Moultrie County, Illinois Genealogy
|Moultrie County, Illinois|
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
|Founded:||February 16, 1843|
|Address|| 10 S. Main Street|
Sullivan, IL 61951
|Named for: William Moultrie|
- 1 Moultrie County Organization
- 2 Places / Localities
- 3 Resources
- 4 Archives, Libraries and Museums
- 5 Societies
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
Moultrie County Organization
|Beginning Dates for Moultrie County Records|
- 1843--Moultrie County was created 16 February 1843 from Shelby and Macon Counties. County seat: Sullivan 
November 25, 1864 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
Places / Localities
The following have information concerning African American research.
- African American Research (US) has more information about the kinds of records
- 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
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.
- Find A Grave also gives a list of cemeteries in Moultrie County and links to the information for the individuals buried there.
- Moultrie Co. IL USGenWeb Tombstone Project usually gives the names of the deceased in alphabetical order by last name with birth and death dates plus any remarks.
- Illinois Cemeteries by county.
- The Family History Library Catalog lists some records of cemeteries in Moultrie County. Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
- ePodunk list of Moultrie County cemeteries gives the names of the cemeteries in the county with a link to more information such as address, phone number, and web site.
|IL Counties 1900-1990|
Land and Property
Illinois Land and Property for more information.
- Civil War
Civil War service men from Moultrie 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 Moultrie County.
- - 41st Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company B.
Illinois Probate Records for more information.
Illinois Vital Records for more information.
- Moultrie County, Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection Free from GenealogyBuff.com. From various funeral homes in the Sullivan, Allenville, Bethany, Dalton City, Dora, East Nelson, Gays, Jonathan Creek, Lovington, Lowe, Marrowbone, Whitley, and surrounding area.
1859–present The original Moultrie County birth records 1859- present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:
1843–present The original Moultrie County marriage records 1843-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:
The following abstracts are available:
- 1843–1900 Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900 (1843-1900 for Moultrie County)
1877–present The original Moultrie County death records 1877-present are housed in the office of the County Clerk. The following copies are available:
The following abstracts are available:
- 1916–1950 Illinois Statewide Death Index, 1916-1950 (1916-1950 for Moultrie County)
Archives, Libraries and Museums
The Illinois State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments. Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities, and school districts. The records of Moultrie County come under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Illinois University (EIU) regional depository.
Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)
Eastern Illinois University (EIU)
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093
Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Note: The depository is staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the published schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit.
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).