Welcome to the Mason County, Illinois ILGenWeb
Mason county ILGenWeb is available for adoption by a volunteer with an interest in Mason County genealogy and time to dedicate to making this a great county in the tradition of ILGenWeb. If you are interested contact ILGenWeb SC to discuss it.
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Mason County, in the western part of Central Illinois, was formed from parts of Menard and Tazewell Counties in 1841. Menard County had, itself, been formed from the northwestern portion of Sangamon County in 1838. Therefore, depending on what time frame you're researching in Mason County, records might be found in Mason, Menard, Sangamon, and/or Tazewell counties.
Covering 583.94 square miles, Mason County's population in 2010 was 14,666 as estimated by the Census Bureau.
Mason County, Illinois was named for Mason County, Kentucky, which had been named for political leader, George Mason.
There are currently 13 townships in Mason County: Allen Grove, Bath, Crane Creek, Forest City, Havana, Kilbourne, Lynchburg, Manito, Mason City, Pennsylvania, Quiver, Salt Creek, and Sherman. More information can be found at Townships.
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STATE OF ILLINOIS ARCHIVES ONLINE
It occurred to me when I started posting announcements for a family reunion here in Mason County, that it might be nice to have a section on this site for people to do that. Whether the reunion is taking place in Mason County, or you want people in Mason County to know about a reunion, please send me an email at E-mail. In the meantime, check out the new Reunions Section.
Documenting Cemeteries with a Digital Camera - Excellent article
U.S. farm weeklies published in the late 19th & early 20th centuries - browseable
There are more cemeteries to be added. Continue to check the Burial Index
Probate Index for Mason County, 1841-1973. If you're looking for a name whose letter isn't online yet, e-mail me and I can look it up in the records I'm using.
If there is anything you can help with (look-ups, etc.) that's not already
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