First visit Illinois Public Domain Land Sales at https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/databases/data_lan.html (Christian is county 011 here)
Or the BLM Land Patent Grants at http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/ and hunt for your ancestors.
Jot down the Township, range and section number then come back here to our map page. For my GGG-Grandfather Moses Reed the info I jotted down was Township 11 (T11N), Range 4E (R4E), Section 23. Now I find the point where T11 & R4E intersect above (Shelbyville Township), view the plat map for that section and walla, that little square with a number 23 on it in Shelbyville Township is the section where my ancestors lived in 1830!!
The sections were divided further into section parts (eg: Section Part E2NW, Section Part E2SW) but we do not have those maps (Plat Maps) available to us at this time. ILGenWeb's County Boundary Maps 1790 - Present - Christian became a county in 1839. (It was originally named Dane).
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