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Shelby, Montgomery &
Christian Counties, IL

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Shelby County, Illinois
County Seat - Shelbyville

Montgomery County, Illinois
County Seat - Hillsboro

Christian County, Illinois
County Seat - Taylorville


Shelby County, IL - Records and Resources

General resources on the internet

Shelby County GenWeb page
http://shelby.ilgenweb.net/

Vital records

Birth certificates, 1848-1915 Shelby County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microfilm of original record in the Shelby County courthouse, Shelbyville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 31 reels

Marriage records, 1827-1922 Shelby County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microfilm of original records in the Shelby County courthouse, Shelbyville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 4 reels

Death records, 1878-1917 Shelby County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microfilm of original record in the Shelby County courthouse, Shelbyville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 2reels

Land and property

Deed records, 1827-1926 Shelby County (Illinois). Recorder
Microfilm of original records in the Shelby County courthouse at Shelbyville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 53reels

Atlas of Shelby Co. and the state of Illinois : to which is added an atlas of the United States, maps of the hemispheres, &c. &c. &c. Plat book of Shelby County, Illinois. Standard atlas of Shelby County, Illinois
Spine title: Combined atlases and plat book of Shelby County, Illinois, 1875, 1895, 1914.
LDS FHL* book #977.3798 E7a

Naturalizations

Naturalization records, 1858-1895, and docket, 1874-1888 Illinois. Circuit Court (Shelby County)
Microfilm of original record in the Shelby County courthouse, Shelbyville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm #1008436

Naturalization records, vol. B, 1, 1876-1882, 1904-1906 Illinois. County Court (Shelby County)
Microfilm of original record in the Shelby County courthouse, Shelbyville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm #1008436

History and biographies

Combined History of Shelby & Moultrie Counties, Illinois : and biographical sketches of some of their prominent men and pioneers
LDS FHL* book on microfilm #825604 or 1000516

Historic sketch and biographical album of Shelby County, Illinois : embellished with portraits of well-known residents of Shelby County, Illinois; Shelbyville, IL, The Wilder Pub. Co., 1900
LDS FHL* book #977.3798 H2h

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Montgomery County, IL - Records and Resources

General resources on the internet

Montgomery County GenWeb page
http://montgomery.ilgenweb.net/

Vital Records

Marriage records, 1821-1895; indexes, 1821-1968 Montgomery County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microreproduction of original records at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Hillsboro, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 4 reels

Montgomery County, Illinois marriage records Rambo, Margaret Simpson
LDS FHL* book #977.382 V2r (3 vols)
also on microfiche and microfilm

Land and property

Standard atlas of Montgomery County, Illinois : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county; map of the state, United States and world; patrons directory reference business directory; Chicago, G. A. Ogle, 1912
LDS FHL* book #977.382 E3m

Naturalizations

Naturalization records, 1862-1910 Illinois. County Court (Montgomery County)
Microreproduction of original records at the Illinois Genealogical Society, Quincy, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm #1316545

History and biographies

History of Bond and Montgomery counties, Illinois Perrin, William Henry; Chicago, O.L. Baskin, 1882.
LDS FHL* book #977.38 H2h
also on microfilm #934970

Portrait and biographical record of Montgomery and Bond counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens...; Chicago, Chapman Brothers, 1892
LDS FHL* microfilm #825593 or 1000507

Illustrated atlas map of Montgomery County, Ill.; carefully compiled from personal examinations and surveys; Brink, McCormick, 1874
LDS FHL* book #977.382 E3b 1974
also on microfilm #928167


Christian County, IL - Records and Resources

General resources on the internet

Christian County GenWeb page
http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilchrist/

Vital Records

Birth records, 1877-1916 Christian County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microfilm of original record in the Christian County courthouse, Taylorville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 39reels

Marriage records, 1839-1921; index, 1866-1924 Christian County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microfilm of original record in the Christian County courthouse, Taylorville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 5 reels

Christian Co., Il. marriages Christian County (Illinois). County Clerk, Marriage records, 1839-1921; index, 1866-1924
These vols. are indexes to the original records.
LDS FHL* book #977.381 V22c (3 vols)

Death records, 1878-1917; index, 1878-1927 Christian County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microfilm of original record in the Christian County courthouse, Taylorville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 5 reels

Land and property

Deeds, 1839-1914; index, 1839-1886 Christian County (Illinois). Recorder
Microfilm of original records in the Christian County Courthouse at Taylorville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 41reels

Plat book of Christian County, Illinois (1891) Alden, Ogle & Co
LDS FHL* book #977.381 R2p

Naturalizations

Christian County, Illinois naturalization records, 1857-1903 Illinois. Circuit Court (Christian County)
Microfilm of original record in the Christian County courthouse, Taylorville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm #986733

Christian County, Illinois naturalization records, 1866-1903, 1907 (1), 1912 (1), 1914 (1) Illinois. County Court (Christian County)
Microfilm of original record in the Christian County courthouse, Taylorville, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 2 reels

History and biographies

1880 history of Christian County, Illinois (condensed) Curry, Mary M
LDS FHL* book #977.381 H2c (4 vols)
also on microfiche #6048178

History of Christian County, Illinois [1880] : with illustrations descriptive of its scenery and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers; Philadelphia : Brink, McDonough, 1880
LDS FHL* book #977.381 H2i index
also on microfilm #825558

Portrait and biographical record of Christian County, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies of all the governors of the state and of the presidents of the United States
LDS FHL* book #977.381 D3p
also on microfiche #6048181

* LDS FHL - Latter Day Saints Family History Library
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHLC/frameset_fhlc.asp

Shelby, Montgomery, Christian - Some Townships

 

 

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Towns are noted in black, townships in grey.

Based on maps found at:

(Shelby County) http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/
irad/township_maps/shelby_map.html

and
(Montgomery County) http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/
irad/township_maps/montgomery_map.html

and
(Christian County) http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/
irad/township_maps/christian_map.html
which includes map of current Townships/Precincts

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Oconee, Shelby County, IL

Emslanders and their neighbors from Bentheim and Neiuw Schoonebeek, Holland, settled in an area on the boundaries of 3 Illinois counties, Shelby, Christian and Montgomery. The parish for these emigrants was Sacred Heart in Oconee, Shelby County, IL.

Sacred Heart Parish

P.O. Box 45
Oconee, Illinois 62553
Phone: (217) 539-4325
located in the Diocese of Springfield

Sacred Heart Cemetery


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