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Illinois Genealogy Research

Are you just beginning your ancestry research in Illinois? Why not hire a professional genealogist to assist you with your genealogy search? Our researchers are ready to help you find a wealth of records in Illinois. The state of Illinois was founded on April 18, 1818, and many types of records including land deeds, family wills, military records, family histories, and vital records are widely available for almost 200 years of the state's history. Contact our researchers today and learn how we might help you with your family tree search.

Many ethnic groups and nationalities settled or lived in
in the past including Native American tribes like
the Illini, Shawnee, and Miami; African-Americans; and
immigrants from places like Ireland, Italy, England, Norway,
and Germany. MyGenealogist.com is ready to assist you
with your ancestry search. Contact a genealogist today
and discover your unique ancestral heritage!

is an exciting state to do research in because of the extensive and high quality records available to the professional genealogist at the various libraries, county courthouses, archives, and other repositories located throughout the state, and at places like the LDS Family History Library in Utah. Contact our genealogists today to learn how we might help you with your genealogy search in Illinois using many of these great records and resources.

About Our Illinois Research Team

If you would like a professional genealogist to undertake a tailor-made genealogy search for you and your family, please contact us today to learn  more about our unique ancestry research services. Our researchers are looking forward to assisting you with your Illinois family tree search. Genealogy research can be carried out for you in all Illinois towns, cities,
and counties.

Our Illinois genealogy research team consists of expert genealogists who
live and work in Springfield (doing research at the Illinois State Archives, etc.), another group that works in the U.S. capitol in Washington, D.C. (at places like the U.S. National Archives and Library of Congress), and a third team of researchers that works full time at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records collection of the Family History Library is the single most important resource for family tree research since it consists of literally billions of genealogy records from all parts of the globe, making it the largest and most important collection of genealogical information available in the world. Included in the Family History Library's collections are literally millions of genealogical records related to the state of Illinois which can be a great help to your ancestry search. Click here to read what our clients are saying about our genealogists and our unique family tree research services.

Did you know that millions of genealogy records
are NOT available on the internet?

Many people are unaware that many important records which are crucial to
their family tree search cannot be found online. Many Illinois records, for
example, are only available to researchers who physically visit repositories at the
local level in Illinois, at the federal level in Washington, D.C., or at the LDS
Family History Library
in Utah. Our genealogy researchers have access to all of
these records and are ready to assist you with your genealogy search in Illinois. So,
if you have limited your past family tree research to exhaustive internet searches at Ancestry.com, Rootsweb, and other online databases and web sites, you may have reached a brick wall because you're missing out on the literal gold mine of records available to our genealogists on microfilm, in books, and in other published works at these important locations.

  Many genealogical records related to your ancestry search, important records like family wills, court records, obituaries, death certificates, military records and land deeds are generally not available online and can only be obtained by mailing research requests to places like local public libraries or cemeteries, or by visiting the LDS Family History Library in Utah. These records are critical to any comprehensive ancestry search and should not be overlooked if high quality and thorough research results are to be achieved during your project. For these and other reasons, it's sometimes a great idea to hire a professional genealogist to assist you with your genealogy search.

Hire a Genealogist

Because of the time and expense involved in doing your own research it is often a great help to enlist the services of a professional genealogist who can undertake this hard work on your behalf, saving you hundreds of hours of time and money in the process. We know where to go to get the records you're looking for, we have people on the ground in the places of interest to you, we get fantastic results for our clients, and we love what we do! Hire a genealogist today and let us help you uncover the secrets of your family's past by allowing us to create an ancestry search that is custom made for you and your family.


Click here to read what our clients are saying about our genealogists and our unique family tree research services. When you hire the professional services of our company, you will be enlisting the expertise of trained genealogists who have solved hundreds of cases just like yours! We get outstanding results for our clients and we're proud of the great and exciting work we do on their behalf. Speak to us today about your family history project and embark on one of the most exciting quests of your life as you unlock the secrets to your family's unique past and history!

