Illinois Court Records online includes all types of court records such as miscellaneous court collections, guardianship records, some probate records, and more. This is a preliminary list.

 

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Illinois Court Records Online at the federal and state level

US – United States Public Records, 1970-2009, at FS 

US – U.S. Circuit Court Criminal Case Files, 1790-1871, at Anc$ 

US – United States, Index of Court Cases, 1833-2018, at MH

US – U.S., F.B.I. Deceased Criminal Identification Files, 1971-1994, at Anc$ 

US – American Protective League Correspondence, 1917-1919, at Anc$ 

US – U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patents, 1790-1909, at Anc$ 

US – United States Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Patents, 1970-2019, at Anc$ 

US – International Patents, 1890-2020, at Anc$ 

US – United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, index & images

Illinois – Counties and incorporated municipalities of Illinois, July 15, 1977, at FS

Illinois – Illinois, Supreme Court records, 1832-1838, at FS

 

 

Illinois Court Records Online by County

Adams County – Poorhouse Records – Adams County Almshouse Register Index, 1873-1898, at IRAD-WIU

Adams County – Court Records – Adams County, Illinois — Court Records – 1845, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Adams County, Illinois Clerk’s Chancery Docket, 1840-1852, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Adams County, Illinois County Record and Record of County Commissioner’s Court, 1825-1849, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Adams County, Illinois Court Ledger Books, 1842-1848, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Adams County, Illinois Jury Lists, 1845-1850 : Cases 1-38, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Adams County, Illinois Proof and Final Order Index [date Unknown but Appears to Be Pre-1850], at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Certificates of Land Purchase, 1837-1850 : Box CP-1, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Certificates of Moral Character, 1848 (1), Ca. 1884-1937, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Chancery & Other Court Records, Ca. 1820-1931, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Chancery Case Files, 1827-1854, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Chancery Complete Records, 1841-1899, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Chancery Index, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Chancery Records, 1837-1935, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Circuit Court Records, Vol. B, 1826-1844, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Circuit Court Related Records, 1825-1846, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Dockets, 1839-1853, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Execution Dockets, Books H, XQ, X1, 1826-1852, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Fee Bills, Cases 1-492, 1827-1850, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Fee Books, 1833-1855, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Index to Court Record Chancery, 1858-1931, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Insanity Proceedings, 1883-1933, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Judgement Docket, 1855-1974, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Judgement Dockets, 1827-1854, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Judges Docket, Ca. 1839, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Law and Criminal Record, Book 2, Sept. 1846-Nov. 1849, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Marriages of Adams County, Illinois, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Minutes, 1827-1850, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Miscellaneous Case Files, Cases 1-1,956, Ca. 1837-1844, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – People’s Case Files, Ca. 1826-1850, at FS

Adams County – Court Records – Written Transcripts of Justice of the Peace Records, 1837-1850 : Box T-1, at FS

Aurora – Court Records – Naturalization Records, 1857-1931, at FS

Bond County – Court Records – Probate Records, 1817-1965, at FS

Brown County – Poorhouse Records – Brown County Almshouse Registers Index (1882–1963), at IRAD-WIU

Brown County – Court Records – Brown County, Illinois Circuit Court Cases Abraham Lincoln and Partners Argued Before the Ill. Supreme Court, Ca. 1837-1853 : Includes Some Related or Questionable Cases, at FS

Brown County – Court Records – Chancery Records, 1853-1924, at FS

Calhoun County – Court Records – Court Records, 24 May 1825-ca. 1843, at FS

Calhoun County – Court Records – Court Records, 6 Dec. 1842 – May 1850, at FS

Canton – Court Records – Court Records, 1893-1931, at FS

Cass County – Court Records – Swampland Records, 1850-1857, at FS

Champaign County – Court Records – Court Record, 1833-1852; 1857-1872, at FS

Clay County – Court Records – Records, 1825-1841, at FS

Cook County – Court Records – Donald Crerar, Et Al. Vs. Norman Williams, Huntington W. Jackson, Et Al., at FS

DeWitt County – Coroner Records – DeWitt County Coroner’s Inquest Files Index (1924–1977), at IRAD-ISU

DeWitt County – Court Records – Wills and Letters, 1850-1898, at FS

DeKalb County – Court Records – Illinois, DeKalb County, Circuit Court Records, 1858-1962, at FS

DeKalb County – Court Records – Illinois, DeKalb County, Court Records, 1863-1970, at FS

