Illinois is a state of the United States of America, between the middle reaches of the Mississippi River and the southern end of Lake Michigan.

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Brierton/Brereton Spelling Causing issues

I have been searching, in vain, for my gr.gr.gr. Grandfather, Samuel Brierton. All information I have says that he was born in Pennsylvania abt. 1800, parents were born in Wales and he then doesn't ...
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Did US cities like Chicago keep registers of “aliens” in the 1880's-1890's?

Would there be any registers or lists of resident "aliens" in US city, county, state or federal records in the 1880's and 1890's? In other words, registers of those who are not US citizens, such as ...
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Sources for Border Crossings between Toronto and Chicago in early 1890's?

What records might exist for border crossings and travel in early 1890's between Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, probably via Michigan? The family members involved ...
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Where are Illinois County Court records archived?

According to the Illinois State Genealogical Society newsletter, between 1867 and 1964, adoptions were handled by the County Courts, which were abolished in 1964. Where does one look now for ...
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Birth record for Illinois or Michigan birth in 1881

I am having trouble locating a reliable birth record for a person in my tree. According to the 1900 census record, a certain Mollie Goetz/Getz was born in Feb 1881 in Illinois. "United States ...