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Monroe County Illinois Trails
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This county is currently in need of adoption, however, you will find many records online at this website.  If you are in need of research assistance or if you have research questions and you cannot locate what you're looking for through this website, please refer to the
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COUNTY INFORMATION


Monroe County Courthouse
100 S. Main Street
Waterloo, IL 62298-1399
(618)939-8681 

County Clerk's Office
Birth and Death Records from 1878; Marriage and Land Records from 1816
The Clerks office does NOT allow you to search their records yourself.
Please call them to inquire about fees.

Clerk of the Circuit Court Office
Probate Records from 1845; Court Records from 1843; Naturalization and Military Records
The Circuit Clerk's Office DOES allow you to search their records yourself.
Please call them to inquire about fees.

The
Monroe County Library is online.  This is an excellent research facility.



Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

1790–1816
St. Clair

1795–1816
Randolph



Precinct Names


Bluff

Columbia

Harrisonville

Mitchie

Moredock

New Design

New Hanover

Prairie Du Long

Renault

Waterloo

Welcome To Monroe County Illinois Trails History and Genealogy!


Monroe County was established on 6 January 1816 from Randolph and St. Clair Counties

Named for James Monroe, statesman and fifth president of the United States. He held numerous state and national offices in nearly 50 years of public service, and was a popular Democratic-Republican president (1817–1825).
 




Data Found Online Here

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS
 
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CENSUS

1807 Knox County Territorial Census
Includes the area of Monroe County
1816 Tax List
1817 Slave Census

The 1850 Mortality Schedule

CHURCH RECORDS

Holy Cross Church Records
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W

Bethel Baptist
(Located on the St. Clair County Illinois Trails website)
 

COURT RECORDS

1863 Grand and Petit Jurors 
Circuit Court Records 1817 - 1848 
Early Justices Of The Peace
First Sheriffs

DEATHS

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Obituaries Index

HISTORICAL DATA

Early Owners Of Farmers Owning Stock
First American Colony 
First Road Petitions And Names Of Monroe County Pioneers
Land Ownership Or Occupation Prior To 1820 
McMahan Family Massacre 
Moredock Precinct 
New Design Precinct
Prairie Du Long Precinct 
Renault Precinct, District No. 18 

MILITARY RECORDS

Revolutionary War Soldiers of Monroe County 
WWII Casualties

NATURALIZATIONS

Early Naturalizations 
Christian Thuerwarchter Naturalization Papers
Jacob Thuerwachter Naturalization Papers 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Misc. Articles from 28 Jan 1959

EARLY MARRIAGES

 

 



 

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