Illinois, the Prairie State, has a long history as an important commercial, financial and industrial anchor for the Midwest and vital to the westward expansion of the United States. The Land of Lincoln has an abundance of resources and a rich paper trail to help you locate your Illinois ancestors.
Looking for those elusive Prairie State ancestors? The Illinois Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ contains useful information including a timeline of Illinois history events, tips on Illinois research strategy, outline of major immigrant groups, and more. Also included are links to websites and resources covering vital records, church records, census records, as well as general Illinois resources. This handy 7-page PDF guide can be used on your computer or mobile device for anytime access.