St. Clair County, Illinois Records
St. Clair County, Illinois (Map It) was created on April 27, 1790 from the Northwest Territory. St. Clair County was named for Arthur St. Clair (1737-1818), major general in the American Revolutionary War and first Governor of the Northwest Territory.
St. Clair County is bordered by Madison County (north), Clinton County (northeast), Washington County (east), Randolph County (south), Monroe County (southwest), St. Louis, Missouri (west), St. Louis County, Missouri (west)
St. Clair County Cities, Towns & Villages include Alorton, Belleville, Brooklyn, Cahokia, Caseyville, Centreville, Collinsville, Dupo, East Carondelet, East St. Louis, Fairmont City, Fairview Heights, Fayetteville, Freeburg, Lebanon, Lenzburg, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, O'Fallon, Sauget, Scott AFB, Shiloh, Smithton, St. Libory, Summerfield, Swansea, Washington Park.
St. Clair County Townships include Belleville, Lebanon, Lenzburg, Fayetteville, Engelmann, East St. Louis, Freeburg, Canteen, Caseyville, Centreville, Prairie du Long, O’Fallon, Marissa, Mascoutah, Millstadt, New Athens, Stites, St. Clair, Shiloh Valley, Smithton, Sugarloaf, Stookey. View the St. Clair Federal Township Plats of Illinois from 1804-1891.
A St. Clair 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.
St. Clair County, Illinois Courthouse Records
St. Clair County, IL Courthouse
The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH. 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 St. Clair county. The date listed for each record is usually the earliest registration filed. The date does not indicate that there are alot records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually filed with the clerk.
- St. Clair County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1763 and Birth & Death Records from 1830. The County Clerk maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics (birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates) for the entire County.
- St. Clair County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1786. 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.
- St. Clair County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Probate Records from 1772 and Court Records from 1778. 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....
- St. Clair 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
St. Clair County, Illinois Census Records
- Learn More: State of Illinois Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1800, 1810, 1820, 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
St. Clair 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.
St. Clair County, Illinois Resources
- State of Illinois Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Illinois
- St. Clair County Genealogical Society
- Freeburg Genealogical & Historical Society
- St. Clair County Historical Society
- Marissa Genealogical & Historical Society
- O'Fallon Historical Society
- Southern Illinois University (SIU), Illinois Regional Archives Depository
- St. Clair County, Illinois Message Boards
St. Clair County, Illinois External Links
- Illinois Historical Newspapers - Newspapers.com
- Map of St. Clair County and its civil and congressional townships
- St. Clair County, Illinois Books - Amazon
- Circuit Court Index 1819 – 1840
- Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois
- St. Clair Co., Illinois - FindaGrave
- Illinois Indexed Historical Records - Familysearch
- Fact Sheet for St. Clair County - Illinois State Archives
- St. Clair County, Illinois Links - Cyndi's List
- Historical Newspapers from Illinois (1808 - 1922)
- St. Clair Co. ILGenweb
- St. Clair County, Illinois Ancestry Database Collections
- St. Clair County, Illinois Military Records