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.


These collections are all free to search. Due to contractual obligations, you’ll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to view some of these records.  If you follow the link and find the record is locked, login to FamilySearch on your computer and this may unlock the collection.





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. If there is a key icon FamilySearch key icon over camera icon above the camera, this collection may be digitized and online, but you will either have to be signed in to your account at FamilySearch or they may need to be viewed at your local family history center or affiliate library. Find the nearest viewing center near you.

  4. 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






Wills & Probate






Residence records census land migration voting taxation #OnGenealogy

Illinois Residence Records







Land & Property


Maps, Almanacs, & Gazetteers


Names & Surnames


Naturalization & Citizenship








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




Business Records & Commerce




Church Records


Church History


Court Records


Description & Travel


Employees, Officials, & Occupations


Ethnic Records

African American Records


Japanese American Records


Jewish Records


Native American Records




Genealogy | Family Trees


Government & Legal




Libraries, Museums, & Archives


Magazines & Periodicals


Names & Surnames




Public Records







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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