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Clinton County, Illinois
County Seat - Carlyle

Clinton County, IL - Records and Resources

General resources on the internet

Clinton County Gen Web page (an excellent website!)
Censuses, Mariage Indexes, Cemetery listings, Naturalizations list, Wills, 1892 Plat Map of Clinton County and much more

Vital records

Birth records, 1877-1915 Clinton County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microfilm of original record in the Clinton County courthouse, Carlyle, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 5 reels

Marriage records, 1825-1937 Clinton County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microfilm of original record in the Clinton County courthouse, Carlyle, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 7 reels

Clinton County IL marriages 1825 - 1920
Clinton County GenWeb page

Clinton County Marriages 1825-1856
Marriage Book 1a, Dec 1857 - Oct 1867, and Marriage Record 2, 1856-1873, Clinton County, IL

Copies are available at the St Louis County Library on Lindbergh R977.3875

Death records, 1877-1915; still birth register, 1878-1911 Clinton County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microfilm of original record in the Clinton County courthouse, Carlyle, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 2 reels

Death Record Book I, December 1877 - June 1903, Clinton County, IL - this book is available at the St Louis County Library and an index can be found on the Clinton County GenWeb page.

Clinton County Catholic Parish records
Parish records (through 1929) for the Belleville Diocesan (includes Clinton County and St Clair County) are on microfilm and available at the Belleville Library, main branch - downtown, and at the St Louis County Library on Lindbergh.

The same records (much better filming) are available online at

choose Vital Records>Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records 1729-1956>Clinton County

History and biographies

History of Marion and Clinton Counties, Illinois, with illustrations descriptive of the scenery, and biographical sketches of some of the prominent men and pioneers, McDonough, Brink and Co, ; Philadelphia, Corresponding Office, Edwardsville, IL, 1881
Biographical information for a few Emslanders is included in the book. There is also information in the back of the book in A Partial List of Patrons which includes quite a few Emslanders. This information is also available on the Clinton County GenWeb page.
LDS FHL* book on microfilm #928184

Portrait and biographical record of Clinton, Washington, Marion, and Jefferson counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent representative citizens of the counties
Chicago, Chapman Pub. Co., 1894
LDS FHL* book #977.3 D3pb
also available on microfilm #1036814

History of Germantown Township
Brueggemann, Hilda, History of Germantown Township, self-published Clinton County, IL, no year.

History of Aviston
Aviston Centennial, Aviston, IL, 1964, 100 Years and Progress, the Aviston Centennial Historical Committee, Clinton County, IL, 1964

St Rose Church History (1843) - online
Clinton County GenWeb page

Land and property

Deeds, 1818-1915 Clinton County (Illinois). County Recorder
Microfilm of original records in the Clinton County courthouse, Carlyle, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 29 reels

Index to original land owners from Clinton County public domain land sales
Clinton County GenWeb page

Plat books for Clinton County - online
Clinton County GenWeb page


Naturalization records, 1857-1904 Illinois. County Court (Clinton County)
Microfilm made from hand and typewritten originals at the Clinton County Courthouse, Carlyle.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 2 reels

Newspaper excerpts on microfiche

Newspaper excerpts, births, marriages, obituaries, miscellaneous items of interest compiled from area newspapers : Highland News leader, Highland, Illinois; Breese journal, Breese, Illinois; Carlyle union banner, Carlyle, Illinois; Greenville advocate, Greenville, Illinois
LDS FHL* fiche 6038601

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* LDS FHL - Latter Day Saints Family History Library

Clinton County, IL - Townships

Based on maps found at:
http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/maps/mapmain.htm and
http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/platmaps/clintonall.htm and

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Emslanders in Clinton County

The western half of Clinton County was predominantly German and predominantly Catholic. Many Emslanders settled in this area, especially in the townships of Breese, Germantown, Looking Glass and Sugar Creek. Clinton County holds one of the largest rural concentrations of Emslanders in the United States and also holds the distinction of being the destination of some of the earliest Emslanders who came to this county.

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