Criminal Index, Williamson County, 1840-1912 & 1921-22, 5,079 files
Typical criminal case files range from malicious mischief to murder. Also found are, bastardy, bigamy, keeping a lewd house, counterfeiting, gaming, selling liquor, bringing slaves into Illinois, rioting, disturbing the peace, assault, perjury, forgery, larceny and many more.
The records for 1921-22 also contain witness names for the people and defense.
These records took countless hours to index from old documents and provide an invaluable resource for genealogists and historians that would normally never be made available it they hadn’t been preserved. The WCHS is in possession of each of the listed case files and can be copied on request for a fee of $10 plus .50 for each page scan. If a search of the indexes locates a person of interest, a request for copies of the files in paper or digital format can then be made for a fee. Please, notate the corresponding file number, i.e. 1910-CR-012. Contact Us
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