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State of   ILLINOIS -   (The Equality State)
      The 21st U.S. State to join the Union:   03-December-1818
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Assorted Groups  (Anthology, Cultural, Ethnic, & Religious):
    African American Griots Project - State of Illinois
    Mennonites in Illinois - Collecting, Interpreting, Preserving, Sharing artifacts and
         information relating to the faith and life of Mennonites in Illinois
    Palatines to America - Illinois Chapter (German Genealogy)

Note:  These items are presented as part of the historical record and should not be interpreted to mean that the WebMaster, in any way, endorses any stereotypes which may be implied by the linked web sites.


Census & related Lists of various kinds:
    1840 Census - of Pensioners Revolutionary or Military Services
    Convict Registers - Alton Prison registers up to 1860 and the Joliet Prison registers
    Marriage Index - Statewide (1763-1900)
    Mortality Schedules - State of Illinois listings for named counties
    Servitude and Emancipation Records - (1722-1863)
    Volunteer Infantry 82ND regiment - A Regiment of Immigrants
    War of 1812 Veterans - Illinois database.


Extinct Illinois Counties:: (not linked unless noted, ):
    (If you know of more to be added, please contact us.)
County Name
Dane -
Knox -

Factual information
renamed in 1840 to the current Christian County.
(part of Illinois), became extinct with the formation of the Illinois Territory in
         1809 - or, more precisely, it became Knox County, Indiana. The modern
         Knox County, Illinois was formed much later and was not a part of the
         original Knox County.

Families and Surnames:
    Families from Marano Marchesato, Cosenza, Calabria - (Families from Italy)
    Family History Research - Place Names
    Family History Research - Timeline

Federal Township Plats of Illinois - 1804 — 1891


Genealogical/Historical Commissions, Societies and Museums:
  Please click here - (Counties we have listed),   (To list a local society, please contact us.)

Historical interest Items, etc.:
    Ghost Towns of Illinois - listed alphabetically or by county (Interactive map).
    U.S. Grant Historic Sites - President Ulysses S. Grant Home, Congressman Elihu B.
         Washburne Home, several parks and neighborhood homes near the Grant Home and
         The Old Market House Welcome Center on Commerce Street are all part of the U.S.
         Grant Historic Sites. These sites are part of the 58 state-owned historic sites and
         memorials administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, located in
         Jo Daviess County, Galena, Illinois.
    History of Southern Illinois - The History of Southern Illinois (Egyptian Area Agency).
    Illinois in the Civil War - This web site developed from a desire to help others locate
         information about their special Illinois Civil War soldier.
    Inside Illinois - A collection of Vintage Illinois maps

ILGenWeb References Project - a searchable repository for statewide material
         appropriately classified by subject matter.
Illinois Trails - History and Genealogy Web Site

Illinois Digital Archives - Digital collections of the Illinois State Library & other libraries
         and cultural institutions in Illinois.
Servitude and Emancipation Records - (1722-1863)

    Palatines to America - Illinois Chapter (German Genealogy)
    Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center - The Swenson Center, located at
         Augustana College, is a national archives and research institute providing resources
         for the study of Swedish immigration to North America.

Newspapers - for Illinois Genealogical Research

    State of Illinois - Servitude and Emancipation Records (1722-1863)

  • State of Illinois
  • State Capital City Springfield   (Capital since 1839 - located in   Sangamon County)

    The State name:  The river was named by French explorer Robert Cavelier Sieur de La Salle in 1679 after the Indians he found living along the banks.
    Illinois is the French spelling for the Illinois and Peoria Indian word "iliniwok,"
    meaning men or warriors and perhaps referring to members of the Illinois tribe.
    American History and Genealogy Proj.
    American Local History Network
    Colonial Currency
    Cemetery Listings
    County maps of Illinois
    Daughters of the American Revolution
    General History
    Migration Patterns
    State Archives (Govt.)
    State Archives (USGenWeb.)
    State Genealogy Forum
    State Genealogical Society
    State Historical Society
    State USGenWeb Site
    Symbols (Flag, Seal, etc.)
    Timeline (Historic)

    U.S.A. - General Information links page
    U.S.A. - Possessions & Territories

    Vital Records:
        Marriage Index - Statewide (1763-1900)
        State Mortality Schedules - State of Illinois listings for named counties


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