Morgan County IL
|Courthouse Address||Library Addresses||Newspaper Addresses||Jacksonville
and Historical Society
|Morgan County Historical Society||Jacksonville Area Visitor's
and Convention Bureau
|State Archives Address||IRAD Address|
Morgan County Courthouse
300 W State Street
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650
County Clerk has Birth, Death and burial records from 1878; Marriage records from 1827, Divorce records from 1831, Probate records from 1836, Civil Court records from 1828, Land records from 1823.
Morgan County Courthouse had a fire and all of the earliest records were destroyed with the exception of Land records. The Clerk had those books at home. There is a span of four years where all marriages were lost, 1823 - 1826. Morgan County Clerk is usually very cooperative with genealogy requests, as are the other Clerks.
Morgan County Birth, Marriage and Death Records can also be obtained from the State of Illinois. More information is available at http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/index.htm and http://www.vitalrec.com/il.html.
Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society
416 S. Main St.
Jacksonville, IL 62650-2904
Phone: (217) 245-5911 or (217) 245-9623
Feb 1, 2007 to May 1, 2007 hours due to high cost of utilities, 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.
May 1 - Feb 1 - 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Saturdays by appointment
Extensive genealogical library. Obtaining list of references for this library.
Morgan County Historical Society
(does not answer family queries)
234 N. Webster
Jacksonville, IL 62650
& Conventions Bureau
115 W. Morton
Jacksonville IL 62650-2880
County main page