Woodford county, Illinois

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The Woodford County Court House - Located in Eureka, Illinois
County Clerk & Recorder

Illinois Mennonite Historical & Genealogical Society
675 State Route 116, Metamora, Illinois 61548-7732. Telephone 309-367-2551

Millner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Census records are available on microfilm from 1840 to 1920 for all Illinois Counties.  The records are located on the 2nd (main) floor.   Microfilm readers for copying are available for use. (309) 438-3684

Hours:  Mon.-Thurs.  8:00AM - 11:00 PM  
Friday 8:00 AM-10:00PM  
Saturday  9:00AM - 10:00PM 
Sunday  12:00 (noon) to 11:00 PM

The Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building, Capitol Complex, Springfield, IL 62756
Telephone: (217) 782-4682, Fax: (217) 524-3930

Hours: Monday Friday    8:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m.   Saturday 8:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.   (except on holiday weekends)

The State Archives serves by law as the depository of public records of Illinois state and local governmental agencies which possess permanent administrative, legal, or historical research values.   This includes birth, death, and census records.  

The Illinois State Archives, has indexes for most of the nineteenth century censuses and the federal Soundexes for 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920. The Archives also has the Illinois state and federal census records for the years 1810 1880, 1900 1920. The 1865 and 1870 censuses have not been indexed. Its collections do not include manuscript, newspaper, or other nonofficial sources.  

These records are made available to the public, officials, and scholars at the Norton Building and at seven regional depositories located on state university campuses throughout Illinois. The Archives provides access to them through a series of printed and electronic guides, and by in-person, mail, telephone, FAX, and Internet database reference services.

Old State Capitol
Springfield, IL 62701
Hours:  Monday-Friday  8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Woodford County Libraries

402 E. Front Street

El Paso
149 W. First

202 S. Main 61530

Germantown Hills
101 Warrior Way
Metamora, Il

208 E. Partridge

261 E. 5th

123 E. Broad St.

Spring Bay
411 Illinois

102 W. Magnolia

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