Tag Archives: Illinois

Illinois State Library Offers Free Trial Databases

It’s that time again. This marks the eighteenth year for the Illinois State Library’s free trial database program, Try-It! Illinois. Users of over 5,000 Illinois ILLINET libraries are allowed trial access to numerous databases.

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Free Trial Databases for Illinois Residents

For the past sixteen years, the Illinois State Library has sponsored a free trial database program called Try-It! Illinois. Each fall, users of over 5,000 Illinois ILLINET libraries are given access to a myriad of databases to peruse.

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Free Digital Collections: Illinois Harvest

The Advancing Genealogist loves to share great resources, and when those resources are free, that’s even better. Grab your beverage of choice, settle into a comfortable chair, and let’s explore Illinois Harvest.

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Original Birth Certificates in Illinois Open to Birth Parents

Several changes to the Illinois Adoption Act went into effect on 1 January 2015.  One change allows birth parents who are named on the original birth certificate (OBC) to obtain a copy of the OBC of the child they placed … Continue reading

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Calling at the Newberry

A fellow genealogist from another part of the country recently asked about the Newberry Library in Chicago. They wanted to know what it was like, and if it was a really cool place to do research. Oh, yes. There is … Continue reading

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About Indexes to Illinois Statutory Law

What’s as cool and handy as having links to digitized books containing every Illinois statutory law published between territorial times and 1921, senate and house transcripts from 1971 to 1996, and statutes from 1997 to the present? An index to … Continue reading

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Illinois Statutory Law Links

I’ve collected digitized Illinois statute books for my personal reference library for several years. They are helpful in my work as a genealogist. When I need to check old laws, there is no need to leave my computer. And they … Continue reading

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