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.