Illinois Trails Genealogy and History
Illinois Genealogical and Historical Societies

Statewide Contact Information
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Information was correct at the time this webpage was published. In the event any of these societies move their headquarters, move their websites or cease operations altogether, we are sorry, but we do not have any further information which to give you.
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This list was completely updated with new sites and corrected urls March 2007
All links were checked October 2010




Illinois State Genealogy Society

Illinois State Historical Society

Genealogical Society of Southern Illinois

North Central Illinois Genealogical Society

Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois

Huguenot Society of Illinois


Adams
Great River Genealogical Society
526 Jersey
Quincy Public Library
Quincy, Il. 63301-3996
Alexander
Cairo Public Library
1609 Washington Ave.
Cairo, Il. 62914-0151
618-734-1840
Bond
Bond County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 172
Greenville, IL 62246
Website
Boone
Winnebago & Boone Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 10166
Rockford, Il. 61131-0166
website
Brown
Schuyler-Brown County Genealogical Society
200 South Congress
Rushville, IL
62681

Versailles Area Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 92
Versailles, IL
62378
Bureau
Bureau Co. Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 402
Princeton, Il.
61356-0402
Website

Bureau County Historical Society Museum
109 Park Avenue
West Princeton, IL 61356-1927
Calhoun
Calhoun County Historical Society
P.O. Box 327
Hardin, IL 62047-0327

Pike-Calhoun County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 104
Pleasant Hill IL 62366-0104
Carroll
Carroll County Genealogical Society
326 Third Street
P.O. Box 347
Savanna, IL 61074-0347
Website
Cass
Cass County Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 11
Virginia, IL 62691-0011
website
Champaign
Champaign County Genealogical Society
c/o Champaign Co. Hist'l Archives
201 S. Race St.
Urbana, IL 61801-3283
Website
Christian
Christian County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 28
Taylorville, Illinois 62568-0028
website
Clark
Clark County Genealogical Society
309 Maple Street
P. O. Box 153
Marshall, Illinois 62441-0153
Clay
Clay County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 94
Louisville, IL 62858-0094
Website - Need new URL!
Clinton
Clinton County Historical Society
1091 Franklin Street
Carlyle, IL 62231
Coles
Coles County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 592
Charleston, IL 61920-0592
Website

Cook

Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago
P.O. Box 37-7651
Chicago, IL 60637
Chicago Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1160
Chicago, IL 60690-1160
Website
Chicago Historical Society
Clark St. at North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614-6099
Website
Chicago Heights Historical Society
25 W. 15th Street
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
The Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610-3380
Website
Jewish Genealogical Society of Illinois
1328 W Randolph St,
Chicago, IL 60607
Des Plaines Genealogical Questers
789 Pearson Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Evanston Historical Society Archives & Research
225 Greenwood Street
Evanston, Illinois 60201
Website
Genealogical Forum of Elmhurst
120 East Park Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
Schaumburg Genealogical Society
32 West Library Lane
Schaumburg, IL 60194-3421
South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society
3000 W. 170th PL.
Hazel Crest, IL 60429-1174
Website
(Serving south Cook and east Will counties including Chicago's Roseland/Pullman neighborhoods.)
North Suburban Genealogical Society
768 Oak Street
Winnetka, IL 60093
Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists
P.O. Box A C
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Website
Orland Historical Society
P.O. Box 324
Orland Park, IL 60462
Website
Palatine Historical Society
224 E. Palatine Road
P.O. Box 134
Palatine, IL 60074
Tinley Moraine Genealogists
c/o Tinley Park Public Library
17101 S. 71st St.
Tinley Park, IL. 60477-0521
Tinley Park Historical Society
(formerly Bremen Historical Society of Tinley Park)
Mail Address: P.O. Box 325
Tinley Park, IL 60477-0325
Email contact: lrtphist@lincolnnet.net
Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution, The Chicago Chapter

