Illinois

Quick Facts

  • Statehood: 3 Dec 1818
  • US Territory
    • Part of Northwest Territory in 1887
    • Indiana Territory in 1800
    • Illinois Territory in 1809
  • Federal Census
    • Starting in 1820
    • 1810, Randolph County only
    • 1850, Edgar County lists county of birth
    • 1890, only Mound Township of McDonough County survives
    • Industry and Agriculture Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (agricultural)
    • Mortality Schedules: 1850, 1860, 1870 (only counties Ke-Z), 1880
  • Territorial Census
    • 1810 (as Indiana Territory)
    • 1818 (as Illinois Territory)
    • 1810, Randolph County only
  • State Census
    • 1820 – All counties except Edwards County
    • 1825 – Edwards, Fulton, and Randolph counties only
    • 1830 – Morgan County only (includes present counties of Cass, Morgan and Scott).
    • 1835 – Fayette, Fulton, Jasper, and Morgan counties (includes present counties of Cass, Morgan and Scott)
    • 1840 – Thirty-five counties included
    • 1845 – Cass, Madison, Putnam and Tazewell Counties only
    • 1855 – All counties except: Carroll, Champaign, Franklin, Gallatin, Henry, Jefferson, Lake, Stark, Will and Woodford
    • 1865 – For all counties except Gallatin, Mason, Monroe and Tazewell
  • Statewide Birth and Death Records Begin 1908
  • Statewide Marriage Records Begin 1962
  • County Birth Records at county level began in 1877
  • Statewide Marriage Records Begin in 1962
  • County Marriage Records typically commencing with the formation of the county continuing through the present.

Resource Links:

Illinois Department of Public Health
http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/default.htm

Diigo Illinois Genealogy
http://groups.diigo.com/group/illinois-genealogy

Illinois State Archives
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/home.html 

Illinois State Gen Soc
http://www.ilgensoc.org

Illinois State Hist Soc
http://www.historyillinois.org

Illinois State Library
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/

IRAD
http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/archives/IRAD/home.html 

Newberry Library
http://www.newberry.org