Welcome to the Illinois State Migrations Project Page

Illinois, a progressive state, was home to the Peoria, Kaskaskia, Cahokia, Michigamea and Tamearosa Indians, principle sub-tribes of the Algonquian Nation, more than four hundred years ago. Our heritage is found from Lake Michigan to the confluence of the Ohio River at our southern most border.

Illinois Migrations is part of the National Migrations Project--a searchable database of names and places based on ancestor migration patterns. The national project was organized by Patrick Hays to encourage free genealogy research and all information is contributed by users. Please help by submitting your ancestor information today using the form below!

Illinois Migrations is the collaborative effort of State co-coordinators C. C. Richardson and L.L. Wessel, assisted by volunteers who maintain county pages. If you'd like to help by adopting a county, please contact C. C. Richardson. You do not have to know HTML to be of assistance. We've created a template to make it easy! All you need is a familiarity with a particular county and a list of helpful genealogical websites for that area.

Please send comments or suggestions for additional links to the Illinois State Coordinator.



The barge "Rusty Flowers" as seen on the Illinois River

With support from visitors like you, the Illinois database now has over 2800 entries. Let's keep it growing! Can we make it 3000 by 2003? Submit your family data or volunteer to transcribe information from primary source records, biographical sketches, obituaries or other records into the database.


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Clickable Illinois Counties

Adams Alexander Bond Boone Brown Bureau
Calhoun Carroll Cass Champaign Christian Clark
Clay Clinton Coles Cook Crawford Cumberland
DeKalb DeWitt Douglas Dupage Edgar Edwards
Effingham Fayette Ford Franklin Fulton Gallatin
Greene Grundy Hamilton Hancock Hardin Henderson
Henry Iroquois Jackson Jasper Jefferson Jersey
JoDavies Johnson Kane Kankakee Kendall Knox
Lake LaSalle Lawrence Lee Livingston Logan
Macon Macoupin Madison Marion Marshall Mason
Massac McDonough McHenry McLean Menard Mercer
Monroe Montgomery Morgan Moultrie Ogle Peoria
Perry Piatt Pike Pope Pulaski Putnam
Randolph Richland RockIsland Saline Sangamon Schuyler
Scott Shelby Stark StClair Stephenson Tazewell
Union Vermillion Wabash Warren Washington Wayne
White Whiteside Will Williamson Winnebago Woodford


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Created on ... November 01, 2002