Illinois State Library Offers Trial Databases to ILLINET Library Users

It’s that time of year again! The Illinois State Library is hosting it’s 21st Try-It! Illinois event through 30 November 2021. ILLINET member library users can test out the multitude of trial databases on the site.

Click here to see a list of trial databases. Here is a selection of Try-It! Illinois databases that genealogists will find of interest.

  • Accessible Archives
  • African American Newspapers in the 19th Century
  • America and WWI: Military Camp Newspapers
  • American County Histories
  • American Indian History Online
  • Civil War Collection
  • Historical Archives
  • Historical Chicago Tribune, 1849-2010
  • Illinois Public Records
  • MyHeritage Library Edition
  • National Anti-Slavery Standard
  • Oxford Research Library of Asian History
  • Oxford Research Library of Latin American History
  • Oxford Research Library of Religion
  • Pennsylvania Gazette
  • Pennsylvania Genealogical Catalogue
  • ProQuest Black Historical Newspapers
  • Quarantine and Disease Control in America
  • Reconstruction of Southern States
  • South Carolina Newspapers
  • Virginia Gazette
  • Women’s Suffrage Collection

Contact your participating local librarian for a user name and password, or message the state librarian for the same via the Try-It! Illinois website.

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