Illinois Websites

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Government Sites

Government Sites
Illinois State Archives Free links to IL military, IL vital records, and IRAD (Illinois Regional Archives Depositories) databases
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum Free searchable surname index, IL ethnic bibliographies, IL Military Directories & Guides. (A division of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency)
Illinois Digital Archives Free Includes a variety of photographs, oral histories, newspapers, maps, and more.
Illinois Circuit Court Clerks Free list of clerks' contact information by District & Circuit
GenealogyInc Free Links to County and City government sites (scroll to lower part of page)
Illinois Department of Health Births, Deaths, Marriages 1962-present $ How to obtain the records.

Online Record Collections

Sites with online indexes or images of records
FamilySearch.org Free Illinois Historical Collections. Search indexes or browse images of original documents
Ancestry.com $ Illinois records, indexes and/or images of original documents
ILGenWeb Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
IL Genealogy Trails Free Data may be submitted by individuals or complete transcriptions
USGenWeb Archives Project Free Data may be submitted by individuals or may be complete transcriptions

Internet "link finders"

Sites that search for links pertaining to Illinois
Linkpendium Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
CyndisList Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)
Illinois Genealogy Free Click links. Some sites they link to may have fees ($)

Major Catalogs

Major catalogs for hard copy collections of Illinois items
Books, microfilm, or manuscripts of genealogical records
FamilySearch catalog Select topics. To select towns, add a comma to the search box.
WorldCat To find nearby libraries that have specific items, see WorldCat Online Catalog.
Allen County Public Library One of the largest collections for genealogy research. Located in Indiana.
See also local libraries