DeWitt County, Illinois Genealogy

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Template:Illinois-stub United States  Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png DeWitt County

County Courthouse

History

Parent County

  • 1839--DeWitt County was created 1 March 1839 from Macon and McLean Counties.  County seat: Clinton [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.

  • Find A Grave can be searched by the name of a person or family to find where a person is buried.  Usually gives birth and death dates often with a picture of the tombstone.  May give obituaries, names of family members and links to their information in Find A Grave.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190018,972
191018,906−0.3%
192019,2521.8%
193018,598−3.4%
194018,244−1.9%
195016,894−7.4%
196017,2532.1%
197016,975−1.6%
198018,1086.7%
199016,516−8.8%
200016,7981.7%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Clinton
  • Farmer City

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries 

DeWitt County Genealogical Society P.O. Box 632 Clinton, Illinois 61717-0632

dewittcgs@yahoo.com

This library has extensive DeWitt County only extractions of many census. They have marriage index. They publish a quarterly Journal with extracts about people from old newspapers that include births, marriages and funerals. The also include little family notices about who was visiting who and who was at weddings and other family news items.

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 193. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.