Difference between revisions of "Wabash County, Illinois Genealogy"

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Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through [http://www.raogk.org/illinois.htm Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.
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*[http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gs& 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.
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*Find A Grave also gives a [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=csr&CScn=&CScntry=4&CSst=16&CScnty=791 list of cemeteries in Wabash County] and links to the  information for the individuals buried there,
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/illinois/wabash.htm Wabash 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. 
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*[http://www.illinoisgenealogy.org/cemeteries.htm Illinois Cemeteries] by county
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*The [http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp Family History Library Catalog] lists [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=topicdetails&subject=371018&subject_disp=Illinois%2C++Woodford++-++Cemeteries&columns=*,0,0 some records of cemeteries in Wabash County].  Some of the books or others may be on [http://books.google.com/advanced_book_search Google Books] or available at public libraries.
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*[http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/localList.php?local=6810&locTGroup=Cemeteries&direction=down&sec=0&qty=52&stateAbbv=&stateName= ePodunk list of Wabash 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.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:56, 19 August 2010

United States > Illinois > Wabash County

County Courthouse[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

  • 1824--Wabash County was created 27 December 1825 from Edwards County.  County seat:  Mount Carmel [1]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

April 5, 1857 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.

For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:

Places / Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

African American[edit | edit source]

The following have information concerning African American research.

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Illinois cemetery records often identify birth, death, relationship, and military information, as well as religious affiliation. Local volunteers through Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness may take photographs of headstones found in county cemeteries.

  • 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.

Church[edit | edit source]

Court[edit | edit source]

Land[edit | edit source]

Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Military[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate[edit | edit source]

Taxation[edit | edit source]

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Web Sites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).