Schuyler County, Illinois Genealogy
|Schuyler County, Illinois|
Location of Illinois in the U.S.
|Founded:||January 13, 1825|
|Address|| 102 S. Congress Street|
P.O. Box 200
Rushville, IL 62681
|Named for: Philip Schuyler|
- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
|Beginning Dates for Schuyler County Records|
- 1825--Schuyler County was created 13 January 1825 from Pike and Fulton Counties. County seat: Rushville 
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 SchuylerCounty and links to the information for the individuals buried there.
- Schuyler 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 Schuyler County. Some of the books or others may be on Google Books or available at public libraries.
- ePodunk list of Schuyler 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|
- 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, Schuyler County on page 188.]
- Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois: Containing Biographical Sketches of Pioneers and Leading Citizens. Chicago: Biographical Review Pub. Co., 1892. Digital versions at Ancestry ($); Genealogy Trails; Internet Archive; USGenWeb (partial).
- Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County. Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1908. Digital version at Ancestry ($).
- Civil War
Civil War service men from Schuyler 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 Schuyler County.
- - 62nd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company I.
- - 73rd Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company G.
- - 78th Regiment, Illinois Infantry, Company A.
An unspecified number of Schuyler County probate records are available in Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970.
- Renner, Edna Gorsage. Schuyler County Illinois Wills & Estates 1850 - 1868, courtesy: ILGenWeb.
- First 100 Marriage Licenses in Schuyler County, Illinois, courtesy: ILGenWeb
- Marriage Register 1877-1907, courtesy: ILGenWeb
Societies and Libraries
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).