Macoupin County IL - Illinois State Archives
and Libraries outside Macoupin County
Illinois State Archives, including IRAD;
and Libraries Outside Macoupin County
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- Illinois Vital Records Offices
- Lincoln Library,
The Sangamon Valley Collection
Springfield's Public Library
326 South Seventh Street
Springfield, IL 62701
The purpose of the Sangamon Valley Collection is to provide
in-depth resources for the study of the social, economic,
cultural, and political life of Springfield, Sangamon County,
and the eleven counties that are adjacent to Sangamon. The
Sangamon County Genealogical Society has placed its library of
books and periodicals on permanent loan to the Sangamon Valley
Collection and continues to add and update materials.
State Archives Site
Census Records at the Illinois
1810-1860, 1870, 1880, 1890: The 1890 federal census records were
destroyed by fire in Washington, D.C., in 1921 and therefore
cannot be searched, 1900-1910
Federal Mortality Schedules for the years
1850, 1860, 1870, and 1880. These records show only those deaths
that occurred during the one year prior to the beginning of the
enumeration. For example, the 1850 Mortality Schedule lists death
that occurred between June 1, 1849 and May 31, 1850. Searches of
the unindexed 1870 and 1880 schedules require that you provide a
township location. Also, please note that the 1870 Mortality
Schedules for Illinois counties beginning with any letter from A
through K (Adams-Kankakee) are missing.
State Censuses researched by the IL
State Archives: Although state censuses were taken before 1855,
schedules for very few counties have survived.
The 1855 census is indexed.
The 1865 census, the last state census taken, is not indexed.
Also, only the head of the family is listed by name; other members
of the household are shown by numerical totals in age categories.
The Archives contains the resident files of the Illinois
Soldiers'and Sailors Home in Quincy beginning with the year 1887.
For information about a resident after 1908, you must first obtain
a registry number directly from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
before submitting your query. Records of National Home in Danville
for the years 1898 through 1934 are also available on microfilm in
In addition, the Illinois State Archives contains National
Archives microfilm publications of selections from each Revolution
War pension file, War of 1812 pension index and World War I draft
registrations. The pension files include the entire nation, while
the draft records pertain only to Illinois. When requesting draft
record information, please provide a county location and, for
Chicago, a street address.
County Histories: The Archives holds many published Illinois
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