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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.



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The statewide registration of marriages began 7 September 1949. Records after that date can be obtained from the Division of Vital Statistics. The original marriage records, however, are filed with the probate judge in each county. A statewide index to marriages since 1949 is at the Division of Vital Statistics.



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