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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.
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This article is about the U.S. state of Illinois. For other uses, see [[Illinois (disambiguation)]].
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==Illinois Information==
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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.<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Illinois " in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois (accessed 16 March 2016).</ref> The capital is Springfield and there are 102 counties in Illinois.  <ref>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.</ref>
  
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<h3>Getting Started with Illinois Research</h3>
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Links to articles on getting started with Illinois research.
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*[[Step-by-Step Illinois Research, 1880-Present]]
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*[[How to Find Illinois Birth Records|How to Find Birth Records]]
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*[[How to Find Illinois Marriage Records|How to Find Marriage Records]]
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*[[How to Find Illinois Death Records|How to Find Death Records]]
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*[[Illinois Research Tips and Strategies|Research Strategies]]
  
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<h3>Illinois Research Tools</h3>
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Links to articles and websites that assist in Illinois research.
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*[[Illinois Record Selection Table|Illinois Record Finder]]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Boundary Changes for Illinois Counties]
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*[[Illinois Archives and Libraries|Illinois Archives and Libraries]]
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*[https://illinoisgenweb.org/ ILGenWeb]
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*[https://geonames.usgs.gov/apex/f?p=138:1:5707269042885 Geographical Names Information System] - U.S. gazetteer of places, cemeteries and post offices in Illinois .  
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|}{{Click|Image:IL_ORP.png|Illinois Online Genealogy Records}} [[File:Ask the Community Button New Version.jpg|link=FamilySearch Genealogy Research Groups on Facebook]]
  
*[[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System|Illinois Regional Archives Depositories]] (IRAD)&nbsp;
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== Illinois Clickable Map==
*[[Newberry Library|Newberry Library]], Chicago
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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.
*Learn [[Chicago, Illinois|Chicago]] big city research: history, places, and resources
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==Counties==
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*[[Adams County, Illinois|Adams]]
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*[[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]]
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*[[Bond County, Illinois|Bond]]
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*[[Boone County, Illinois, Genealogy|Boone]]
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*[[Brown County, Illinois|Brown]]
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*[[Bureau County, Illinois|Bureau]]
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*[[Calhoun County, Illinois|Calhoun]]
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*[[Carroll County, Illinois|Carroll]]
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*[[Cass County, Illinois|Cass]]
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*[[Champaign County, Illinois|Champaign]]
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*[[Christian County, Illinois|Christian]]
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*[[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]]
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*[[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]]
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*[[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]]
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*[[Coles County, Illinois|Coles]]
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*[[Cook County, Illinois|Cook]]
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*[[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford]]
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*[[Cumberland County, Illinois|Cumberland]]
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*[[DeKalb County, Illinois|DeKalb]]
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*[[DeWitt County, Illinois|DeWitt]]
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*[[Douglas County, Illinois|Douglas]]
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*[[DuPage County, Illinois|DuPage]]
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*[[Edgar County, Illinois|Edgar]]
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*[[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]]
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*[[Effingham County, Illinois|Effingham]]
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*[[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette]]
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*[[Ford County, Illinois|Ford]]
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*[[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]]
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*[[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton]]
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*[[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]]*
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*[[Greene County, Illinois|Greene]]
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*[[Grundy County, Illinois|Grundy]]
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*[[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]]
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*[[Hancock County, Illinois|Hancock]]
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*[[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]]
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*[[Henderson County, Illinois|Henderson]]