Elgin – Court Records – Naturalization Records, 1858-1954, at FS

Fulton County – Court Records – Fulton County Circuit Court Case Files Index (1825–1876), at IRAD-WIU

Fulton County – Court Records – Chancery Court Records, 1824-1923, at FS

Fulton County – Court Records – County Court; Swampland Records, 1849-1857, at FS

Fulton County – Court Records – Court Records, 1835-1926; Parole Records, 1898-1899, at FS

Fulton County – Court Records – Court Records, 1859-1925, at FS

Gallatin County – Court Records – Gallatin County, Illinois Circuit Court Records, Ca. 1814-1920, at FS

Greene County – Court Records – Early Records of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, at FS

Hamilton County – Court Records – Circuit Court Record, Vol. A-B, 1821-1839, at FS

Hamilton County – Court Records – Naturalization Records, Intentions and Final Papers, 1824-1883, Index, 1824-1860, Hamilton County, Illinois, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Administrators and Executors Records, 1859-1925, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Adoption Records, 1883-1904, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Certificates of Levy and Redemption, 1841-1956, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Certificates of Purchase, 1853-1924, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Chancery Court Records, 1838-1924; Indexes, 1856-1965, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Circuit Court Defaults, 1859-1878, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Circuit Court Records, 1829-1897; Indexes, 1857-1963, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Circuit Court Records, 1894-1914, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Civil and Criminal Files, 1830-1860, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Commissioners Record, 1829-1838, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Conservator’s Record and Law, 1879-1908, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Court Docket, 1849-1855, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Court Proceedings, 1831-1840, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Court Records, 1838-1840, 1843-1847, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Executor’s Records, 1865-1928, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Guardianship Records, 1849-1938; Index, 1833-1972, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – History of the Mormon Church, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Index to Court Papers, Vol. A, 1830-1865 and Court Records, Vol. B, 1831-1857, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Inventory, Appraisement and Sales Bills, 1892-1916, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Judgement Index, 1963-1972 : Index to Judgement Chancery Dockets, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Letters of Administration with Will Annexed, 1886-1920, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Probate & Court Records, Ca. 1850-1963, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Probate Journals, 1839-1923; Indexes, 1849-1964, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Record of Justice Transcripts, 1862-1925, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Widow’s Relinquishment and Selection, 1879-1925, at FS

Hancock County – Court Records – Will Records, 1911-1922, at FS

Henderson County – Court Records – Early Court Commissioner’s Records of Henderson County, IL : 1841-1853, at FS

Henderson County – Court Records – Miscellaneous Probate Records and Bonds, 1859-1939, at FS

Henderson County – Court Records – Naturalization Records, 1856-1944, at FS

Henderson County – Court Records – Probate Records, 1843-1928, at FS

Henry County – Court Records – Minutes, 1844-1923, at FS

Henry County – Court Records – Probate Record Book of Appraisals, Inventories, and Estate Sales, 1840-1 927, at FS

Jackson County – Court Records – Circuit Court Record Law, V. E, 1844-1855, at FS

Jackson County – Court Records – County Court Record, V. D, 1843-1855, at FS

Jackson County – Court Records – Marriages Recorded from 1857 to 1866, Jackson County, Illinois, at FS

Jasper County – Court Records – Administrator’s Record, 1860-1933, at FS

Jefferson County – Court Records – Jefferson County, Illinois Marriages, at FS

Jersey County – Court Records – Early Records of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois, at FS

JoDaviess County – Court Records – JoDaviess County Almshouse Registers Index (1846-1938), at IRAD-NIU

Jo Daviess County – Court Records – Applications and Proof of Preemption Purchases of Railroad Land, Civil War Discharges, and Other Records, 1853-1883, at FS

Jo Daviess County – Court Records – Jo Daviess County, Illinois Miscellaneous Records, 1828-1942, at FS

Johnson County – Court Records – Circuit Court Record, 1829-1835, at FS

Kane County – Court Records – Kane County Circuit Court Case Files Index (1836-1870), at IRAD-NIU

Kane County – Court Records – Miscellaneous Probate Records, 1837-1922, at FS

Kane County – Court Records – Naturalization Records, 1846-1951, at FS

Kane County – Court Records – Naturalization Records, 1858-1954, at FS

Kane County – Court Records – Naturalization Records, 1872-1906, at FS

Lake County – Court Records – Lake County Circuit Court Case Files Index (1840-1898), at IRAD-NIU