Samples of Our Work

Would you like to see some samples of our high quality work? Please click on the links to the left to see some of the typical family trees and reports we've created for our clients. All projects will be delivered to you in a 3 ring binder which will include a project CD of scanned documents found during your family tree search. Included in your research package will be family group sheets, descendancy reports, maps, and copies of original records.

Research Consultation 

Are you ready to speak to a professional genealogist about your family history project in Illinois? Whether you are looking for hard
to find family records, living relatives, or want to put together a family tree that your family will cherish for many generations to come. MyGenealogist.com is ready to assist you with any and all of
your genealogy research needs!

Speak to a genealogist today to learn how we can be of help to you in your genealogy quest. Let us answer your questions before you begin your ancestry research project in Illinois. To learn more about our projects and pricing please click here. If you are ready to begin this exciting research, please provide us with some information as listed in the box below to help us get started on your case:

"Not to know what
before we were
born is to remain
a child. For
what is the worth
of a human life unless it is
woven into the life
of our ancestors by the records
of history"

-Cicero (106-43 B.C.

Family Tree Research - Illinois

(*If you don't know exact dates, please state circa 1880, 1881, etc.)

  • Current genealogy research goals (i.e. trace ancestors, find family, etc.)
  • Full name of ancestor
  • Date of birth of ancestor
  • Birthplace of ancestor
  • Marriage date of ancestor
  • Marriage place of ancestor
  • Spouse's name (If more than one please give details)
  • Ancestor's siblings' names
  • Ancestor's children's names
  • Additional details about ancestor(s) which might be helpful
  • Type of ancestry research you have conducted in the past
  • Home phone number where you can reached
  • Mobile number
Please send the information above to helpdesk@mygenealogist.com

If you'd like to speak to a professional genealogist today about your
 ancestry research in Illinois
, please feel free contact us:

1-800-416-3497 (USA and Canada)

We are looking forward to helping you trace your genealogy and
 family history in
Illinois. Thanks so much for visiting

Click Below to Learn More about Your Illinois Genealogy

County Formation Date County Seat
Adams County 1825 Quincy Pike County
Alexander County 1819 Cairo Union County
Bond County 1817 Greenville Crawford, Edwards, and Madison Counties
Boone County 1837 Belvidere Winnebago County
Brown County 1839 Mount Sterling Schuyler County
Bureau County 1837 Princeton Putnam County
Calhoun County 1825 Hardin Pike County
Carroll County 1839 Mount Carroll Jo Daviess County
Cass County 1837 Virginia Morgan County
Champaign County 1833 Urbana Vermilion County
Christian County 1839 Taylorville Sangamon County
Clark County 1819 Marshall Crawford County
Clay County 1824 Louisville Wayne, Lawrence, Fayette, and Crawford Counties
Clinton County 1824 Carlyle Washington, Bond, and Fayette Counties
Coles County 1830 Charleston Clark & Edgar Counties
Cook County 1831 Chicago Putnam County
Crawford County 1816 Robinson Edwards County
Cumberland County 1843 Toledo Coles County
DeKalb County