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*[[Henry County, Illinois|Henry]]
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*[[Iroquois County, Illinois|Iroquois]]
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*[[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]]
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*[[Jasper County, Illinois|Jasper]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]]
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*[[Jersey County, Illinois|Jersey]]
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*[[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|Jo Daviess]]
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*[[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]]
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*[[Kane County, Illinois|Kane]]
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*[[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee]]
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*[[Kendall County, Illinois|Kendall]]
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*[[Knox County, Illinois|Knox]]
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*[[Lake County, Illinois|Lake]]
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*[[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle]]
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*[[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]]
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*[[Lee County, Illinois|Lee]]
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*[[Livingston County, Illinois|Livingston]]
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*[[Logan County, Illinois|Logan]]
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*[[Macon County, Illinois|Macon]]
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*[[Macoupin County, Illinois|Macoupin]]
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*[[Madison County, Illinois|Madison]]
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*[[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]]
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*[[Marshall County, Illinois|Marshall]]
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*[[Mason County, Illinois|Mason]]
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*[[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]]
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*[[McDonough County, Illinois|McDonough]]
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*[[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry]]
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*[[McLean County, Illinois|McLean]]
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*[[Menard County, Illinois|Menard]]
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*[[Mercer County, Illinois|Mercer]]
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*[[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]]
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*[[Montgomery County, Illinois|Montgomery]]
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*[[Morgan County, Illinois|Morgan]]
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*[[Moultrie County, Illinois|Moultrie]]
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*[[Ogle County, Illinois|Ogle]]
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*[[Peoria County, Illinois|Peoria]]
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*[[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]]
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*[[Piatt County, Illinois|Piatt]]
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*[[Pike County, Illinois|Pike]]
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*[[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]]
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*[[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]]
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*[[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam]]
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*[[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]]
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*[[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]]
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*[[Rock Island County, Illinois|Rock Island]]
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*[[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]]
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*[[Sangamon County, Illinois|Sangamon]]
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*[[Schuyler County, Illinois|Schuyler]]
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*[[Scott County, Illinois|Scott]]
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*[[Shelby County, Illinois|Shelby]]
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*[[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]]
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*[[Stark County, Illinois|Stark]]
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*[[Stephenson County, Illinois|Stephenson]]
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*[[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell]]
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*[[Union County, Illinois|Union]]
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*[[Vermilion County, Illinois|Vermilion]]
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*[[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]]
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*[[Warren County, Illinois|Warren]]
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*[[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]]
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*[[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]]
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*[[White County, Illinois|White]]
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*[[Whiteside County, Illinois|Whiteside]]
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*[[Will County, Illinois|Will]]
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*[[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]]
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*[[Winnebago County, Illinois|Winnebago]]
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*[[Woodford County, Illinois|Woodford]]
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'''Extinct or Renamed Counties:''' [[Dane County, Illinois|Dane]]{{•}} [[Illinois Country]]{{•}} [[Knox (1790-1809) County, Illinois|Knox (1790-1809)]]
  
