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A list of resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in Illinois. {{Click|Image:AA_ORP.png|African_American_Online_Genealogy_Records}}
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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Migration_(African_American) Great Migration of African Americans] brought many from the rural South to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_African_Americans_in_Chicago Chicago]. Most came from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.&nbsp; By 2008, 15.0% of the population in Illinois was African American, with the majority living within the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas.  
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The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Migration_(African_American) Great Migration of African Americans] brought many from the rural South to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_African_Americans_in_Chicago Chicago]. Most came from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. By 2008, 15.0% of the population in Illinois was African American, with the majority living within the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas.<br><br>
  
 
Slavery was banned by 1818 when Illinois became a state, though the southern part continued to allow slavery for several more years. This part, called "Little Egypt", was mostly settled by Southerners. By 1853 laws were passed prohibiting all African Americans, including freedmen, from settling in the state. This eventually changed after the Civil War.  
 
Slavery was banned by 1818 when Illinois became a state, though the southern part continued to allow slavery for several more years. This part, called "Little Egypt", was mostly settled by Southerners. By 1853 laws were passed prohibiting all African Americans, including freedmen, from settling in the state. This eventually changed after the Civil War.  
  
In October 1871, the [http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1740.html Great Chicago Fire] destroyed many&nbsp;buildings and [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Cook_County,_Illinois#Record_Loss records].  
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In October 1871, the [http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/1740.html Great Chicago Fire] destroyed many buildings and [[Cook County, Illinois#Record_Loss|records]].  
  
Explore a[http://www.alplm.org/events/aa_history/AA_History_Timeline/aa_timeline.html chronology of African-American history in Illinois]. &nbsp;Courtesy of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library.&nbsp;
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Explore a [https://www.illinois.gov/ihpa/Research/Pages/GenPrideAfAm.aspx chronology of African-American history in Illinois]. Courtesy of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.  
  
 
=== Illinois Repositories with African American Collections  ===
 
=== Illinois Repositories with African American Collections  ===
  
:[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/archives.html Illinois State Archives] <br>Margret Cross Norton Building<br>Springfield, IL 62756<br>Phone: (217) 782-4682<br>Fax: (217) 524-3930
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:[https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/ Illinois State Archives] <br>Margret Cross Norton Building<br>Springfield, IL 62756<br>Phone: (217) 782-4682<br>Fax: (217) 524-3930
  
::[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/research_series/rseries6.html "African–American Records"] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
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::[https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/ "African–American Records"] describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
  
 
::Illinois State Archives [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/servfrm.html Servitude and Emancipation Records Database (1722–1863)] includes names of African American servants, slaves, or free persons from selected governmental records. A full description of this database can be found [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/servant.html here].
 
::Illinois State Archives [http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/servfrm.html Servitude and Emancipation Records Database (1722–1863)] includes names of African American servants, slaves, or free persons from selected governmental records. A full description of this database can be found [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/servant.html here].
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:[http://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>60 West Walton Street<br>Chicago, IL 60610<br>Phone: (312) 943-9090<br>[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/afamer.html "African American Genealogy"] lists sources and helps for African American research.
 
:[http://www.newberry.org/ Newberry Library]<br>60 West Walton Street<br>Chicago, IL 60610<br>Phone: (312) 943-9090<br>[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/afamer.html "African American Genealogy"] lists sources and helps for African American research.
  
:[http://www.chipublib.org/branch/details/library/woodson-regional/p/FeatHarsh/ Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature]<br>Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library<br>9525 S. Halsted Street<br>Chicago, IL 60628<br>Phone: (312) 745-2080<br>The collection contains family papers, organizational files, annual reports, conference files, family newsletters, reunion books, funeral programs, and more.
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:[http://www.chipublib.org/vivian-g-harsh-research-collection/ Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature]<br>Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library<br>9525 S. Halsted Street<br>Chicago, IL 60628<br>Phone: (312) 745-2080<br>The collection contains family papers, organizational files, annual reports, conference files, family newsletters, reunion books, funeral programs, and more.
  
