Illinois Genealogy Crash Course

Find Your Land of Lincoln State AncestorsIllinois Genealogy Crash Course

From vast agriculture and small industrial towns in the central part of the state, to stockpiles of natural resources in the south and the Windy City in the north, Illinois could stand alone as a snapshot of modern America. Clearly your ancestors felt the same way, which explains why the Land of Lincoln has seen diverse immigrants arrive in droves over its 200 years of statehood. Fortunately, this webinar has the tips and tricks to guide you through record-rich Illinois genealogy.

SESSION STATUS: Digital Recording (Download Here)
DATE: On-Demand
LENGTH: 1 hour
PRICE: $39.99
PRESENTER: Thomas MacEntee, genealogist and founder of


  • Essential Illinois history, from early settlements by French priests to the Great Chicago Fire
  • Migration patterns to Southern Illinois, Central Illinois and Chicago
  • Regions and municipal structure: Understanding the differences between a township and a village
  • Where to find records and how to access them
  • Best sources for learning about Chicago ancestors

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