Illinois State Genealogical Society
Temporary Building Closure
Under construction signDue to construction on the Margaret Cross Norton Building, the Illinois State Archives Reference Room will be closed to the public from March 1 to June 1. According to the Archives' website, records requests may still be submitted via phone, mail, email and through the Archives' website. Response times for fulfilling requests may be longer than normal.
While the ISGS Office is now open, due to this construction there may continue to be delays in fulfillment of services such as death certificate look-ups and publication orders.


Update to the ISGS Lineage Certificate Programs
Prairie Patriot logo ISGS is proud to announce Prairie Patriot Certificates have been issued for:
  • GUM, Norton Jr. War of 1812 6th Regiment, VA Militia LaSalle County
  • GUM, Allen S. Civil War Company C, 72nd IL Infantry LaSalle County
Cynthia Garland Sartori is proud to have her ancestor, Thomas Williams, certificated as a Prairie Patriot.
  • Certificate #408 – Civil War, Co. K, 5th Regiment, IL Cavalry – Randolph County


ISGS now offers digitized versions for some of our Publications
  • ISGS Members -- login to get your discount pricing.
  • Visit the Online Store and look for "Digital Publications" under the "Filter by Category" window!


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