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ILLINOIS TRAILS
- You can locate most of our online records here, as well as additional data and counties.
 Included are Census, Military, Newspapers, Obituaries, Cemeteries, Marriages,  How to read old handwriting, early Illinois laws, events, etc., etc. etc.  Be sure to visit our County Websites as well!

ILLINOIS TRAILS STATE DATA

ILLINOIS EARLY SETTLERS

PRAIRIES OF ILLINOIS

CENSUS LINKS
Automated updating and submission. The most comprehensive site with links to available online Census Data nationally



Little Illinois MapOnline Vital Records Databases

ONLINE DATABASES

Little Illinois MapOnline Books

ONLINE BOOKs FROM MOA:

ONLINE SPEECH FROM MOA: THE HONORABLE STEPHEN DOUGLAS

ONLINE FROM MOA: A LIST OF POST OFFICES IN THE US IN 1859



Little Illinois MapGeneral State Links

FIND IT ILLINOIS HISTORICAL UNITED STATES CENSUS BROWSER - Want to know how many 10-15 year olds were enumerated in the 1800 census? By state? By county? Here's the place to find out that and just about anything else census-related.
IBEX ARCHIVE - Data on the E. St. Louis Area (warning: "hi-tech" site with flash and other slow-loading graphics) ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS - Here you can search for inmates, read histories of each prison and view historic photos
ILLINOIS NEWSPAPER PROJECT - Their Search form for their database is here. Find your newspaper and what library holds it, and from there you can order the microfilm of it via interlibrary loan. ILLINOIS STATE ARCHIVES - Online databases!!

 
ILLINOIS LAND SALES
ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL LIBRARY - General research policy is explained here ILLINOIS STATE HISTORICAL LIBRARY - Newspaper Research Policy is explained here
ILLINOIS STATE SYMBOLS ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM
ILLINOIS PERIODICALS ONLINE - A Digital Imaging project of the Northern Illinois University Libraries ILLINOIS REGIONAL ARCHIVES DEPOSITORIES (IRAD)
THE LEWIS AND CLARK HISTORIC TRAIL The Restoration Movement in Illinois  -- This is a site regarding the history of the Christian Church

THE MOVEMENT SPREADS

Illinois and the Stone-Campbell Movement: A Background Sketch
Researching your roots in Central Illinois  STATE HISTORIC SITES AND MEMORIALS
SECRETARY OF STATE GATEWAY  


Little Illinois MapIllinois History Links
Each of these pages include maps, documents, histories and many other interesting topics.
Presented by the ILLINOIS STATE MUSEUM

1673-1800
The French Frontier

1800-1850
At home on the fringes of the prairie

1850-1890
At Home in a House Divided

1890-1920
At Home with Art & Industry

1920-1950
At Home in a Century of Progress?

ILLINOIS TIMELINE 1673-1800

ILLINOIS TIMELINE 1800-1850, EARLY PIONEERS

ILLINOIS TIMELINE 1850-1890

ILLINOIS TIMELINE 1890-1920

ILLINOIS TIMELINE 1920

PEOPLE FROM THIS ERA

PEOPLE FROM THIS ERA

PEOPLE FROM THIS ERA

PEOPLE FROM THIS ERA

PEOPLE FROM THIS ERA

THE FRENCH FRONTIER - PEOPLE AND EVENTS

CLUES FROM EARLY NEWSPAPERS 

CLUES FROM EARLY STORE LEDGERS

NATIVES VERSUS NEWCOMERS

URBAN VERSUS RURAL

CLUES TO THE PAST

MAPS OF THE AREAS FIRST SETTLED BY THE PIONEERS

MEN VERSUS WOMEN

CATALOGS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

MAGAZINE ADS

MAP OF THE FRENCH FRONTIER

YANKEES VS. SOUTHERNERS

MAPS OF THE EARLY RAILROADS

MAPS OF INDUSTRIES

MAPS OF NAMED ROADS

OBJECTS USED AT HOME ON THE FRENCH FRONTIER

OBJECTS FROM THE FRONTIER HOME

OBJECTS FROM THE VICTORIAN HOME

PALACES OF PLENTY

THE DIME STORE AND THE KITCHEN "REVOLUTION"

 

IL Trails - Illinois Epidemics 1674-1890

IL Trails - Prairies and Pioneers

IL Trails' Census Transcriptions

IL Trails' Flu Epidemic of 1918

IL Trails 1920's History Page
Prohibition, Al Capone, the Great Depression, Politics, Jazz

Little Illinois MapNative American History

Bureau of Indian Affairs Native American - Illinois History - Histories of all Illinois tribes. Lots of info!!
Native American Schools Native American Genealogy
The Indian Circle Web Ring run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Search here for more Native American Sites Illini Confederation: Lords of the Mississippi Valley The 5 largest tribes of Illinois.
The Piasa Bird - Near Alton, Madison County, IL Cahokia Mounds - State Historic Site (experiencing budget cutbacks which force them to close to the public on certain days. Call before you travel)
Kaskaskia Indians - presented by CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA  

Little Illinois MapOther Ethnic Resources

Illinois African-American Genealogy - presented by AccessGenealogy.com

Oral Histories from the Bloomington-Normal Black History Project

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

If you are researching in Cook County (well-known for its ethnic diversity), make sure to visit our IL Trails Cook County website and especially its Link to Online Data page.

