Welcome to Randolph ILGenWeb!

Welcome to the Randolph County ILGenWeb Project website, my name is Dennis Partridge and presently I am the county coordinator for Randolph 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 Randolph 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.

Randolph County was organized in 1795 out of a part of St. Clair County. It was named in honor of Edmund Randolph, Governor of Virginia. The Northwest Territory was captured from the British near the end of the Revolutionary War by the army of Virginia. Illinois then became, for a brief time, Illinois County, Virginia. Edmund Randolph was Governor of Virginia at the time Virginia ceded the Northwest Territory to the United States. The county's boundaries were last changed in 1827, when land was taken to form Perry County.

Randolph County is surrounded by the counties of Jackson, Monroe, Perry, St. Clair and Washington.

Randolph County Illinois Archives

Surnames and Genealogy Research

Cemetery Research

Census Research


  • Church Book of Evangelical Lutheran St. Mark's Congregation in Steeleville, Randolph County, Illinois
  • Church Book, St. Peter's Lutheran, Randolph (Bremen), Randolph County, Illinois, records
  • Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records 1695-1956
    • Church Records of Immaculate Conception Parish, Kaskaskia Island, Randolph County, Illinois 1695-1956
    • Church Records of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois 1895-1957
    • Church Records of St. Anne (transferred to St. Joseph) Parish, Fort du Chartres, Randolph County, Illinois 1721-1840
    • Church Records of St. Anthony Parish, Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois 1913-1960
    • Church Records of St. Boniface Parish, Evansville, Randolph County, Illinois 1860-1965
    • Church Records of St. Dismas Parish, Menard Prison, Randolph County, Illinois 1939-1953
    • Church Records of St. John the Baptist Parish, Red Bud, Randolph County, Illinois 1862-1956
    • Church Records of St. Joseph Parish, Prairie du Rocher, Randolph County, Illinois 1832-1930
    • Church Records of St. Leo Parish, Modoc, Randolph County, Illinois 1883-1956
    • Church Records of St. Mary Parish, Chester, Randolph County, Illinois 1848-1931
    • Church Records of St. Mary of Divine Maternity Parish, Ellis Grove, Randolph County, Illinois 1934-1956
    • Church Records of St. Patrick (formerly St. Mary) Parish, Ruma, Randolph County, Illinois 1832-1956

Court Records


Randolph County Ethnic Research

Randolph County History

Military Records

Old Photographs of Randolph County

Randolph County Newspapers

Vital Records Research


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