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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Henry County'''  
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Guide to '''Henry 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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== County Organization  ==
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=== County Organization  ===
  
 
Henry County's civil records start the following years:  
 
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'''Beginning Dates for Henry County Records'''  
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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
[[Image:Patrick Henry.JPG|thumb|right|180px]]  
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[[Image:Patrick Henry.JPG|thumb|right|180px|Patrick Henry.JPG]]  
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Henry County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_henry Patrick Henry] who was an orator and statesman of the Revolutionary War period.
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==== Description ====
  
Henry County is named for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_henry Patrick Henry] who was an orator and statesman of the Revolutionary War period.  
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The county was named for Patrick Henry - a Revolutionary war period lawyer, orator and statesman. The county seat is Cambridge and the county was organized on 1837.<ref>Genealogy Trails History Group, “Henry County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/henry/ accessed 04/13/2017.</ref> The County is located in the North-Western part of the state.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Henry County," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'', https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_County,_Illinois 04/013/2017.</ref>
  
 
=== Parent County  ===
 
=== Parent County  ===
  
*'''1825-'''-Henry County was created 13 January 1825&nbsp;from [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton]] County.&nbsp; '''County seat:'''Cambridge <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
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*'''1825-'''-Henry County was created 13 January 1825 from [[Fulton County, Illinois Genealogy|Fulton]] County. '''County seat:'''Cambridge <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed''. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. ({{FHL|1852055|item}} Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50140092 WorldCat entry].</ref>
  
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
See an interactive map of Henry 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.  
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=== Record Loss  ===
 
=== Record Loss  ===
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There is no known history of courthouse disasters in this county.
  
 
== Places / Localities  ==
 
== Places / Localities  ==
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=== Neighboring Counties  ===
 
=== Neighboring Counties  ===
  
*[[Bureau County, Illinois|Bureau]]  
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*[[Bureau County, Illinois Genealogy|Bureau]]  
*[[Knox County, Illinois|Knox]]  
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*[[Knox County, Illinois Genealogy|Knox]]  
*[[Mercer County, Illinois|Mercer]]  
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*[[Mercer County, Illinois Genealogy|Mercer]]  
*[[Rock Island County, Illinois|Rock Island]]  
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*[[Rock Island County, Illinois Genealogy|Rock Island]]  
*[[Stark County, Illinois|Stark]]  
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*[[Stark County, Illinois Genealogy|Stark]]  
*[[Whiteside County, Illinois|Whiteside]]
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*[[Whiteside County, Illinois Genealogy|Whiteside]]
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
  
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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{{SD Cemeteries Intro|Henry}}
  
Illinois&nbsp;cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation.
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| colspan="2" bgcolor="#E0E0E0" style="border:1px solid black"| <center>'''Cemeteries of Henry, 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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'''Published Records'''
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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=726&GSgrid=&df=all&GSob=n Findagrave.com]
  
*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists {{FHL|375280|subject-id|disp=some records of cemeteries in Henry County}}. Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://henry.genwebsite.org/cemetery-data.html ILGenWeb]
  
<br>'''Online Gravestone Transcriptions'''
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/il/henry/henry.htm ILGenWeb Archives]
  
*[http://henry.ilgenweb.org/ Henry County ILGenWeb]. See the [http://henry.ilgenweb.org/cemetery/cemetery.htm Cemeteries] tab for a listing of Henry County cemeteries and their locations along with&nbsp;a few tombstone transcriptions.
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/henry.htm Tombstone Project]
  
*[http://www.findagrave.com/ Find A Grave.com] has burial information for nearly approximately 75 Henry County cemeteries. For a complete list of cemeteries, click [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=726 Here].
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*[http://illinoisgravestones.org/cemeteries.php?selected_cid=37 Illinois Gravestones]
  
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/ GenealogyTrails.com]. Provides a listing of [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/henry/henrycem.html Henry County Cemeteries] and a few tombstone transcriptions.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/pages/search/# Billion Graves]
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*[http://www.illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/main.php Illinois Ancestors Tombstone Project]. Find or submit [http://www.illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/v/henry/ Henry County] tombstone photos.
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*{{FHL|375280|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}
  
