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[[Image:Illinois State Library.jpg|right|400px|Illinois State Archives.jpg]]  
  
 
=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
  
'''E-mail:'''<ref name="S1">Source 1.</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;[[islinformationline@ilsos.net]]
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'''E-mail:'''<ref>[http://www.ilsos.gov/ContactFormsWeb/email_ref.jsp Contact Form] in ''www.cyberdriveillinois.com'' (accessed 2 April 2015).</ref> [http://www.ilsos.gov/ContactFormsWeb/email_ref.jsp Ask the State Library].<br>
  
'''Address:'''<ref name="S1" />  
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'''Address:'''<ref name="ISL">[https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/home.html Illinois State Library] in ''www.cyberdriveillinois.com'' (accessed 2 April 2015).</ref>  
  
:Illinois State Library<br>Gwendolyn Brooks Building<br>300 South 2nd Street<br>Springfield, IL 62701-1796<br>'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp;&nbsp;(217) 785-5600<br>
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:Illinois State Library<br>Gwendolyn Brooks Building<br>300 South 2nd Street<br>Springfield, IL 62701-1796<br><br>
'''Fax:'''&nbsp;
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="S1" />&nbsp; Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm<br>Closed on official State of Illinois holidays
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="ISL" />&nbsp;&nbsp;217-785-5600, or 800-665-5576 (Illinois Residents)<br>  
  
'''Directions, maps, and public transportation:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;{''Optional''} <br>
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'''Hours and holidays:'''<ref name="ISL" />&nbsp; Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. &nbsp;Closed on official [http://www.illinois.gov/cms/Employees/Personnel/Pages/StateHolidays.aspx Illinois holidays].
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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'''Map, directions, parking, and public transportation:'''<br>  
  
*Repository Internet site ''{create a link for each bullet, and then give a line or two listing content so the reader will know if it is worthwhile to click on that link}.''<br>
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*'''Map:&nbsp;''' [https://www.google.com/maps/place/Illinois+State+Library/@39.7990244,-89.6543163,17z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x887539c61f8bd82b:0x5025f7930a905ab3 Google map: Illinois State Library]
*Repository catalog online. <br>
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*'''Directions and parking:''' [https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/about/visiting.html Driving directions and parking].  
*Repository database. <br>
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*'''Public transportation:&nbsp;''' All [http://www.smtd.org/displayPage.asp?pID=30 SMTD bus routes] stop within 4 blocks of the Illinois State Library.
*other(s).<br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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*[https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/home.html Illinois State Library] services for libraries, the public, state employees, about the library, digital archives, veterans history, catalogs, literacy, maps, research databases, library card application.<br>  
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*[https://vufind.carli.illinois.edu/vf-isl/ Illinois State Library Catalog]{{WC}} online by keyword, title, author, subject, or ISBN/ISSN. Also available in [http://www.WorldCat.org WorldCat].
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*[https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/public/genealogy.html Genealogical Resources] census, military, county histories, atlases, genealogy, history, and Internet resources.  
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*[https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/databases/home.html Research Databases] by book, magazine, or subject area.
  
=== Tips ===
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=== Collection Description ===
  
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The '''Illinois State Library''' collects official publications of the state and federal governments. This includes territorial, state, and federal censuses 1810-1930, county plat books and atlases, Illinois county histories, [[Sanborn Insurance Maps|Sanborn fire insurance maps]], the [[Draper Manuscript Collection]], Revolutionary War pensions and bounty land warrants, and other military records from the Black Hawk War, Mexican War, and American Civil War muster rolls, and veterans' burials in Illinois 1774-1898.<ref name="DB41">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 41. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref> <ref name="Gen">[https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/public/genealogy.html Genealogical Resources] in ''www.cyberdriveillinois.com'' (accessed 2 April 2015).</ref>
  
=== Guides  ===
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The State Library also has seven public Internet-connected computers for genealogists, as well as a Wi-Fi connection for wireless users.<ref name="Gen" />
 
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{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
=== Alternate Repositories  ===
 
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
 
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a source at the '''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', a similar source may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>  
  
