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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois|Illinois]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Illinois_Societies|Illinois Societies]]''<br><br>{{Adoption ISGS}} [[Image:{{Chicago Historical Society}}]]  
  
Genealogical, historical, lineage, veteran, and ethnic societies often collect, transcribe, and publish information that can be helpful to genealogists.  
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Genealogical, historical, lineage, veteran, and ethnic societies often collect, transcribe, and publish information that can be helpful to genealogists. Lineage societies, such as the DAR, Colonial Dames, and the Sons of the American Revolution, require members to prove they are descended from people such as colonists or soldiers. National lineage societies such as the DAR are described in [[United States Societies|United States Societies]].  
  
Lineage societies, such as the DAR, Colonial Dames, and the Sons of the American Revolution, require members to prove they are descended from people such as colonists or soldiers. The applications for membership in these societies are usually preserved and occasionally published. National lineage societies such as the DAR are described in the "[[United States Societies|United States Societies]]" Wiki article.  
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Genealogical and historical societies can provide historical information about families in the area or ancestors of society members. They may sponsor such activities as The History of Illinois Centennial Farms and Applications for Illinois Prairie Pioneer Certificates, cited in [[Illinois Genealogy|Genealogy]].  
  
Genealogical and historical societies can provide historical information about families in the area or ancestors of society members. They may sponsor such activities as The History of Illinois Centennial Farms and Applications for Illinois Prairie Pioneer Certificates, cited in the "[[Illinois Genealogy|Genealogy]]" section.  
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Genealogical and historical societies occasionally publish transcriptions of original records. Most publish quarterly periodicals, a few of which are listed in [[Illinois Periodicals|Periodicals]]. Use the [[Periodical Source Index (PERSI)|Periodical Source Index (Persi)]] to find periodicals and articles for Illinois localities.<br>
  
Most genealogical societies focus on local and regional records, while others concentrate on the records and migrations of ethnic groups or minorities.  
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Many counties and some cities have historical and genealogical societies, most of which will be listed in the Directory of Illinois Museums and the book by Reithmaier, both cited in [[Illinois Archives and Libraries|Illinois Archives and Libraries]]. See [[United States Societies|United States Societies]] for a national directory of genealogical and ethnic societies. Also see [[Illinois Ethnic Groups|Illinois Ethnic Groups]] for additional ethnic organizations.  
  
Societies may guide you to useful sources, suggest avenues of research, put you in touch with other genealogists who are interested in the same families, or perform research for you. The resources of the society may be helpful in determining immigrant origins. Genealogical and historical societies occasionally publish transcriptions of original records. Most publish quarterly periodicals, a few of which are listed in the "[[Illinois Periodicals|Periodicals]]" section.
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=== Statewide Societies ===
  
Some genealogical and historical societies hold conferences in which lecturers discuss genealogical research methods, available sources, and other topics of interest to the genealogist. These lectures may include information on records or research helps on a local, regional, or national level. Transcripts, audio tapes, or syllabuses of the class outlines of these conferences are often made available to the public through the sponsoring society.
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:[http://www.ilgensoc.org/ '''Illinois State Genealogical Society''']<br>Illinois State Archives Building, 2nd Floor<br>Norton Building Capitol Complex<br>400 E. Spring Street<br>Springfield, Illinois 62756
  
Many counties and some cities have historical and genealogical societies, most of which will be listed in the Directory of Illinois Museums and the book by Reithmaier, both cited in the "[[Illinois Archives and Libraries|Illinois Archives and Libraries]]" Wiki article. See the "[[United States Societies|United States Societies]]" Wiki article for a national directory of genealogical and ethnic societies.  
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The Society is active in&nbsp;preserving and making available data pertaining to individuals, families, and groups who lived in Illinois. They have&nbsp;lists&nbsp;of research resources and databases to&nbsp;find information on Illinois ancestors.<br>
  
See the "[[Illinois Minorities|Minorities]]" section for other directories of ethnic organizations.  
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:[http://historyillinois.org/ '''Illinois State Historical Society''']<br>210 1/2 S. 6th Street, Suite 200<br>Springfield, Illinois 62701<br>217-525-2781<br>P.O. Box 1800<br>Springfield, Illinois 62705-1800
  
=== Statewide Societies  ===
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The Society&nbsp;promotes awareness, understanding, research, preservation, and recognition of history in Illinois. The location and text of state Historical Markers are online at their website.<br>
  