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/illinois.html Illinois Tombstone Transcription Project].&nbsp;Get accesss to&nbsp;online cemetery transcriptions&nbsp;for [http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/henry.htm Henry County Cemeteries].
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*[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Henry+Illinois&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
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*[http://www.interment.net Interment.net] has&nbsp;some&nbsp;[http://www.interment.net/us/il/henry.htm Henry County Cemetery Records] available online.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=726 Findagrave.com]
  
*[http://www.linkpendium.com Linkpendium] has links to several [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Henry/cem/ Henry County Cemetery] related websites.
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*[https://billiongraves.com/search/results?year_range=5&action=search_cemetery&exact=true&country=United%20States&state=Illinois&county=Henry&cemetery_name=a# Billion Graves]
  
<br>'''Cemetery Gazetters'''  
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*[https://graveyards.com/Illinois/Henry Graveyards of Illinois]
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The following web sites have additional information on Henry county cemeteries.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/henry/henrycem.html Henry County Cemeteries] Provides a listing of a few tombstone transcriptions.
  
*[http://www.epodunk.com/ Epodunk] has a list of [http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6242&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=59&stateAbbv=&stateName= Henry County Cemeteries]. The website provides&nbsp;name of&nbsp;cemetery,&nbsp;address and telephone number when available,&nbsp;Google Map with cemetery marker, and other helpful Internet links.
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*[http://www.illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/v/henry/ Illinois Ancestors Tombstone Project].  
  
*The [http://www.ilgensoc.org/ Illinois State Genealogical Society's] "Cemetery Location Project" has identified many [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-al/henry.html Henry County Cemeteries].
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Henry/cem/ Henry County Cemetery by Linkpendium] has links to several related websites.
  
'''Individual Cemeteries'''
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6242&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=59&stateAbbv=&stateName= Henry County Cemeteries]. The website provides name of cemetery, address and telephone number when available, Google Map with cemetery marker, and other helpful Internet links.
  
*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=20733 Glenwood Cemetery, Coal Valley] BillionGraves
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*The [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilsgs/ilcemetery-al/henry.html Henry County Cemeteries Illinois State Genealogical Society's] "Cemetery Location Project" has identified many cemeteries.
  
 
=== Census  ===
 
=== Census  ===
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=== Church Records  ===
 
=== Church Records  ===
  
Church records may give birth, death and marriage information as well as indictate family relationships. See Illinois state wiki article [[Illinois Church Records|Church Records]] for more ideas about how to use church records in your research. [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=henry+county+Illinois+church+ Many libraries( WorldCat)] and the {{FHL|383917|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} hold abstracts of church records for Henry County. Learn more about how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[Family History Library Catalog Subject Search|Family History Library Catalog]].  
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Church records may give birth, death and marriage information as well as indictate family relationships. See Illinois state wiki article [[Illinois Church Records|Church Records]] for more ideas about how to use church records in your research. [http://www.worldcat.org/search?qt=worldcat_org_all&q=henry+county+Illinois+church+ Many libraries( WorldCat)] and the {{FHL|383917|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}} hold abstracts of church records for Henry County. Learn more about how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[FamilySearch Catalog Subject Search|FamilySearch Catalog]].  
  
*'''1857–1887''' Gifford, B.R. ''Clergyman's private register.'' Salt Lake City, Utah&nbsp;: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980. {{FHL|267439|item|disp=FHL film 1290170 Item 2}}  
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*'''1857–1887''' Gifford, B.R. ''Clergyman's private register.'' Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980. {{FHL|267439|item|disp=FHL film 1290170 Item 2}}  
 
*''The History of Henry County.'' Kett, H.F., Chicago: 1877. Free digital copy. [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24618683M/The_history_of_Henry_County_Illinois Internet Archive]. {{FHL|264184|item|disp=FHL Film 934986 Item 2}} Many church histories are found in the town histories beginning on page 530. Churches not included in the town histories are listed beginning on page 541.
 
*''The History of Henry County.'' Kett, H.F., Chicago: 1877. Free digital copy. [http://openlibrary.org/books/OL24618683M/The_history_of_Henry_County_Illinois Internet Archive]. {{FHL|264184|item|disp=FHL Film 934986 Item 2}} Many church histories are found in the town histories beginning on page 530. Churches not included in the town histories are listed beginning on page 541.
  