Website
Western Springs Historical Society
P. O. Box 139
Western Springs, IL 60558
(708) 246-9230
Wilmette Historical Museum & Wilmette Historical Society
609 Ridge Road
Wilmette, IL 60091
Email contact: museum@wilmette.com
Website
Crawford
Crawford County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 120
Robinson, IL 62454-0120

Crawford County Historical Society
P. O. Box 554
Robinson, IL 62454-0554
Website
Cumberland
Cumberland County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 393
Greenup, IL 62428
Dekalb
DeKalb County Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 295
Sycamore, IL 60178
DeWitt
DeWitt County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 632
Clinton, IL 61727
website

Farmer City Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 173
Farmer City, IL 61842-0173
Douglas
Douglas County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 113
Tuscola, IL 61953
Dupage
DuPage County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3
Wheaton, IL 60189-0003
Website

DuPage County Historical Society
617 White Oak Drive
Roselle, IL 60172

Fox Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 5435
Naperville, Illinois 60567-5435
Email contact: ilfvgs@yahoo.com

Hinsdale Historical Society
P. O. Box 336
Hinsdale, IL 60522-0336
Telephone (630) 789-2600
Email: Info@HinsdaleHistory.org
Website
Edgar
Edgar County Genealogical Society
408 North Main
Paris, IL 61944-1549
Phone 217-463-4209
Website
Edwards
Edwards County Historical Society
212 West Main St.
Albion, IL 62806
Effingham
Effingham County Genealogical Society
100 Market Street
P.O. Box 1166
Effingham, IL 62401-1166
(217)-342-2210
Fayette
Fayette County Genealogical/Historical Society
P.O. Box 177
Vandalia, IL 62471-0177
Ford
Ford County Historical Society
P. O. Box 213
Paxton, IL 60957-0213
Franklin
Franklin County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 524
West Frankfort, IL 62896
[this has possibly been disbanded, with the materials being transferred to West Frankfort Public Library ]

Franklin County Historical Society
17664 Ross Briley Road
Thompsonville, IL 62890-2310

Frankfort Area Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 427
West Frankfort, IL 62896-0427
Fulton
Fulton County Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 583
Canton, IL 61520
Gallatin
Shawneetown Public Library
320 N. Lincoln Blvd. East
P.O. BOX 972
Shawneetown, Illinois 62984-0972
Greene
Greene County Historical & Genealogical Society
532 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 137 Carrollton, IL 62016-0137
Website
Grundy
Will/Grundy Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 24
Wilmington, IL 60481
Hamilton
McCoy Memorial Library
118 South Washington Street
McLeansboro, Il. 62859
Hancock
Hancock County Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 68
Carthage, IL 62321

LaHarpe Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 289
LaHarpe, IL 61450
Hardin
Hardin County Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 72
Elizabethtown, IL 62931-0072
Henderson
Henderson County Public Library District
110 Hill Crest Drive
Biggsville, Il 61418
Website
Henry
Henry County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 346 Kewanee, IL 61443
Website

Kewanee Historical Society
211 N. Chestnut Street
Kewanee, IL 61443
(309) 854-9701

Henry County Historical Society
P.O. Box
48 Bishop Hill, Illinois 61419
(309) 927-3528

Galva Historical Society
P.O. Box 24
Galva, IL 61434
Iroquois
Iroquois County Genealogical Society
103 West Cherry St.
Watseka, IL 60970
(815)432-3730
website
Jackson
Jackson County Historical Society
1616 Edith Street
Murphysboro, IL 62956
Website 1
Jasper
Jasper County Historical/Genealogical Society
100 S. Van Buren
c/o Newton Library
Newton, IL 62448-1559
Jefferson
Jefferson County Genealogical Society
101 S. Seventh Street
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-4187


Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society
101 S. Seventh Street
c/o C. E. Brehm Lib.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-4187
JoDaviess
Jo Daviess County Historical Society & Museum
211 S. Bench St.
Galena, IL. 61036

