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{{Illinois-stub}} ''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] Pope County''  
 
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== Pope County Organization  ==
 
== Pope County Organization  ==
  
Pope County's civil records start the following years:
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Pope County's civil records start the following years:  
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=== Boundary Changes  ===
 
=== Boundary Changes  ===
  
See an interactive map of Pope County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Pope County [http://www.n2genealogy.com/illinois/il-maps.html boundary changes].  
  
 
== Records and Resources  ==
 
== Records and Resources  ==
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The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pope County resources:  
 
The [[Illinois Cemeteries#Online_Resources|Illinois Cemeteries]] page provides general explanations of the following online Pope County resources:  
  
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==== 1840 Pensioners  ====
 
==== 1840 Pensioners  ====
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=== Court Records  ===
 
=== Court Records  ===
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*'''1860–1960''' Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Pope County, Illinois chancery index : approximately 1860-1960.'' [S.l. : s.n.], c1997. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/37924578 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|673424|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P22L}}
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:*'''1886–1920''' Bear, Elizabeth Woodworth and Saline county Genealogical Society. ''Justice docket, Pope County, 1886-1920.'' [Harrisburg, Illinois] : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1994.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/36583164 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|745601|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P2b}}
  
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:*'''1816–1831''' Foss, Carolyn Cromeenes and Judy Foreman Lee. ''Pope County, Illinois county court record Book A, 1816-1831.'' [S.l.: s.n.], 1994. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/30384358 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|688728|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P2f}}
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1816–1850''' Court record {{FHL|145244|item|disp=FHL films 964530–1}}
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:*'''1818–1851''' Circuit Court record {{FHL|370934|item|disp=FHL films 965696-7}}
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:*'''1824–1860''' Circuit Court records {{FHL|103053|item|disp=FHL film 965697 Item 3}}
 
:*'''1818–1851''' Circuit court dockets[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1818–1851''' Circuit court dockets[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1821–1859''' Circuit court miscellaneous record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1821–1859''' Circuit court miscellaneous record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
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=== Land and Property  ===
 
=== Land and Property  ===
  
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*'''1811–1850''' Winget, Judith L., Saline County Genealogical Society, and Jennifer L. Spohn. ''Pope County, Illinois deed book, 1811 to 1850.'' Harrisburg, Illinois : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), [19--]. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/18816050 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|177158|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 R2p}}
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:*'''1820''' Annable, Edward L. ''Pope County, Illinois landowners, 1820.'' Cypress, Illinois : E. Annable, 1994. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/31538290 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|711458|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 R2a}}
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:*'''Early 1900s''' Nelson, Ronald L. ''A Record of land owners in Pope County, Illinois in the early 1900's: plat maps with more than 2,000 listings.'' Elizabethtown, Illinois : Ronald L. Nelson, 1979. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/5100223 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|405729|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 E7r}}
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1816–1910''' Grantee and Grantor index {{FHL|231528|item|disp=FHL films 964513–4}}
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:*'''1816–1865''' Land and road tax lists, assessor's books {{FHL|558598|item|disp=FHL film 1688976}}
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:*'''1899–1899''' Mortgagor and Mortgagee indexes {{FHL|231900|item|disp=FHL film 964529}}
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:*'''1824–1860''' Circuit Court records {{FHL|103053|item|disp=FHL film 965697 Item 3}}
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:*'''1987''' Pope-Hardin County (Illinois), land atlas and plat book, 1987 [http://WorldCat/oclc/17731597 Other Libraries (WorldCat)]; {{FHL|560542|item|disp=FHL book 977.39 R2p}}
 
:*'''1816–1819''' Territorial bargain and sale record; [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1816–1819''' Territorial bargain and sale record; [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
 
:*'''1835–1857''' School land sale record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1835–1857''' School land sale record [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
  
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=== Probate Records  ===
 
=== Probate Records  ===
  
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'''Abstracts'''
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:*'''1816–1845''' Annable, Edward L. ''Pope County, Illinois probate records.'' [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/58908254 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|695665|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 P2a 1816–1835, 1836–1845}}
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'''Copies of original records'''
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:*'''1816–1950''' Index to estate and miscellaneous papers {{FHL|261840|item|disp=FHL film 965695}}
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:*'''1861–1916''' Will record {{FHL|261675|item|disp=FHL film 965687}}
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:*'''1819–1888''' Probate records and journals {{FHL|261686|item|disp=FHL films 965688–94}}
 
:*'''1867–1888''' The probate journals for Pope County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Pope County, and select the record type you are interested in.
 
:*'''1867–1888''' The probate journals for Pope County probate records are also available in {{RecordSearch|1834344|Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970}}. Click on the browse through images link, select Pope County, and select the record type you are interested in.
  
