Record Finder Table for Illinois
The following Record Finder table assists researchers in determining record types that may list the information they are looking for.
Order of Records
The typically most reliable sources are listed at the top of the list. However, depending on the time period of the record and location, multiple records in the list may need to be searched to achieve the objective. Alternative records are listed as well in case traditional records do not provide the desired information.
List of Topics
This Record Finder table links to the Illinois topic Wiki pages, containing databases and other information about accessing the records.
Maiden Names and Family Members
Immigration and Country of Origin
Residences and Locations
Personal Details and Affiliations
For information about adoptees and their biological families, please refer to: United States Adoption Research.