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Illinois Census Notes
Between 1680-1763, Illinois was controlled by the French.
Between 1763-1783, control of Illinois was in the hands of Great Britain.
Between 1800 and 1809, Illinois was included in Indiana Territory.
On 3 March, 1809, Illinois Territory was created.
Federal Illinois census records begin in 1820 and census enumerations were taken every ten years thereafter. Census years available to the public are: 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930. See 1790-1940 US Census Records at Ancestry.
Soundex code indexes for Federal Illinois census records are available on microfilm for census years: 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920.
1890 Federal census schedules (including the Veterans and Widows census) were completely destroyed by a 1921 warehouse fire with the exception of a small fragment of McDonough County ED 174. See 1890 Federal Census Fragments at Ancestry.
Illinois state census records were enumerated in 1810, 1820, 1830, 1835, 1840, 1845, 1855 & 1865. See 1825-1865 State Census Records Search at Ancestry. Also See IL State Census for more information about the Illinois State Census.
Learn what questions were asked in each census year and where to find census records online. This section of Census Finder covers each census year from 1790-1940 and will give you clues and tips to help you learn to locate your ancestors quickly in census records.
Illinois Census Records
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Illinois Vital Records
Division of Vital Records
Death records 1916-1943 are on file at the Illinois State Archives and can be obtained at no charge.
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: (217) 782-4682
Illinois Vital Record Databases
Newspapers & Obituaries
US Census Records
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(American Territory: 1787. Territory: 1809. Statehood: 1818)
Statewide Illinois Census Records Online
1732 Census of Fort De Chartres (claimed to be the beginning of Illinois)
1807 Indiana Territory Census (Covers all of Southern Illinois)
Other IL Statewide Genealogy Records Used as Census Substitutes
IL Census Records Online by County
McDonough County Census Records (formed 1826 from Schuyler)
1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames A-F (partial)
1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames G-O (partial)
1870 Federal Census Index - Surnames P-Z (partial)
Search Engine at McDonough Genealogy Society - includes many census records!
McHenry County (formed 1836 from Cook)
McLean County Census Records (formed 1830 from Tazewell & Unorganized Territory)
Menard County Census Records (formed 1839 from Sangamon)
Mercer County (formed 1825 from Unorganized Territory & Pike)
Monroe County Census Records (formed 1816 from Randolph & St. Clair)
Montgomery County Census Records (formed 1821 from Bond & Madison)
Are available in publications at the Montgomery County Genealogical Society.
Morgan County Census Records (formed 1823 from Sangamon)
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