Illinois Government records cover a broad range of genealogy subject areas that can help you as part of your research, such as land ownership, courts, taxes, and naturalization’s. Given that Illinois court records cover such a wide selection of topics, they could aid you in many different ways. As an example, they could aid you in finding ancestors’ residences, identify occupations, locate financial information, determine citizenship status, or shed light on relationships between individuals. The whole thing relies upon on the type of court records that the ancestors” names show up in. For Definitions of all court terms see the Genealogy Encyclopedia.
Illinois Courthouse records change extensively from county to county in both level of quality and volume. You will find different kinds of court records that are most likely to possess information related for your genealogical research below.
Illinois Court Records
- Illinois Court Record Books (amazon.com)
Illinois Land Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Land Records Research
Illinois Probate Records
- Illinois Probate Record Books (amazon.com)
Illinois Tax Records
See Also Guide to U.S. Tax Records Research
- Illinois Tax Record Books (amazon.com)
Illinois Immigration & Naturalization Records
- Illinois Immigration Record Books (amazon.com)
Illinois County & City Government Links
Illinois contains 102 counties. Each county is the local level of government within its borders. The links in the table below link to county and city government offices and is limited to government-maintained websites. If you know of a Illinois county that has an official government web site but is not linked, or if the link is in error, please contact us so we may edit our database. Illinois State Government is located in Springfield.