Here are this weeks 101 best Web sites highlights (Ive got a couple of weeks to make up for, so you may see more soon):
- Illinois State Archives Online Databases: Illinois has put many indexes online. You can search statewide indexes of marriages (1763 to 1900) and deaths (pre-1916 and 1916 to 1950), plus veterans’ records ranging from the War of 1812 to the 1929 Roll of Honor. An index to the Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (called IRAD) will tell you where to go next in search of records on your Prairie State ancestors.
- Access Genealogy: Besides oodles of links, this free portal also serves up census, vital, immigration, cemetery and military records; plus biographies and such Native American essentials as the 1880 Cherokee census and the Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes (aka the Dawes Rolls). Theyve got a nice beginners guide, too.