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Search for your Illinois ancestors in these free genealogy searches.  You will find vast amounts of Illinois genealogy records stored in these databases.  Jumpstart your genealogy research and make connections with others researching your family surnames.  Many of these projects feature user submitted data.  If you have genealogy data which would be helpful to others, please take some time to submit them to these free genealogy sites.


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Search the Illinois RootsWeb Surname List

The RSL genealogy database contains over one million surnames submitted by genealogists.  Attached to the surnames are dates, locations and information on how to contact the submitter of the data.  Perhaps you will find a distant cousin to compare genealogy notes with.  The search has been set to search for Illinois ancestors but the location may be changed to search in other states.  More about the RSL

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Illinois State Archives      Global Database Search

Search all genealogy databases stored at the Illinois State Archives.  Be sure to enter a comma after the surname when performing a search.  The search results will provide a list of all databases where the name was found.  You will then click on a database and search again within that database.  This is a great tool and hopefully other states will put genealogy records online as Illinois has done.  Bravo to the Illinois State Archives!

Search Illinois Cemetery Records Database

Database contains over 800,000 records contributed by users.

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Search Illinois Message Boards

Read and post Illinois genealogy queries.  Find others researching your surnames and maybe even your personal family line.  Be sure to use an e-mail address which will be good for years to come, as when new folks come online, they will contact you if they think they are related.  Sometimes it takes several descendants from one family line, each with different puzzle pieces to put the puzzle together and fill out the family tree.

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Search USGenWeb Illinois Archives

Search Illinois genealogy records submitted by others.  There are many types of records contained in these genealogy databases including Bibles, biographies, cemetery records, census transcriptions, census images, church / baptisms, land records, old maps, local histories, military records, photographs, births, deaths, marriages, and many others.  If you have Illinois genealogy files which would be of help to other genealogists, please take a little time and submit them to this free genealogy project for the benefit of all.
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Search the Illinois Family Group Sheet Project

Locate family group sheets of families who resided in Illinois.  Try your surname searches here to locate family group sheets containing Illinois ancestors.  Be sure to submit your own family group sheets containing Illinois family trees.  This is a great way to exchange genealogical information.

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Search CensusDiggins Free Genealogy Databases

Search for records at CensusDiggins.  The site offers free transcriptions of census, tax lists, marriages, Civil War records and some other miscellaneous genealogy databases.  This search could prove most helpful if you are searching for genealogy records in Alexander County, Illinois.

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