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'''''Unique genealogical features:''''' [[Image:Abraham Lincoln 1864.jpg|right|200px|Abraham Lincoln 1864.jpg]]  
 
'''''Unique genealogical features:''''' [[Image:Abraham Lincoln 1864.jpg|right|200px|Abraham Lincoln 1864.jpg]]  
  
*[[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System|Illinois Regional Archives Depositories]] (IRAD)&nbsp;
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*[[Illinois Archives and Libraries#Illinois_Regional_Archives_Depository_System|Illinois Regional Archives Depositories]] (IRAD)  
 
*[[Newberry Library|Newberry Library]], Chicago  
 
*[[Newberry Library|Newberry Library]], Chicago  
 
*Learn [[Chicago, Illinois|Chicago]] big city research: history, places, and resources  
 
*Learn [[Chicago, Illinois|Chicago]] big city research: history, places, and resources  
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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]]  
 
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  ===
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*[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.  
 
*[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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*I[[Illinois County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|llinois County Marriage Records (FamilySearch Historical Recoords)]]  
 
*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)]]  
 
*[[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)]  
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*[[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)]]  
 
*[[Illinois, Northern District, Indexes to Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Illinois, Northern District, Indexes to Naturalization Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]  
*[[Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times" (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the "Pekin Times" (FamilySearch Historical Records)]])  
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*[Illinois, Tazewell County, Obituary Card Index from the Pekin Times (FamilySearch Historical Records)]])  
 
*[[Illinois Probate Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Illinois Probate Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
 
*[[Illinois Probate Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)|Illinois Probate Books (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
 
=== Obtain additional help  ===
 
=== Obtain additional help  ===
  
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/gethelp Call or chat with an experienced researcher]  
*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/IllinoisGenealogyResearch/176484095801496?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.facebook.com/pages/IllinoisGenealogyResearch/176484095801496?fref=ts Join a Facebook Group]
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Illinois Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
 
*[[Professional Genealogists who specialize in Illinois Research|Consult a Professional Genealogist]]
  

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Major Repositories

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

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 · Santa Fe Railway · Great Northern Railway (U.S.) · Illinois Central Railroad

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