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Welcome to Illinois Genealogy Trails
Genealogy Trails History Group

Part of the Genealogy Trails History Group


Volunteers dedicated to putting
Historical and Genealogical information online
for the free use of all researchers.

We know that what you're looking for is data -- and we have LOTS of it right here. Our hosts work continuously to bring you fresh, interesting and NEW data (well.... as new as hundred year old data can be!!!)

If you're interested in just a specific county, you'll want to start at the
county pages

Our long list of Census transcriptions is

If you're looking for general Illinois info and data, our
state page and military data page have lots of good names and dates and interesting background history. Sit back, relax, and thumb through the thousands of webpages we have online. And visit us often, because we are ALWAYS transcribing new data.

If you have comments or questions about this site or our project,
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contact Illinois State Coordinator

(There's nothing about hiking trails, sorry).

Search Our State Of Illinois Site
(Or Search All Of the Genealogy Trails Main Pages here)
Best way to narrow down the "hits" is to put the name of the county in as well, along with the surname you're looking for. Put the county name in quotes.

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Our hosts get "Print-Time"
Read newspaper articles that feature our Illinois hosts.

News Article about Pike County host Christine Walters and the Pike Co. contributors

News Story concerning Kristin Vaughn

Read the
NEWSPAPER STORY about host Nancy Piper!

Many Thanks to our Regular Transcribers and Data Contributors!

County Sites
New on these Main Illinois Trails Pages...

Slavery Emancipation Records (on our Gallatin County website)

Illinois Soldiers listed in the Record of the Federal Dead at Libby, Belle Isle, Danville, and Camp Lawton Prisons.

IL Mexican War Soldiers who lived in Iowa

IL Civil War Veterans who died in Minnesota

Bio for Joseph Duncan

18th Infantry Regiment Roster

Story about the Donner Party after the death of the last survivor in 1921.

Addition about Rev. War soldier William Collins

Veterans attending Reunion in 1878

Illinois-born men serving in Wisconsin Civil War units

Native American News Item

On the
Military Pages:
Mexican War Roster of 2nd Regiment, Co. E.;
Illinois Civil War Soldiers in Missouri Units
Biographical Extracts of Civil War Soldiers, Who Enlisted Or Were Born In Illinois and Who Attended
The 1887 Grand Army Of The Republic Civil War Reunion In San Francisco, Cal.
Civilian Conservation Corps, 620th Co of Alto Pass

Biographical Sketches and Lineages of Members of the
General Society of the War of 1812

Illinois Soldiers buried in Baxter Springs Cemetery, Cherokee County, KS

Medal of Honor Recipients
War with Spain
Phillippine Insurrection


Thanks to Family Tree Magazine for this award...

The Best Site
which was given in recognition of the work of the dedicated hosts of
Illinois Trails group, who expanded to become Illinois Genealogy Trails.
And if we had known it was the last time this magazine would even acknowledge our existence,
we would've been much more effusive in our thanks  :-(

We thank you for your continued support!!!

Established in March of 2000, we used to be known solely as Illinois Trails and worked on transcribing only Illinois data. On March 1, 2006, we created the Genealogy Trails History Group and became known as Illinois Genealogy Trails to go along with the expansion of handling data for all 50 states.
We operate under the theory that "every little bit helps!"
We welcome any support you would care to give, whether it would be to become a webmaster for a state or county site or to send in raw data to be added to websites.
You can, as always, contact

Kim Torp, Illinois Genealogy Trails State Coordinator and Genealogy Trails National Coordinator

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