LaSalle County – Court Records – La Salle County, Illinois Court Minutes, 1831-1923, at FS

LaSalle County – Court Records – La Salle County, Illinois Judgement Dockets, Ca. 1913-1925, at FS

Livingston County – Probate Records – Livingston County Probate Case Files Index (1837–1958), at IRAD-ISU

Logan County – Court Records – Logan County Circuit Court Criminal Case Files Index (1857–1945), at IRAD-ISU

Macon County – Court Records – Macon County Circuit Court Case Files Index (1829-1861), at IRAD-UIS

Macon County – Court Records – Court Record, Vol. A – B, 1831-1848, at FS

Macoupin County – Court Records – Records, 1829-1849, at FS

Macoupin County – Coroner Records – Macoupin County Coroner’s Inquest Files Index (1835-1928), at IRAD-UIS

Madison County – Court Records – Madison County Probate Case Files Index (1813–1903), at IRAD-SIU

Madison County – Court Records – Madison County, Illinois Circuit Court in Chancery Records, 1825-1911, at FS

Madison County – Court Records – Records and Indentures, Madison County, Illinois, 1813-1815, at FS

Mason County – Court Records – Swampland Records, 1852-1872, 1887, 1897, at FS

Massac County – Court Records – Order Book, A, 1843-1849, at FS

Mattoon County – Court Records – Mattoon Court of Common Pleas Case Files Index (1869–1873), at IRAD-EIU

McDonough County – Guardianship Records – McDonough County Guardian’s Case Files Index (1838-1933), at IRAD-WIU

McDonough County – Probate Records – McDonough County Probate Case Files Index (1833-1925), at IRAD-WIU

McDonough County – Court Records – Incorporation of Towns and Townships, Tax Records & Some Patents, 1857- 1869, at FS

McDonough County – Court Records – Patent Records, 1869-1875, at FS

McHenry County – Court Records – Naturalization Papers, 1851-1955, at FS

McHenry County – Court Records – Naturalization Papers, 1858-1929, at FS

McHenry County – Court Records – Probate Packets, 1840-1957, at FS

McLean County – Probate Records – McLean County Probate Record Index (1834–1934), at IRAD-ISU

McLean County – Probate Records – McLean County Will Record Index (1838–1940), at IRAD-ISU

Mercer County – Poorhouse Records – Mercer County Almshouse Register Index (1859–1948), at IRAD-WIU

Morgan County – Poorhouse Records – Morgan County Poor Farm Records Index (1850-1932), at IRAD-UIS

Ogle County – Court Records – Ogle County Almshouse Register Index (1878-1933), at IRAD-NIU

Ogle County – Naturalization Records – Ogle County Naturalization Papers (County Court) Index (1872-1906), at IRAD-NIU

Ogle County – Court Records – Court Records, 1837-1842, at FS

Peoria County – Probate Records – Peoria County Probate Case Files Index (1825–1887), at IRAD-WIU

Perry County – Court Records – County Record, No. 1, Book A, 1828-1835, at FS

Perry County – Court Records – Perry County, Illinois Insanity Proceedings, Ca. 1852-1924, at FS

Perry County – Court Records – Perry County, Illinois Mothers’ Petitions for Relief, Reports of Investigating Officers & Decrees by the Court, 1913-1937, at FS

Pope County – Court Records – Circuit Court Records, 1818-1862, at FS

Pope County – Court Records – County Court Records, 1816-1850, at FS

Randolph County – Court Records – Randolph County, Illinois Court Records, Justice of the Peace Records, Early Notarial Records, Etc., 1737-1885, at FS

Randolph County – Court Records – Record, 1824-1836, at FS

Rock Island County – Probate Records – Rock Island Probate Case Files Index (1834–1899), at IRAD-WIU

Rock Island County – Court Records – Chancery Book Abstracts Rock Island County, Illinois 1842-1901, at FS

Rock Island County – Court Records – Chancery Court Records, 1842-1890, at FS

Rock Island County – Court Records – Justice of the Peace Court Record, 1858-1870, at FS

Saline County – Court Records – Order Book, Vol. A, 1848-1858, at FS

Sangamon County – Court Records – County Court Record F, 1853-1857, at FS

Sangamon County – Guardianship Records – Sangamon County Guardian’s Case Files Index (1825-1901), at IRAD-UIS