[[Adams County, Illinois|Adams]]{{•}} [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]]{{•}} [[Bond County, Illinois|Bond]]{{•}} [[Boone County, Illinois|Boone]]{{•}} [[Brown County, Illinois|Brown]]{{•}} [[Bureau County, Illinois|Bureau]]{{•}} [[Calhoun County, Illinois|Calhoun]]{{•}} [[Carroll County, Illinois|Carroll]]{{•}} [[Cass County, Illinois|Cass]]{{•}} [[Champaign County, Illinois|Champaign]]{{•}} [[Christian County, Illinois|Christian]]{{•}} [[Clark County, Illinois|Clark]]{{•}} [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]]{{•}} [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]]{{•}} [[Coles County, Illinois|Coles]]{{•}} [[Cook County, Illinois|Cook]]{{•}} [[Crawford County, Illinois|Crawford]]{{•}} [[Cumberland County, Illinois|Cumberland]]{{•}} [[DeKalb County, Illinois|DeKalb]]{{•}} [[DeWitt County, Illinois|DeWitt]]{{•}} [[Douglas County, Illinois|Douglas]]{{•}} [[DuPage County, Illinois|DuPage]]{{•}} [[Edgar County, Illinois|Edgar]]{{•}} [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]]{{•}} [[Effingham County, Illinois|Effingham]]{{•}} [[Fayette County, Illinois|Fayette]]{{•}} [[Ford County, Illinois|Ford]]{{•}} [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]]{{•}} [[Fulton County, Illinois|Fulton]]{{•}} [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]]{{•}} [[Greene County, Illinois|Greene]]{{•}} [[Grundy County, Illinois|Grundy]]{{•}} [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]]{{•}} [[Hancock County, Illinois|Hancock]]{{•}} [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]]{{•}} [[Henderson County, Illinois|Henderson]]{{•}} [[Henry County, Illinois|Henry]]{{•}} [[Iroquois County, Illinois|Iroquois]]{{•}} [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]]{{•}} [[Jasper County, Illinois|Jasper]]{{•}} [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]]{{•}} [[Jersey County, Illinois|Jersey]]{{•}} [[Jo Daviess County, Illinois|Jo Daviess]]{{•}} [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]]{{•}} [[Kane County, Illinois|Kane]]{{•}} [[Kankakee County, Illinois|Kankakee]]{{•}} [[Kendall County, Illinois|Kendall]]{{•}} [[Knox County, Illinois|Knox]]{{•}} [[Lake County, Illinois|Lake]]{{•}} [[LaSalle County, Illinois|LaSalle]]{{•}} [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]]{{•}} [[Lee County, Illinois|Lee]]{{•}} [[Livingston County, Illinois|Livingston]]{{•}} [[Logan County, Illinois|Logan]]{{•}} [[Macon County, Illinois|Macon]]{{•}} [[Macoupin County, Illinois|Macoupin]]{{•}} [[Madison County, Illinois|Madison]]{{•}} [[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]]{{•}} [[Marshall County, Illinois|Marshall]]{{•}} [[Mason County, Illinois|Mason]]{{•}} [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]]{{•}} [[McDonough County, Illinois|McDonough]]{{•}} [[McHenry County, Illinois|McHenry]]{{•}} [[McLean County, Illinois|McLean]]{{•}} [[Menard County, Illinois|Menard]]{{•}} [[Mercer County, Illinois|Mercer]]{{•}} [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]]{{•}} [[Montgomery County, Illinois|Montgomery]]{{•}} [[Morgan County, Illinois|Morgan]]{{•}} [[Moultrie County, Illinois|Moultrie]]{{•}} [[Ogle County, Illinois|Ogle]]{{•}} [[Peoria County, Illinois|Peoria]]{{•}} [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]]{{•}} [[Piatt County, Illinois|Piatt]]{{•}} [[Pike County, Illinois|Pike]]{{•}} [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]]{{•}} [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]]{{•}} [[Putnam County, Illinois|Putnam]]{{•}} [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]]{{•}} [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]]{{•}} [[Rock Island County, Illinois|Rock Island]]{{•}} [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]]{{•}} [[Sangamon County, Illinois|Sangamon]]{{•}} [[Schuyler County, Illinois|Schuyler]]{{•}} [[Scott County, Illinois|Scott]]{{•}} [[Shelby County, Illinois|Shelby]]{{•}} [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]]{{•}} [[Stark County, Illinois|Stark]]{{•}} [[Stephenson County, Illinois|Stephenson]]{{•}} [[Tazewell County, Illinois|Tazewell]]{{•}} [[Union County, Illinois|Union]]{{•}} [[Vermilion County, Illinois|Vermilion]]{{•}} [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]]{{•}} [[Warren County, Illinois|Warren]]{{•}} [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]]{{•}} [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]]{{•}} [[White County, Illinois|White]]{{•}} [[Whiteside County, Illinois|Whiteside]]{{•}} [[Will County, Illinois|Will]]{{•}} [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]]{{•}} [[Winnebago County, Illinois|Winnebago]]{{•}} [[Woodford County, Illinois|Woodford]]{{•}} '''''Extinct or Renamed Counties:&nbsp;''''' [[Dane County, Illinois|Dane]]{{•}} [[Illinois Country]]{{•}} [[Knox (1790-1809) County, Illinois|Knox (1790-1809)]]
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== Illinois Migration Routes  ==
  
