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Illinois Genealogy Research

Find genealogy records: vital records of birth, marriage, and death, census, cemeteries, probate, land, libraries, societies, churches, newspapers, etc. for Illinois, the Land of Lincoln.

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Your Ideas and Wish List for Illinois[edit | edit source]

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This is a "wish list" of sorts—ideas you have for a new page or to improve an existing Illinois Wiki page. Please feel free to add or to act upon an idea.

  • If you'd like a mentor to get you started, click here.

Illinois "Wish List"[edit | edit source]

  • The Illinois Migration Routes page needs a brief intro, and a map or two. It could use some idea of the value of knowing these migration routes. AdkinsWH 17:04, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

Pages and Projects That Need Your Help[edit | edit source]

Beginner Projects[edit | edit source]

Some examples of beginner projects might be checking for broken links or adding categories to pages.
  • Adding Categories
  • Repair Broken Links
  • Add information to your county and/or city pages.
  • Prepare county histories - county section of each state.
  • Repositories - what's in a repository of genealogical interest ... U.S. Canada.
  • Write about Migration Trails - Which Counties and Towns they went through in both the U.S. and Canada.

Stub Pages[edit | edit source]

A "Stub" is a page containing a limited amount of information. If you need help learning about stub pages and how to add information to them, review the article FamilySearch Wiki:Stub. Follow a link below to help fill out pages that need more information:

Wanted Pages[edit | edit source]

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Follow the red links below to create a requested Wanted page:

Maintaining Existing Pages[edit | edit source]

Check and fix broken links

Specific Needs for Your Area[edit | edit source]

  • 1. State, county, and town histories often contain biographical sketches of local citizens, including important genealogical information. This may be one of the best sources of information for some families.
  • 2. If you are interested in being a moderator for a state or country, please contact the Support Team

Other Help Wanted Projects[edit | edit source]

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