*[http://www.ilgensoc.org/ '''Illinois State Genealogical Society''']<br>Illinois State Archives Building, 2nd Floor<br>Norton Building Capitol Complex<br>400 E. Spring Street<br>Springfield, Illinois 62756
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:'''Grand Army of the Republic (GAR''')
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The GAR is the largest Union veterans organization in the country. Over 715 post were organized in Illinois. In 1888 Illinos had 552 post with a membership of 30,293 veterans. List of [http://suvcw.org/garposts/il.pdf Illinois posts]. [http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/gar/ Library of Congress] has additional information on Illinois posts.<br>
  
 
=== Regional Societies  ===
 
=== Regional Societies  ===
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]
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:[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/index.html '''Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois''']<br>[http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/ John A. Logan College Library]<br>700 Logan College Road<br>Carterville, Illinois 62918<br>Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338<br>Hours: vary by season, see [http://www.jalc.edu/lrc/library/library_hours.php website]
 
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The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union County, Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).
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Family associations and surname societies have been organized to gather information about ancestors or descendants of specific individuals or families. See the "[[United States Societies|United States Societies]]" Wiki article for a directory and more information about these societies.
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Clubs or occupational or fraternal organizations may have existed in the area where your ancestor lived. Those societies may have kept records of members or applications that may be of genealogical or biographical value. Though many of the old records have been lost, some have been donated to local, regional, or state archives and libraries. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) is an example of an organization an ancestor may have joined. See the "[[Illinois Military Records|Military Records]]" section for a discussion of their records.
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Public librarians and county clerks may be aware of other local organizations or individuals you can contact for information and services. In many small communities, the elderly are a wonderful resource for history and memories. Some maintain scrapbooks of obituaries and events in the community.  
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The Society focuses on [[Alexander County, Illinois|Alexander]], [[Clay County, Illinois|Clay]], [[Clinton County, Illinois|Clinton]], [[Edwards County, Illinois|Edwards]], [[Franklin County, Illinois|Franklin]], [[Gallatin County, Illinois|Gallatin]], [[Hamilton County, Illinois|Hamilton]], [[Hardin County, Illinois|Hardin]], [[Jackson County, Illinois|Jackson]], [[Jefferson County, Illinois|Jefferson]], [[Johnson County, Illinois|Johnson]], [[Lawrence County, Illinois|Lawrence]], [[Marion County, Illinois|Marion]], [[Massac County, Illinois|Massac]], [[Monroe County, Illinois|Monroe]], [[Perry County, Illinois|Perry]], [[Pope County, Illinois|Pope]], [[Pulaski County, Illinois|Pulaski]], [[Randolph County, Illinois|Randolph]], [[Richland County, Illinois|Richland]], [[Saline County, Illinois|Saline]], [[St. Clair County, Illinois|St. Clair]], [[Union County, Illinois|Union]], [[Wabash County, Illinois|Wabash]], [[Washington County, Illinois|Washington]], [[Wayne County, Illinois|Wayne]], [[White County, Illinois|White]], and [[Williamson County, Illinois|Williamson]] counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/Newsletter/index.html here] for recent issues) and a quarterly journal ''The Saga of Southern Illinois'' (click [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/saga.html here] for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).<br>
  
Information about society records and directories can be found in the Family History Library Catalog by using a Place Search under:  
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:[http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/ '''Chicago Genealogical Society''']<br>P.O. Box 1160<br>Chicago, Illinois 60690-1160
  
ILLINOIS- SOCIETIES
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The Society collects and preserves the records of Chicago ancestors, and is working to stimulate an interest in those who contributed to the establishment of Chicago and the surrounding area. The Society has extracted vital records from Chicago-area newspapers that are indexed [http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/online%20data%20intro.html online]. They publish a quarterly ''Chicago Genealogist'' (click [http://www.chicagogenealogy.org/qu%20contents.html here] for a topical index).<br>
  
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:[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~intsgs/ '''Tri-State Genealogical Society''']<br>c/o Willard Library<br>21 First Avenue<br>Evansville, IN 47710<br>Telephone: 812-425-4309<br>
  
ILLINOIS, [COUNTY]- SOCIETIES
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This Society focuses on families in Southeast Illinois, Southwest Indiana, and Western Kentucky. The&nbsp; [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~intsgs/tspacket.html Tri-State Packet] is published quarterly.
  