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'''Copies of original records'''  
 
'''Copies of original records'''  
  
:*'''1840–1927''' Probate Record books on microfilm, [https://familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Illinois,+Henry&author_givenName=&author_surname=&uri=http%3A//catalog-search-api%3A8080/www-catalogapi-webservice/search%3Fquery%3Dsubject_id%3A375272%26count%3D50&subjectId=375272 Family History Library Catalog]&nbsp;
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:*'''1840–1927''' Probate Record books on microfilm, [https://familysearch.org/search/search/library_catalog#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&fed=false&collectionId=&catSearchType=place&searchCriteria=&placeName=Illinois,+Henry&author_givenName=&author_surname=&uri=http%3A//catalog-search-api%3A8080/www-catalogapi-webservice/search%3Fquery%3Dsubject_id%3A375272%26count%3D50&subjectId=375272 FamilySearch Catalog]  
 
:*'''1847–1872''' Circuit Court Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1847–1872''' Circuit Court Record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD–WIU]  
 
:*'''1849–1923''' County court Minutes {{FHL|223731|item|disp=FHL first film 1255918 Item 1 (first of 15 films)}}  
 
:*'''1849–1923''' County court Minutes {{FHL|223731|item|disp=FHL first film 1255918 Item 1 (first of 15 films)}}  
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*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
 
*[[African American Research]] (US) has more information about the kinds of records
  
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what&nbsp;records are&nbsp;at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
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*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/pdf_publications/ard131.pdf Illinois State Archives pamphlet on African American Research] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.  
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
 
*[[African-American Resources for Illinois]]
  
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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
Additional resources for Henry County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|699549|subject_id|disp=FHLC}} and {{FHL|974444|subject_id|disp=FHLC–maps}}. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Henry County land and property may be found in the {{FHL|699549|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}} and {{FHL|974444|subject_id|disp=FamilySearch Catalog–maps}}. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
 
:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
 
:*'''Beginning 1820''' [http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx#searchTabIndex=0&searchByTypeIndex=0 Land Patent Search] See [[Illinois Land and Property#State_Records|Illinois Land and Property]] for more information about this database.  
:*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/data_lan.html Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
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:*[http://www.ilsos.gov/isa/landsrch.jsp Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database]  
 
:*'''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 ($)  
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=== Local Histories  ===
 
=== Local Histories  ===
  
*''The History of Henry County, Illinois: Its Tax-payers and Voters: Containing also a Biographical Directory, a Condensed History of the State, Map of the County, a Business Directory, an Abstract of Every-day Laws, War Record of Henry County, Officers of Societies, Lodges, etc., etc.''. Chicago: H.F. Kett &amp; Co., 1877. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16140 Ancestry]&nbsp;($); [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco01chic Internet Archive]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco00inchic Internet Archive].<br>  
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*''The History of Henry County, Illinois: Its Tax-payers and Voters: Containing also a Biographical Directory, a Condensed History of the State, Map of the County, a Business Directory, an Abstract of Every-day Laws, War Record of Henry County, Officers of Societies, Lodges, etc., etc.''. Chicago: H.F. Kett &amp; Co., 1877. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=16140 Ancestry] ($); [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco01chic Internet Archive]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco00inchic Internet Archive].<br>  
 
*Kiner, Henry L. ''History of Henry County, Illinois''. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1910. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18476 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=3HAUAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco02kine Internet Archive].<br>  
 
*Kiner, Henry L. ''History of Henry County, Illinois''. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1910. Digital versions at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=18476 Ancestry] ($); [http://books.google.com/books?id=3HAUAAAAYAAJ Google Books]; [http://www.archive.org/details/historyofhenryco02kine Internet Archive].<br>  
 
*''Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois: Containing Full-page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Illinois, and of the Presidents of the United States: Also Containing a History of the County, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1885. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25251 Ancestry] ($).
 
*''Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois: Containing Full-page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Illinois, and of the Presidents of the United States: Also Containing a History of the County, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time.'' Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1885. Digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=25251 Ancestry] ($).
  
 
=== Maps  ===
 
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[[Image:Ilhenry.jpg|right|400px|Ilhenry.jpg]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Maps of Illinois (1788-1940)]
  
 
=== Military  ===
 
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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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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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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
Additional resources for Henry County probates may be found in the {{FHL|375272|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Henry – Probate}} topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Henry County probates may be found in the {{FHL|375272|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Henry – Probate}} topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].
  
