Sangamon County, Illinois Facts
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Sangamon County Facts
- Government Website: www.co.sangamon.il.us
- Created Date / Origin: January 30, 1821 from Bond County and Madison County
- County Seat: Springfield
- Named After: Sangamon River
- Bordering Counties: Menard County (north), Logan County (north), Macon County (east), Christian County (southeast), Montgomery County (south), Macoupin County (south), Morgan County (west), Cass County (west)
- Cities, Towns & Villages: Auburn, Berlin, Buffalo, Cantrall, Chatham, Clear Lake, Curran, Dawson, Divernon, Grandview, Illiopolis, Jerome, Leland Grove, Loami, Mechanicsburg, New Berlin, Pawnee, Pleasant Plains, Riverton, Rochester, Sherman, Southern View, Spaulding, Springfield, Thayer, Williamsville
- Townships: Loami, Lanesville, Illiopolis, Island Grove, Fancy Creek, Gardner, Buffalo Hart, Ball, Auburn, Clear Lake, Chatham, Capital, Cartwright, Curran, Cooper, Cotton Hill, Divernon, Pawnee, Mechanicsburg, Maxwell, New Berlin, Springfield, Rochester, Talkington, Woodside, Williams
Sangamon County Genealogical & Historical Societies and Family History Resources
A list of Sangamon County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.
- Illinois State Genealogy Network (facebook.com)
- Sangamon County Genealogical Society, P. O. Box 1829, Springfield, IL 62705; Phone: (217) 529-0542
- Sangamon County Historical Society, 308 East Adams Street, Springfield, IL 62701
- Sangamon Valley Collection, Lincoln Library , 326 S. Seventh Street, Springfield, IL 62701
- University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), Illinois Regional Archives Depository, LIB 144, University of Illinois at Springfield, One University Plaza, MS BRK 140, Springfield, IL 62703-5407; 217-206-6520
- Sangamon County, Illinois Message Boards (boards.ancestry.com) read and post messages about your ancestors in Sangamon County
- Sangamon County, Illinois Genealogy Forum (genforum.genealogy.com) read and post messages with other genealogy researchers for Sangamon County
- USGenWeb Archives for Sangamon County
Sangamon County Courthouse and Government Records
Genealogist frequently fail to notice the significance of Sangamon County court, probate, and land records data as a resource of family history and genealogy details. Buried away in Illinois courthouses and archives everywhere are the dreams and worries of the many Illinois people.
The chances are very good that your forefathers have left a detailed record of at least quite a few facets of their lives in the Sangamon County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into account all of the other procedures which may have lead to her or him showing up in court records.
Remember to contact the clerk's office to determine hours, mailing address, fees and other specifics in advance of visiting or asking for information because of in some cases changing contact info. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records and documents are readily available to interested parties, barring private issues. Most staff will help people in finding the materials, but it's up to the person to perform the researching.
The below information and facts denotes whatever death, marriage, birth, land, wills, and legal records will be in Sangamon County. The dates stated listed below tend to be the first noted documents for this particular county.
- Sangamon County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
- Address: 200 S. 9th St., Springfield, IL 62701-1629
- Sangamon County Clerk maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County.
- Phone: 217 753.6700
- Marriage Records: 1821
- Birth & Death Records: 1877
- Sangamon County Recorder of Deeds serves the people of County by receiving, filing and maintaining all records related to real property in our county. These documents range from all types of conveyance deeds, mortgages, releases and assignments, property liens, as well as, assorted federal, state and local liens. The Recorder’s office is responsible for the recordation and storage of plats of subdivision, land surveys and monument records. Many other types of miscellaneous documents are recorded, such as; foreign birth certificates, foreign marriage licenses, and military discharge paperwork to name a few.
- Phone: 217 535.3150
- Land Records:1822
- Sangamon County Clerk of the Circuit Court, commonly known as the Circuit Clerk, is the keeper of the files and records of the Circuit Court. The Circuit Clerk's Office retains documents some of which include criminal law, chancery, support, probate, adoption, ect....
- Phone: 217-753-6674
- Probate Records: 1821
- Court Records: 1821
- Sangamon County Treasurer's Office is responsible for the statutory duties required as County Treasurer and as Ex-Officio County Collector of Real Estate Property Taxes and Drainage District Taxes for the entire county.
- Illinois Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from January 1, 1916 and Marriage & Divorces since January 1 1962. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Illinois for current fees and application process.
Sangamon County Links
The following are web links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources associated to Sangamon County. These genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a cost. This is simply a collection that has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to provide your own preferred Sangamon County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.
Sangamon Co. IL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers
Sangamon Co. IL Books, Newspapers & Publications
Sangamon Co. IL Birth, Marriage & Death Records
Sangamon Co. IL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records
Sangamon Co. IL Census Records
Sangamon Co. IL Cemeteries & Graveyards
Sangamon Co. IL Church & Bible Records
Sangamon Co. IL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories
Sangamon Co. IL General and History Websites
- Sangamon County, Illinois Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)
- Sangamon County Fact Sheet (cyberdriveillinois.com)
- 1871 Springfield History (sangamon.ilgenweb.net)
- Townships Histories with 1875 Plats (sangamon.ilgenweb.net)
- 1876 Sangamon County History (sangamon.ilgenweb.net)
- Index and Biographies from 1876 History (sangamon.ilgenweb.net)
- Early Arrivals - 1876 Early Settlers (sangamon.ilgenweb.net)
- Where they settled - 1876 Early Settlers (sangamon.ilgenweb.net)
- Connected by Marriage - 1876 Early Settlers (sangamon.ilgenweb.net)
- Index and Biographies in History of Sangamon County, Illinois (sangamon.ilgenweb.net)
- History of Sangamon County, Illinois : together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, ci (search.ancestry.com)
- Portrait and biographical album of Sangamon County, Illinois : containing full-page portraits and biographical sketches of prom (search.ancestry.com)
- History of the early settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois : "centennial record" (search.ancestry.com)
- History of the Springfield Baptist Association (search.ancestry.com)
- Sketches of early life and times in Kentucky, Missouri and Illinois (search.ancestry.com)
- Sangamon County, Illinois Wiki (familysearch.org)
- Sangamon Co. IL Genealogy (kindredtrails.com)
- Family History Library (familysearch.org)
- Sangamon County, Illinois (linkpendium.com)
- Cyndi's List - United States - Illinois - Counties - Sangamon (cyndislist.com)
- Sangamon County Illinois (genealogytrails.com)
- Sangamon Co. ILGenweb (ilgenweb.net)
- Sangamon County Genealogy Queries (cousinconnect.com)
- Sangamon Co. Data Collections (search.ancestry.com)
Sangamon Co. IL Military Records
- Illinois Military Records (fold3.com) gives easy access to military records, stories, photos, and personal documents belonging to the Illinois both males and females that served. Suitable for Sangamon County genealogists, researchers, historians plus much more.
Sangamon Co. IL Schools & Directories