This is a list of free Illinois Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.

 

Included are Illinois birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, pension records, military records and more. We’ll continue to add more Illinois collections available online at FamilySearch. If you’re looking for onsite collections, visit their website & catalog.

 

Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.

 

This list prioritizes indexed collections, but if you can’t find your Illinois ancestor there, the list includes online image collections which take longer to search, but have a treasure trove of information.

 

These collections are all free to search. You’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search some of these records.

 

 

 

How to View the Collections

  1. Some links take you straight to the collection.

  2. Other links take you to a catalog description page where you will have to select the link.

    • Look for a camera icon and select that icon

    • or look for red print and select “here”

  3. In a few cases, the collection may be in queue to be digitized and you’ll need to check back at a later date.

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Marriage and Death records #OnGenealogy

Illinois Birth, Marriage, & Death Records

 

Illinois Birth Indexes & Birth Records

 

Illinois Marriage Indexes & Marriage Records

 

Illinois Death Indexes & Death Records

 

Cemeteries

 

Obituaries

 

Wills & Probate

 

 

 

 

 

Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Illinois Residence Records

Census

 

Directories

 

Emigration/Immigration/Migration

 

Land & Property

 

Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers

 

Names & Surnames

 

Naturalization & Citizenship

 

Passports

 

Taxation

 

Voting

 

Workhouse/Poorhouse/Soldiers’ Homes

 

 

 

 

Daily Life Records school work church court government library social life #OnGenealogy

Illinois Daily Life Records

Alumni, Schools, & Yearbooks

 

Bible Records

 

Biography

 

Business Records & Commerce

 

Church

 

Church Records

 

Church History

 

Court Records

 

Description & Travel

 

Employees, Officials, & Occupations

 

Ethnic Records

African American Records

 

Japanese American Records

 

Jewish Records

 

Native American Records

 

Minorities

 

Genealogy | Family Trees

 

Government & Legal

 

History

 

Libraries, Museums, & Archives

 

Magazines & Periodicals

 

Names & Surnames

 

Newspapers

 

Public Records

 

Societies

 

 

 

 

Military records Wars Veterans #OnGenealogy

Illinois Military Records

 

French and Indian War, 1755-1763

 

Revolutionary War, 1775-1783

 

War of 1812

 

Mexican-American War, 1846-1848

 

US Civil War

 

Indian Wars

 

Spanish-American War

 

World War I

 

World War II

 

Korean War

 

Veterans, Enlistments, Pensions

 

 

 

 

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