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''This article is about the mid-western state of the United States. For other uses, see [[Illinois (disambiguation)]]''.<br>
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=== Searching the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database  ===
  
''[[United States|United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Illinois]]<br>''[[Image:Illinois 1718.jpg|right|300px]]Illinois is a state in the Midwestern United States. It was organized as a territory in 1809, and became a state in 1818, the 21st to join the Union.  
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There are a variety of records available through IRAD that are of interest to genealogists. These records may have been created by communities or counties in Illinois, but are now gathered into regional “depositories” for safekeeping and access. The [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Holdings Database] is the gatewide to those records.&nbsp; Three search fields are offered to that can be used individually or in combination to help limit your search results and find the specific information you seek.  
  
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First, go to the [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/iradsrch.html Local Governmental Records Holdings Database] at the Illinois State Archives web site.  
  
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'''To Search by County: '''<br>Scroll through the list in the County field to select the county of interest and click [Submit Query].
  
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'''To Search by Community/Municipality/Township: '''<br>Leave the '''County '''and '''Depository''' fields blank, type the name of the community in the '''Title''' field - e.g., (Nauvoo), as in the example – and click [Submit Query]. Not all communities have records housed at IRAD. To limit your results to township records, include “TWP” in the query.
  
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[[Image:Searching IRAD for Community Records.png|border|right|300px|IRAD Local Government Holdings Database Search Screen]] '''To Search by Depository: '''<br>To see a list of all records available at a specific depository, leave the '''County '''and '''Title '''fields blank, select the '''Depository '''from the list, and click [Submit Query]. The results will be grouped by county and listed alphabetically by the title of the collection.
  
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To see a full listing of all collections available through IRAD, see the IRAD publication "[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf Local Government Records Listings Arranged by County]." The document is a .PDF file, requiring Adobe’s [http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html Acrobat Reader] to open, view, search, share and print. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for download at no costs at adobe.com.
 
 
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The European settlement of Illinois began in 1699 when the French established Cahokia, and a few years later, [[Kaskaskia, Illinois|Kaskaskia]]. Following the French and Indian War, the Illinois area was ceded to the British in 1763. Early settlers came to Southern Illinois by the Ohio River, from North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
 
 
 
With the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, settlers began coming from New England states, settling the Northern part of Illinois. Thousands of Irish, southern European, and German immigrants settled around the Great Lakes in the 1830’s and 40’s, drawn by industrial job growth.
 
 
 
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=== Counties of Illinois  ===
 
 
 
'''Click''' on the map below to go to a county page. '''Hover''' over a county to see its name. To see a '''larger''' version of the map, [[Illinois Counties Map|click here]]. <br>
 
 
 
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| '''Illinois Counties'''<br>[[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]]
 
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For an '''alphabetical listing of Illinois counties,''' see [[Illinois County Creation Dates and Parent Counties|Illinois County Creation Dates and Parent Counties]].
 
 
 
=== Major Repositories  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:Seal of Illinois.png|left|81px]][[Illinois State Archives]]{{·}} [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]]{{·}} [[Illinois State Library]]{{·}} [[Illinois State Historical Library (ISHL)]]{{·}} [[National Archives Great Lakes Region (Chicago)]]{{·}} [[Newberry Library]]{{·}} [[Allen County Public Library]]
 
 
 
=== 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.)]]
 
 
 
=== Featured Content  ===
 
 
 
[[Image:Illinois Collection Apr 2011 with search box.png|left|300px]] FamilySearch.org Historical Record Collections includes nine collections of Illinois records as of April 2011. To access Illinois-specific collections, go to FamilySearch.org and click on [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1&region=NORTH_AMERICA USA, Canada and Mexico] under Browse by Location. Type "Illinois" (without quote marks) in the Search box in the upper left corner.<br><br><br>
 
 
 
=== Illinois Research Topics  ===
 
 
 
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*[[Illinois Search Strategies]]
 
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*[[Illinois Minorities|African-Americans]]
 
*[[Indians of Illinois|American Indians]]
 
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*[[Illinois Court Records|Court Records]]
 
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*[[Illinois Maps|Maps]]
 
*[[Illinois Military Records|Military Records]]
 
*[[Illinois Naturalization and Citizenship|Naturalization and Citizenship]]
 
*[[Illinois Newspapers|Newspapers]]
 
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*[[Illinois Societies|Societies]]
 
*[[Illinois Taxation|Taxation Records]]
 
*[[Illinois Vital Records|Vital Records]]
 
*[[Illinois Voting Registers|Voting Registers]]
 
*[[Illinois Other Records|Other Records]]
 
 
 
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<br>The Illinois [[FamilySearch Wiki:Moderator|moderator]] is [[User:Lembley|Lise Embley]]. Please contact the [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Special:Emailuser/Nixiao FamilySearch Wiki administrator] if you would like to be the assistant moderator for Illinois.
 
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Latest revision as of 18:40, 16 August 2011

Searching the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database

There are a variety of records available through IRAD that are of interest to genealogists. These records may have been created by communities or counties in Illinois, but are now gathered into regional “depositories” for safekeeping and access. The Local Governmental Records Holdings Database is the gatewide to those records.  Three search fields are offered to that can be used individually or in combination to help limit your search results and find the specific information you seek.

First, go to the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database at the Illinois State Archives web site.

To Search by County:
Scroll through the list in the County field to select the county of interest and click [Submit Query].

To Search by Community/Municipality/Township:
Leave the County and Depository fields blank, type the name of the community in the Title field - e.g., (Nauvoo), as in the example – and click [Submit Query]. Not all communities have records housed at IRAD. To limit your results to township records, include “TWP” in the query.

IRAD Local Government Holdings Database Search Screen
To Search by Depository:
To see a list of all records available at a specific depository, leave the County and Title fields blank, select the Depository from the list, and click [Submit Query]. The results will be grouped by county and listed alphabetically by the title of the collection.

To see a full listing of all collections available through IRAD, see the IRAD publication "Local Government Records Listings Arranged by County." The document is a .PDF file, requiring Adobe’s Acrobat Reader to open, view, search, share and print. Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for download at no costs at adobe.com.