 
=== Repositories  ===
 
=== Repositories  ===
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==== Family History Center  ====
 
==== Family History Center  ====
  
There are over 4500 [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in&nbsp;Henry County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family Search Centers] page on the [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] website.  
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{{FamilySearch Centers Intro}}
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There are over 4500 [[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Henry County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations Family Search Centers] page on the [http://www.familysearch.org FamilySearch.org] website.  
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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==== Public Libraries  ====
 
==== Public Libraries  ====
  
[http://www.annawanillinois.org/library.htm '''Annawan-Alba Twp. Library''']<br>200 North Meadow Lane, Suite 2<br>Annawan, IL 61234<br>Tel: 309-935-6483<br>Fax: 309-935-6483<br>  
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[http://www.annawanillinois.org/library.htm '''Annawan-Alba Twp. Library''']<br>200 North Meadow Lane, Suite 2<br>Annawan, IL 61234<br>Telephone: 309-935-6483<br>Fax: 309-935-6483<br>  
  
'''Atkinson Public Library District<br>'''109 South State Street<br>Atkinson, IL 61235<br>Tel: 309-936-7606  
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'''Atkinson Public Library District<br>'''109 South State Street<br>Atkinson, IL 61235<br>Telephone: 309-936-7606  
  
'''Cambridge Public Library District<br>'''212 West Center Street<br>Cambridge, IL 61238<br>Tel: 309-937-2233<br>Fax: 309-937-2873<br>  
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'''Cambridge Public Library District<br>'''212 West Center Street<br>Cambridge, IL 61238<br>Telephone: 309-937-2233<br>Fax: 309-937-2873<br>  
  
[http://www.woodhull.lib.il.us/ '''Clover Library District''']'''<br>'''440 North Division Street<br>Woodhull, IL 61490 <br>Tel: 309-334-2680<br>Fax: 309-334-2945<br>Email: [mailto:wi_wood@winco.net wi_wood@winco.net]  
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[http://www.woodhull.lib.il.us/ '''Clover Library District''']'''<br>'''440 North Division Street<br>Woodhull, IL 61490 <br>Telephone: 309-334-2680<br>Fax: 309-334-2945<br>Email: [mailto:wi_wood@winco.net wi_wood@winco.net]  
  
[http://www.galvalibrary.org/ '''Galva Public Library District''']'''<br>'''120 N.W. Third Avenue<br>Galva, IL 61434<br>Tel: 309-932-2180<br>Fax: 309-932-2280<br>  
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[http://www.galvalibrary.org/ '''Galva Public Library District''']'''<br>'''120 N.W. Third Avenue<br>Galva, IL 61434<br>Telephone: 309-932-2180<br>Fax: 309-932-2280<br>  
  
[http://geneseo.lib.il.us/ '''Geneseo Public Library District''']<br>218 South State Street<br>Geneseo, IL 61254 <br>Tel: 309-944-6452<br>Fax: 309-944-6721<br>Email: [mailto:gpld@geneseo.lib.il.us gpld@geneseo.lib.il.us] &nbsp;
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[http://geneseo.lib.il.us/ '''Geneseo Public Library District''']<br>218 South State Street<br>Geneseo, IL 61254 <br>Telephone: 309-944-6452<br>Fax: 309-944-6721<br>Email: [mailto:gpld@geneseo.lib.il.us gpld@geneseo.lib.il.us]  
  
[http://www.kewaneelibrary.org/ '''Kewanee Public Library District''']<br>102 S. Tremont St.<br>Kewanee, IL 61443<br>Tel: 309-852-4505<br>  
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[http://www.kewaneelibrary.org/ '''Kewanee Public Library District''']<br>102 S. Tremont St.<br>Kewanee, IL 61443<br>Telephone: 309-852-4505<br>  
  
[http://www.colonalibrary.com/ '''Colona Public Library''']<br>911 1st Street<br>Colona, IL 61241 <br>Tel: 309-792-0548<br>Fax: 309-792-2143<br>Email: [mailto:contact@colonalibrary.com contact@colonalibrary.com] &nbsp;
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[http://www.colonalibrary.com/ '''Colona Public Library''']<br>911 1st Street<br>Colona, IL 61241 <br>Telephone: 309-792-0548<br>Fax: 309-792-2143<br>Email: [mailto:contact@colonalibrary.com contact@colonalibrary.com]  
  
