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Welcome to the '''[[Illinois]] [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject|WikiProject]]'''! We're delighted you found this page, and hope you'll be part of our team!  
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[[Image:Illinois Map.png|right|270x176px]]Welcome to the '''[[Illinois]] [[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject|WikiProject]]'''! We're delighted you found this page, and hope you'll be part of our team!  
  
 
There are 102 counties in Illinois currently, plus one county (Dane), that no longer exists. Pages have already been created for every county, and headings for a basic outline of record types have been added.  
 
There are 102 counties in Illinois currently, plus one county (Dane), that no longer exists. Pages have already been created for every county, and headings for a basic outline of record types have been added.  
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== <br>'''Current Tasks in need of volunteers:'''<br> ==
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== <br>'''Current Tasks in need of volunteers:'''<br> ==
  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Illinois County Boxes|County boxes]]&nbsp;  
 
*[[FamilySearch Wiki:WikiProject Illinois County Boxes|County boxes]]&nbsp;  
 
**Courthouse images. I'll do this one. [[User:Murphynw|Murphynw]] 23:50, 1 March 2011 (UTC)  
 
**Courthouse images. I'll do this one. [[User:Murphynw|Murphynw]] 23:50, 1 March 2011 (UTC)  
**Origin of county name, info, pictures (this information is often identified at Wikipedia)  
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**Origin of county name, info, pictures. This information is available on the [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradregn.html County Fact Sheets] at the IRAD web site. The site also provides a basic historical timeline for the county, and links to Illinois State Archive databases relevant to that county. Additional information may be available at Wikipedia. <br>
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***I uploaded all remaining county maps. [[User:Murphynw|Murphynw]] 21:40, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
 
*Historic Population Charts&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I can do this one&nbsp;&nbsp;[[User:Evancol|Jane]]  
 
*Historic Population Charts&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I can do this one&nbsp;&nbsp;[[User:Evancol|Jane]]  
 
*Quick Date boxes  
 
*Quick Date boxes  
*Public Library addresses and website links
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*Public Library addresses and website link.&nbsp; Use [http://www.publiclibraries.com/illinois.htm PublicLibraries.com] and/or internet searches.&nbsp; Check library collections for "Local History" room or collections, or on-line obituary index, etc.
*Family History Center addresses
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*List and link to each county's Family History Center page in wiki.  
*[[Wiki Project -- Idaho -- Tasks -- Town Halls|Town or city halls]] -- The Illinois State Archives web site has location and contact information about each county in Illinois tied to a [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/iradregn.html Region Map] of [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|IRAD]]. The site also provides a basic historical timeline for the county, and links to Illinois State Archive databases relevant to that county.<br>
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*Churches in the towns and cities of IIllinois -- This is a Google Task -- We need to identify churches, current and historical, in the towns and cities of Illinois..  
*[[Wiki Project -- Idaho -- Tasks -- Churches in Cities|Churches in the towns and cities of IIllinois]] -- This is a Google Task -- We need to identify churches, current and historical, in the towns and cities of Illinois..  
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*County Histories -- Add a list of known publications or links about the history of each county. See [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson County, Illinois]] as an examples. Sources to check for counties histories include [http://books.google.com/ Google Books], [http://persi.heritagequestonline.com/hqoweb/library/do/books HeritageQuest], [http://www.lib.byu.edu/fhc/index.php Family History Archive], and [http://www.archive.org/ Internet Archive].&nbsp; (others?)<br>
*[[WikiProject -- Idaho -- Tasks -- County History Resources|Counties]] -- Add a list of known publications or links about the history of each county. See [[Owyhee County, Idaho|Owyhee County]] or [[Adams County, Idaho|Adams County]] as examples.  
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*Check [http://www.lookatillinois.info/ LookAtIllinois] web site for digitital galleries from Illinois public libraries.&nbsp; Collections often include publications of interest to genealogists.
*[[WikiProject -- Idaho -- Tasks -- County Links to IDGenWeb Resources|Counties]] -- Cross link to information on ILGenWeb pages  
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*Check [http://www.idaillinois.org/ Illinois Digital Archive] for relevant collections.There is currently no way to search by county, but will be in an upcoming (2012?) software upgrade. Browse collections and look at city names, figure out which county, then incorporate into county page content, e.g., [http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Flinl3 Oak Ridge Cemetery Internment Records] on the Sangamon County page, [http://www.idaillinois.org/cdm4/browse.php?CISOROOT=%2Fppld Polo Area Cemetery Records of Ogle, Lee, Carroll, and Whiteside County)] on the Ogle, Lee, Caroll, and Whiteside County pages.<br>
*Newspapers in the towns and cities of&nbsp;Illinois -- Locating and copying the list of newspapers available in the [http://www.library.illinois.edu/inp/participant_results.php?location=Abraham+Lincoln+Presidential+Library Illinois Newspaper Project] for each city or town to their respective page, then adding links to the microfilm numbers and/or digital versions.
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*Cross link to information on ILGenWeb pages.
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*For each county, identify probate record books available through [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1834344 Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1970].
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*Newspapers in the towns and cities of&nbsp;Illinois -- Locating and copying the list of newspapers available in the [http://www.library.illinois.edu/inp/participant_results.php?location=Abraham+Lincoln+Presidential+Library Illinois Newspaper Project] for each city or town to their respective page, then adding links to the microfilm numbers and/or digital versions.
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*Add Midwestern States Forum badge to every county page.&nbsp; See template below.
  
