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Illinois State Research Collection

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You’ll love this if:

  • You need tips for tracing your Illinois ancestors
  • You’re looking for new resources for researching Illinois genealogy
  • You want to find information about your family in Chicago

This state collection is designed to support and enhance the search for your Illinois family. The collection includes the following four items:

Illinois Genealogy Crash Course: Find Your Land of Lincoln State Ancestors (Video Class)

Illinois Genealogy Crash Course: Find Your Land of Lincoln State Ancestors (Video Class)
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From vast agriculture and small industrial towns in the central part of the state, to stockpiles of natural resources in the south and the Windy City in the north, Illinois could stand alone as a snapshot of modern America. Clearly your ancestors felt the same way, which explains why the Land of Lincoln has seen diverse immigrants arrive in droves over its 200 years of statehood. Fortunately, this webinar has the tips and tricks to guide you through record-rich Illinois genealogy.

What you'll learn:

  • Essential Illinois history, from early settlements by French priests to the Great Chicago Fire
  • Migration patterns to Southern Illinois, Central Illinois and Chicago
  • Regions and municipal structure: Understanding the differences between a township and a village
  • Where to find records and how to access them
  • Best sources for learning about Chicago ancestors


RETAIL: $39.99

Illinois Research Guide (Download)

Illinois Research Guide (Download)
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Trace your Illinois ancestors with the advice and resources in our State Research Guide! This four-page download includes:

  • a how-to article detailing Illinois's history and records, with helpful advice on tracking your family there
  • the best websites, books and other resources for Illinois research, handpicked by our editors and experts
  • listings of key libraries, archives and organizations that hold the records you need
  • descriptions of the top historic sites for learning about your ancestors' lives and times, including visitor information
  • timeline of key events in the state's history
  • full-color map to put your research in geographical context

Plus, each guide contains active Web links for one-click access to every recommended online resource. You can view this PDF on your computer and print pages for reference.


RETAIL: $3.00

City Guide: Chicago Digital Download

City Guide: Chicago Digital Download
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Quickly access the essential facts, advice and resources you need to find your ancestors in Chicago. Our downloadable City Guides are perfect for stashing in your research binder or toting to the library, and this four-page Chicago City Guide download includes:

  • essential history and facts
  • details on available genealogy records
  • Chicago-specific websites, publications and organizations to aid your search.

RETAIL: $4.00

City Guide: Chicago Digital Download

Chicago and Cook County: A Guide to Research
Paperback

Thousands of immigrants around the world arriving in the U.S. found the rapidly growing Chicago city a new-found home. Chances are, you can find a branch of your family tree in the Chicago area. Completely revised and updated, this book is a comprehensive guide to the vastly complex records for this major urban area.
RETAIL: $24.95

SKU U7102
File Type MP4, PDF, WMV
Format Collection

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