Schuyler County Historical Jail Museum and Genealogical Center

The Schuyler Jail Museum is a fascinating showcase of pioneer life on the Illinois frontier, with a well displayed collections depicting home and farm life in the area from its founding in 1828. In addition, the museum is home to one of the largest collections of genealogical records in the area, and is frequently host to visitors from a wide area to research family records.

Family History Centers

If you can’t make the trip to Schuyler County, one of the best resources is your local L.D.S. Family History Center. The centers are open to the public – you do not need to be a member of the church to use the facilities. You can order microfilm and microfiche from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City at all Family History Centers. The films are inexpensive to order, and the rental period is typically 3-4 weeks.

You can find the location of the nearest Family History Center in your telephone book white pages under “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Center” or from the following link:

The L.D.S. Ancestral File and IGI (International Genealogical Index) are available online. It should be noted that the information gleaned from the Ancestral File and IGI should be thoroughly researched and sources found to substantiate the information found. The Ancestral File and IGI can be found at the following link:

Illinois Regional Archives Depository

In Illinois, The State Archives administers the Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD) system to manage the archival records of county, township and municipal governments. The state is divided into sections, and each section has a regional depository. Schuyler County records are housed at the IRAD located at the Western Illinois University in Macomb. For more information on visiting the IRAD depository, requesting a search, and minimal fees, please see the following link:

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
University Library
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, Illinois 61455
(309) 298-2716

Vital Records

Births – Marriages – Deaths

Schuyler County Clerk
P.O. Box 200
102 South Congress
Rushville, Illinois 62681

Schuyler County Circuit Court
P.O. Box 80
Rushville, Illinois 62681

Chamber of Commerce
117 South Congress
Rushville, Illinois 62681
(217) 322-3689

Schuyler County, Illinois Online Research Links

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