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Monroe County Illinois

Monroe County was established January 6, 1816 before Illinois became a state. It was once a part of Randolph and St. Clair Counties. The Monroe County seat was originally Harrisonville from 1816 to 1825, and is now Waterloo 1825-present and was named for James Monroe, 5th president of the United States.

The Illinois counties surrounding Monroe County are St. Clair and Randolph.

Welcome to Monroe County, Illinois ILGenWeb

Welcome to the Monroe County ILGenWeb Project website, my name is Dennis Partridge and presently I am the county coordinator for Monroe County, Illinois. The USGenWeb project is seeking new volunteers to assist it in developing state, county, and town project sites. If you have some spare time and are interested in history and genealogy and like helping others find their ancestors, please let them know. See here for more information!

A County website such as this is made up of many different volunteers who have provided genealogy data, sometime countywide, but most of the time specific to their family research within Monroe county. It is these contributions that have made this county website what it is today. Do you have anything you can contribute? If so please let me know using the contact me at the top right of every page and I'll help get you started on the process.

Monroe County Data

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Monroe and Surrounding County Helpful Links

Census Records

Monroe County Birth,  Death,  Marriage Records

Monroe County Cemeteries

Monroe Co Cemetery List Cemetery Listings and Tombstone Pictures
Grave Yards in Illinois - Monroe County
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Google Map of selected cemetery
Search for cemetery records in Monroe County at Findagrave.com

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Monroe County Court Records


Military records at the Illinois State Archives

Civil War Regimental and Unit Histories Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Monroe County
Civil War Soldiers Buried in Monroe Co Civil War Soldiers (Photos)  WWI Soldiers of Monroe County
WWII Soldiers World War II Army Casualties American Legion Post 581 Veteran Grave Registration Records 1927-1945 by Albert C. Metter
Korean War Soldiers Korean War list of Soldiers from Monroe County Vietnam Conflict Casualties - Searchable Archive

James Lemon Letters


James Lemon Monument / DAR Dedication

Robert Lemon (Article about very early pioneer times in Illinois) Submitted by Janet Flynn

Monroe County Servicemen Buried Overseas

Revolutionary War Records

Camp Shelby Induction 1918
(Monroe County Boys who entrained for Camp Shelby, Mississippi,)

Camp Taylor Induction 1918 (Monroe County Boys Who Entrained For Camp Zachary Taylor, Kentucky)

Federal Pension Roll of 1883

Spanish American War Veterans buried in Illinois


Churches - Schools - Clubs - Groups - People (Pictures)

News Articles, Towns, Pictures, Directories and Maps

History of Monroe County

Native American



Monroe County Resources



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The Monroe County Genealogy Society is happy to announce the arrival of the new book, 

Veterans of Monroe County, Illinois.


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Monroe and Surrounding County Helpful Links
Libraries Monroe Co. Genealogy Society Visit here for more Monroe Co Resources Monroe Co. Communities  
Illinois State Records Monroe Co. Historical Society Monroe Co Independent
USGenWeb Archives - Illinois The Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois
National Archives and Records Administration Monroe County Illinois Trails Famous Illinoisians with Civil War Ties
Search for Illinois Land Patents - Monroe County
Ellis Island Online Old School Annual Yearbook Project
German History - Virtual Library Monroe County Directory

Genealogy Place

a free genealogical search engine

Babel Fish Translation Locate Communities and Places Old Newspapers, mostly NY area. However, the newspapers included many little tidbits about Illinois .
The Political Graveyard Monroe Co., Illinois Preserving Photos and Documents
GenealogyBuff  Free Research  Genealogy Related Newsgroups Care of grave stones
Passenger Lists on the Internet Map  of Bavaria  What symbols on grave stones mean
Social Security Death Index Melungeon History Free Genealogy Forms
GNIS Geographical Locator Handy Relationship Chart Maps of Germany.
Catholic Parish Addresses in Germany


(Grand Army of the Republic)

New Ship Lists at Castlegarden
Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1955 St. Louis, MO. Probate Court Database St. Louis, MO.Coroner's Inquest Database
Perry County Genealogy Society AA Brief History of the Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1942


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