Sangamon County – Probate Records – Sangamon County Probate Case Files Index (1821-1906), at IRAD-UIS

Schuyler County – Court Records – Insanity Cases, 1867-1920, at FS

Shelby County – Court Records – Shelby County Circuit Court Case Files Index (1828–1871), at IRAD-EIU

Shelby County – Court Records – Administrator’s Bond Record Book B : Shelby County, Ill. Part 11, at FS

Shelby County – Court Records – Administrators Bond Record Book B [continued from Last Issue] : Shelby County, Illinios, Shelby County Circuit Court, at FS

Shelby County – Court Records – Miscellaneous Records : [abstracted from Original Documents in the Shelby Co. Courthouse], at FS

Shelby County – Court Records – Miscellaneous Records from Shelby County, Illinois : a Listing of Genealogical Data, at FS

Shelby County – Court Records – Old Circuit Court Record Book : Shelby County, Illinois — Part 111, at FS

Shelby County – Court Records – Old Circuit Court Record Book, Shelby County, Illinois, 1827 to 1834 : Part 1, at FS

Stark County – Poorhouse Records – Stark County Almshouse Register Index (1868–1941), at IRAD-WIU

St. Clair County – Court Records – St. Clair County Circuit Court Chancery Case Files Index (1815–1870), at IRAD-SIU

St. Clair County – Court Records – St. Clair County Farm Board Record Index (1874–1879), at IRAD-SIU

St. Clair County – Court Records – St. Clair County Farm Board Record Index (1874-1879), at IRAD-SIU

St. Clair County – Court Records – Madison County Probate Case Files Index (1813-1903), at IRAD-SIU

St. Clair County – Court Records – Court Records, 1796-1818, at FS

St. Clair County – Court Records – Indexes to Court Records, by Plaintiff and Defendant, 1790-1857, at FS

St. Clair County – Court Records – Courts including Circuit Court index and Naturalizations, at SCCGS, at SCCGS

St. Clair County – Naturalization Records – Courts including Circuit Court index and Naturalizations, at SCCGS, at SCCGS

Union County – Court Records – Order Book, 1818-1848, at FS

Union County – Court Records – Probate Records, 1818-1892; Index, 1822-1965, at FS

Vermilion County – Coroner Records – Vermilion County Coroner’s Inquest Files Index (1908–1956), at IRAD-ISU

Walnut Grove Township – Court Records – Docket, 1867-1881, at FS

Warren County – Court Records – Adoption, Delinquent & Dependent Records V. 1-3, 1905-1942, at FS

Warren County – Court Records – Early Court Commissioner’s Records of Warren County, Ill., 1830-1837, at FS

Warren County – Court Records – Probate Records, 1831-1924, at FS

Wayne County – Coroner Records – Wayne County Coroner’s Inquest Record Index (1888–1960), at IRAD-EIU

Whiteside County – Court Records – Chancery Court, 1855-1886 : Index, 1860-1927, at FS

Will County – Court Records – Will County, Illinois Circuit Court in Chancery Records, 1866-1894, at FS

Williamson County – Court Records – Chancery Court Record Index, 1842-1912, 5,663 Names, at WCIHS

Williamson County – Court Records – Chancery Records Index, Williamson County, 1842-1912 – small claims court, at WCIHS

Williamson County – Court Records – Common Law Court Record Index, 1840-1930, 9,807 Names, at WCIHS

Williamson County – Court Records – Criminal Case Record Index, 1840-1912 & 1921-22, 5,079 Names, at WCIHS

Williamson County – Court Records – Indictment Record Index, 1906-1950, 27,685 Entries, at WCIHS

Williamson County – Court Records – Mental Health Record Index, 1920-1944, 1,282 Names, at WCIHS

Williamson County – Court Records – Partition Record Index, 1845-1963, 17,780 names, at WCIHS

Winnebago County – Court Records – Winnebago County, Illinois Circuit Court in Chancery Divorce Records and Other Court Cases, 1857-1900, at FS

White County – Court Records – Index to White County Court Papers, White County, Illinois, 1860-1888, at FS

Woodford County – Poorhouse Records – Woodford County Almshouse Registers Index (1868–1957), at IRAD-ISU

 

 

Illinois Court Records Online by City

East St. Louis City – Court Records – East St. Louis City Court Naturalization Papers Index (1874–1906), at IRAD-SIU

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