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County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pope County are kept, see the [[Pope County, Illinois Courthouse|Pope County Courthouse]] page.  
 
County records are most often kept at the County Courthouse or another local repository. For further information about where the records for Pope County are kept, see the [[Pope County, Illinois Courthouse|Pope County Courthouse]] page.  
  
==== Family History Center  ====
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==== Family History Center  ====
  
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
 
==== Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)  ====
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=== Social Groups Online  ===
 
=== Social Groups Online  ===
  
=== Societies ===
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=== Societies ===
  
'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical_Society_of_Southern_Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.
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'''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''' has a [[Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois|page]] with details about its' activities.  
  
 
=== Taxation  ===
 
=== Taxation  ===
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=== Vital Records  ===
 
=== Vital Records  ===
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See [[Illinois Vital Records]] for more information about Vital records in Illinois.
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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.whitecounty-il.gov/departments/countyclerk.asp Pope County Clerk] while those recorded after 1916 are kept by the [[Illinois Vital Records#Birth_Records|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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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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope 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.]]
  
==== Birth ====
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'''Copies of Original Birth Records'''
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:*'''1862–1930s''' Births {{FHL|265008|item|disp=FHL film 964537}}
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:*'''1862–1915 '''Birth records and still birth register {{FHL|265008|item|disp=FHL films 964537–52}}
 
:*'''1862–1952''' Birth certificate index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1862–1952''' Birth certificate index [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1877–1915''' Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1877–1915''' Birth certificates [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1862–1916''' Birth certificates, delayed[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1862–1916''' Birth certificates, delayed[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
  
==== Marriage ====
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'''Abstracts of Marriage Records'''
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:*'''1816–1839''' Schonert, Janet. ''Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1816-1839.'' Thomson, Illinois : Heritage House, 1972. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/591836 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|246917|item|disp=FHL book 977.3 A1 no. 56}}
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:*'''1813–1909''' Lee, Judy Foreman and Carolyn Cromeenes Foss. ''Pope County, Illinois marriage books.'' [S.l. : s.n.], c1990-c1995. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/22450670 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|579647|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 V2L v.1–4}}
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:*'''1826–1845''' Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860.'' [S.l.] : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/17550346 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|496178|item|disp=FHL book 977.399 V2w}}
  
:*'''1839–1853, 1865 '''Winget, Judy Walley. ''Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860. ''S.P.: Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/williamson-county-illinois-marriages-1839-to-1853-and-1865-pope-county-illinois-marriages-1826-to-1845-johnson-county-illinois-marriages-1857-to-1860/oclc/17550346&referer=brief_results Worldcat] {{FHL|496178|item|disp=FHL Book 977.399 V2w}}
 
 
:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/mge1.htm Pope County Marriage Records], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb
 
:*[http://pope.ilgenweb.net/mge1.htm Pope County Marriage Records], available online, courtesy: USGenWeb
  
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'''Copies of original Marriage Records'''
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:*'''1822–1960''' Marriage index {{FHL|264969|item|disp=FHL film 964533}}
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:*'''1822–1944''' Marriage records {{FHL|264969|item|disp=FHL films 964534–6}}
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:*'''1813–1915''' Marriage licenses and consents {{FHL|955013|item|disp=FHL film 2132307–34}}
 
:*'''1813–1915''' Marriage licenses[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1813–1915''' Marriage licenses[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1816–1944''' Marriage record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1816–1944''' Marriage record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1816–1960''' Marriage record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
 
:*'''1816–1960''' Marriage record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]
  
==== Death ====
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'''Abstracts of Death Records'''
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:*'''1860''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1860 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Decatur, Illinois : Bowers Press, 1983.[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc//10726666 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|135543|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2af}}
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:*'''1870''' Allen, Ricky T. ''1870 federal census and mortality schedule of Pope County, Illinois.'' Utica, Kentucky : McDowell Publications, [198-?].[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc//37106923 Other libraries (WorldCat)] {{FHL|507889|item|disp=FHL book 977.3991 X2r 1870}}
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'''Copies of original Death Records'''
  
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:*'''1877–1910''' Death register and index {{FHL|264960|item|disp=FHL film 964532}}
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:*'''1909–1917''' Death record {{FHL|264960|item|disp=FHL film 964532}}
 
:*'''1877–1915''' Death record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1877–1915''' Death record[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1877–1909''' Death record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  
 
:*'''1877–1909''' Death record index[http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html IRAD (SIU)] Search for Pope records [[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System_.28IRAD.29|How to use IRAD]]  

Revision as of 19:50, 12 August 2011

Pope County, Illinois
Map
Boundary map of Pope County, Illinois
Map of the U.S. highlighting Illinois
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: January 10, 1816
County Seat Golconda
Courthouse
Pope County Courthouse.gif
Photo courtesy Illinois Regional Archives Depository, Illinois State Archives
Address Pope County Courthouse
P.O. Box 216
Golconda, Illinois 62938
(618) 683-4466
Pope County Website

 

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

Pope County Organization

Pope County's civil records start the following years:

                                     Beginning Dates for Pope County Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1877
1813
1877
1820
1816
1816

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

Historical Facts

Nathaniel Pope.jpg
Pope County is named for Nathaniel Pope who was the first Territorial Secretary of State.

