By Neva October 03, 2003 at 08:48:58
Besides the Illinois Archive website I've told so many about(http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/databases.htm), I would like to say here that another I have found to be most helpful is:
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At this address is probably the only place on the web that doesn't show up anywhere else that I know of.
Personally I have found some of my ancestors there, too, when they couldn't be found anywhere else--and I think I know how to search Google.com for answers!
Hopefully you will find it helpful too. Neva