[http://westerndistrictlibrary.org/ '''Western District Library''']<br>1111 4th Street<br>Orion, IL 61273<br>Tel: 309-526-8375<br>  
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[http://westerndistrictlibrary.org/ '''Western District Library''']<br>1111 4th Street<br>Orion, IL 61273<br>Telephone: 309-526-8375<br>  
  
[http://home.grics.net/~thomsonlib/ '''York Twp. Public Library''']<br>1005 West Main Street<br>Thomson, IL 61258 <br>Tel: 815-259-2480<br>Fax: 815-259-2480<br>Email: [mailto:thomsonlib@grics.net thomsonlib@grics.net] &nbsp;
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[http://home.grics.net/~thomsonlib/ '''York Twp. Public Library''']<br>1005 West Main Street<br>Thomson, IL 61258 <br>Telephone: 815-259-2480<br>Fax: 815-259-2480<br>Email: [mailto:thomsonlib@grics.net thomsonlib@grics.net]  
  
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
'''Galva Historical Society'''<br>P.O. Box 24<br>Galva, IL 61434<br>  
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'''Galva Historical Society'''<br>PO Box 24<br>Galva, IL 61434<br>  
  
[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilhcgs/index.html '''Henry County Genealogical Society''']<br>P.O. Box 346<br>Kewanee, IL 61443<br>Email: [mailto:steven.morrison@comcast.net steven.morrison@comcast.net] &nbsp;
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'''Henry County Genealogical Society'''<br>PO Box 346<br>Kewanee, IL 61443<br>Email:[mailto:steven.morrison@comcast.net steven.morrison@comcast.net]<br>
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[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilhcgs/index.html Website]<br><br>
  
Meetings are held at the Kewanee Public Library.
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'''Henry County Historical Society<br>'''POBox 48<br>Bishop Hill, IL 61419<br>Telephone Number: 309-927-3528<br>
  
'''Henry County Historical Society<br>'''P.O. Box 48<br>Bishop Hill, IL 61419<br>Tel: 309-927-3528<br>
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'''Kewanee Historical Society'''<br>211 N. Chestnut Street<br>Kewanee, IL 61443<br>Telephone Number: 309-854-4701<br>Email:[mailto:kewaneehistory@kewanee.com kewaneehistory@kewanee.com]<br>[http://www.kewaneehistory.com/ Website]<br><br>
 
 
[http://www.kewaneehistory.com/ '''Kewanee Historical Society''']'''<br>'''211 N. Chestnut Street<br>Kewanee, IL 61443<br>Tel: 309-854-4701<br>Email: [mailto:kewaneehistory@kewanee.com kewaneehistory@kewanee.com] &nbsp;
 
  
 
=== 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 [http://www.henrycty.com/codepartments/countyclerk/index.html Henry 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 [http://www.henrycty.com/codepartments/countyclerk/index.html Henry 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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Henry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western 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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Henry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|IRAD Wiki page]].  
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'''Online Resources'''  
 
'''Online Resources'''  
  
:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
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:*'''1763-1900''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/marriagesrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900]  
 
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
 
:*'''1790–1860''' [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7851&cj=1&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 Illinois Marriage index ]found at Ancestry.com ($)
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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
  
 
==== Deaths  ====
 
==== Deaths  ====
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'''Additional Resources'''  
 
'''Additional Resources'''  
  
:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/idphdeathindex.html Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
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:*'''1916-1950''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/idphdeathsrch.jsp Database of Illinois Death Certificates, 1916-1950]  
:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
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:*'''Pre-1916''' [http://www.ilsos.gov/isavital/deathsrch.jsp Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916]  
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)
 
:*'''1850–1885''' [http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/list.aspx?dbid=8756&cj=1&path=Illinois.&o_xid=0001546952&o_lid=0001546952 U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885] found at Ancestry.com ($)
  
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
 
==== Additional Resources  ====
  
Additional resources for Henry County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|375267|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Henry – Vital Records}} and the {{FHL|576486|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Henry – Vital Records - indexes}} topic page topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FHLC may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|Family History Library Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
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Additional resources for Henry County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the {{FHL|375267|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Henry – Vital Records}} and the {{FHL|576486|subject_id|disp=Illinois, Henry – Vital Records - indexes}} topic page topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [https://www.familysearch.org/locations Family History Centers.] Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the [[Introduction to the FamilySearch Catalog|FamilySearch Catalog]] and the [[Worldcat Online Catalog]].  
  