*Alternate Repository ''{create link for each, and give line or two describing collection}''<br>
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/washington/researcher-info.html Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 31 December 2013).</ref>
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*[[Allen County Public Library|Allen County Public Library]], Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.<ref>[http://www.genealogycenter.org/docs/default-source/resources/aboutusbrochure.pdf?sfvrsn=2 Genealogy Center Collections] in ''Genealogy Center'' (accessed 27 February 2015).</ref>  
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*[[National Archives at Chicago]] old federal court and agency records for Illinois and Midwest U.S. federal censuses 1790–1940; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3.<ref>[http://www.archives.gov/chicago/archives/genealogy.html Genealogy] in ''National Archives at Chicago'' (accessed 27 February 2014).</ref>
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*[[Newberry Library]], Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.<ref>[http://www.newberry.org/genealogy-and-local-history Genealogy and Local History] in ''The Newberry'' (accessed 27 February 2015).</ref>
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[[Illinois State Archives]], Springfield, county/state records, pre-Chicago fire sources, indexed vital records, early land grants, military records, all fed/state censuses, surname card index.<ref name="DB41">William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, ''America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers'' (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 41. {{WorldCat|39493985|item|disp=At various repositories (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|728550|item|disp=FHL Book 973 J54d}}.</ref>
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*[[Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)|Illinois Regional Archives Depository (IRAD)]], Springfield, HQ of [http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/iradregn.html 7 regional archives] of local Illinois county/town records: birth, marriage, death, land, tax, voting reg., probate, naturalization, civil {{amp}} criminal court, coroner, poorhouse, jail.<ref>[http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/adminhist.html Administrative Histories] in ''Illinois State Archives'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref> For Sangamon County see [[IRAD - University of Illinois at Springfield|IRAD-University of Illinois at Springfield]].
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*[[University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Main Library|University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Main Library]] one of the best book collections in America, including county histories, and farmers registers. Think of it as another archives for Illinois.<ref name="DB41" />
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
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*[http://www.sangamoncountyclerk.com/ Sangamon County Clerk] births, marriages, deaths.
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*[http://www.sangamonhistory.org/ Sangamon County Historical Society] educational programs, historic buildings, and museums.
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*[http://www.sangamoncountycircuitclerk.org/ Sangamon County Circuit Court Clerk] divorce, probate, court, and naturalizations.
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*[http://www.sangamoncountyrecorder.com/ Sangamon County Recorder] land records.
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*[http://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/a-c/coroner Sangamon County Coroner] suspicious or unusual deaths.
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*[http://www.ilcd.uscourts.gov/ U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois] recent civil and criminal cases.
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*[http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/default.htm Illinois Dept. of Health Vital Records], Springfield, birth, marriage, death, adoption, and divorces.
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*[[Illinois State Genealogical Society|Illinois State Genealogical Society]], Springfield, research guidance, teaching via webinars and the [http://ilgensoc.blogspot.com/ ISGS blog] for free, death certificates 1916-1947 for a fee. No research requests.<ref>[http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=123 Genealogy Committee] in ''Illinois State Genealogical Society'' (accessed 21 March 2015).</ref>
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*[[Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum|Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum]], Springfield, genealogy, plat maps, atlases, oral and county history, cemeteries, census, vital records, naturalizations in many counties.<ref>[http://www.illinois.gov/alplm/library/collections/printedmaterials/Pages/default.aspx Printed Materials] in ''Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref>
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*[[Lincoln Library|Lincoln Library]], Springfield, indexed obituaries, city directories, the '''''Sangamon Valley Collection&nbsp;''''' has photos, yearbooks, histories, and maps for studying Sangamon and surrounding counties.<ref name="DB41" />
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding counties:&nbsp;''''' '''in Illinois:''' [[Cass County, Illinois|Cass]], [[Christian County, Illinois|Christian]], [[Logan County, Illinois|Logan]], [[Macon County, Illinois|Macon]], [[Macoupin County, Illinois|Macoupin]], [[Menard County, Illinois|Menard]], [[Montgomery County, Illinois|Montgomery]], and [[Morgan County, Illinois|Morgan]].
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*[[Arlington Heights Memorial Library|Arlington Heights Memorial Library]] a huge collection, with printed genealogies, manuscripts, periodicals, newspapers, special aids, surname folders—a great overall genealogy collection.<ref name="DB39">Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.</ref>
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*[[Chicago History Museum|Chicago History Museum]] 20 million manuscripts, letters, certificates, diaries, genealogy charts, log books, journals, memoirs, minutes, muster rolls, scrapbooks, sermons, speeches, and telegrams.<ref name="DB39" />
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*'''''Chicago Title and Trust&nbsp;''''' for a fee they will search property records '''prior''' to the Chicago fire.<ref name="DB39" />
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*[[John A. Logan College Library|John A. Logan College Library]], Carterville, this library is a focal point of Southern Illinois genealogy. Their collection is huge.<ref name="DB41" />
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*[[Peoria Public Library|Peoria Public Library]] enjoys a large genealogy and local history department, including many indexes, DAR files, and basic genealogy resources for the plains states.<ref name="DB41" />
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*[[Pritzker Military Museum and Library|Pritzker Military Museum and Library]], Chicago, 45,000 military history books, unit histories, photos, uniforms, equipment, insignia, and ships of many world militaries. They help genealogists.<ref>[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritzker_Military_Museum_%26_Library Pritzker Military Museum and Library] in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref>
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*[[South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society|South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society]], Hazel Crest, a very good collection with local histories, genealogies, naturalizations, [[Illinois Occupations#Pullman_Car_Workers|Pullman Car Works personnel]], obituaries, church histories.<ref name="DB39" />
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*[[Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library|Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Lovejoy Library]] best library in southern IL with a large genealogical collection of newspapers, biographies, county histories, family folders, and maps.<ref name="DB41" />
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*[[Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center]], Rock Island, IL, Swedish church records, census, passenger lists, lodges, newspapers, directories.<ref>[http://www.augustana.edu/general-information/swenson-center-/genealogy Genealogy] in ''Augustana College'' (accessed 30 March 2015).</ref>
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*[[University of Chicago Library|University of Chicago Library]] plentiful historical records, including '''''Durrett Collection&nbsp;''''' of historical Kentucky and Ohio River Valley manuscripts of early people in the Ohio Valley.<ref name="DB39" />
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*[[Urbana Free Library|Urbana Free Library]] their strength is Champaign County history, but they have good basic genealogy for the entire United States including printed genealogies, manuscripts, family folders.<ref name="DB41" />
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*[http://www.spertus.edu/asher_cja/index.php Asher Library], Chicago, Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies 500,000 books, and films.
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*[http://www.brethren.org/bhla/ Brethren Historical Library and Archives], Elgin, IL, cultural, socio-economic, theological, genealogical, and institutional history of the Brethren.
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*[http://www.elca.org/archives/ Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives], Elk Grove Village, IL, serves historians, congregations, synods, genealogists and others interested in Lutheran history.
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*[http://archives.archchicago.org/Genealogy.aspx Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago Archives] parish records, priest biographies, sacramental, school, or orphanage records.
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*Repositories in '''''surrounding states:&nbsp;''''' [[Indiana Archives and Libraries|Indiana]], [[Iowa Archives and Libraries|Iowa]], [[Kentucky Archives and Libraries|Kentucky]], [[Michigan Archives and Libraries|Michigan]], [[Missouri Archives and Libraries|Missouri]], and [[Wisconsin Archives and Libraries|Wisconsin]]
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*[[National Personnel Records Center (NPRC)]], St. Louis, MO, military and civil services personnel records. For servicemen and servicewomen discharged from 1912 to 1953.<ref>Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.</ref> <ref>[http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/ National Archives at St. Louis] in ''National Archives'' (accessed 18 March 2014).</ref>
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*[http://www.pgsa.org/aboutPGSA.php Polish Genealogical Society of America], Milwaukee, WI, 60,000 books on Polish history, art, culture, and reference.
  
