Illinois History and Genealogy Societies

Genealogy and Historical Societies often have a wealth of information. Many provide these services free while others charge a minimal amount. When asking for help, please don’t ask them to search for every Surname you are researching.

Genealogical & Historical Societies of Illinois

County Specific Societies

Adams County

Bond County

Boone County

Brown County

Bureau County

Calhoun County

  • Calhoun County Historical Society

Carroll County

Cass County

Champaign County

Christian County

Clark County

Clay County

Clinton County

Coles County

Cook County

Crawford County

Cumberland County

DeKalb County

DeWitt County

Douglas County

DuPage County

Edgar County

Edwards County

Effingham County

Fayette County

Ford County

Franklin County

Fulton County

Greene County

  • Greene County Historical & Genealogical Society

Grundy County

Hamilton County

Hancock County

Hardin County

  • Hardin County Historical & Genealogical Society, PO Box 72, Elizabethtown, IL 62931

Henry County

Iroquois County

Jackson County

Jasper County

  • Jasper County Genealogical & Historical Society, 100 S. VanBuren, Newton, IL 62448

Jefferson County

  • Jefferson County Historical Society
  • Jefferson County Genealogical Society, 101 S. Seventh St, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864-4187
  • Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society, 101 S. Seventh, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Jersey County

Jo Daviess County

Johnson County

Kane County

Kankakee County

Kendall County

Knox County

Lake County

LaSalle County

Lawrence County

Lee County

Livingston County

  • Dwight Genealogical Society, PO Box 315, Dwight IL 60420
  • Lexington Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc., Lexington (Covers Livingston, McLean & Woodford Counties)
  • Odell Prairie Trails Historical & Genealogical Society, PO Box 82, Odell IL 60460

Logan County

Macon County

Macoupin County

Madison County

Marion County

Marshall County

Mason County

Massac County

McDonough County

McHenry County

McLean County

Mercer County

Monroe County

Montgomery County

Morgan County

Moultrie County

Ogle County

Peoria County

Perry County

  • Perry County Historical Society, 108 W. Jackson St, Pinckneyville IL 62274

Piatt County

Pike County

  • Griggsville Area Genealogical & Historical Society, PO Box 75, Griggsville IL 62340
  • Pike County Historical Society
  • Pike/Calhoun Genealogical Society, PO Box 104, Pleasant Hill IL 62366

Putnam County

  • Putnam County Historical Society, Hennepin IL 61327

Randolph County

Richland County

Rock Island County

Saline County

  • Saline County Genealogical Society, PO Box 4, Harrisburg IL 62946

Sangamon County

Schuyler County

Shelby County

St. Clair County

Stark County

Stephenson County

Tazewell County

Union County

Vermilion County

Warren County

Washington County

  • Washington County Historical Society, 326 S. Kaskaskia St, Nashville IL 62263

Wayne County

White County

Whiteside County

  • Morrison Historical Society, 229 E. Main St, PO Box 1, Morrison IL 61270
  • Prophetstown Area Historical Society, 320 Washington St, Prophetstown IL 61277
  • Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society, Sterling
  • Tampico Area Historical Society, Tampico
  • Tri-Township Heritage House, 306 Lime St, Albany IL 61230 (covers Albany, Garden Plain, Newton Twps.)
  • Whiteside County Genealogists, PO Box 145, Sterling IL 61081

Will County

Williamson County

Winnebago County

Woodford County

3 thoughts on “Illinois History and Genealogy Societies”

  1. On this page of your site:
    you have this listing for Randolph County Genealogical Society:
    Randolph County Genealogical Society, Chester
    We’ve moved our office/library from Chester, IL to Steeleville, IL and we no longer update the Rootsweb site (although it’s still live) and instead have a .org website . If we could get the city changed to Steeleville, and the url changed to this website:
    we’d appreciate having the information updated.

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