Welcome to Illinois Genealogy Trails
Welcome to Illinois Genealogy Trails - Finding Illinois Ancestors!

part of the Genealogy Trails History Group

Fayette County, Illinois
History & Genealogy

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

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We regret that we are unable to do personal research for anyone..
All data we come across will be added to this site.
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Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for our sites!!!


We would very much like to make you part of this project. 
If you have information that you'd like to share about any town, family, county or subject,
please send it to us and we'll make sure it gets posted to the right county. 


Types of Data We're Looking to Post Online
 Send transcribed biographies, obituaries, vital records, census records, newsp aper gleanings, military records,
or if you have walked cemeteries and have transcribed those names and dates, and any other type of data you think would be helpful to researchers

If you have data that you would like to have posted on this website, please Contact Us.

Fayette County
County seat: Vandalia

Established: February 14, 1821

Origin of the name of the county:

  Named in honor of the Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, the famous French General who fought for the colonies in the Revolutionary War. Present area, or parts of it, formerly included in:

1816–1821- Crawford
1819–1821 -
Clark
1817–1821-
Bond
1812–1817 -
Madison
1815–1816 -
Edwards
1790–1812 -
St. Clair
1790–1801 -
Knox, Northwest Territory



Online Data

BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

DEATHS

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

COUNTY RECORDS

EVENTS

FAMILY DATA

HISTORY

MARRIAGES

MILITARY DATA

NEWSPAPER DATA

OBITUARIES
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LINKS

Website Updates:
January 2016:  obits for KIRGAN, COLLIER, KELLY
January 2015-:  Eleven deaths; cemeteries updated; eight births; lots of obituaries; and lots of newspaper stories.



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Fayette County Courthouse
221 South 7th Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
County Clerk (618) 283-5000
Circuit Clerk (618) 283-5009
Recorder (618) 283-5000



Fayette County Is Bordered By These Neighboring Counties

BOND

EFFINGHAM

CLINTON

CLAY

MARION

MONTGOMERY

 SHELBY




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