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Genealogical Researchers at the Illinois State Archives will assist patrons with genealogical research free of charge, although there is a fee for photocopying. This archives contains mainly state records of permanent value, but also has some federal and local records. Archives staff firstname.lastname@example.org can assist with state and federal censuses, military service records, WW I draft registrations, veterans' homes, death records between 1915-1947, and early Illinois land sales. Please send only one e-mail question at a time. Search below before you request help.
The Illinois State Archives also maintains the following online databases:
Servitude and Emancipation Records (1722-1863)
Illinois Public Domain Land Sale Information at the State Archives
Database of Marriages in Illinois before 1900
Death Certificates for Illinois Deaths 1915-1950
Illinois' Civil War Soldiers - Database - List of Participants by Name
Spanish-American War (1898) Veterans from Illinois - Online database. Search for Participants by Name
Vital Records How to obtain Birth, Marriage and Death records in Illinois.
Illinois State Genealogical Society -- Membership, Publications, Resources
Illinois State Historical Library - Non-circulating collection of books and manuscripts. Major photo, historic newspaper, genealogy and Lincoln collections.
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites for Illinois - The Ultimate Illinois Source of Sources. Includes a large map section.
For links to Birth, Death and Marriage Records see: Vital Check and Vital Records
The ILGenWeb Project - Links to Illinois Counties and Surname Connection
Genealogy Collections at the Newberry Library in Chicago
Graveyards in Chicago - Over 200 excellent photos and history of Chicago's most famous tombs and cemeteries.
County Histories and Genealogical Societies
Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society of Illinois
State-level Casulty Lists from The Korean Conflict (1951-1957) located at the National Archives. Search by name or "home of record."
The Chicago Public Library's List of Illinois Colleges, Universities, and Libraries
Homepage of Illinois Counties
A Color Map of the 102 Illinois Counties or
History of Illinois County Boundaries: 1790 - Present
Early Land Sales, Maps, Analysis, and Records or the1895 Map of All Counties
This webpage is maintained by Mark Sorensen, Sorens1@comcast.net Adjunct Professor of History, Millikin University.
You can reach me in the Archives at (217) 782-1082.
Last updated February 23, 2004
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