 
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Illinois State Library
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Contact Information

E-mail:[1] Ask the State Library.

Address:[2]

Illinois State Library
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
300 South 2nd Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1796

Telephone:[2]  217-785-5600, or 800-665-5576 (Illinois Residents)

Hours and holidays:[2]  Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.  Closed on official Illinois holidays.

Map, directions, parking, and public transportation:

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The Illinois State Library collects official publications of the state and federal governments. This includes territorial, state, and federal censuses 1810-1930, county plat books and atlases, Illinois county histories, Sanborn fire insurance maps, the Draper Manuscript Collection, Revolutionary War pensions and bounty land warrants, and other military records from the Black Hawk War, Mexican War, and American Civil War muster rolls, and veterans' burials in Illinois 1774-1898.[3] [4]

The State Library also has seven public Internet-connected computers for genealogists, as well as a Wi-Fi connection for wireless users.[4]

Alternate Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a source at the Illinois State Library, a similar source may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.[5]
  • Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana, premier periodical collection, including Midwestern genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, and passenger lists.[6]
  • National Archives at Chicago old federal court and agency records for Illinois and Midwest U.S. federal censuses 1790–1940; military service and pension indexes, passenger lists, naturalizations, Ancestry.com, HeritageQuest, Fold3.[7]
  • Newberry Library, Chicago, a large repository with genealogies, local histories, censuses, military, land, indexes, vital records, court, and tax records mostly from the Mississippi Valley, eastern seaboard, Canada, and the British Isles.[8]

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. Contact Form in www.cyberdriveillinois.com (accessed 2 April 2015).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Illinois State Library in www.cyberdriveillinois.com (accessed 2 April 2015).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 William Dollarhide, and Ronald A. Bremer, America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, UT: Heritage Quest, 1988), 41. At various repositories (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 J54d.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Genealogical Resources in www.cyberdriveillinois.com (accessed 2 April 2015).
  5. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  6. Genealogy Center Collections in Genealogy Center (accessed 27 February 2015).
  7. Genealogy in National Archives at Chicago (accessed 27 February 2014).
  8. Genealogy and Local History in The Newberry (accessed 27 February 2015).
  9. Administrative Histories in Illinois State Archives (accessed 30 March 2015).
  10. Genealogy Committee in Illinois State Genealogical Society (accessed 21 March 2015).
  11. Printed Materials in Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (accessed 30 March 2015).
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 Dollarhide and Bremer, 39.
  13. Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia (accessed 30 March 2015).
  14. Genealogy in Augustana College (accessed 30 March 2015).
  15. Dollarhide and Bremer, 134.
  16. National Archives at St. Louis in National Archives (accessed 18 March 2014).