinois Genealogy|Crawford]] Counties. <ref>{{WorldCat|50140092}}, {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL}} ''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.''] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)</ref>
  
*Interactive map of Clinton County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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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.  
  
 
=== 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|Clinton}}
  
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Clinton County resources:
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Clinton, Illinois''' online and in print</center>
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''Cemetery Gazetteers'''
 
 
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| [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACemeteries+Illinois+Clinton+County.&qt=results_page WorldCat]
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| width="20%" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black" | <center>'''Tombstone Transcriptions Online'''</center>
| Find A Grave &#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& national search]&nbsp;&#124; [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=703 county list]  
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| [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6023&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=45&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
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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://clintonilgenweb.net/cemetery/index.php ILGenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/il/clinton/cemeteries.html ILGenWeb Archives]
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/clinton.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=Clinton#/ 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>
| [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/clinton.htm USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project]  
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* [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Clinton+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.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries]  
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| [http://clintonilgenweb.net/cemetery/index.php ILGenWeb]  
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* [https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Clinton&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
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* [https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Clinton Graveyards of Illinois]
 
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>See '''[[Illinois Cemeteries]]''' for more information</center>
| [http://www.usgwarchives.org/il/clinton/cemeteries.html USGenWeb Archives]
 
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*[http://web.archive.org/web/20090806152244/http://geocities.com/brandilynn18/PritchettCem.html Pritchett Cemetery, Boulder]
 
*[http://web.archive.org/web/20090806152244/http://geocities.com/brandilynn18/PritchettCem.html Pritchett Cemetery, Boulder]
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6023&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=45&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk]
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Ilclinton.jpg|right|400px|Ilclinton.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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=== 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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==== Family History Center  ====
 
==== Family History Center  ====
  
The closest Family History Center is in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois.  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}} The closest Family History Center is in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois.  
  
 
:255 Fairwood Hills Dr  
 
:255 Fairwood Hills Dr  
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
*'''Clinton County Historical Society Museum'''<br>1091 Franklin Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>618-594-4015<br>The museum is free - donations accepted.
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*'''Clinton County Historical Society Museum'''<br>1091 Franklin Street<br>Carlyle, Illinois 62231<br>Telephone Number: 618-594-4015<br>The museum is free - donations accepted.
  
 
*Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.
 
*Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
  
See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.  
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See [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[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 [https://www.clintonco.illinois.gov/county_clerk.htm Clinton 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 [https://www.clintonco.illinois.gov/county_clerk.htm Clinton 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 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
 
The following abstracts and copies of 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
 
*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.net/departments/archives/databases/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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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
 
*'''1825-1856''' Clinton County, Illinois marriages {{FHL|1115902|item|disp=FHL fiche 6007505; book 977.3875 V2j}}  
 
*'''1825-1856''' Clinton County, Illinois marriages {{FHL|1115902|item|disp=FHL fiche 6007505; book 977.3875 V2j}}  
 
*'''1825-1937''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1007040–1007043}}  
 
*'''1825-1937''' Marriage Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1007040–1007043}}  
*'''1886-1914''' Marriage applications volumes 2-10 {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1009006–1009008}}
 
 
*'''1825-1920''' [http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/marriages/ Marriages 1825-1920], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb] (Split into several collections)  
 
*'''1825-1920''' [http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/marriages/ Marriages 1825-1920], courtesy: [http://ilgenweb.net/ ILGenWeb] (Split into several collections)  
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*'''1833-1889''' {{RecordSearch|2515894|Illinois, Civil Marriages, 1833-1889}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1874-1937''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
 
*'''1874-1937''' Marriage Record Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
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*'''1886-1914''' Marriage applications volumes 2-10 {{FHL|268522|item|disp=FHL film 1009006–1009008}}
 
*'''1886-1914''' Marriage License Applications [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
 
*'''1886-1914''' Marriage License Applications [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
  
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== Websites  ==
 
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/clinton-county/ Clinton County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Clinton-County.htm Clinton 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]
 
*[http://clintonilgenweb.net/ Clinton County, Illinois GenWeb] project has extensive resources including cemetery indexes, marriages, deaths, obituaries, biographies, maps, name indexes, history and other information for the county.  
 
*[http://clintonilgenweb.net/ Clinton County, Illinois GenWeb] project has extensive resources including cemetery indexes, marriages, deaths, obituaries, biographies, maps, name indexes, history and other information for the county.  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Clinton/ Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Clinton/ Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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Latest revision as of 19:38, 23 August 2017

United States
Illinois
Clinton County

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

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Clinton County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Clinton County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: December 27, 1824
County Seat Carlyle
Courthouse
Clinton County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Clinton County Courthouse
850 Fairfax Street
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
(618) 594-2464
Clinton County Website


County Organization

Clinton County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Clinton County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877 1825 1877 1830 1818 1825

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

Historical Facts

Governor DeWitt Clinton.JPG
Clinton County is named for DeWitt Clinton who was the Governor of the State of New York and a promoter of the Erie Canal.

