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Original land records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Land and Property|Illinois Land Records]] for more information about using land records.  
 
Original land records are held in the office of the Circuit Court Clerk. See [[Illinois Land and Property|Illinois Land Records]] for more information about using land records.  
  
The following records may be accessed through 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 Franklin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
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The following records may be accessed through 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|IRAD Wiki page.]]  
  
*'''1813-1900''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|232450|item|disp=FHL film 977336–977338}}  
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*'''1813-1900''' Deed Index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|232450|item|disp=FHL film 977336–977338}}  
*'''1813-1911''' Deed Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]
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*'''1813-1911''' Deed Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)]  
*'''1813-1917''' Land records {{FHL|232450|item|disp=FHL film 977339–977359}}
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*'''1813-1917''' Land records {{FHL|232450|item|disp=FHL film 977339–977359}}  
*'''1820-1914''' County recorder's miscellaneous instruments, Gallatin County, Illinois land related records [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|838058|item|disp=FHL film 2132377–2132378}}  
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*'''1820-1914''' County recorder's miscellaneous instruments, Gallatin County, Illinois land related records [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] and {{FHL|838058|item|disp=FHL film 2132377–2132378}}  
*'''1829-1865''' Early Illinois land records {{FHL|617164|item|disp=FHL film 1689436}}
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*'''1829-1865''' Early Illinois land records {{FHL|617164|item|disp=FHL film 1689436}}  
 
*'''1987''' Gallatin County (Illinois) land atlas and plat book, 1987 [http://WorldCat/oclc/22924099 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|560519|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 E7g}}
 
*'''1987''' Gallatin County (Illinois) land atlas and plat book, 1987 [http://WorldCat/oclc/22924099 Other Libraries (WorldCat)] and {{FHL|560519|item|disp=FHL book 977.397 E7g}}
  
 
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'''Online Resources'''  
'''Online Resources'''
 
  
 
*[[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/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://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/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] ($)  

Revision as of 20:25, 26 July 2011

Gallatin County, Illinois
Map
Map of Illinois highlighting Gallatin County
Location in the state of Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: September 14, 1812
County Seat Shawneetown
Courthouse
IL-gallatin-courthouse.jpg
Address Gallatin County Courthouse
484 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Shawneetown, Illinois 62984
(618) 269-3025
Named for: Albert Gallatin
Albert Gallatin .jpg


United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Gallatin County

Gallatin County Information

Gallatin County's civil records start the following years:

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1878 1813 1878 1820 1813 1814

Historical Facts

Boundary Changes

  • 14 September 1812: Gallatin County was created from Randolph County. [1]

Record Loss

Resources

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries

The Illinois Cemeteries page provides general explanations of the following online Gallatin County resources:

Bibliography Online Gravestone Transcriptions Cemetery Gazetteers
FHLC Find A Grave | national search | county list ePodunk
WorldCat USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project  
  Illinois Cemeteries  

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190015,836
191014,628−7.6%
192012,856−12.1%
193010,091−21.5%
194011,41413.1%
19509,818−14.0%
19607,638−22.2%
19707,418−2.9%
19807,5902.3%
19906,909−9.0%
20006,445−6.7%
20105,589−13.3%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

1830

  • Census, 1830, Gallatin County, Illinois. n.p.: n.p., 1900. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

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, Gallatin County on page 187.]

Church Records

Catholic

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

Court Records

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

The following 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

  • 1813-1839 Circuit Court Order Books IRAD (SIU)
  • 1813-1820 Court records, Gallatin County, Illinois FHL book 977.397 P2
  • 1814-1920 Circuit Court Case Files IRAD (SIU) and {{FHL|833824|item|disp=FHL film 2132368–2132374

History

  • History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson Counties, Illinois: From the Earliest Time to the Present, Together with Sundry and Interesting Biographical Sketches, Notes, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Chicago: Goodspeed, 1887. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive. FHL Film 873820 Item 1

Land and Property

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

The following 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 Gallatin County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

Maps

Military

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Gallatin 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 Gallatin County.
- 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and F.

Newspapers

Probate Records

An unspecified number of Gallatin County probate records are available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970.

Societies

Taxation

Vital Records

Births

Marriages

USGenWeb spotlights a few obscure Gallatin County marriage indexes.

Deaths

Societies and Libraries

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College Library
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338
Hours: vary by season, see website
The Society focuses on Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click here for recent issues) and a quarterly journal The Saga of Southern Illinois (click here for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).

Web Sites

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed.; Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002 WorldCat 50140092, FHL Book 973 D27e 2002