Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)

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While the system is managed by the Illinois State Archives, inquiries should be directed to the appropriate Regional Depository. <br>
 
While the system is managed by the Illinois State Archives, inquiries should be directed to the appropriate Regional Depository. <br>
  
*[[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|Eastern Illinois University]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html EIU–IRAD Online]  
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*[[IRAD - Illinois State University|Illinois State University]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/isumap.html ISU–IRAD Online]  
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*[[IRAD - Northeastern Illinois University|Northeastern Illinois University]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/neiumap.html NEIU–IRAD Online]  
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| bgcolor="#ffcc99" width="100%" colspan="6" align="center" | &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; '''IRAD Regional Depositories'''
*[[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Northern Illinois University]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/niumap.html NIU–IRAD Online]  
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*[[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/siumap.html SIU–IRAD Online]  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''Wiki Page''' <br>
*[[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|University of Illinois at Springfield]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/uismap.html UIS–IRAD Online]  
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| width="16.6%" align="center" | '''Website'''<br>
*[[IRAD - Western Illinois University|Western Illinois University]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/wiumap.html WIU–IRAD Online]
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| [[IRAD - Eastern Illinois University|Eastern Illinois University]]<br>
=== Collection Description  ===
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| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/eiumap.html EIU–IRAD]<br>
 
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==== County Records  ====
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| [[IRAD - Illinois State University|Illinois State University]]<br>
 
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| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/isumap.html ISU–IRAD]<br>
*County board proceedings files and meeting minutes
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*Records of births, deaths and marriages
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| [[IRAD - Northeastern Illinois University|Northeastern Illinois University]]<br>
*Land deeds, mortgage and tax sale records
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| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/neiumap.html NEIU–IRAD]<br>
*Assessors' and collectors' tax books
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*Poll books and voter registers
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| [[IRAD - Northern Illinois University|Northern Illinois University]]<br>
*Naturalization records, including declarations of intent
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| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/niumap.html NIU–IRAD ]<br>
*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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| [[IRAD - Southern Illinois University|Southern Illinois University]]<br>
*Coroner's inquest records and inquest files
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| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/siumap.html SIU–IRAD]<br>
*Miscellaneous county records, including almshouse/county home records and jail registers.
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| [[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|University of Illinois at Springfield]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;  
==== Township, municipal, and school records  ====
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| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/uismap.html UIS–IRAD Online]
 
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*Township meeting minutes
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| [[IRAD - Western Illinois University|Western Illinois University]]<br>
*Highway commissioners' minutes
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| [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/irad/wiumap.html WIU–IRAD]<br>
*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
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==== Pre-1871 City of Chicago Records  ====
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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)
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==== How to Use IRAD  ====
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#Discover which county records are held by IRAD.
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#Click on the linked depository name above.
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#Click on “IRAD Local Governmental Records Database”.
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#Click on “Search the Local Governmental Records Database”.
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#Select your county of interest and submit.
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#Results are records held by IRAD for your county.
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Some counties have records included in statewide databases. Discover the records held by IRAD.
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#Click on the linked depository name above.
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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 county.
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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.
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=== Sources  ===
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Revision as of 23:07, 10 August 2011

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.

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 Online
Western Illinois University
WIU–IRAD