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*Illinois State Geneal-ogical Society [http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227 webinars] and [http://www.ilgensoc.org/events.php events]
 
*Illinois State Geneal-ogical Society [http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=227 webinars] and [http://www.ilgensoc.org/events.php events]
*Join our community of Illinois researchers on [https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy Facebook] & [[Join_a_Skype_Research_Community|Skype]]
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*Join our community of Illinois researchers on [https://www.facebook.com/IllinoisGenealogy Facebook] & [[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Google+]]
 
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=== Research Tools  ===
 
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]
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*[https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104195621376697101310 Illinois Genealogy Network Community on Google+]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-vital-records/ How to order Illinois Vital Records]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-government-records/ State of Illinois County & City Government Court links]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-government-records/ State of Illinois County &amp; City Government Court links]  
*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps and Atlases]
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*[http://www.mapofus.org/illinois/ Rotating Formation Illinois County Boundary Maps and Atlases]  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/groups/196017143782491/ Illinois Genealogy Network Group on Facebook]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-society-archive/ List of Illinois Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical & Genealogical Societies]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-society-archive/ List of Illinois Archives, Libraries, Publications, Historical &amp; Genealogical Societies]  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-counties/ History & Facts of Illinois Counties]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-counties/ History &amp; Facts of Illinois Counties]  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.  
 
*[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.looking4kin.com/group/illinoisgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Illinois]  
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/illinoisgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Illinois]  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Illinois/ David Rumsey Map Collection] for Illinois contains a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.<br>  
 
*[http://www.davidrumsey.com/directory/where/Illinois/ David Rumsey Map Collection] for Illinois contains a large online collection of rare, old, antique historical atlases, globes, maps, charts plus other cartographic treasures.<br>  
*[http://www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/enrolment/ The United States Vessel Enrollments] for the Great Lakes region. The transcriptions are from a project that involved an attempt to transcribe all steamboat enrollments for Great Lakes ports prior to 1861, all vessels for Detroit and Cleveland up to 1861, and Buffalo up to 1841 are included in the file. The set includes 5741 enrolments in which just under 2000 individual vessels are named, over 6000 people were identified.
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*[http://www.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/enrolment/ The United States Vessel Enrollments] for the Great Lakes region. The transcriptions are from a project that involved an attempt to transcribe all steamboat enrollments for Great Lakes ports prior to 1861, all vessels for Detroit and Cleveland up to 1861, and Buffalo up to 1841 are included in the file. The set includes 5741 enrolments in which just under 2000 individual vessels are named, over 6000 people were identified.  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology & Meanings of Genealogical Terms
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/encyclopedia/ Family Tree Encyclopedia] - Terminology &amp; Meanings of Genealogical Terms  
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]
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*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/forms.html Printable Genealogy Forms used in Research]  
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-military-records/ Research in Illinois Military Records]
 
*[http://www.genealogyinc.com/illinois/il-military-records/ Research in Illinois Military Records]
  

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See also Illinois County Creation Dates and Parent Counties.

Mouse over a county to see its name and click to go directly to that county page. For a larger version of the map, see Illinois Counties Map.

Jo Daviess CountyStephenson CountyWinnebago CountyBoone CountyMcHenry CountyLake CountyCarroll CountyOgle CountyDeKalb CountyKane CountyCook CountyDuPage CountyWhiteside CountyLee CountyRock Island CountyMercer CountyHenry CountyBureau CountyLaSalle CountyKendall CountyGrundy CountyWill CountyKankakee CountyPutnam CountyLivingston CountyFord CountyIroquois CountyHenderson CountyWarren CountyKnox CountyStark CountyMarshall CountyPeoria CountyWoodford CountyHancock CountyMcDonough CountyFulton CountyTazewell CountyMcLean CountyAdams CountySchuyler CountyBrown CountyCass CountyMenard CountyLogan CountyDeWitt CountyPiatt CountyChampaign CountyPike CountyMorgan CountyScott CountySangamon CountyMacon CountyVermilion CountyDouglas CountyMoultrie CountyCalhoun CountyGreene CountyMacoupin CountyMontgomery CountyChristian CountyShelby CountyColes County, IllinoisEdgar CountyJersey CountyMadison CountyBond CountyFayette CountyCumberland CountyClark CountyEffingham CountyJasper CountyCrawford CountySt. Clair CountyClinton CountyMarion CountyClay CountyRichland CountyLawrence CountyMonroe CountyWashington CountyJefferson CountyWayne CountyEdwards CountyWabash CountyRandolph CountyPerry CountyFranklin CountyHamilton CountyWhite CountyJackson CountyWilliamson CountySaline CountyGallatin CountyUnion CountyJohnson CountyPope CountyHardin CountyAlexander CountyPulaski CountyMassac CountyMason CountyIllinois-county-map.gif
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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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