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Illinois State Vital Records

Illinois State Vital Records Office
Illinois Department of Public Health
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
(217) 782-6553
Records include birth and death records since January 1916, and marriage and divorce records since January 1962.

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Indiana and Illinois Territories, 1800-18

Chicago, Illinois, 1901

Indiana and Illinois Territories, 1800-18

Illinois Country, 1700-63

Indiana and Illinois Territories, 1800-18

Illinois State Genealogical Society Fall Conference: "Preserve the Past, Enrich the Future"

Indiana and Illinois Territories, 1800-18

Illinois, 1836

Indiana and Illinois Territories, 1800-18

"Protect Your Family's History"
Panel of Experts At the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois

Illinois-Wisconsin Boundary, 1787 and 1818

Indiana and Illinois Territories, 1800-18

Chicago, Illinois, 1901

Illinois State Archives Adds More Data: Cook County Coroner's Inquest Record Index & Chicago Police Department Homicide Record

Illinois State Genealogical Society Has A New Web Address

More Local Data Added to the Illinois State Archives Site

Illinois State Archives Report Record Use in 1999

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index Online


Woodford county, Illinois, Illinois Prairie District library, obituaries, 1887-2000

Illinois Marriages to 1850

Cook County, Illinois History

Illinois Census, 1820

Illinois Society of the S.A.R. Yearbook, 1896

Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records, 1841-53

Illinois Census, 1810-90

Lombard, Illinois Newspaper Obituaries, 1929-53

Illinois Servitude and Emancipation Records, 1720-1865

Illinois Public Land Purchase Records

Springfield, Illinois City Directory, 1855

Kankakee City, Illinois Directory, 1876

Champaign, Illinois Newspaper Index, 1892

Illinois Marriage Records, 1851-1900

Nauvoo, Illinois Tax Index, 1842

Stephenson County, Illinois Farmer Directory, 1917

Prairie Farmer's Reliable Directory: Will and Southern Cook County, Illinois, 1918

Joliet, Illinois Directories, 1884-92

Evanston, Illinois Directories, 1890-93

Illinois Revolutionary War Veteran Burials

Peoria, Illinois Directory, 1890

Rock Island and Moline, Illinois Directories, 1882-92

Illinois Quaker Records

Fulton County, Illinois Farmers Directory, 1917

Livingston County, Illinois, Farmers Directory, 1917

Alton, Illinois Directory, 1890

Quincy, Illinois Directories, 1887-90

Danville, Illinois Directory, 1889

Adams County, Illinois Directory, 1892

Metamora, Illinois Directory, 1890

Elmhurst Press (Elmhurst, Illinois) Obituaries, 1988-98

East St. Louis, Illinois Directory, 1889-90

Sangamon, Illinois Directory, 1889

Wunders Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois & Indiana, 1790-1850 Marriage Index Illinois, 1851-1900 Marriage Index 1850 Census: Illinois

Family History Centers

What is a Family History Center?
Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
Centers provide access to many of the microfilms and microfiche in the Family History Library to help you identify your ancestors.

Location and Hours
There are more than 3,400 centers worldwide. To find a Family History Center near you, see the list of addresses below.
Before you visit, you should contact the center to verify when it is open.

Staff members will show you around the center, answer some research questions (research expertise in each center varies), help you use center resources, and order microfilms and microfiche from the Family History Library.
Many centers offer classes on different genealogical research topics.

Most centers have a computer with FamilySearch, which helps you search for information about your ancestors. FamilySearch includes Family History Library Catalog, International Genealogical Index, Ancestral File, Social Security Death Index, Scottish Church Records and the United States Military Index
Most also have Personal Ancestral File, a computer program that allows you to organize your family history information.
Most centers also have a variety of resource files, microfilms, microfiche and published material such as genealogies, histories, gazetteers, atlases and maps at your disposal.

Family History Centers Near You

Other Resources

Information about state archives and libraries:

Write to:
Illinois State Archives
Springfield, IL 62756
Telephone: (217) 782-4682
Fax: (217) 524-3930
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30, Saturday 8:00-3:30, closed Sunday
Records include federal census records from 1810-1920, a card file of Civil War soldiers, death and marriage records from 1916 to 1942, state census records and land records, a listing of counties and their holdings, a listing of 6 state universities and their holdings, and IRD (Illinois Register Depositories).

Information about state genealogical societies:

Write to:
Illinois State Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10495
Springfield, IL 62791
Telephone: (217) 789-1968
Publications: Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly, Illinois State Genealogical Society Newsletter

Chicago Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1160
Chicago, IL 60690-1160
Telephone: (773) 725-1306


See also: Illinois Genealogy at Live Roots, and Original Illinois Documents


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