CZECH & SLOVAK American Genealogy Society of Illinois (new url) The Italian Genealogy Homepage


Little Illinois MapGeography

ILLINOIS EARTHQUAKE HISTORY - Because when we have them, we really have them!

The Legend of Tecumseh - He predicted the 1811 Quake to the day! The 1811/1812 New Madrid Earthquake - Very comprehensive site.  Photos, eyewitness accounts, etc.
EARTHQUAKE HISTORY OF ILLINOIS Another 1811 Earthquake site, from Arkansas - Informative, includes info on more recent quakes
Response to Iben Browning's 1990 Prediction - Here you can order the 248 page publication for FREE The November 9, 1968 Earthquake in Illinois - damage photos, newspaper accounts
  USGS Mapping Service - GNIS QUERY FORM - Locate towns, cemeteries, schools, etc. Make sure to check Yes on the "Query Variant Name?" box to bring up places no longer existing.
The Tornado Climatology of the NWS St. Louis County Warning Area. Tornadoes that have hit in the St. Louis/southwestern Illinois area. Illinois counties (clickable map) include Greene, Montgomery, Macoupin, Bond, Fayette, Marion, Clinton, Washington, Randolph, Monroe, St. Clair, Madison and Jersey. Gives a short synopsis of each storm throughout the years and its effects on the communities. From the National Weather Service office in St. Louis.


Little Illinois MapLocation-Specific WebSites

Little Egypt

 View our County-specific links webpage

Early History of East St. Louis and Cahokia  


Little Illinois MapMilitary WebSites

CIVIL WAR MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS-ILLINOIS

CIVIL WAR SITES IN ILLINOIS

MILITARY DATABASE AT THE ILLINOIS ARCHIVES

CIVIL WAR REGIMENTAL HISTORIES
ILLINOIS TRAILS MILITARY DATABASE

ILLINOIS PENSIONERS

REVOLUTIONARY WAR SOLDIERS BURIED IN ILLINOIS

ILLINOIS AND THE WAR OF 1812

Illinois Mexican War Veterans

WWII MISSING AND DEAD
ILLINOIS VIETNAM MEMORIAL Famous Illinoisians with Civil War Ties
Civil War Flags of Illinois  The Civil War Soldier and Sailors System
Stars and Stripes Military Newspaper  


Little Illinois MapBiographies

AL CAPONE ST. LOUIS WALK OF FAME-JAMES EADS - built the Eads Bridge in St. Louis, MO.
THE BIRGER GANG FIGURES IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
ULYSSES S. GRANT THE GOVERNORS OF ILLINOIS
ELIOT NESS...the man behind the myth SEARCH FOR BIOGRAPHIES AT BIOGRAPHY.COM
ROBERT PERSHING WADLOW...THE ALTON GIANT Tribal Pages - [ok, not really biographies, but a collection of researcher-submitted family trees]

Little Illinois MapAbraham Lincoln Sites

MR. LINCOLN'S VIRTUAL LIBRARY MARY TODD LINCOLN
LINCOLN DOCUMENTS - in the Illinois State Archives LINCOLN/DOUGLAS DEBATES


Little Illinois MapRailroad and Other Industrial History

ILLINOIS LABOR HISTORY SOCIETY
- List of Available Labor History Articles
The Information Train Station Railroad Links Directory
Illinois Railroads 1850-1860 Railroad Genealogical Society
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board The National Railroad Museum
ILLINOIS RAILROADS IN 1901 (IL Trails Cook Co. website) Railroad Map Collection - From the Library of Congress. Browse by "Geographic Collection" to find Illinois' maps.

Little Illinois MapIllinois River History

Mississippi River Project Bridgeport Canal

Little Illinois MapCemeteries
All of our hosted IL Trails county websites have cemetery listings on them. Choose your county

Interment.Net - Cemeteries Online The Illinois Political Graveyard
Kimberly Beecher Englehardt's U.S. Cemetery Index Illinois State Genealogical Society Cemetery Project
VA's Nationwide Gravesite Locator  
 
 

Little Illinois MapIllinois High School Information

Illinois High School Association

Illinois H.S.toric Menu - Historic articles

IHSA: School Home Pages





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