Galena Trail and Coach Road Society
Website
Johnson
Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 1207
Vienna, IL 62995
Website
Kane
Kane County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 504
Geneva, IL 60134-0504
Website
Kankakee
Kankakee Valley Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 442
Bourbonnais, llinois 60914-0442
Website

Kankakee County Historical Museum
801 S. 8th Avenue
Kankakee, Illinois 60901
website
Kendall
Kendall County Historical Society
P.O. Box 123
Yorkville, IL 60560-0123
Website
Knox
Knox County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 13
Galesburg, IL 61401-0013
website
Lake
Lake County Genealogical Society
1170 N. Midlothian Rd.
Mundelein, IL 60060
Website

Zion Genealogical Society
2400 Gabriel Avenue
Zion, IL 60099-2296
Website
LaSalle
LaSalle County Genealogy Guild
115 W. Glover Street
Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-5261
Website
Website

LaSalle County Historical Society Museum
Mill & Canal Street
P.O. Box 278
Utica, IL 61373-0278

Earlville Community Historical Society
205 Winthrop Street
Earlville, Illinois 60518-0420
Lawrence
Lawrence County Genealogical Society
R.R.1, Box 44
Bridgeport, IL 62417

Lawrence County Historical Society
1012 9th Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Lee
Lee County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 63
Dixon, IL 61021-0063
website

Lee County Historical Society
113 Madison Avenue
Dixon, IL . 61021-0058
(815) 284-1134
Website
Livingston
Dwight Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 315
Dwight, Illinois 60420

Odell Prairie Trails Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 82
Odell, IL 60460-0082
Logan
Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society
114 N.Chicago St.
Lincoln IL 62656
(217) 732-3200
Website
Macon
Decatur Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1548.
Decatur, IL 62525-1548
Website

Macon County Historical Society & Museum
5580 North Fork Road
Decatur, Illinois 62521
Macoupin
Macoupin County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 95
Staunton, IL 62088-0095
Website

Macoupin County Historical Society
P.O. Box 432
Breckenridge Street
Carlinville, IL 62626
Madison
Lewis & Clark Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 485
Godfrey IL 62035-0485

Madison County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 631
Edwardsville, IL 62025-0631
Website
Marion
Marion County Genealogical & Historical Society
217 W. Main St.
P.O. Box 342
Salem, IL 62881-0342
Marshall
City of Henry Historical & Genealogical Society
610 North Street
Henry IL 61537-1226

Marshall County Historical Society
314 Fifth Street
Box 123
Lacon Illinois 61540
Website
Mason
Mason County Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 446
Havana, IL 62644
website
Massac
Massac County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1043
Metropolis, IL 62960
Website
McDonough
McDonough County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 202
Macomb, IL 61455
Website
McHenry
McHenry County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 184
Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0184
Website

Crystal Lake Historical Society
P.O. Box 1151
Crystal Lake, IL. 60039
(815) 455-1151
Website
McLean
McLean County Historical Society
200 N. Main Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
309-827-0428
Website

McLean County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 488
Normal, IL 61761-0488
Menard
Menard County Historical Society
125 So. 7th Street
Petersburg, IL 62675
Mercer
Mercer County Genealogical & Historical Society
R. R. 2
Aledo, IL 61231
website
Monroe
Monroe County Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 381
Columbia, IL 62236
Website
Montgomery
Montgomery County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 212
Litchfield, IL 62056-0212
Website
Morgan
Morgan Area Genealogical Association
P.O. Box 84
Jacksonville, IL 62651-0084

Jacksonville Area Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 21
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Meredosia Area Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 304
Meredosia, IL 62665-0304

