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Booklets, Brochures and Forms

African-American Records, Genealogical Research Series Pamphlet No. 6 AR D 131
Discovering Family and Local History AR D 119
Federal Census Records: Genealogical Research Series Pamphlet No. 4 AR D 127
Government Records Law and Social Media - Guidance for Illinois Government Agencies AR D 155
Guidelines for Genealogical Research AR D 123
Historical Records Preservation Grant Program AR D 151
Illinois Archives Month Poster AR D 147
Illinois History, Geography and Government Quiz AR D 129
Illinois Patriot Information Form AR D 138
Illinois Patriot Information Form - Large Print AR D 144
Illinois State Archives AR D 121
Illinois State Genealogical Society Microfilm Collection: Genealogical Research Series Pamphlet No.8 AR D 133
Illinois State Genealogical Society Prairie Pioneer Certificates: Genealogical Research Series Pamphlet No.9 AR D 132
Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board Directory of Illinois Archival Repositories AR D 143
ISHRAB Application for Digitization for Small Institutions AR D 162
Land Sale Records, Genealogical Research Series Pamphlet No. 1 AR D 124
Mapping Your Past AR D 120
Managing Your Records and the Local Records Act: A Quick Guide for Disposing of Local Records LR 34
Military Records, Genealogical Research Series Pamphlet No. 3 AR D 126
Probate Records, Genealogical Research Series Pamphlet No. 2 AR D 125
Record of Ancestry AR D 115
Records Management Reference Manual For Illinois State Government Agencies AR D PUB 5
State Census Records, Genealogical Research Series Pamphlet No. 5 AR D 128
Sustainable File Formats for Electronic Records A Guide for Government Agencies AR D 156

For the Record Newsletter

Volume 30, 2016 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall
Volume 29, 2015 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall
Volume 28, 2014 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall
Volume 27, 2013 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall
Volume 26, 2012 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall
Volume 25, 2011 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall
Volume 24, 2010 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall
Volume 23, 2009 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall
Volume 22, 2008 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall
Volume 21, 2007 Number 1, Winter  •  Number 2, Spring  •  Number 3, Fall

Order Hard Copy Publications

Federal Township Plats, 1804–1891 (2002), 102 Illinois counties with each county on a CD-ROM.
$20 (per county, please specify county name)
The Margaret Cross Norton Working Papers, 1924–1958 (1993), 8 – 35mm microfilm rolls with An Inventory and Index (1993), 7 microfiche (1,055 pages).
$60
Chicago City Council Proceedings Files, 1833–1871: An Inventory (1987), 989 pages and Chicago City Council Proceedings Files, 1833–1871: An Index (1987), 93 microfiche (18,714 pages).
$35
Illinois Public Domain Land Sales (1985), explanatory booklet 7 pages, and 144 microfiche or CD–ROM (29,931 pages; 538,750 entries).
$25
Abraham Lincoln in Illinois: A Selection of Documents from the Illinois State Archives (2008). Teacher's manual (87 pp.) and 35 document facsimiles with transcriptions.
$10*
Hard Times in Illinois, 1930–1940: A Selection of Documents from the Illinois State Archives (2002). Teacher's manual, 119 pages, and 50 document facsimiles.
$10*
The Illinois and Michigan Canal, 1827–1911: A Selection of Documents from the Illinois State Archives (1998). Teacher's manual, 115 pages, and 50 document facsimiles with transcriptions.
$12*
Illinois at War, 1941–1945: A Selection of Documents from the Illinois State Archives (1994). Teacher's manual, 119 pages, and 50 document facsimiles.
$12*
From the Ashes, 1872–1900: A Selection of Documents from the Proceedings Files of the Chicago City Council (1990). Teacher's manual, 123 pages, and 50 document facsimiles with transcriptions.
$10*
Early Chicago, 1833–1871: A Selection of City Council Proceedings Files from the Illinois State Archives (1986, 1999). Teacher's manual, 117 pages, and 50 document facsimiles with transcriptions.
$14*

* Publications are free to Illinois educational institutions. Please make requests on letterhead stationery.

Make checks payable to: Secretary of State.
Please send requests to:
Illinois State Archives
Publications Unit
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756