ILLINOIS, [COUNTY], [TOWN]- SOCIETIES
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Additional resources for Illinois societies may be found in the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/search/index/catalog-search#searchType=catalog&filtered=true&catSearchType=subject_id&searchCriteria=354673 Illinois-Societies] topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at [http://www.familysearch.org/locations FamilySearch Centers] . Also find Illinois society resources available at [http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Aillinois+kw%3Agenealogical+societies&qt=advanced&dblist=638 other libraries (WorldCat)] . Explore how to search [[Worldcat Online Catalog|WorldCat]] and the [[Introduction to the Family History Library Catalog|FHLC]] .
  
 
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Genealogical, historical, lineage, veteran, and ethnic societies often collect, transcribe, and publish information that can be helpful to genealogists. Lineage societies, such as the DAR, Colonial Dames, and the Sons of the American Revolution, require members to prove they are descended from people such as colonists or soldiers. National lineage societies such as the DAR are described in United States Societies.

Genealogical and historical societies can provide historical information about families in the area or ancestors of society members. They may sponsor such activities as The History of Illinois Centennial Farms and Applications for Illinois Prairie Pioneer Certificates, cited in Genealogy.

Genealogical and historical societies occasionally publish transcriptions of original records. Most publish quarterly periodicals, a few of which are listed in Periodicals. Use the Periodical Source Index (Persi) to find periodicals and articles for Illinois localities.

Many counties and some cities have historical and genealogical societies, most of which will be listed in the Directory of Illinois Museums and the book by Reithmaier, both cited in Illinois Archives and Libraries. See United States Societies for a national directory of genealogical and ethnic societies. Also see Illinois Ethnic Groups for additional ethnic organizations.

Statewide Societies

Illinois State Genealogical Society
Illinois State Archives Building, 2nd Floor
Norton Building Capitol Complex
400 E. Spring Street
Springfield, Illinois 62756

The Society is active in preserving and making available data pertaining to individuals, families, and groups who lived in Illinois. They have lists of research resources and databases to find information on Illinois ancestors.

Illinois State Historical Society
210 1/2 S. 6th Street, Suite 200
Springfield, Illinois 62701
217-525-2781
P.O. Box 1800
Springfield, Illinois 62705-1800

The Society promotes awareness, understanding, research, preservation, and recognition of history in Illinois. The location and text of state Historical Markers are online at their website.

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR)

The GAR is the largest Union veterans organization in the country. Over 715 post were organized in Illinois. In 1888 Illinos had 552 post with a membership of 30,293 veterans. List of Illinois posts. Library of Congress has additional information on Illinois posts.

Regional Societies

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois
John A. Logan College Library
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Telephone: 618-985-2828, Ext. 8338
Hours: vary by season, see website

The Society focuses on Alexander, Clay, Clinton, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Massac, Monroe, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Randolph, Richland, Saline, St. Clair, Union, Wabash, Washington, Wayne, White, and Williamson counties. The Society's book and microfilm collection is housed at the John A. Logan College Library. The Society publishes a newsletter (click here for recent issues) and a quarterly journal The Saga of Southern Illinois (click here for a topical index that breaks down what has been published county-by-county).

Chicago Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1160
Chicago, Illinois 60690-1160

The Society collects and preserves the records of Chicago ancestors, and is working to stimulate an interest in those who contributed to the establishment of Chicago and the surrounding area. The Society has extracted vital records from Chicago-area newspapers that are indexed online. They publish a quarterly Chicago Genealogist (click here for a topical index).

Tri-State Genealogical Society
c/o Willard Library
21 First Avenue
Evansville, IN 47710
Telephone: 812-425-4309

This Society focuses on families in Southeast Illinois, Southwest Indiana, and Western Kentucky. The  Tri-State Packet is published quarterly.

Additional resources for Illinois societies may be found in the Illinois-Societies topic page of the Family History Library catalog (FHLC). Copies of records on FHL microfilm and microfiche can be ordered for viewing at FamilySearch Centers . Also find Illinois society resources available at other libraries (WorldCat) . Explore how to search WorldCat and the FHLC .

Web Sites

http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilsgs/ilsocieties.html

http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-IL-NDX.html

http://geneasearch.com/societies/socil.htm


 

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