Information on 1865 Illinois State Census From Illinois State Archives
The 1865 Illinois State Census images are available online at HistoryKat--here you can browse the actual images. The census is head of household only and in the case of most rural counties the lack of an index is not a significant problem if the township or area of residence is known with some degree of precision. Using the census is easier if the researcher has access to a township map for the counties under study.
We'll be posting the results from my searches in the Adams County, Illinois, 1865 census over the next few days.
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