See also '''[[Illinois County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Illinois County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]]'''.
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==FamilySearch Resources==
<div style="width: 147%; float: left;">[[Image:Illinois flag.png|border|right|190px|Illinois flag.png]]  
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Below are FamilySearch resources that can assist you in resourcing your family.<br>
=== Major Repositories  ===
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*[[Genealogy Help on Facebook|Facebook Communities]] - Facebook groups discussing genealogy research
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/home.html Learning Center] - Online genealogy courses
[[Newberry Library]]{{·}} [[Illinois State Archives]]{{·}} [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]]{{·}} [[Illinois State Library]]{{·}} [[Illinois State Historical Library (ISHL)]]{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/location/14?region=United+States+of+America&englishRegion=United+States+of+America Historical Records] - databases and record images on FamilySearch
 
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*[https://familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator?c=Illinois Family History Center locator map]
=== Migration Routes  ===
 
 
 
Illinois River{{·}} [[Mississippi River]]{{·}} Ohio River{{·}} Wabash River{{·}} Lake Michigan{{·}} [[Buffalo Trace]]{{·}} [[Chicago-Dubuque Highway]]{{·}} [[Chicago-Kaskaskia Road]]{{·}} [[Detroit-Chicago Road]]{{·}} [[Kellog Trail]]{{·}} [[Mihoaukee Trail]]{{·}} [[Nashville-Saline River Trail]]{{·}} [[National Road]] (or Cumberland Road){{·}} [[Old Chicago Road]]{{·}} [[Pecatonica Trail]]{{·}} [[Russellville-Shawneetown Trail]]{{·}} [[Illinois and Michigan Canal]]{{·}} [[Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway|Santa Fe Railway]]{{·}} [[Great Northern Railway (U.S.)]]{{·}} [[Illinois Central Railroad]]  
 
 
 
=== &nbsp;Research Tools  ===
 
  
*[http://www.cookcountygenealogy.com/ Cook County Genealogy Online] is a free (requires registration) index of births 1871-1936, marriages 1856-1961, and deaths 1871-1991.
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== Additional Resources ==
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1463129 Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915] Index and 55,233 images. Search fields: first name, last name, place, year, parents' names.
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*[http://www.cyndislist.com/us/il/ Cyndi's List] - Illinois genealogy sites on the internet
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1462519 Cook County Birth Certificates, 1878-1922] Index and 1,434,175 images. Search fields: first name, last name, place, year, parents' names.
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*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/ Illinois Genealogy Trails] - collection of transcribed data for the state of Illinois
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1803970 Illinois County Marriages, 1810-1934] Index 9 percent complete; no images. Counties: Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Champaign, Christian, Clark and Clay.
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*[https://www.accessgenealogy.com/illinois-genealogy Access Genealogy] – Genealogy guide for Illinois
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/marriage.html Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900] Free statewide or countywide searches by groom's name, bride's name or both.
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*[http://www.ancestorhunt.com/illinois-genealogy.htm Ancestorhunt.com] - resources for Illinois genealogy research
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1463145 Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920] Index and images. Search fields: first name, last name, place, year, spouse's names.
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*[http://www.raogk.org/illinois-genealogy/ Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness] - Guide to Ancestry and Family Tree Records for Illinois
*[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/death.html Illinois Statewide Death Index 1878-1916] Free statewide or countywide name searches; no images. This is an on-going project.  
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*[http://files.lib.byu.edu/family-history-library/research-outlines/US/Illinois.pdf Illinois Research Outline] – Original Family History Library research outline; contains many out of date links
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1463134 Cook County Deaths, 1878-1922] Index and 1,429,365 images. Search fields: first name, last name, place, year, spouse's name, parents' names.
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*[http://www.everynameindex.com/index.html Every Name Index]
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1438856 Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1945] Index only. Search fields: first name, last name, place, year, spouse's and parents' names.
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1803969 Illinois State Census, 1855] Index and images. Search fields: first name, last name, place, spouse's and parents' names.
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1388122 Illinois, Diocese of Belleville, Catholic Parish Records, 1729-1956] 34,135 images of baptisms, communions, confirmations to 1907; marriages to 1930; deaths to 1956. Includes images of indexes in some volumes.
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1838804 Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950] 1,493,775 petition index card images in [[Soundex|Soundex]] number order for parts of IL, IN, WI, &amp; IA.  
 
*[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1834344 Illinois Probate Records, 1819-1970] 427,770 images of wills, indexes and other estate documents.
 
*[http://illinoisgenweb.org/ Illinois GenWeb] Offers free statewide and county resources.
 
*[http://genealogytrails.com/ill/ Illinois Genealogy Trails] - presenting free transcribed data
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/illinoisgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Illinois]<br>
 
  
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=== References ===
  
*I[[Illinois 1855 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|llinois 1855 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Illinois 1865 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Illinois 1865 State Census (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Illinois Belleville Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Illinois Belleville Catholic Church Records, (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Illinois_Births_and_Christenings_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Illinois Births and Chirstenings (FamilySearch Historicl Records)]
 
*[[Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*I[[Illinois County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|llinois County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Recoords)]]
 
*[[Illinois, Macon County, Decatur Public Library Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Illinois, Macon County, Decatur Public Library Collections (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Illinois_Marriages_%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records%29 Illinois Marriages (FamilySearch Historiacal Records)]
 
*[[Illinois, Northern District, Indexes to Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Illinois, Northern District, Indexes to Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
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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.