Waverly Genealogical & Historical Society
157 East Tremont
Waverly, IL 62692
Moultrie
Moultrie County Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 588
Sullivan, IL 61951-0588
Website
Ogle
Ogle County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 251
Oregon, IL 61061-0251
Website
Peoria
Peoria Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1489
Peoria, IL 61655-1489
Website
Perry
Perry County Historical Society
108 W. Jackson St.
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Piatt
Piatt County Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 111
Monticello, IL 61856
Website
Pike
Griggsville Area Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 75
Griggsville IL 62340-0075

Pike-Calhoun County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 104
Pleasant Hill IL 62366-0104
Pope
Pope County Historical Society
P.O. Box 837
Golconda, IL 62938
website
Pulaski Putnam
Putnam County Historical Society
Hennepin, IL 61327
Randolph
Randolph County Genealogical Society
600 State Street, Suite 306
Chester, IL 62233
Website
Richland
Richland County Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 202
Olney, IL 62450
Website
Rock Island
Blackhawk Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 3912
Rock Island, IL 61204-3912
Website

Rock Island County Historical Society
822 - 11th Avenue
Moline, Illinois 61265-1221
Website

Hampton Historical Society
601 1st Avenue
Hampton, IL 61256
(309) 755-0362
Mailing Address: Box 68, Hampton, IL., 61256
Saline
Saline County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 4
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Sangamon
Sangamon County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 1829
Springfield, IL 62705-1829

Disbanded?
Contact Decatur Gen. Society

Schuyler
Schuyler-Brown County Genealogical Society
200 South Congress
Rushville, IL 62681
Scott
Scott County Historical Society
P.O. Box 85 , Winchester, IL 62694-0085
Shelby
Shelby County Genealogical & Historical Society
P.O. Box 286
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Phone:(217)774-2260
Stark
Stark County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 83
Toulon, IL 61483
St. Clair
Freeburg Historical & Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 69
Freeburg IL 62243-0069

Marissa Historical & Genealogical Society
610 S. Main
P.O. Box 47
Marissa IL 62257-0047

St. Clair County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 431
Belleville IL 62222-0431
Website
Stephenson
Stephenson County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 514
Freeport, IL 61032-0514

100 East Douglas Street, Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-233-3000
Website

Stephenson County Historical Society
1440 S. Carroll Ave.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-232-8419

The Lena Area Historical Society
P.O. Box 620
Lena, IL 61048
Tazewell
Tazewell County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 312
Pekin, IL 61555-0312
Website
Union
Union County Genealogical & Historical Society
101 East Spring Street
Anna, IL 62906
Vermilion
Illiana Genealogical & Historical Society
215 W. North Street
Danville, IL 61834-0207
Website
Wabash
Wabash County Historical Society
P. O. Box 911
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863
Warren
Warren County Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 761
Monmouth, IL 61462-0761

Warren County Historical Society
RR 2
Avon IL 61415
Washington
Washington County Historical Society
326 South Kaskaskia Street
Nashville, Il. 62263
Wayne
White
White County Historical Society
P.O. Box 121
Carmi, IL 62821
Website

White County Genealogical Society
Website
Whiteside
Whiteside County Genealogists
P.O. Box 145
Sterling, IL 61081

Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society
P.O. Box 65
Sterling IL 61081

Tri-Township Heritage House
306 Lime St.
Albany, IL 61230
(covers Albany, Garden Plain, Newton Twps.)

Lyndon Historical Society
405 4th St., W.
P.O. Box 112
Lyndon, Il 61261

Morrison Historical Society
229 E. Main St.
PO Box 1
Morrison, IL 61270

Prophetstown Area Hist. Soc.
320 Washington St.
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Tampico Area Hist. Society
119 South Main Street
P.O. Box 248
Tampico, IL 61283
Website
Will
Will/Grundy Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 24
Wilmington, IL 60481
Williamson
Williamson County Historical Society
105 South Van Buren
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618) 997-5863
Website
Winnebago
Winnebago & Boone Genealogical Society
P. O. Box 10166
Rockford, Il. 61131-0166
Website
Woodford
Lexington Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc.
318 W.Main Street,
Lexington, IL 61753
Website


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