<br>*Other tasks will be added later
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'''Completed Tasks:'''
 
 
 
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== Project Scope  ==
 
 
 
Illlinois has 102&nbsp;existing counties, two counties that existed for a time and have gone out of existence, and other counties that were anticipated, named, but never were organized.
 
 
 
=== Items of Information  ===
 
 
 
*Photographs of the county courthouse in each county are needed to be added to the county page, similar to what has been done for Adams County.
 
*Names of populated places and communities within each county need to be identified and added, similar to what has been done for [blank] or [blank] County
 
 
 
=== Record Types  ===
 
 
 
*For each of 15 record types, general and specific statements about existing collections, their use, and their accessibility need to be compiled. A general statement regarding records, similar to the one for Ada or Bannock Counties, should be in place for each of the 44 counties. Many have already been added.
 
 
 
===== Cemetery Records  =====
 
 
 
For cemetery records, a table showing all known cemeteries and any transcriptions or online photos of tombstones needs to be compiled. -- '''First cut at lists of cemeteries in all 44 counties has been completed. If additional cemeteries are identified or if additional links are found, they need to be added.'''<br>
 
 
 
===== Census  =====
 
 
 
A brief statement referring the user to the state census page has already been included. If there are peculiarities for each county, they should be added under this heading (see Oneida County for an example of a specific note).
 
 
 
===== Church  =====
 
 
 
A partial list of wards and other church units of The Church if Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) has been added. Details of church records of other denominations is sorely lacking and should be added.
 
 
 
===== Court  =====
 
 
 
A summary of microfilmed court records available at the Idaho State Library and Archives (PARL) and at the Family History Library needs to be added (see Ada County for an example). A sub-heading regarding Judgment Books will be added under this heading.<br>
 
 
 
===== Histories  =====
 
 
 
Any published county histories or histories of the county available online should be listed and linked.
 
 
 
===== Land and Property, including Mining Claims and Water Rights  =====
 
 
 
A summary of microfilmed land and property records available at the&nbsp;Illinois State Library and Archives (PARL) and at the Family History Library needs to be added (see Ada County for an example).
 
 
 
===== Maps  =====
 
 
 
If possible, at least one fairly modern map and one historical map for each county, available online, should be identified, with a link provided.
 
 
 
===== Military  =====
 
 
 
World War I Draft Registration statements have been added to all counties. Some discharge records, etc. from the counties have been added. Others should be added as they are located.
 
 
 
===== Miscellaneous Series  =====
 
 
 
This set of records exists in most counties and includes a variety of subjects of interest to genealogists and family historians. A descriptive statement regarding them will be added.
 
 
 
===== Naturalization and Citizenship  =====
 
 
 
Statements regarding naturalization and citizenship have been added for some counties. These records for other counties should be researched and added.
 
 
 
===== Newspapers  =====
 
 
 
Current and historical newspapers should be identified and listed, at least to the level of detail as for those for Ada County. PARL has an inventory of historical newspapers in their collection, arranged by town. They can be summarized at the county level, and details of titles and years covered could be added to a town or city page, if one has been created.
 
 
 
===== Pension  =====
 
 
 
Statements regarding Mothers' Pensions and Old Age Pensions, where they apply, have already been added to each county.
 
 
 
===== Probate  =====
 
 
 
A summary of microfilmed probate records available at the Idaho State Library and Archives (PARL) and at the Family History Library needs to be added (see Ada County for an example). These records should also be listed under the court records heading.
 
 
 
===== Taxation Records  =====
 
 
 
Statement such as that for Bannock County Taxation needs to be added under that subject for all counties with no statement about Taxation. Any tax records transferred to the Idaho State Historical Society's Public Archives and Research Library should be identified and listed.
 
 
 
===== Vital Records  =====
 
 
 
A statement similar to the one for Ada County needs to be compiled and added for each county.
 
 
 
== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
 
 
 
Information about local libraries and/or historical societies with manuscript collections regarding the history of the locality and genealogy of its residents should be indentified and added, with links as appropriate.
 
