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Welcome to the Illinois Genealogy Trails for Fulton County!
 

My name is Angel and I will be your host. I have been a genealogist for 25 years and have done extensive research in Fulton County. Keep an eye on the updates sections as I will be busy getting new information to you as quickly as possible. Some pages in the data section are under construction and will be linked shortly. Be sure to keep checking back! Contributions are always welcome and very much appreciated. 

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FULTON COUNTY DATA


Almshouse/Poor House Records

Biographies

Birth Records

Brick Walls

Cemeteries

Census records

Church records

Courthouse Information

County History

Crime

Death Records

Family Histories

Historical Landmarks

How to Read Land Records

IRAD Depository

Letters

Libraries

Marriage records

Military records

Naturalizations

Newspaper Articles UPDATED

Obituaries

School Records

Surnames

Tax Lists

Volunteer Lookups

Voter Lists

Wills & Probate


NEWEST UPDATES
Sep 2016:
*Newspapers

Oct 2016:
*Newspapers

Nov 2016:
*Visiting the courthouse





                                               

Lewiston Courthouse, 1954


Fulton County was created in 1823 from Pike County. It was named after Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamboat.
The county seat is Lewistown.


Fulton County is rich in history. Some highlights include:
• It was part of the Military Tract of 1812, where land was granted as payment to volunteers of the War of 1812.
• Camp Ellis was the largest U.S. Army training facility of its kind in the nation during World War II.
• Stephan A Douglas served as a Circuit Court judge
• Abraham Lincoln practiced law here and in 1858 delivered his "Return to the Fountain" speech
• It was the childhood home of Edgar Lee Master, who wrote the famous Spoon River Anthology in 1915
• Fulton County is well known for the Spoon River Scenic Drive Fall Festival, which attracts 1,000's of people from all over the country. The event, started in 1968, occurs every year during the first two weekends of October.




Visit the surrounding counties:

Knox County   Peoria County   Tazewell County

Schuyler County   McDonough County

Mason County   Warren County


                          
Cities 
Canton • Cuba • Farmington • Lewistown 

Villages 
Astoria • Avon • Banner • Bryant • Dunfermline • Ellisville • Fairview • Ipava • Liverpool• London Mills • Marietta • Norris • Smithfield • St. David • Table Grove • Vermont

 Unincorporated Communities 
Babylon • Beaty • Bernadotte • Blyton • Breeds • Brereton • Checkrow • Depler SpringsBabylon • Beaty • Bernadotte • Blyton • Breeds • Brereton • Checkrow • Depler Springs• Duncan Mills • Enion • Fiatt • Gilchrist • Leesburg • Little America • Manley • Maples Mill• Marbletown • Middlegrove • Monterey • Poverty Ridge • Rawalts • Sepo • Seville • Summum  

Townships 
Astoria • Banner • Bernadotte • Buckheart • Canton • Cass • Deerfield • Ellisville • Fairview • Farmers • Farmington • Harris • Isabel • Joshua • Kerton • Lee • Lewistown • Liverpool • Orion • Pleasant • Putman • Union • Vermont • Waterford • Woodland • Young Hickory

VISITING THE COURTHOUSE OR REQUESTING INFORMATION TO BE SENT TO YOU
Fulton County Clerk and Recorder
PO Box 226
Lewistown, IL 61542
309-547-3041, ext 118

VISITING THE COURTHOUSE REQUESTING INFORMATION VIA MAIL
Birth records
Records begin in 1851 but there are very few names. Main index begins in 1878. Birth indexes are closed after 1915 per IL state law. However, copies can be obtained up to 75 years back from the current year if you have the name and date. After the 75 year period, if a person is deceased, a special form can be completed to obtain a copy of a birth record
I.D: Send a copy of drivers license or state I.D with your request
Allow 1-2 weeks for information
Send payment by money order or cash. If strictly for genealogy, may send personal check
Marriage records
Records begin in 1824. Parents names on license begin in 1878
Fees (non search)
All genealogy copies will be certified at the following prices (as of 2016)
Birth certificates: $11 for the first & $8 for each additional
Marriage certificates: $11 for the first & $8 for each additional
Death certificates: $15 for the first & $12 for each additional
Note: If you give them all the date information and they do not have your requested certificate, they will refund your money
Death records
Records begin in 1878. Parents names on the certificates begin in 1910.
Fees (search)
If you have no date information, the request is considered a search and the following fees apply:
SEARCH FEE: $11 for birth & marriage, $15 for death.
The fee is charged per person, per record type you want searched. This fee includes your certified copy if the recordis found. If no record is found, the search fee is retained
Census records
1840 (index only, 1850 and 1870
Information needed
Name and date for births and deaths. For marriages, name of bride, name of groom, date of marriage and license number if known
Funeral home, cemetery and obituaries
These are not searched unless requested
Funeral home, cemetery and obituaries
These are not searched unless requested


MISC INFORMATION

Regretfully, I cannot do research for you. Every effort is being taken to put data online accurately. Unfortunately, errors happen - whether in the original data being transcribed, or typos. You should always try and get copies of the original data for your records to verify against all transcriptions. If you find an error, please email me explaining why you believe an error has been made. Please remember that transcriptions are copied exactly as the original states, including obvious spelling and grammar mistakes. 

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