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Sangamon County is bordered by Menard County (north), Logan County (north), Macon County (east), Christian County (southeast), Montgomery County (south), Macoupin County (south), Morgan County (west), Cass County (west)
Sangamon County Cities, Towns & Villages include Auburn, Berlin, Buffalo, Cantrall, Chatham, Clear Lake, Curran, Dawson, Divernon, Grandview, Illiopolis, Jerome, Leland Grove, Loami, Mechanicsburg, New Berlin, Pawnee, Pleasant Plains, Riverton, Rochester, Sherman, Southern View, Spaulding, Springfield, Thayer, Williamsville.
Sangamon County Townships include Loami, Lanesville, Illiopolis, Island Grove, Fancy Creek, Gardner, Buffalo Hart, Ball, Auburn, Clear Lake, Chatham, Capital, Cartwright, Curran, Cooper, Cotton Hill, Divernon, Pawnee, Mechanicsburg, Maxwell, New Berlin, Springfield, Rochester, Talkington, Woodside, Williams. View the Sangamon Federal Township Plats of Illinois from 1804-1891.
A Sangamon 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.
Sangamon County, Illinois Courthouse Records
Sangamon County, IL Courthouse
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 Sangamon 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.
- Sangamon County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1821 and Birth & Death Records from 1877. The County Clerk maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County.
- Sangamon County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1822. The County Recorder of Deeds serves the people of County by 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.
- Sangamon County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1821 and Court Records from 1821. 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....
- Sangamon 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
Sangamon County, Illinois Census Records
- Learn More: State of Illinois Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: Substitutes Index, 1810-1890
- State Population Schedules: 1825-1865
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Sangamon County, Illinois Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Illinois Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1916 to present
- Marriage and Divorce Records: from January 1962 to present.
- Locations: Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records, 925 East Ridgely Ave., Springfield, IL 62702-2737; (217) 782-6553
- Vital Records Online: USAVital or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Applications.
Sangamon County, Illinois Resources
- State of Illinois Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Illinois
- Sangamon County Genealogical Society
- Sangamon County Historical Society
- Sangamon Valley Collection, Lincoln Library
- University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS), Illinois Regional Archives Depository
- Sangamon County, Illinois Message Boards
- Sangamon County, Illinois Genealogy Forum
- Sangamon County, Illinois Mailing lists
Sangamon County, Illinois External Links
- Illinois Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Map of Sangamon County and its civil and congressional townships
- Sangamon County, Illinois Books - Amazon
- Search Illinois Obituaries (1985 to current)
- Sangamon Co., Illinois - FindaGrave
- Illinois Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Fact Sheet for Sangamon County - Illinois State Archives