Illinois Genealogy Trails

Welcome to this
Illinois Ancestry
Illinois Genealogy Trails History Group

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
We are all about adding data for you to use in researching your family lines!!!

If you have a love for history, a desire to help others, and basic webpage-making skills, consider joining us!
Get the details on our
Volunteer Page.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

If hosting isn't for you, we can use your help in other ways.
More information can be found on the
Volunteer Page.


We regret that we are unable to do personal research for anyone..
All data we come across will be added to this site.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view the updates we make to this site

One email, one contact ... this email address has been operational for the last 25 years
and can be used to get in contact with Kim about ANY site within Genealogy Trails!
We can't do research for you, but we can answer questions and accept data contributions.


We have been adding data to Illinois Genealogy Trails website since 2000.
Starting out by providing data for the state of Illinois in March 2000,
our volunteers expanded to cover the whole United States in March 2006.

and our sites are continuously adding more data.

We know that what you're looking for is data -- and we have LOTS of it right here.

Our hosts work continuously to bring NEW data to their county sites.

And yes, we spend a lot of time making sure our sites are "nice looking", which to us means that our sites are readable, easy to use and well-organized.  Unlike many sites out there, our sites are not just endless links to other websites.  So sit back, relax, and get out your reading specs, because we have thousands of webpages of actual data for you to view that will help you fill in your family brick walls.
And visit us often, because we are ALWAYS transcribing
new data.

If you're interested in just a specific county, you'll want to start at the
county pages

Our long list of Census transcriptions is

If you're looking for general Illinois info and data,
state page and military data
page have lots of good names and dates and interesting background history.
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks!
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!

If you would like to submit data for any of our Illinois sites (or ANY site within Genealogy Trails),
please Email Us with your submissions.
We can't do research for you, but we can answer questions and accept data contributions.  

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New on these Main Illinois Trails Pages...

1837 Illinois Gazetteer

Poor Houses of 1892

1922 Coal Mine Fatalities

All Illinois World War 1 Casualties listed in "Soldiers of the Great War"

Admission Records for Veterans Entering the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Quincy, IL, 1887-1892
Adams to Cumberland Counties
Dekalb to Logan Counties
Macon to Ogle Counties
Peoria to Stephenson Counties
Tazewell to Woodford Counties

Additional information on Revolutionary War soldiers:
Abram Watson, Abner Watson of Mercer County and Jacob Gum in Knox County

Slavery Emancipation Records (on our Gallatin County website)

Illinois Soldiers listed in the Record of the Federal Dead at Libby, Belle Isle, Danville, and Camp Lawton Prisons.

IL Mexican War Soldiers who lived in Iowa

IL Civil War Veterans who died in Minnesota

Bio for Joseph Duncan

18th Infantry Regiment Roster

Story about the Donner Party after the death of the last survivor in 1921

Illinois-born men serving in Wisconsin Civil War units

Native American News Item

Illinois Genealogy Trails, part of the Genealogy Trails History Group,
is an Independent volunteer organization dedicated to providing free access to Historical and Genealogical Records

Illinois Trails used to be found exclusively at, and expanded to in March of 2006.

Illinois Genealogy Trails History Group
Kim Torp - State Coordinator

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