Chester Genealogy (in Randolph County, IL)

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NOTE: Additional records that apply to Chester are also found through the Randolph County and Illinois pages.


Birth Records Cemetery Records Census Records Church Records City Directories Death Records Histories and Genealogies Immigration Records Land Records Map Records Marriage Records Newspapers and Obituaries Probate Records School Records

Chester Birth Records

Birth records, 1870-1915 Family History Library

Illinois, Birth Records, 1916-present Illinois Department of Public Health

Randolph County, IL birth certificate abstracts Family History Library

Randolph County, Illinois births Family History Library

Vital records of Randolph and Washington counties, Illinois, 1809-1870 Family History Library

Chester Cemetery Records

Clendenin Find a Grave

Crisler Cemetery Find a Grave

Douglas Burial Ground Find a Grave

Evergreen Cemetery Billion Graves

Kaskaskia Cemetery Billion Graves

Old Saint Mary's Cemetery Find a Grave

Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Find a Grave

Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery Find a Grave

Schroeder Funeral Chapel : death & burial dates & cemetery names Family History Library

Chester Census Records

1810, 1818 Illinois Census Returns Ancestry

1825 Illinois State Census Ancestry

1855 Illinois State Census Ancestry

1865 Illinois State Census Ancestry

Federal Census of 1940, Chester Township in Logan County, Illinois LDS Genealogy

Randolph Co. Census 1820 US Gen Web

Randolph Co. Census 1825 US Gen Web

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 Ancestry

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1940 MyHeritage

United States Federal Census, 1790-1940 Family Search

Chester Church Records

Church records, 1885-1909 (First United Methodist Church (Chester, Illinois)) Family History Library

Illinois, Randolph County, Chester, St. Mary Parish, church records, 1848-1956 Family History Library

Illinois, Randolph County, Menard Prison, St. Dismas Parish, church records, 1939-1959 Family History Library

Kirchen Register, 1849-1957 (St. Johannes Kirche (Chester, Illinois : Evangelical Lutheran)) Family History Library

Peace Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois Family History Library

Saint Mary Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church, Chester, Illinois Family History Library

Saint Mary Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church, Chester, Illinois. WorldCat

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois Family History Library

St. John Lutheran Church Chester, Illinois : early church records, 1849-1924 Family History Library

St. John Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois, Randolph County, early church records WorldCat

St. Mark Episcopal Church 1843-1955, Chester, Illinois Family History Library

Chester City Directories

Polk's Chester (Randolph Co., Ill.) city directory Family History Library

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois Family History Library

Wiggins and Weaver's Ohio River directory for 1871-1872 : embracing a full alphabetical record of the names of the inhabitants, and business directories of Wheeling, Parkersburg, Marietta, Pomeroy, Gallipolis, Ironton, Portsmouth, Ripley, Bellaire, Bridgeport, Harmar, Middleport, Martins Ferry, Maysville, Owensboro, Paducah, Lawrenceburg, Aurora, Madison, Cairo, Chester, Cape Girardeau Family History Library

Chester Death Records

1916-1947 Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index Ancestry

Death records (data filed at office of city clerk at person's death from Jan. 1918 to Aug. 1953), hospital records of births (1878-93, 1940-49, Sparta, Randolph County, Illinois), wills and administration, guardianship papers, etc. (1827-1869, Randolph County, Illinois) Family History Library

Funeral home records, 1891-1955 Family History Library

Illinois Deaths, 1916-1950 MyHeritage

Illinois Deaths, before 1916 MyHeritage

Illinois, Death Records, 1916-present Illinois Department of Public Health

Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916 Ancestry

Obituaries Randolph County Chester Herald Tribune Family History Library

Randolph County, Illinois death records : 1839-1955 Family History Library

Randolph County, Illinois death registers, 1877-1917 Family History Library

Schroeder Funeral Chapel : death & burial dates & cemetery names Family History Library

Schroeder-McClure obituaries, 1965-2002 Family History Library

Vital records of Randolph and Washington counties, Illinois, 1809-1870 Family History Library

Welge Funeral Home : 1897-1990, Chester, Illinois Family History Library

Welge/Pechacek Funeral Home : death dates 1920-2005 : 85 years of information Family History Library

Chester Histories and Genealogies

Chester, Illinois : one hundred fifty years of rich heritage, 1829-1979 Family History Library

Index for A History of Chester, Illinois 1829-1879 Family History Library

Chester Immigration Records

Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991 Ancestry

Naturalization records, 1865-1900 Family History Library

Naturalization records, 1865-1906 Family History Library

Randolph County, Illinois naturalizations [ca. 1833-1898] : records kept in the Office of the County Clerk, Chester, Illinois Family History Library

Chester Land Records

Land records, 1722-1784 Family History Library

Land records, 1768-1934 Family History Library

Original patent land record, Randolph County, Illinois 1814-1872 Family History Library

Chester Map Records

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, April 1899 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, January 1906 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, June 1886 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, March 1893 Library of Congress

Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from Chester, Randolph County, Illinois, October 1911 Library of Congress

Chester Marriage Records

1800-1940 Illinois, County Marriage Records Ancestry

1860-1920 Illinois, Marriage Index Ancestry

Illinois Marriages, 1763-1900 MyHeritage

Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860 Ancestry

Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900 Ancestry

Randolph County, Illinois marriage records, 1807-1925 Family History Library

Saint Mary Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church, Chester, Illinois. WorldCat

Vital records of Randolph and Washington counties, Illinois, 1809-1870 Family History Library

Chester Newspapers and Obituaries

Chester Herald-Tribune 1922-1923 Newspapers.com

Chester Picket Guard 1865-1866 Newspapers.com

Chester Press 1930-1930 Byron Public Library

Chester Press 1930-1930 Byron Library

Chester Tribune 1873-1922 Newspapers.com

Chester tribune newspaper abstracts, Chester, Illinois 1873-1896 Family History Library

Early Sparta, Illinois Newspaper Abstracts, 1839-1861 Family History Library

Obituaries Randolph County Chester Herald Tribune Family History Library

Randolph County Democrat 1857-1859 Newspapers.com

Randolph County Herald Tribune 04/30/2009 to Current Genealogy Bank

Schroeder-McClure obituaries, 1965-2002 Family History Library

The Valley Clarion Newspaper, Chester, Illinois, August 1869-April 1876 Family History Library

Offline Newspapers for Chester

According to the US Newspaper Directory, the following newspapers were printed, so there may be paper or microfilm copies available. For more information on how to locate offline newspapers, see our article on Locating Offline Newspapers.

Chester Herald and Commercial Advertiser. (Chester, Ill.) 1849-1850

Chester Herald-Tribune. (Chester, Ill.) 1922-1964

Chester Herald. (Chester, Randolph County, Ill.) 1850-1840s

Chester Reveille and Homestead Advocate. (Chester, Randolph County, Ill.) 1848-1849

Chester Reveille and Southern Illinois Advertiser. (Chester, Ill.) 1847-1848

Chester Reveille. (Chester, Randolph County, Ill.) 1849-1850

Chester Tribune. (Chester, Ill.) 1872-1922

Egyptian Picket Guard. (Chester, Ill.) 1862-1860s

Randolph County Herald Tribune. (Chester, Ill.) 1965-Current

Chester Probate Records

1772-1999 Illinois, Wills and Probate Records Ancestry

Chester School Records

Chester High School - Summit Yearbook (Chester, IL), 1922, 1923, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959 E Yearbook

Chester High School yearbook, 1905, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 (included in US Yearbooks collection) MyHeritage

Chester High School yearbook, 1905, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Classmates

Chester High School yearbooks, 1905, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry


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