== Web Sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/henry-county/ Henry County, IL History, Records, Facts and Genealogy]
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*[http://ldsgenealogy.com/IL/Henry-County.htm Henry 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.  
*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Henry|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}  
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*{{FHL|Illinois%2C+Henry|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}  
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Henry/ Henry County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)<br>
 
*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/Henry/ Henry County, Illinois Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)<br>
  
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Latest revision as of 20:01, 23 August 2017

United States
Illinois
Henry County

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

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Henry County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Henry County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 13, 1825
County Seat Cambridge
Courthouse
Henry County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Henry County Courthouse
100 S. Main
Cambridge, Illinois 61238
309-937-3481
Henry County Website


County Organization

Henry County's civil records start the following years:

Beginning Dates for Henry County Records

Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1837
1877
1830
1836
1839

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

Historical Facts

Patrick Henry.JPG

Henry County is named for Patrick Henry who was an orator and statesman of the Revolutionary War period.

Description

The county was named for Patrick Henry - a Revolutionary war period lawyer, orator and statesman. The county seat is Cambridge and the county was organized on 1837.[1] The County is located in the North-Western part of the state.[2]

Parent County

  • 1825--Henry County was created 13 January 1825 from Fulton County. County seat:Cambridge [3]

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.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Records and Resources

Cemeteries

Cemeteries of Henry, 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

The following web sites have additional information on Henry county cemeteries.

  • Henry County Cemeteries. The website provides name of cemetery, address and telephone number when available, Google Map with cemetery marker, and other helpful Internet links.

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190040,049
191041,7364.2%
192045,1628.2%
193043,851−2.9%
194043,798−0.1%
195046,4926.2%
196049,3176.1%
197053,2177.9%
198057,9688.9%
199051,159−11.7%
200051,020−0.3%
201050,486−1.0%
IL Counties 1900-1990

Church Records

Church records may 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. Many libraries( WorldCat) and the Family History Library hold abstracts of church records for Henry County. Learn more about how to search WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog.

  • 1857–1887 Gifford, B.R. Clergyman's private register. Salt Lake City, Utah: Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1980. FHL film 1290170 Item 2
  • The History of Henry County. Kett, H.F., Chicago: 1877. Free digital copy. Internet Archive. FHL Film 934986 Item 2 Many church histories are found in the town histories beginning on page 530. Churches not included in the town histories are listed beginning on page 541.

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 Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Henry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

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.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through online sources, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Henry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the WIU IRAD Wiki page.

Copies of original records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Henry County land and property may be found in the FamilySearch Catalog and FamilySearch Catalog–maps. Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Online Resources

Local Histories

  • The History of Henry County, Illinois: Its Tax-payers and Voters: Containing also a Biographical Directory, a Condensed History of the State, Map of the County, a Business Directory, an Abstract of Every-day Laws, War Record of Henry County, Officers of Societies, Lodges, etc., etc.. Chicago: H.F. Kett & Co., 1877. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Internet Archive; Internet Archive.
  • Kiner, Henry L. History of Henry County, Illinois. Chicago: Pioneer Pub. Co., 1910. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Google Books; Internet Archive.
  • Portrait and Biographical Album of Henry County, Illinois: Containing Full-page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Illinois, and of the Presidents of the United States: Also Containing a History of the County, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1885. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Maps

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Military

General

  • 1860–1975 Military Discharge Record Index IRAD–WIU

Civil War

Civil War service men from Henry 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 Henry County.

- 1st Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Company D.
- 9th Regiment, Illinois Cavalry, Companies B, C, and H.
- 17th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 19th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.
- 27th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- 37th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
- 42nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 57th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies D and H.
- 65th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (Scotch Regiment), Company D.
- 83rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company D.
- 112th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A, C, D, G, H, I, and K.
- 124th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Companies A and F.
- 132nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company G.
- 134th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company H.
- 139th Regiment, Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864), Company K.
- 148th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
  • 1862–1865 Civil War bounty order registers IRAD–WIU

Naturalization

Original naturalization records are held in the office of the County Clerk. See Illinois Naturalization Records for more information about using naturalization records.

