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Guide to Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
This article is about the U.S. state of Illinois. For other uses, see Illinois (disambiguation).

Illinois Information

Illinois became the twenty-first state admitted to the United States on December 3, 1818. Illinois was created form Illinois Territory and is located in the Midwestern region of the United States.[1] The capital is Springfield and there are 102 counties in Illinois. [2]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Illinois Research

Links to articles on getting started with Illinois research.

Illinois Research Tools

Links to articles and websites that assist in Illinois research.

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Illinois Clickable Map

Many genealogy records are kept on the county level in the United States. Click on a county below to go to the county Wiki article listing more information.

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Counties

Extinct or Renamed Counties: Dane • Illinois Country • Knox (1790-1809)

Illinois Migration Routes

FamilySearch Resources

Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.

Additional Resources

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Illinois " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois (accessed 16 March 2016).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "List of US States by Date of Admission," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_date_of_admission_to_the_Union, accessed 1 Nov 2016.