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Bureau Co Contacts

629 South Main Street
Princeton, IL  61356-2012

BCGS meets on the 4th Thursday of each month (Jan-Oct) and a combined Nov/Dec meeting at 7:00 p.m. at 629 South Main Street in Princeton (one-half block north of the Courthouse).

Bureau County Genealogical Society
629 S. Main Street
Princeton IL 61356
(815) 879-3133 or (815) 303-7386

Hours of operation:

Mon. - Tues. & Thurs - Fri.: 10:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m.
Open by appointment on Wednesdays and Saturdays
Call: 815-879-3133 or 815-875-8491

Bureau County Genealogical Society Cemeteries in Bureau County, Illinois

Records held by BCGS society:

I Inscriptions Recorded
C Caretaker's Records (copies)
B Both Inscriptions and Caretaker's Records (copies)
PP Private Property

Cemeteries in Bureau Co. http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilbcgs/cemeteries/index.html

Greenville Township
Greenville/Fairfield Union Cemetery 1940s B
Bowen Cemetery 1842 I
Newell Cemetery 1850 I
Former Forest Cemetery PP
New Bedford Chapel Cemetery (aka United Brethren Cemetery) 1860 I

Fairfield Township
Amish Cemetery 1944 I
Fairfield Cemetery (aka Yorktown Cemetery) 1850s C
Thomas Cemetery (aka Cartwright Cemetery) 1870s I
Anderson Family Cemetery 1872 I PP

Gold Township
Gold Township Cemetery

700 South Main Street
Princeton, Illinois 61356

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:00
Closed Holidays
The Courthouse contains the following records (starting date listed):
Marriage 1837
Probate 1837
Death 1878
Court 1837
Birth 1878
Land 1817


Walnut Public Library Hours:
M - 9-7
T - 12-5
W - 9-7
F - 12-5
Sa - 9-2

Heaton and Main Streets
PO Box 728
Walnut, IL 61376
Bureau County

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