Macoupin County IL - Probate Index A (Earliest through 1881)
Contributed for "use only" on the Macoupin County Illinois Genealogy Pages by the Macoupin Research Group listed below.

©2000 Macoupin Research Group Volunteers for the earliest Macoupin Probate Index Project are Linda R. F. Arnold, Loretta Beeuwsaert, Carolynn Bettis, Patti Breaux, Mary Collins, Gloria Frazier, M Trover, Carolyn Gibbons, Marlene Johnson, Sue McMurry, Frank Oglesby, Ronnie Peralta, Melissa Robards, Irvina Russell, John Sissom, Yvonne Stedman, Joretta Weaver



Macoupin County IL
Probate Index A (Earliest through 1881)
Introduction and Page Index
(Please Read)


Index page links are listed here. Ya just gotta scroll down a bit. Better read the following text first. We don't have answers to your questions.

We had no intention of changing spellings of the original index even if we thought a spelling should be different. If you want to note a different spelling or other change, I will note it on the specific page. I will not change the original courthouse index entry.

Sometimes entries were difficult to read so we did so note with a question mark or other notation.

The "Box"number is the most important source because the Box is where all of the original papers are located for an estate in the Circuit Clerk's Office. If no Box is listed in the index, then what was done in probate court is just listed in the ledger pages at the courthouse. The Comments column will give an idea if ledger pages are available in the Circuit Clerk's office if no Box number listed.

Yooo! If there is a Box number listed, you request copies from the originals in the Box in the Circuit Clerk's Office at the courthouse; the Circuit Clerk's Office responds there is nothing in the Box (lost or taken), then ask for copies of the ledger pages. We aren't listing ledger pages if there is a Box number so ASK for copies (you gotta pay) of the ledger pages to cover your bases if nothing in the Box or a Box number isn't listed.

I do not believe the LDS Library microfilmed the papers in the boxes. They microfilmed the ledgers, briefs of the papers in the boxes. One ledger they would have microfilmed and would have been very important is the will book which has handwritten copies of the wills which were in/are in the boxes.

The letter G by a Box number such as 1-G means those are guardianship records in the Box. Sometimes for a Conservator, the Box is listed with a C, like Box 25-C.

Many original index pages do not have dates on them. I have no answer for questions pertaining to dates except all listings on these index pages are before 1881. The courthouse might be able to check some kind of ledger for a date. Otherwise, the dates will be on the original papers in the Box and it will cost you to have the courthouse check an original paper in the Box. I noticed sometimes the date is earlier on a later index page such as page 21 starts with 1876 and page 22 starts with 1850...

Executor means there is a will. Administrator means there is no will. (Most cases)

Might be cheaper to view/copy the microfilms. Go to the Family History Library Catalog site and do a formal search for the Macoupin County IL probate film numbers and read the up to date procedures for obtaining the microfilms to view at your local LDS History Center.

Researchers for hire.

Pages of one letter is not in alphabetical order - like all the A's are mixed up, all the B's are mixed up, etc. You need to look at all pages of the same letter. Try the search engine on main page. I suggested an index to alphabetize each letter but a researcher replied that by browsing a letter in the mixed up order, she was able to find more throughout the records.

**Numbers without links (and not defined as missing) are blank pages. There is no reason behind listing blank page numbers with a specific letter - just someplace to mention them.

If you don't have time to browse an index page for a surname because it is not alphabetized, then use Find in your Edit pulldown menu.

A1 (missing A's 1837-1850), A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, 7, 8,
B9, B10, B11, B12, B13, B14, B15, B16, B17, B18, B19, B20, B21, B22, B23, B24, B25, B26, B27, B28, B29, B30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35,
C36, C37, C38, C39, C40, C41, C42, C43, C44, C45, C46, C47, C48, C49, C50, C51, C52
D53, D54, D55, D56, D57, D58, D59, D60, D61, D62, D63, D64, D65
E66, E67, E68, E69, E70, E71, 72, 73
F74, F75, F76, F77, F78, F79, F80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86
G87, G88, G89, G90, G91, G92, G93, G94, G95, G96, 97, 98, 99, 100
H101, H102, H103, H104, H105, H106, H107, H108, H109, H110, H111, H112, H113, H114, H115, H116, H117, H118, H119, H120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125
I126, 127, 128, 129, 130
J131, J132, J133, J134, J135, J136, 137, 138
K139, K140, K141, K142, K143, K144, K145
L146, L147, L148, L149, L150, L151, L152, L153, L154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163
M164, M165, M166, M167, M168, M169, M170, M171, M172, M173, M174, M175, M176, M177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, M187, M188, M189, M190, M191, 192
N193, N194, N195, 196, 197, 198, 199, 200
O201, O202, O203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208
P209, P210, P211, P212, P213, P214, P215, P216, P217, P218
Q218, 219
R220, R221, R222, R223, R224, R225, R226, R227, R228, R229, R230, R231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236
S237, S238, S239, S240, S241, S242, S243, S244, S245, S246, S247, S248, S249, S250, S251, S252, S253, S254, S255, S256, S257, S258, 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 264, 265
T266, T267, T268, T269, T270, T271, T272, T273, 274, 275, 276, 277, 278, 279, 280, 281
U282, 283
V284, V285, V286
W287, W288, W289, W290, W291, W292, W293, W294, W295, W296, W297, W298, W299, W300, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315,
X (none)
Y316, Y317, 318
Z319


Macoupin County IL - Probate Index A (Earliest through 1881)
Contributed for "use only" on the Macoupin County Illinois Genealogy Pages by the Macoupin Research Group listed below.

©2000 Macoupin Research Group Volunteers for the earliest Macoupin Probate Index Project are Linda R. F. Arnold, Loretta Beeuwsaert, Carolynn Bettis, Patti Breaux, Mary Collins, Gloria Frazier, M Trover, Carolyn Gibbons, Marlene Johnson, Sue McMurry, Frank Oglesby, Ronnie Peralta, Melissa Robards, Irvina Russell, John Sissom, Yvonne Stedman, Joretta Weaver




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