Illinois Genealogy

Illinois Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It contains information and records for Illinois ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Specifically, it provides sources for birth records, death records, marriage records, census records, tax records, court records, and military records. It also provides some historical details about different times and people in Illinois history.


  • Illinois Obituaries
    Obituaries provided from our readers
  • Biographies of Champaign County, Illinois
    The 475 biographies from this section were extracted from the Standard History of Champaign County, Illinois written by J. R. Stewart. They are a cross reference of the residents of Champaign County, and most were alive during 1918.
  • Histories of Illinois Civil War Regiments and Units
    The following histories of Illinois Civil War regiments and units originate from the first eight volumes of the nine volume publication, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1900-1902). The histories, some written shortly after the war’s end, are the work of numerous authors throughout the intervening years. The 1886 version of the Adjutant General’s Report included regimental histories compiled by that office which had not previously been published. The final 1900-1902 republication of the report incorporated revisions and corrections to the histories.

Neighboring States

The following states neighbor Illinois and are not listed in the Great Lakes Genealogy list below.

Great Lakes Genealogy

The Kaskaskia River in Randolph County

The Kaskaskia River has greatly influenced the development of Randolph County. The Kaskaskia River flows southwest from Champaign, Illinois, and joins with the Mississippi River in Randolph County about fifty miles southeast of St. Louis, Missouri. The inhabitants of Randolph County have benefited from the river throughout their history. The…
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The American Bottom

Just south of where the Missouri, Illinois, and Mississippi rivers of North America converge, there is a 175-square mile area of flat lands that extends from Alton, Illinois, south to the Kaskaskia River. Its western boundary is the Mississippi River, and the eastern boundary is a range of rocky bluffs…
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Champaign Central High School Yearbooks

The Maroon Library at Champaign Central High School has digitized 94 yearbooks of Champaign Central High School. These yearbook images they have placed online for everyone to view for free. To facilitate your access we have provided links to the individual yearbooks, by year published, oldest to newest.
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Biography of Joseph Bird

Joseph Bird. The annals of American biography are filled with records of heroic endeavors on the part of brave boys who at the same time that they were burdened by poverty, cherished a burning ambition to excel in some branch of human knowledge or skill. Many a noble boy has…
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Biography of Dr. John P. Binney

Dr. John P. Binney, who is now living a retired life, resides on a fine farm of one hundred and sixty acres on section 36, Staunton Township. He is of English birth and a native of Sheffield, Yorkshire, where he was born on the 3d of July, 1819. His parents…
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Biography of Thomas Bielby

Thomas Bielby. Although not brought up as a farmer, having been a manufacturer and tradesman in his early life, Thomas Bielby carries on successfully the large farm of four hundred acres which he owns on section 32, Western Mound Township. He is of English birth and parentage, having been born…
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Biography of William T. Beeby

William T. Beeby. It is pleasing to see a man who, having attained years that entitle him to the rest and enjoyment of a retrospective view of life, can retire from the active pursuits and enjoy the afternoon of his existence in the peace and serenity consequent upon a knowledge…
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Biography of Ferdinand Bernard

Ferdinand Bernard, dealer in lumber and farming implements, of Brighton, established business in that place in May, 1884, as the successor of G. H. Aylworth. He carries all kinds of plain and dressed lumber and other building materials and also has a complete line of agricultural implements. He was born…
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