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 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 scattered throughout Illinois.<br>  
  
 
=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
Illinois Regional Archives Depository<br>Illinois State Archives<br>Springfield, IL 62756
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Review the [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/iradregn.html Regional Map and Contact Information] page to determine the Regional Depository that holds the records for the county you want to research.
  
While the system is managed by the Illinois State Archives, inquiries should be directed to the appropriate Regional Depository. <br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
  
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==== County Records  ====
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''IRAD Regional Depositories'''
 
| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''IRAD Regional Depositories'''
 
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| width="16.6%" nowrap="nowrap" align="center" | '''Wiki Page''' <br>
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| nowrap="nowrap" align="center" | '''Wiki Page'''  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''Website'''<br>
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| align="center" | '''Website'''
 
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| nowrap="nowrap" | [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|Eastern Illinois University]]<br>
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| nowrap="nowrap" | [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|Eastern Illinois University]]  
| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html EIU–IRAD]<br>
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/eiu.html EIU–IRAD]
 
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| [[IRAD - Illinois State University|Illinois State University]]<br>
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| [[IRAD - Illinois State University|Illinois State University]]  
| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/isumap.html ISU–IRAD]<br>
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/isu.html ISU–IRAD]
 
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| [[IRAD - Northeastern Illinois University|Northeastern Illinois University]]<br>
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| [[IRAD - Northeastern Illinois University|Northeastern Illinois University]]  
| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/neiumap.html NEIU–IRAD]<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]]<br>
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| [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Northern Illinois University]]  
| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/niumap.html NIU–IRAD ]<br>
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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]]<br>
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| [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]]  
| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/siumap.html SIU–IRAD]<br>
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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]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;
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| nowrap="nowrap" | [[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|University of Illinois at Springfield]]  
| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/uismap.html UIS–IRAD&nbsp;]
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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]]<br>
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| [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|Western Illinois University]]  
| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/wiumap.html WIU–IRAD]<br>
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| [http://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/wiu.html WIU–IRAD]
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#ffcc99" align="center" colspan="6" | [[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)#How to Get Copies|'''How to get copies''']] from IRAD
 
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
 
==== County Records  ====
 
  
 
*County board proceedings files and meeting minutes  
 
*County board proceedings files and meeting minutes  
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*Ordinance records (1837-1916)
 
*Ordinance records (1837-1916)
  
==== How to Use IRAD  ====
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=== How to Use IRAD  ===
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There are three ways (links are within regional pages listed above):
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*Records held at regional centers<br>Discover what county records are held there.
  
#Discover which county records are held by IRAD.
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#Click on the "IRAD Holdings" in the blue bar above.  
#Click on the depository website name above.  
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#Click on “IRAD Local Governmental Records Database”.  
 
#Click on “IRAD Local Governmental Records Database”.  
#Click on “Search the Local Governmental Records Database”.  
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#Click on “Search the Local Governmental Records Holdings Database”.  
#Select your county of interest and submit.  
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#Select your county of interest and submit query.  
#Results are records held by IRAD for your county.
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#Results are records held by IRAD-EIU for your county.
  
Some counties have records included in statewide databases. Discover the records held by IRAD.  
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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.
  
#Click on the depository website name above.
 
 
#Click on your county of interest.  
 
#Click on your county of interest.  
#Scroll to the bottom of the page to view databases pertinent to your county.
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#Scroll to the bottom of the page to view databases pertinent to your town, county, or state.[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad.pdf]
  
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==== How to Get Copies ====
 
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.
 
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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Revision as of 20:50, 10 June 2014

IRAD is a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories 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 scattered throughout Illinois.

Contents

Contact Information

Review the Regional Map and Contact Information page to determine the Regional Depository that holds the records for the county you want to research.

Collection Description

County Records

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
How to get copies from IRAD
  • 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.[1]

How to Get Copies

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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