 
 
== Important Websites  ==
 
 
 
Websites of importance to those doing research in each county need to be compiled, including links to USGenWeb and other websites, and added.
 
 
 
== Bibliography  ==
 
 
 
A bibliography of important references for IIllinois research needs to be compiled and added to each county page.
 
  
 
== Contributors  ==
 
== Contributors  ==
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'''Project Leader''' -- [[User talk:Lembley|Lise Embley]]  
 
'''Project Leader''' -- [[User talk:Lembley|Lise Embley]]  
  
'''Team members''' --  
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'''Team members''' -- [[User talk:BatsonDL|Danielle Batson]], [[User talk:Murphynw|Nathan Murphy ]], [[User talk:HealeyJE|Joan Healey]], [[User talk:HardestyPN|Patricia N. Hardesty]], [[User talk:MarkhamMJ|Marilyn Markham]], [[User talk:HillierLW|Laurie Hillier]], [[User talk:TurnerLK|Linda Turner]], [[User talk:HarrisonJB|Jason Harrison]], [[User talk:TaylorBE|Beth Taylor]]
  
 
''Project members: you can also add '''{{tl|User WikiProject Illinois}}''' to your user page to identify yourself as a member of the project and add your name to the [[:Category:WikiProject Illinois participants]].''  
 
''Project members: you can also add '''{{tl|User WikiProject Illinois}}''' to your user page to identify yourself as a member of the project and add your name to the [[:Category:WikiProject Illinois participants]].''  
  
== Current Sprint: 3 May 2010 to 1 June 2010 ==
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== Templates ==
  
Focus for this sprint will be on continuing to add content to the County pages. We will also continue to add internal links between counties, state, city, and topics pages.
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=== Project specific  ===
<div id="imageContainer" style="padding-bottom: 1.4em; overflow-x: auto; overflow-y: hidden; width: 99%; border-right: 1px solid rgb(221, 221, 221);">
 
{| cellpadding="5" border="1" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204);"
 
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| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''County'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Cemeteries'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Census'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Church'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''County Comm.'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Court'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''History'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Land &amp; Prop.'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Maps'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" |
 
<span style="font-weight: bold;" />'''Military'''
 
 
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" |
 
<span style="font-weight: bold;" />'''Misc. Series'''
 
 
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Natur. &amp; Cit.'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Newspapers'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Pension'''
 
<br>
 
 
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Probate'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" |
 
<span style="font-weight: bold;" />'''Soc. &amp; Libr.'''
 
 
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Taxation'''
 
| align="center" style="background-color: rgb(240, 240, 240); background-image: none; background-repeat: repeat; background-attachment: scroll; background-position: 0% 0%; -moz-background-size: auto auto; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial;" | '''Vital'''
 
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| '''[[Ada County, Idaho|Ada]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| partial LDS
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
Hist.
 
 
 
Curr.
 
 
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Adams County, Idaho|Adams]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| N/A
 
| Current
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Alturas County, Idaho|Alturas]]'''
 
| N/A
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| '''[[Bannock County, Idaho|Bannock]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| part
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| WWI + partial
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| historical - partial
 
| Yes
 
| partial
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Bear Lake County, Idaho|Bear Lake]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Benewah County, Idaho|Benewah]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
|
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|-
 
| '''[[Bingham County, Idaho|Bingham]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
| Yes
 
| partial
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Blaine County, Idaho|Blaine]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Boise County, Idaho|Boise]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| BM
 
|-
 
| '''[[Bonner County, Idaho|Bonner]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS partial
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| BM
 
|-
 
| '''[[Bonneville County, Idaho|Bonneville]]'''
 
| Sep. page
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
| partial
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
| partial
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| MD
 
|-
 
| '''[[Boundary County, Idaho|Boundary]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| M
 
|-
 
| '''[[Butte County, Idaho|Butte]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| MD
 
|-
 
| '''[[Camas County, Idaho|Camas]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| '''[[Canyon County, Idaho|Canyon]]'''
 
| Table
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Caribou County, Idaho|Caribou]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| no WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| BD
 
|-
 
| '''[[Cassia County, Idaho|Cassia]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| partial
 
|
 
|
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Clark County, Idaho|Clark]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| no WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| BD
 
|-
 
| '''[[Clearwater County, Idaho|Clearwater]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
historical
 
