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.

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  • 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

List of Burials in Fox Cemetery, Valley Township

This list of burials in Fox Cemetery, Valley Township was taken in 1920 by Stewart Campbell. He reported at the time that some of the graves were difficult to read, and some stones were buried. He also reported that there was evidence that many graves had been moved away.
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Dekalb County World War I Service Records

This is an index to the Dekalb County World War 1 service records. These discharge records consisted of names of the men and women who served in the World War I. Because supplying the information to the County Clerk was voluntary, the collection is not complete.
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Biography of Emmet K. Atterbery

For many years the Atterberys have been prominent among the agricultural families of western Illinois. Some of the most extensive and successful farming enterprises in Cass County have been carried on by its members, and one of the county’s thriving towns is known as Atterberry. Emmet K. Atterbery, one of the best-known farms in this county, was born in Menard County, Ill., July 11, 1873. His father, also a farmer, was Ashford Atterbery, who was born in Menard County; and the birthplace of the mother whose maiden name was Sarah Isabel McKee, was Ohio. At an early period, Ashford Atterbery…

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Biography of Gilbert Jeptha Armstrong

Among the most intelligent, enterprising, prosperous and successful of the younger farmers of Cass County, Ill., is Gilbert Jeptha Armstrong, of Chandlerville. He is, moreover, by reason of his amiable and neighborly qualities, one of the most popular and highly esteemed members of the community in which he lives. Mr. Armstrong was born December 13, 1880, in Cass County, his parents being Robert H. and Jennie B. (Plaster) Armstrong, born also in this county. The children of Robert H. and Jennie B. Armstrong were: Cora Pearl, now Mrs. John E. Rethorn, of Chandlerville; Gilbert Jeptha; Nathaniel Howard, of Chandlerville; Judson…

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Biography of George W. Armstrong

The part of Cass County which is included in the district of Chandlerville, finds a worthy and capable agricultural representative in the person of George W. Armstrong. His career has been similar to that of many others, who have followed varied pursuits for a number of years, but at length have returned to farming, finding in the tilling of the soil their comfort, their success and their proper field of endeavor. Mr. Armstrong is a native son of Cass County, born October 11, 1869, on his father’s homestead in township 18, range 10, near Chandlerville, Cass County, Ill., a son…

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