StateGenSites - Genealogy Links for Illinois


StateGenSites, launched on October 7, 1999, is one of the most popular directories for U.S. genealogy. Here are the resources available for Illinois.

  • Illinois Vital Records
  • Illinois Historical Societies
  • Illinois Cemeteries
  • Illinois Census
  • Illinois Obituaries
  • Illinois Adoption Support
  • Free Lookups for Illinois
  • State Links for Illinois

    Vital Records

    For birth, marriage, divorce, and death records...

    Division of Vital Records  ( Rules for ordering )
    535 West Jefferson Street
    Springfield, IL 62761

    + The Records Room
    + VitalChek for Illinois

    Historical Societies

    Historical societies are a great resource when you are unable to visit the town of your ancestors. Many societies keep local records, photos and even information about cemeteries.

    + Society Hill Directory

    National Cemeteries and Transcriptions

    In the summer of 1862, thousands had already died in the second summer of a terrible war that few believed would last more than several months. On July 17, Congress enacted legislation authorizing the President to purchase "cemetery grounds" to be used as national cemeteries "for soldiers who shall have died in the service of the country."

    Bohemian National Cemetery
    Essex Road
    Braidwood, IL 60630

    Camp Butler National Cemetery
    Rr 1
    Springfield, IL 62707

    Lithuanian National Cemetery
    8201 S Kean Ave
    Justice, IL 60458-1720


    $ Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records, 1841-53 (Online)
    $ Piatt County, Illinois Marriage and Cemetery Records, 1841-53 (Online)
    $ East Lynn & Rankin Union Cemeteries: Vermillion County, IL (Online)
    $ Wunders Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois (Online)

    + Cemetery Junction

    Illinois Census

    "The Census, while not created for the purpose of genealogical research, is nevertheless one of the public records that genealogists find most helpful and tend to use most often. The amount of information that can be found or verified by finding a single family's census record is enormous." -

    + The Records Room
    + Census Online

    Newspapers & Obituaries

    It is sad to think about all the people who pass away on a daily basis, however, it is sadder still for the relatives and friends who don't even know. If you just happen to stop by today and have the local paper handy, take a few minutes and catalog the obits.

    + Obituary Depot

    Adoption Support

    The biggest thing lacking in the Adoption Community is the fact that all sides of the Triad need to listen, understand and learn from the other sides. It seems to often go unnoticed that in order for adoption to work there has to be three sides to the story. Each side is very unique in what they bring to scenario. They are equally important to each other and need to be recognized as such. +

    Civil War

    "No soldier in any army ever did more service, or suffered more hardships, and none can boast of a prouder or more brilliant record than that of the Confederate Soldier. From the spring and summer of 1861 they bravely took up arms in defense of the South, and did not lay them down until General Robert E. Lee surrendered the army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Courthouse on the 9th day of April, 1865."

    + Barrel of Civil War Links
    + Civil War Home Page

    Genealogy Lookups

    Genealogists helping others by providing individual lookups from their personal libraries.

    + Free Lookup Service
    + GeneaSearch: Illinois Lookups
    + GenLookups: Illinois Volunteers

    State Links for Illinois

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  • Archives (25)
  • Cemeteries (76)
  • Census (61)
  • Church Records (123)
  • Civil War (72)
  • County Links (122)
  • Court Records (17)
  • General Sites (7)
  • History Sites (30)
  • Immigration (17)
  • Libraries (75)
  • Mailing Lists (39)
  • Maps/Atlas (58)
  • Military Resources (57)
  • Miscellaneous (88)
  • Newspapers (63)
  • Obituaries (121)
  • Personal Pages (27)
  • Probate Records (1)
  • Queries (106)
  • Ships (13)
  • Societies (78)
  • State Government (10)
  • Tax Records (4)
  • Vital Records (32)
  • Wills (103)
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    + Illinois Local Genealogy
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