Online Resources

Newspapers and Obituaries

Poor House Records

Probate Records

Online 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.

The following abstracts and copies of original records may be accessed through, the Family History Library or the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) located at the Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Henry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see theWIU IRAD Wiki page.

Online Resources

  • 1860–1926 Probate records, and widows relinquishment records for Henry County probate records are also available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970. Click on the browse through images link, select Henry County, and select the record type you are interested in.

Copies of original records

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Henry County probates may be found in the Illinois, Henry – Probate topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

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 Henry County are kept, see the Henry 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.

There are over 4500 Family History Centers in more than 80 countries offering public access to genealogical records from all over the world. Family History Centers provide patrons with access to over a billion online records and approximately 2.5 million circulating microfilms. Centers are staffed by local volunteers who are eager to provide genealogical research assistance. Currently there are no Family History Centers located directly in Henry County. To find the nearest Family History Center, check out the Family Search Centers page on the FamilySearch.org website.

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. Western Illinois University houses the records for Henry County.

Public Libraries

Annawan-Alba Twp. Library
200 North Meadow Lane, Suite 2
Annawan, IL 61234
Telephone: 309-935-6483
Fax: 309-935-6483

Atkinson Public Library District
109 South State Street
Atkinson, IL 61235
Telephone: 309-936-7606

Cambridge Public Library District
212 West Center Street
Cambridge, IL 61238
Telephone: 309-937-2233
Fax: 309-937-2873

Clover Library District
440 North Division Street
Woodhull, IL 61490
Telephone: 309-334-2680
Fax: 309-334-2945
Email: wi_wood@winco.net

Galva Public Library District
120 N.W. Third Avenue
Galva, IL 61434
Telephone: 309-932-2180
Fax: 309-932-2280

Geneseo Public Library District
218 South State Street
Geneseo, IL 61254
Telephone: 309-944-6452
Fax: 309-944-6721
Email: gpld@geneseo.lib.il.us

Kewanee Public Library District
102 S. Tremont St.
Kewanee, IL 61443
Telephone: 309-852-4505

Colona Public Library
911 1st Street
Colona, IL 61241
Telephone: 309-792-0548
Fax: 309-792-2143
Email: contact@colonalibrary.com

Western District Library
1111 4th Street
Orion, IL 61273
Telephone: 309-526-8375

York Twp. Public Library
1005 West Main Street
Thomson, IL 61258
Telephone: 815-259-2480
Fax: 815-259-2480
Email: thomsonlib@grics.net

Social Groups Online

Societies

Galva Historical Society
PO Box 24
Galva, IL 61434

Henry County Genealogical Society
PO Box 346
Kewanee, IL 61443
Email:steven.morrison@comcast.net
Website

Henry County Historical Society
POBox 48
Bishop Hill, IL 61419
Telephone Number: 309-927-3528

Kewanee Historical Society
211 N. Chestnut Street
Kewanee, IL 61443
Telephone Number: 309-854-4701
Email:kewaneehistory@kewanee.com
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 Henry 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 Western Illinois University (WIU) - search for Henry County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

The website of the Henry County Clerk/Recorder explains how to order birth, marriage, civil union, and death records. Downloadable Vital Records Forms.

Births

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriages

Copies of original Marriage Records

Online Resources

Deaths

Copies of original Death Records

Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Additional resources for Henry County births, marriages and deaths may be found in the Illinois, Henry – Vital Records and the Illinois, Henry – Vital Records - indexes topic page topic page of the FamilySearch Catalog . Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at Family History Centers. Copies of books found in the FamilySearch Catalog may be found in WorldCat catalog and ordered from your local library through interlibrary loan. Explore how to search the FamilySearch Catalog and the Worldcat Online Catalog.

Websites

References

  1. Genealogy Trails History Group, “Henry County, Illinois Genealogy and History”, http://genealogytrails.com/ill/henry/ accessed 04/13/2017.
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Henry County," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_County,_Illinois 04/013/2017.
  3. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), 194. (FHL Collection Ref Book 973 D27e 2002). WorldCat entry.