 
=== Societies  ===
 
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*Additional books at the {{FHL|312884|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}.  
 
*Additional books at the {{FHL|312884|subject-id|disp=Family History Library}}.  
 
*See [[Illinois Ethnic Groups|Illinois Ethnic Groups]] for additional resources.
 
*See [[Illinois Ethnic Groups|Illinois Ethnic Groups]] for additional resources.
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[http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/bib/btwashington/ The Booker T. Washington Papers], Library of Congress
  
 
=== Web Sites  ===
 
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/il/ Illinois Afrigeneas, African Ancestry in Illinois] provides a brief history and links to state and county resources.<br>  
 
*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/states/il/ Illinois Afrigeneas, African Ancestry in Illinois] provides a brief history and links to state and county resources.<br>  
 
*[http://www.library.illinois.edu/afx/aaillini.htm African Americans in Illinois Places Other Than Chicago] has links to [http://www.library.illinois.edu/afx/catalogs.htm library catalogs] with African American collections.  
 
*[http://www.library.illinois.edu/afx/aaillini.htm African Americans in Illinois Places Other Than Chicago] has links to [http://www.library.illinois.edu/afx/catalogs.htm library catalogs] with African American collections.  
*The [http://www.thehistorymakers.com/ History Makers], based in Chicago,&nbsp;is dedicted to preserving African American history.  
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*The [http://www.thehistorymakers.com/ History Makers], based in Chicago,is dedicted to preserving African American history.  
 
*[http://www.aphiliprandolphmuseum.com/registry_home.html Pullman Porter National Historic Registry of the African-American Railroad Employees]  
 
*[http://www.aphiliprandolphmuseum.com/registry_home.html Pullman Porter National Historic Registry of the African-American Railroad Employees]  
 
*Linkpendium links to [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/ALL/eth-hist/ Ethnic] resources and "[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/ALL/ Slaves, slave owners, and slavery in general]" section - Free
 
*Linkpendium links to [http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/ALL/eth-hist/ Ethnic] resources and "[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/IL/ALL/ Slaves, slave owners, and slavery in general]" section - Free
  
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Brief History

The Great Migration of African Americans brought many from the rural South to Chicago. Most came from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. By 2008, 15.0% of the population in Illinois was African American, with the majority living within the city of Chicago and the surrounding areas.

Slavery was banned by 1818 when Illinois became a state, though the southern part continued to allow slavery for several more years. This part, called "Little Egypt", was mostly settled by Southerners. By 1853 laws were passed prohibiting all African Americans, including freedmen, from settling in the state. This eventually changed after the Civil War.

In October 1871, the Great Chicago Fire destroyed many buildings and records.

Explore a chronology of African-American history in Illinois. Courtesy of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.

Illinois Repositories with African American Collections

Illinois State Archives
Margret Cross Norton Building
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: (217) 782-4682
Fax: (217) 524-3930
"African–American Records" describes what records are at the State Archives with an online method for ordering records.
Illinois State Archives Servitude and Emancipation Records Database (1722–1863) includes names of African American servants, slaves, or free persons from selected governmental records. A full description of this database can be found here.
DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637-1495
Phone: (773) 947-0600
Springfield Illinois African American History Foundation
883 Roanoke Drive
Springfield, IL, 62702
Phone: (217) 698-6339
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
112 N. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (800) 610-2094 or (217) 782-5764
Holdings include materials on various ethnic groups and ethnic migration patterns as well as a collection of oral interviews conducted by the Springfield African-American History Foundation. Search the card catalog.
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 943-9090
"African American Genealogy" lists sources and helps for African American research.
Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 745-2080
The collection contains family papers, organizational files, annual reports, conference files, family newsletters, reunion books, funeral programs, and more.

Societies

African-American Genealogical Research Institute
P.O. Box 637
Matteson, IL 60443
African-American Cultural and Genealogical Society
314 North Main St.
Decatur, IL 62523

Published Sources

Books about African American Research

Books about African Americans

Additional Published Sources

Collections

The Booker T. Washington Papers, Library of Congress

Web Sites

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