Illinois Links
The links listed below include a number of resources exclusive to Illinois which can further your efforts in genealogy research for your Illinois ancestors. All links have been verified but if you should discover a link that is no longer working, please send an email to our Website Manager to report the failure.

Their resources include audio-visual collections, manuscripts, newspapers on microfilm, printed materials, an oral history program, and much more.
This has a link to adoption information. The IDPH will issue uncertified copies of birth certificates & death notices for genealogical purposes only. Adoption record access.
The IDA is a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in Illinois.
Contains links to getting started with Illinois genealogy, using the Illinois State Archives, online indices and databases, and more. 
Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. Records include births, deaths & marriages, land deeds, naturalization records, and more.
This database provides listings of death certificates filed with the Illinois Dept. of Public Health between 1916 and 1950.
The sources for this index include original county clerks' death records, such as death registers and licenses.
The sources for this index include original county clerks' marriage records, such as marriage registers and licenses, as well as publications of county genealogical societies and private individuals.
The National Archives at Chicago holds permanent records created by federal agencies and courts in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
This organization's mission is to bring history lovers together and to promote Northern Illinois local and regional historic assets.
ISHS was founded in 1899 to support the Illinois State Historical Library and to encourage research and writing on subjects of Illinois history.
FICAS conducts both archival and archaeological research, produces a publication series, provides online access to historical records, and maintains a research library, laboratory, and curatorial facility in Springfield, Illinois.
The Mythic Mississippi Project is intended to be a major public outreach and engagement project to create multiple regional-level heritage tourism trails that will link local towns along the Mississippi.
The Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) identifies, preserves, and digitizes Illinois newspapers.
CARLI is a membership organization for libraries, providing services at scale to Illinois academic and research libraries.
The Illinois Digital Hub brings together unique digital cultural heritage resources from across Illinois.