Bureau County, Illinois Genealogy Guide

Bureau County, Illinois (Map It) was created on February 28, 1837 from Putnam County. Bureau County was named for Pierre de Bureo, Frenchman, North American fur trader. Learn More About State of Illinois History

Bureau County is bordered by  Lee County (north), Putnam County (southeast), LaSalle County (east), Marshall County (south), Stark County (southwest), Henry County (west), Whiteside County (northwest)

Bureau County Cities, Towns & Villages include  Arlington, Buda, Bureau Junction, Cherry, Dalzell, De Pue, Dover, Hollowayville, La Moille, Ladd, Malden, Manlius, Mineral, Neponset, New Bedford, Ohio, Princeton, Seatonville, Kasbeer, Sheffield, Spring Valley, Tiskilwa, Walnut, Wyanet.

Bureau County Townships include  Leepertown, Lamoille, Indiantown, Fairfield, Gold, Greenville, Hall, Bureau, Berlin, Arispie, Clarion, Concord, Dover, Princeton, Ohio, Macon, Manlius, Milo, Mineral, Neponset, Selby, Walnut, Westfield, Wheatland, Wyanet. View the Bureau Federal Township Plats of Illinois from 1804-1891.

A Bureau County, Illinois General Highway Maps includes County, City and Township maps which contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Bureau County, Illinois Courthouse Records

Bureau County, Illinois Courthouse
Bureau County, IL Courthouse

The Bureau County Courthouse is located in Princeton, Illinois. Learn More About State of Illinois Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Bureau county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Bureau County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds has Marriage Records from 1837, Birth & Death Records from 1878 and Land Records from 1817. The County Clerk & Recorder of Deeds maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County. The Recorder's duties are 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.
  • Bureau County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1837 and Court Records from 1837. The 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....
  • Bureau 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.
  • Local Government Records Database provides a listing of the local governmental records held by the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system

Bureau County, Illinois Census Records

Bureau County, Illinois Vital Records

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