 
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|-
 
| '''[[Custer County, Idaho|Custer]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| BD
 
|-
 
| '''[[Elmore County, Idaho|Elmore]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| B
 
|-
 
| '''[[Franklin County, Idaho|Franklin]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Fremont County, Idaho|Fremont]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Gem County, Idaho|Gem]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| BM
 
|-
 
| '''[[Gooding County, Idaho|Gooding]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
|
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Idaho County, Idaho|Idaho]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| partial
 
| partial
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Jefferson County, Idaho|Jefferson]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Jerome County, Idaho|Jerome]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| no WWI
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Kootenai County, Idaho|Kootenai]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| BM
 
|-
 
| '''[[Latah County, Idaho|Latah]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| BM
 
|-
 
| '''[[Lemhi County, Idaho|Lemhi]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Lewis County, Idaho|Lewis]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| MD
 
|-
 
| '''[[Lincoln County, Idaho|Lincoln]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Logan County, Idaho|Logan]]'''
 
| N/A
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| N/A
 
|
 
| M
 
|-
 
| '''[[Madison County, Idaho|Madison]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| partial
 
| partial
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Minidoka County, Idaho|Minidoka]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| BD
 
|-
 
| '''[[Nez Perce County, Idaho|Nez Perce]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| MD
 
|-
 
| '''[[Oneida County, Idaho|Oneida]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| partial
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
historical
 
 
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Owyhee County, Idaho|Owyhee]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| WWI + partial
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
historical - partial
 
 
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| partial
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Payette County, Idaho|Payette]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| partial
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
|
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Power County, Idaho|Power]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| current
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Shoshone County, Idaho|Shoshone]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
|
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Teton County, Idaho|Teton]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| partial
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|-
 
| '''[[Twin Falls County, Idaho|Twin Falls]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| LDS
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
| current
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| BM
 
|-
 
| '''[[Valley County, Idaho|Valley]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
|
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| M
 
|-
 
| '''[[Washington County, Idaho|Washington]]'''
 
| Yes
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
| WWI
 
|
 
|
 
| current
 
|
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|
 
| Yes
 
|}
 
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Revision as of 19:17, 20 October 2011

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Welcome to the Illinois WikiProject! We're delighted you found this page, and hope you'll be part of our team!

There are 102 counties in Illinois currently, plus one county (Dane), that no longer exists. Pages have already been created for every county, and headings for a basic outline of record types have been added.

Please add whatever you know about the records available for counties and/or communities and cities in Illinois. Working together, we can all benefit from the knowledge of community members on the Wiki.

If you have questions, or need some guidance on what to add or how to do so, feel free to contact the project leader or other team members.

Lise Embley, Project Leader
Thomas MacEntee, Project Manager
Lise Embley, Illinois Moderator


Current Tasks in need of volunteers:

  • County boxes 
    • Courthouse images. I'll do this one. Murphynw 23:50, 1 March 2011 (UTC)
    • Origin of county name, info, pictures. This information is available on the County Fact Sheets at the IRAD web site. The site also provides a basic historical timeline for the county, and links to Illinois State Archive databases relevant to that county. Additional information may be available at Wikipedia.
      • I uploaded all remaining county maps. Murphynw 21:40, 25 May 2011 (UTC)
  • Historic Population Charts     I can do this one  Jane
  • Quick Date boxes
  • Public Library addresses and website link.  Use PublicLibraries.com and/or internet searches.  Check library collections for "Local History" room or collections, or on-line obituary index, etc.
  • List and link to each county's Family History Center page in wiki.
  • Churches in the towns and cities of IIllinois -- This is a Google Task -- We need to identify churches, current and historical, in the towns and cities of Illinois..
  • County Histories -- Add a list of known publications or links about the history of each county. See Williamson County, Illinois as an examples. Sources to check for counties histories include Google Books, HeritageQuest, Family History Archive, and Internet Archive.  (others?)
  • Check LookAtIllinois web site for digitital galleries from Illinois public libraries.  Collections often include publications of interest to genealogists.
  • Check Illinois Digital Archive for relevant collections.There is currently no way to search by county, but will be in an upcoming (2012?) software upgrade. Browse collections and look at city names, figure out which county, then incorporate into county page content, e.g., Oak Ridge Cemetery Internment Records on the Sangamon County page, Polo Area Cemetery Records of Ogle, Lee, Carroll, and Whiteside County) on the Ogle, Lee, Caroll, and Whiteside County pages.
  • Cross link to information on ILGenWeb pages.
  • For each county, identify probate record books available through Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1970.
  • Newspapers in the towns and cities of Illinois -- Locating and copying the list of newspapers available in the Illinois Newspaper Project for each city or town to their respective page, then adding links to the microfilm numbers and/or digital versions.
  • Add Midwestern States Forum badge to every county page.  See template below.



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Team members -- Danielle Batson, Nathan Murphy , Joan Healey, Patricia N. Hardesty, Marilyn Markham, Laurie Hillier, Linda Turner, Jason Harrison, Beth Taylor

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