Parent County

  • 1816--Pope County was created 10 January 1816 from Gallatin and Johnson Counties. County seat:  Golconda [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Pope County boundary changes.

Records and Resources

Biography

Cemeteries

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

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

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
190013,585
191011,215−17.4%
19209,625−14.2%
19307,996−16.9%
19407,9990%
19505,779−27.8%
19604,061−29.7%
19703,857−5.0%
19804,40414.2%
19904,373−0.7%
20004,4130.9%
IL Counties 1900-1990
For tips on accessing census records online, see Illinois Census.

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, Pope County on page 187.]

Church Records

Presbyterian Church Records

  • Michael Hillegan Chapter D.A.R. (Harrisburg, Ill.). Church Records Presbyterian Church of Golconda, Pope County, Illinois Founded 1819. Reputed to be the Oldest Presbyterian Church in Illinois. Digital version at Ancestry ($).[2]

Court Records

Abstracts

  • 1886–1920 Bear, Elizabeth Woodworth and Saline county Genealogical Society. Justice docket, Pope County, 1886-1920. [Harrisburg, Illinois] : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1994.Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3991 P2b

Copies of original records

Ethnic Research

African American

The following have information concerning African American research.

Genealogy

  • [Glass] Young, John C. Descendants of Francis and James Glass of Pope County, Illinois. Marissa, Ill.: n.p., 1975. Digital version at Ancestry ($).


History

Local Histories

  • Allen, John W. Pope County Notes. Carbondale, Ill.: Museum of Natural and Social Sciences, Southern Illinois University, 1949. Digital version at Ancestry ($).

Land and Property

Abstracts

  • 1811–1850 Winget, Judith L., Saline County Genealogical Society, and Jennifer L. Spohn. Pope County, Illinois deed book, 1811 to 1850. Harrisburg, Illinois : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), [19--]. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3991 R2p
  • Early 1900s Nelson, Ronald L. A Record of land owners in Pope County, Illinois in the early 1900's: plat maps with more than 2,000 listings. Elizabethtown, Illinois : Ronald L. Nelson, 1979. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.3991 E7r

Copies of original records

Maps

Military Records

  • Civil War
    Civil War service men from Pope 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 Pope County.
- 56th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company K.
- 60th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company H.

Naturalization

Newspapers and Obituaries

Periodicals

Probate Records

Abstracts

Copies of original records

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 Pope County are kept, see the Pope County Courthouse page.

Family History Center 

Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

Public Libraries

Social Groups Online

Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois has a page with details about its' activities.

Taxation

Vital Records

See Illinois Vital Records for more information about Vital records in Illinois.

Vital records consist of birth, death, marriage and divorce records. Original birth and death certificates recorded until the year 1916 are kept by the Pope 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 Southern Illinois University (SIU) - search for Pope County records. For information on how to use IRAD see the IRAD Wiki page.

Births:

Copies of Original Birth Records

Marriages:

Abstracts of Marriage Records

  • 1826–1845 Winget, Judy Walley. Williamson County, Illinois marriages, 1839 to 1853 and 1865; Pope County, Illinois marriages, 1826 to 1845; Johnson County, Illinois marriages, 1857 to 1860. [S.l.] : Saline County Genealogical Society (Illinois), 1984. Other libraries (WorldCat) FHL book 977.399 V2w

Copies of original Marriage Records

Deaths:

Abstracts of Death Records

Copies of original Death Records

Places / Localities

To see a list of places in Pope County, click on [Show], in the bar above.' The preceding list of places includes incorporated cities and towns, unincorporated towns and communities, and place names that may have been used in family histories. Some have well-organized records and even have web sites. Some are simply social communities with no official records, but which may be referenced in small-town newspapers. The list is provided to help researchers identify localities within the county. As records or histories of these localities are identified, a page will be added for each of these place names.


Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Illinois Miscellaneous Genealogical Records: From Counties, Bond, Boone, Calhoun, Cook, Crawford, Du Page, Johnson, Knox, Lake, Will, Pope: Kentucky county, Mercer: Missouri county, Ralls. Evanston, Ill.: Illinois Society, D.A.R., 1946. Digital version at Ancestry ($).