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| width="60%" style="vertical-align: top;" colspan="2" | During the '''Civil War''', Illinois raised more than 250,000 men for the Union. '''Their records''' can be found in state records, unit records which may be found on the military unit pages or federal records. For ideas on how to begin searching for your Civil War ancestor, see '''Beginning United States Civil War Research'''.
| width="60%" colspan="2" style="vertical-align: top;" | Marriage records were recorded in the years 1841-1915 to, of course document marriages, but also to '''document property ownership'''.

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