Genealogy

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Subscription-based Internet genealogical resource with access to a wide variety of sources, including military and immigration records, census information, and newspaper archives. While the University of Illinois Library does not subscribe to this resource, access is available through the Champaign County Historical Archives, housed at the Urbana Free Library.

Covers individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Indexes reference sources such as biographical dictionaries, who's who guides, subject encyclopedias, and volumes of literary criticism. Also identifies biographical material on people from all time periods, geographical locations and fields of endeavor.

Contains thousands of links to Internet-based genealogy resources, organized by regional and subject categories.

Maintained by the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library, this resource provides a guide to locating genealogical information from the state of Illinois, the United States at large, and foreign sources in the University of Illinois library system.

Gives access to the census enumeration forms for the decennial federal census from 1790 to 1930. In addition, this database features the Revolutionary War Era Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank records (1865-1874), and PERSI, the Periodical Source Index, a comprehensive subject index covering more than 6,500 genealogy and local history periodicals since 1800.

Gateway to the numerous historical newspapers available in digital format through the University of Illinois Library.

Portal to free web-based United States genealogical sources, organized by state.

Indexes the K.G. Sauer biographical archives microfiche sets, reproducing entries from thousands of biographical reference sources from the 18th to the 20th centuries and covering all regions of the world.