1837 Sycamore Kane County
DeWitt County 1839
Clinton Macon and McLean Counties
Douglas County 1859 Tuscola Coles County
DuPage County 1839 Wheaton Cook County
Edgar County 1823 Paris Clark County
Edwards County 1814 Albion Gallatin  and Madison Counties
Effingham County 1831 Effingham Fayette and Crawford Counties
Fayette County 1821 Vandalia Bond, Wayne, Clark, Jefferson, and Crawford Counties
Ford County 1859 Paxton Kankakee County
Franklin County 1818 Benton White and Gallatin Counties
Fulton County 1823 Lewistown Pike County
Gallatin County 1812 Shawneetown Randolph County
Greene County 1821 Carrollton Madison County
Grundy County 1841 Morris LaSalle County
Hamilton County 1821 McLeansboro White County
Hancock County 1825 Carthage Adams County
Hardin County 1839 Elizabethtown
Pope County
Henderson County 1841 Oquawka Warren County
Henry County 1825 Cambridge Adams County
Iroquois County 1833 Watseka Vermilion County
Jackson County 1816 Murphysboro Randolph and Johnson Counties
Jasper County 1831 Newton Clay and Crawford Counties
Jefferson County 1819 Mount Vernon
Edwards and White Counties
Jersey County 1839 Jerseyville Greene County
Jo Daviess County 1827 Galena Henry, Mercer, and Putnam Counties
Johnson County 1812 Vienna Randolph County
Kane County 1836 Geneva Cook County
Kankakee County 1853 Kankakee Iroquois & Will Counties
Kendall County 1841 Yorkville LaSalle and Kane Counties
Knox County 1825 Galesburg Fulton County
Lake County 1839 Waukegan McHenry County
LaSalle County 1831 Ottawa Putnam County
Lawrence County 1821 Lawrenceville Crawford and Edwards Counties
Lee County 1839 Dixon Ogle County
Livingston County 1837 Pontiac LaSalle and McLean Counties
Logan County 1839 Lincoln Sangamon County
Macon County 1829 Decatur Shelby County
Macoupin County 1829 Carlinville Greene County
Madison County 1812 Edwardsville St. Clair County and Randolph Counties
Marion County 1823 Salem Fayette and Jefferson Counties
Marshall County 1839 Lacon Putnam County
Mason County 1841 Havana Tazewell and Menard Counties
Massac County 1843 Metropolis Pope and Johnson Counties
McDonough County 1826 Macomb Schuyler County
McHenry County 1836 Woodstock Cook County
McLean County 1830 Bloomington Tazewell County
Menard County 1839 Petersburg Sangamon County
Mercer County 1825 Aledo Schuyler County
Monroe County 1816 Waterloo Randolph and St. Clair Counties
Montgomery County 1821 Hillsboro Bond and Madison County
Morgan County 1823 Jacksonville Sangamon County
Moultrie County 1843 Sullivan Shelby and Macon Counties
Ogle County 1836 Oregon Jo Daviess
Peoria County 1825 Peoria Fulton County
Perry County 1827 Pinckneyville Randolph and Jackson Counties
Piatt County 1841 Monticello De Witt and Macon Counties
Pike County 1821 Pittsfield Madison, Bond, and Clark Counties
Pope County 1816 Golconda Gallatin and Johnson Counties
Pulaski County 1843 Mound City Alexander and Johnson Counties
Putnam County 1825 Hennepin Peoria County
Randolph County 1795 Chester St. Clair County
Richland County 1841 Olney Clay and Lawrence Counties
Rock Island County 1831 Rock Island Jo Daviess County
Saline County 1847 Harrisburg Gallatin County
Sangamon County 1821 Springfield Madison and Bond Counties
Schuyler County 1825 Rushville Pike & Fulton Counties
Scott County 1839 Winchester Morgan County
Shelby County 1827 Shelbyville Fayette County
St. Clair County 1790 Belleville original county
Stark County 1839 Toulon Knox and Putnam Counties
Stephenson County 1837 Freeport Jo Daviess and Winnebago Counties
Tazewell County 1827 Pekin Sangamon County
Union County 1818 Jonesboro Johnson County
Vermilion County 1826 Danville Clark & Edgar Counties
Wabash County 1824 Mount Carmel Edwards County
Warren County 1825 Monmouth Schuyler County
Washington County 1818 Nashville St. Clair County
Wayne County 1819 Fairfield Edwards County
White County 1815 Carmi Gallatin County
Whiteside County 1836 Morrison Jo Daviess and Henry Counties
Will County 1836 Joliet Cook and Iroquois Counties
Williamson County 1839 Marion Franklin County
Winnebago County 1836 Rockford Jo Daviess County
Woodford County 1841 Eureka Tazewell and McLean Counties

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 your family and ancestors lived in the past. All U.S. states hold important collections of records which are critical
 to the success of any given genealogy search. Some major records of genealogical value include land deeds, vital
 records, local histories, biographical records, cemetery records, birth certificates, obituaries, newspapers, as well
as other types of records. Many of these records can be found be our researchers at county courthouses, state
 archives, public libraries, and other repositories of records and can be of great help to your family tree search.

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Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
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Worldwide Genealogy Resources

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countries where our expert researchers may be able help you trace your genealogy.

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France Germany Ireland Italy
Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Norway

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