Menard County ILGW

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ADOPT ME!!!
Welcome to the Menard County, ILGenWeb site. This county is available for adoption by a volunteer with an interest in Menard 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.

This page is managed by Cheryl Rothwell. My 5th great grandparents, John and Hannah Ballinger Turner, following their son Walter and other family members, purchased land in Menard in 1824. They sent for the extended family and church members. My 4th great grandparents, Abraham and Marcy Kelsey Lucas, bought land in 1825. However, only the early Turners stayed. My other ancestors moved to neighboring Logan County. I have a connection to Menard but it is nearly 200 years old. Thus we are looking for someone to adopt or at least help with Menard.

Menard County was formed in 1839 from Sangamon County. Settlers were in Menard County at least as early as 1819. When searching for Menard information some records will be found in Sangamon County including marriage and court records prior to 1839. The Illinois Regional Archives Depository in Springfield holds many of those. Unlike most Illinois counties, Menard does not have Township government. It uses the old Precinct system. More information on the Precincts as well as other Menard information can be found here.

RESOURCES – SEARCHABLE

MENARD COUNTY

LISTS OF VETERANS BY WAR FROM ARCHIVES

ILLINOIS

GENWEB LINKS

OTHER USEFUL LINKS

Join the Menard County Mailing List to ask questions and share information with fellow researchers.

Post queries to Menard County Message Board at Rootsweb. You can still search and read queries at the Menard County Query Boards at GenForum but they no longer allow posting.

Suggestions, comments, etc. to Cheryl Rothwell.

This page is “Menard County ILGenWeb” on the Menard County, Illinois, ILGenWeb site.

The address of this page is: http://Menard.illinoisgenweb.org

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