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Illinois Online Genealogy Records

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Guide to Illinois Online Genealogy Records for researching ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth, marriage, death, census, church, military, immigration, and naturalization records.

Illinois Statewide Online Genealogy Records

This chart shows links to statewide collections. To find links to collections for lower jurisdictions (such as a county or town), go to Locating Online Databases.,, and can be searched free of charge at your local family history center or the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

General (covers many topics)
Vital Records Learn More

Biography Learn More
Cemetery Records Learn More
Census Learn More
Church Records
Compiled Genealogies
Court and Criminal Records
Emigration, Immigration, and Passenger Lists
Ethnic, Political or Religious Groups Learn More
History Learn More
History - Boundary Changes
Land Records
Military Records Learn More
General Records
Military Records Continued
Indian Wars, dates vary
Revolutionary War, 1774-1783
War of 1812, 1812-1815
Winnebago War, 1827
Black Hawk War, 1832
Mexican War, 1846-1848
Civil War, 1861-1865
Spanish-American War, 1898
World War I, 1917-1918
World War II, 1941-1945
Naturalization Records Learn More
Newspapers Learn More
Obituaries Learn More

Probate Records Learn More
Tax Records Learn More
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