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Find Volunteers in Illinois counties, starting with:

A thru C   D thru J   K thru L   M thru P   Q thru Z    

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Find Volunteers in Illinois counties, starting with:
[ A thru C ]      [ D thru J ]      [ K thru L ]      [ M thru P ]      [ Q thru Z ]

ILLINOIS Volunteers

The Volunteer table below provides a list of Illinois volunteers who will provide research assistance in the specified counties.

County Volunteer's Name Volunteer Services
ALL Art Suever CITY DIRECTORIES & FAMILY HISTORIES
  • Can help with family histories listed in the Allen Co. Public Library Genealogy Catalog (ACPL). If there is a listing for a book, provide me with a list of titles/call numbers, family surname(s), and what family information you're looking for. (Also check the availability of ACPL microtext records (microfilm and microfiche).)
  • The ACPL is the foremost repository for city directories. I can research hard cover city directories found in the ACPL Genealogy Catalog or microfiche and microfilm city directories found in the ACPL microtext catalog. (Please specify city, date range needed, and person(s) of interest.)

Note: I do not live in Illinois ... I live in Allen Co., IN.

ALL Shelli Steedman I can give you a link to check marriages 1763-1900 and deaths pre 1916-1950 for most counties in IL. I can also lookup censuses in any state.
ALL Jerry ILLINOIS MINING ACCIDENTS, fatal (1885-1948) and non-fatal (1889-1925); can provide date, usually miner’s age, residence, and reference source.
Boone Cidney Engberg Pioneers of Winnebago and Boone Co.'s before 1841. Names indexed. I do not live in these counties, no obit. lookups.
Cook Elizabeth Will do address look-ups in 1947 Chicago telephone book. If more than 5 of one surname is found, I will need a first name. Results returned by email. Also, 1955 Chicago reverse directory. Give me an address, I'll tell you who lived there in '55. I can't look up names in the reverse directory and cannot photocopy pages of either book as they are huge and fragile. City of Chicago only, no suburbs.
Cook Dan Klute Obituaries from Cook County newspapers
Cook Cidney Engberg Cook Co. IL early birth index starts in 1871 and ends in 1916. Index is on microfich and I can do limited lookups. First name needed on common surnames.

Find Volunteers in Illinois counties, starting with:
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