Chester Genealogy (in Randolph County, IL)

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Chester Birth Records

Birth records, 1870-1915 FamilySearch Library

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

Randolph County, IL birth certificate abstracts FamilySearch Library

Randolph County, Illinois births FamilySearch Library

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

Chester Cemetery Records

Crisler Cemetery Find a Grave online

Douglas Burial Ground Find a Grave online

Emery Cemetery US Gen Web Archives online

Evergreen Cemetery Billion Graves online

Evergreen Cemetery Find a Grave online

Kaskaskia Cemetery Billion Graves online

Mansker Cemetery Genealogy Trails online

Menard Cemetery Genealogy Trails online

Old Saint Mary's Cemetery Find a Grave online

Randolph Cemetery Genealogy Trails online

Saint John Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery Find a Grave online

Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery Find a Grave online

Schroeder Funeral Chapel : death & burial dates & cemetery names FamilySearch Library

Chester Census Records

1810, 1818 Illinois Census Returns Ancestry online

1825 Illinois State Census Ancestry online

1855 Illinois State Census Ancestry online

1865 Illinois State Census Ancestry online

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

Randolph Co. Census 1820 US Gen Web online

Randolph Co. Census 1825 US Gen Web online

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1950 Ancestry online

U.S. Federal Census 1790-1950 MyHeritage online

United States Federal Census, 1790-1950 Family Search online

Chester Church Records

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

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

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

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

Peace Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois FamilySearch Library

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

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

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois FamilySearch Library

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

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

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

Chester City Directories

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

St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois FamilySearch 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 FamilySearch Library

Chester Death Records

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1916-1947 Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index Ancestry online

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) FamilySearch Library

Funeral home records, 1891-1955 FamilySearch Library

Illinois Deaths, 1916-1950 MyHeritage online

Illinois Deaths, before 1916 MyHeritage online

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

Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916 Ancestry online

Obituaries Randolph County Chester Herald Tribune FamilySearch Library

Randolph County, Illinois death records : 1839-1955 FamilySearch Library

Randolph County, Illinois death registers, 1877-1917 FamilySearch Library

Schroeder Funeral Chapel : death & burial dates & cemetery names FamilySearch Library

Schroeder-McClure obituaries, 1965-2002 FamilySearch Library

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

Welge Funeral Home : 1897-1990, Chester, Illinois FamilySearch Library

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

Chester Histories and Genealogies

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

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

Chester Immigration Records

Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1856-1991 Ancestry online

Naturalization records, 1865-1900 FamilySearch Library

Naturalization records, 1865-1906 FamilySearch Library

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

Chester Land Records

Land records, 1722-1784 FamilySearch Library

Land records, 1768-1934 FamilySearch Library

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

Chester Map Records

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

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

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

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

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

Chester Marriage Records

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1800-1940 Illinois, County Marriage Records Ancestry online

1860-1920 Illinois, Marriage Index Ancestry online

Illinois Marriages, 1763-1900 MyHeritage online

Illinois Marriages, 1790-1860 Ancestry online

Illinois, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900 Ancestry online

Randolph County, Illinois marriage records, 1807-1925 FamilySearch Library

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

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

Chester Newspapers and Obituaries

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Chester Herald-Tribune 1922-1923 Newspapers.com online

Chester Picket Guard 1865-1866 Newspapers.com online

Chester Press 1930-1930 Byron Public Library online

Chester Press 1930-1930 Byron Library online

Chester Tribune 1873-1922 Newspapers.com online

Chester tribune newspaper abstracts, Chester, Illinois 1873-1896 FamilySearch Library

Early Sparta, Illinois Newspaper Abstracts, 1839-1861 FamilySearch Library

Obituaries Randolph County Chester Herald Tribune FamilySearch Library

Randolph County Democrat 1857-1859 Newspapers.com online

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

Schroeder-McClure obituaries, 1965-2002 FamilySearch Library

The Valley Clarion Newspaper, Chester, Illinois, August 1869-April 1876 FamilySearch 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 online

Chester School Records

Chester High School - Summit Yearbook (Chester, IL), 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, 1961, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986 E Yearbook online

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 online

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 online

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, 2012 (included in US School Yearbooks) Ancestry online



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