Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

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IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival recotrds of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.<br>  
 
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IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival records of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven regional depositories are housed on state university campuses:
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 Eastern Illinois University (EIU) <br> Illinois State University (ISU) <br> Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) <br> Northern Illinois University (NIU) <br> Southern Illinois University (SIU) <br> University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) <br> Western Illinois University (WIU) <br><br>
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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">Source 1.</ref> &nbsp;[mailto:repository@whatever.net repository@whatever.net] <br>  
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Illinois Regional Archives Depository<br>Illinois State Archives<br>Springfield, IL 62756
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />
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While the system is managed by the Illinois State Archives, inquiries should be directed to the appropriate Regional Depository.
  
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | '''IRAD Regional Depositories'''
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;800-000-0000, or 801-000-0000<br>'''Fax:''' &nbsp;802-000-0000<br>
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| nowrap="nowrap" align="center" | '''Wiki Page'''  
'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 <br>
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| align="center" | '''Website'''
 
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'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>
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| nowrap="nowrap" | [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|Eastern Illinois University]]
 
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/eiu.html EIU–IRAD]
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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| [[IRAD - Illinois State University|Illinois State University]]
*Repository Internet site ''{create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.''<br>
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/isu.html ISU–IRAD]
*Repository catalog online. <br>
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*Repository database. <br>
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| [[IRAD - Northeastern Illinois University|Northeastern Illinois University]]
*other(s).<br>
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/neiu.html NEIU–IRAD]
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| [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Northern Illinois University]]
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/niu.html NIU–IRAD]
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| [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]]
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/siu.html SIU–IRAD]
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| nowrap="nowrap" | [[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|University of Illinois at Springfield]]
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/uis.html UIS–IRAD]
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| [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|Western Illinois University]]
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/wiu.html WIU–IRAD]
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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==== County Records  ====
  
=== Tips  ===
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*County board proceedings files and meeting minutes
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*Records of births, deaths and marriages
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*Land deeds, mortgage and tax sale records
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*Assessors' and collectors' tax books
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*Poll books and voter registers
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*Naturalization records, including declarations of intent
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*Probate records, including wills and will records, case files, administrators' and executors' records, guardianship records, and inventory and appraisement records
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*Civil and criminal court case files, chancery court case files (including divorces), docket books and court proceedings, and insanity proceedings and records
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*Coroner's inquest records and inquest files
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*Miscellaneous county records, including almshouse/county home records and jail registers.
  
{Optional}
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==== Township, municipal, and school records  ====
  
=== Guides  ===
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*Township meeting minutes
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*Highway commissioners' minutes
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*School trustees' minutes
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*Pupil registers
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*School land sale records
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*City council proceedings files
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*Meeting minutes
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*Ordinance records
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*City election records
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
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==== Pre-1871 City of Chicago Records  ====
  
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
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*City Council proceedings files (1833-1942)
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*Plats, atlases, and Sanborn Maps
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*Election registers (1888, 1890 and 1892)
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*Ordinance records (1837-1916)
  
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
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=== How to Use IRAD  ===
  
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.
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There are three ways (links are within regional pages listed above):
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
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*Records held at regional centers<br>Discover what county records are held there.
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>
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#Click on the "IRAD Holdings" in the blue bar above.
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#Click on “IRAD Local Governmental Records Database”.
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#Click on “Search the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database”.
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#Select your county of interest and submit query.
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#Results are records held by IRAD-EIU for your county.
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
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*Databases extracted from records at the regional centers <br>Discover what records are extracted and included in local, county or statewide databases.
  
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#Click on your county of interest.
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#Scroll to the bottom of the page to view databases pertinent to your town, county, or state.
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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*[http://get.adobe.com/reader/ Acrobat Reader] required: [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf IRAD PDF]
  
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IRAD ''welcomes'' mail and telephone requests for research help. No e-mail requests are available at this time. There is no charge for research help, except for photocopy costs. You will be informed if your copies exceed $5. Otherwise you will be billed for your copy requests. IRAD requests that you limit your request to 2 names at a time and that you wait for that response before submitting additional requests. Send your request directly to the IRAD regional depository holding the county records of interest. You may send requests to up to 5 different depositories at a time.
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===
  
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{{reflist}} {{Illinois|Illinois}}  
 
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Revision as of 18:17, 30 July 2012

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories managed by the Illinois State Archives, housing the archival recotrds of local Illinois counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. The seven Regional Depositories are housed on state university campuses scattered throughout Illinois.

Contents

Contact Information

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756

While the system is managed by the Illinois State Archives, inquiries should be directed to the appropriate Regional Depository.

IRAD Regional Depositories
Wiki Page Website
Eastern Illinois University EIU–IRAD
Illinois State University ISU–IRAD
Northeastern Illinois University NEIU–IRAD
Northern Illinois University NIU–IRAD
Southern Illinois University SIU–IRAD
University of Illinois at Springfield UIS–IRAD
Western Illinois University WIU–IRAD

Collection Description

County Records

  • County board proceedings files and meeting minutes
  • Records of births, deaths and marriages
  • Land deeds, mortgage and tax sale records
  • Assessors' and collectors' tax books
  • Poll books and voter registers
  • Naturalization records, including declarations of intent
  • Probate records, including wills and will records, case files, administrators' and executors' records, guardianship records, and inventory and appraisement records
  • Civil and criminal court case files, chancery court case files (including divorces), docket books and court proceedings, and insanity proceedings and records
  • Coroner's inquest records and inquest files
  • Miscellaneous county records, including almshouse/county home records and jail registers.

Township, municipal, and school records

  • Township meeting minutes
  • Highway commissioners' minutes
  • School trustees' minutes
  • Pupil registers
  • School land sale records
  • City council proceedings files
  • Meeting minutes
  • Ordinance records
  • City election records

Pre-1871 City of Chicago Records

  • City Council proceedings files (1833-1942)
  • Plats, atlases, and Sanborn Maps
  • Election registers (1888, 1890 and 1892)
  • Ordinance records (1837-1916)

How to Use IRAD

There are three ways (links are within regional pages listed above):

  • Records held at regional centers
    Discover what county records are held there.
  1. Click on the "IRAD Holdings" in the blue bar above.
  2. Click on “IRAD Local Governmental Records Database”.
  3. Click on “Search the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database”.
  4. Select your county of interest and submit query.
  5. Results are records held by IRAD-EIU for your county.
  • Databases extracted from records at the regional centers
    Discover what records are extracted and included in local, county or statewide databases.
  1. Click on your county of interest.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view databases pertinent to your town, county, or state.

IRAD welcomes mail and telephone requests for research help. No e-mail requests are available at this time. There is no charge for research help, except for photocopy costs. You will be informed if your copies exceed $5. Otherwise you will be billed for your copy requests. IRAD requests that you limit your request to 2 names at a time and that you wait for that response before submitting additional requests. Send your request directly to the IRAD regional depository holding the county records of interest. You may send requests to up to 5 different depositories at a time.

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