Description

The county was named for N.Y. Governor DeWitt Clinton. The County Seat is Carlyle and was founded 1824.[1] It is located in the Central area of the state. [2]

Boundary Changes

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 Clinton, 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.
190019,824
191022,83215.2%
192022,9470.5%
193021,369−6.9%
194022,9127.2%
195022,594−1.4%
196024,0296.4%
197028,31517.8%
198032,61715.2%
199033,9444.1%
200035,5354.7%
Est. 200636,6333.1%
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, Clinton County on page 186.]

Church History and Records

General

Clinton County Church Records available through WorldCat.org.

Catholic

FamilySearch has made parish records from 14 Belleville Diocese Catholic churches in Clinton County available online. The records include first communions, confirmations, marriages, and deaths:

Court Records

See Gotoarrow.png Illinois Court Records for more information on Court Records in Illinois.

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Germans

Archives, Libraries, and Museums
Biographies
Church Records
Cemetery Records
Court Records
Histories
Immigration/emigration/migration
Maps
Newspapers
Societies

Emigration and Immigration

Genealogy

Mailing Lists

Message Boards

Periodicals

History

Land and Property

Gotoarrow.png Illinois Land and Property for more information on land records in Illinois.

Land records for Clinton County are held in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder.
(618) 665-3626 Email: ccclerk@clintonco.illinois.gov

The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Maps

Ilclinton.jpg

Military History and Records

Civil War

Civil War service men from Clinton County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clinton County.

- 15th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company D (Clinton County Cavalry, O'Harnett's Cavalry Company).
- 22nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A
- 111th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies G and I.
- 117th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company E.
- 150th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (1 year, 1865), Company F.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection The following records may be accessed through: IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU) and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page

  • 1865-1948 Military Discharge Record

Minorities

Naturalization and Citizenship

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) Collection The following copies of records may be accessed through: IRAD-Southern Illinois University (SIU) and search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page

Circuit Court

  • 1857-1902 Naturalization Record, Final
  • 1858-1880 Naturalization Declarations of Intent
  • 1861-1900 Naturalization Record

County Court

  • 1854-1906 Naturalization Record
  • 1899-1903 Naturalization Record, Final

Family History Library Collection

The following copies of records may be accessed through the Family History Library:

Newspapers and Obituaries

Probate Records

Online Probate Records


Gotoarrow.png Illinois Probate Records for more information.

Some of the original wills may be found in the Circuit Clerk's office in Carlyle
(618) 594-2464 extension 620.

The following abstracts and copies of records may be accessed through the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

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 Alexander County are kept, see the Clinton County Courthouse page.

Family History Center

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. The closest Family History Center is in O'Fallon, St. Clair County, Illinois.

255 Fairwood Hills Dr
O'Fallon, St Clair, Illinois, United States
Phone: 618-632-0210
Hours: T-Th 9am-3pm, 6pm-9pm; Sat 10am-2pm (Closed on Saturdays from Jun - Sep)
Closed: All major holidays, last 2 weeks of December & first weekend in April and October, all Saturdays from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
Attention: During inclement weather, call ahead. Generally, if schools are closed, the Family History will be closed.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing 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. Southern Illinois University houses the records for Clinton County.

Public Libraries

Case-Halstead Public Library
571 Franklin Street
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Phone: 618-594-5210
Fax: 618-594-8415
Email: casehalstead@gmail.com
Hours:
Monday - Thursday 12 - 8 pm
Friday: 12 - 15 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
Sunday: Closed

Breese Library
530 North Third
Breese, Illinois 62230
Phone: 618-526-7361
Email: bra@breeselibrary.org
Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am - 8 pm
Saturday 10 am - 3 pm

Social Groups Online

Societies

  • Clinton County Historical Society Museum
    1091 Franklin Street
    Carlyle, Illinois 62231
    Telephone Number: 618-594-4015
    The museum is free - donations accepted.
  • Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

Taxation

Vital Records

See Gotoarrow.png 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 Clinton 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 records may be accessed through online databases, the Family History Library and the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Clinton County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births

Marriages

Deaths

Websites

References

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Clinton County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/clinton/ 4/11/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Clinton County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_County,_Illinois 4/11/2017.
  3. WorldCat 50140092, FHL Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.] (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002)