My name is Wini and I'm your host for Henderson County at Illinois Ancestors.Here at Illinois Ancestors like to blend a little history with genealogy. So while you are finding your ancestors you can also learn a little about the area where they lived.

If there's any data that you would like to submit, I'd love to hear from you! Anything that you submit will always remain your property and you'll of course be given credit for it. All we ask is that you follow copyright rules.

Any and all submissions are greatly appreciated!!

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Henderson County was formed in 1841 out of Warren County and was named for Willaim Henderson, native of Philadelphia and officer in the War of 1812. He served as Sheriff for 6 years. Postmaster for 4 years and represented Warren and Henderson Counties in the Illinois Legislature.

It's situated on the western border of the state and has eight townships. Countys surrounding it are Mercer to the north, Warren to the east, McDonough and Hancock to the south and the Mississippi to the west.

The county seat is Oquawka.

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For county information contact:

County Clerk  

PO Box 308  

Oquawka , IL 61469-0308  

(309) 867-2911

Records available: Birth, marriage, and death records from 1878, land records from 1841.

Clerk of the circuit court has divorce, probate and civil records from 1841

Michelle Ross has generously volunteered to look up obituaries for various counties in Illinois.

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BIOGRAPHIES OBITUARIES SOLDIERS AND SAILORS HOME
BIRTHS FAMILY PICTURES PICTURES AROUND THE COUNTY
BUSINESS DIRECTORY (1918)

PRAIRIE FARMERS DIRECTORY  (1918)

AUTOMOBILE DIRECTORY (1918)
BREEDERS DIRECTORY RAILROADS PORTRAITS OF CITIZENS
CEMETERIES SCHOOLS BRICK WALLS
CHURCHES SURNAMES BURLINGTON, IOWA
FAMILY HISTORIES TOWNS CODICIL AND OTHER FORMS
HENDERSON CO. HISTORY TOWNSHIPS YEAR BOOKS
MARRIAGES LIBRARIES  
MILITARY LINKS  

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We've started a tombstone project at Illinois Ancestors http://www.illinoisancestors.org/cemphotos/main.php

This website is designed to allow researchers to add their photos automatically! If you'd like to share your photos with fellow researchers, please contact me at winicaudell@yahoo.com We'll either set up an account for you so that you can add your own photos online or if you prefer you can send me the pictures and I'll put them on for you.

 

UPDATED Jan. 2, 2013

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Help Wanted!!

I am looking for volunteers who live in Henderson Co. to photograph the cemetery gravestones or cemetery entrances for Henderson County.

I'd sure appreciate the help!

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