Manual for Illinois Genealogical Research HHIL-GEN2
by Ray & Pat Gooldy
Includes Illustrations & Forms
74 Pages, 1994, 8.5"x11"
Softbound ... $15.00

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This authoritative guide makes Illinois genealogical research a breeze.

Leaving no stone unturned, the authors carefully refer you to all available genealogical resources in Illinois - everything from public record availability to dates of county formations, courthouse addresses, church record availability, newspaper availability, periodicals, historical societies, county societies, and land records.

Want to know the best history book for a specific county (which usually includes biographical sketches of pioneers ... a researcher's 'bread and butter.')? How about dates of courthouse fires? Or, do you need good old-fashioned horse-sense tips for Illinois research? Thorough and comprehensively documented, this guide has it all. A 'must-have' for the Illinois researcher.

  1. Illinois Chronology
  2. Vital Records
  3. Chart Relating to the Keeping of Birth & Death Records
  4. Chart Relating to the Keeping of Marriage Records
  5. Illinois Counties
  6. County Record Loss
  7. Formation of Counties
  8. Illinois Courthouse Addresses
  9. Records Available in the County Courthouse
  10. Offices in the County Courthouse
  11. Illinois County Histories
  12. Census records
  13. Mortality Schedules
  14. Illinois Land Records
  15. Military Records
  16. Church Records
  17. Cemetery Records
  18. Maps and Atlases
  19. Newspapers
  20. Periodicals
  21. Illinois State Genealogical Society
  22. Newberry Library
  23. Other Historical Societies and Museums
  24. Libraries and Archives
  25. County Societies
  26. Illinois Regional Archives Depository System
  27. National Archives - Great Lakes Region
  28. Appendixes
  • IRAD Research Policy
  • IRAD Map
  • Illinois Regional Archives Family Research Tips
  • Illinois State Archives Summary Guide
  • Index to National Archives Soundex Index to Naturalization Petitions, District 9, 1840 - 1950
  • Map of Counties Included in Above
  • Naturalization Record Search Request form
  • World War II Draft Registration Search Procedures