llinois Name Lists 1678-2009, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

fr0235According to Leland K. Meitzler:

“Name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local level, will now be accessible to research. But success depends on knowing where the ancestor resided. This is where Dollarhide’s Name List guides can make the difference.”

Next in our coverage of Dollarhide’s Name List guides is the state of Illinois. Illinois Name Lists 1678-2009, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present is one of the 14 volumes now available. I am providing details about each of the nine most recently released volumes in the William Dollarhide’s State Name Lists Series.

In this book, names lists are detailed in the following database categories:

  • Territorial Census Records
  • State and County Court Records
  • Directories
  • State Military Lists
  • Tax Lists
  • Vital Records
  • Voter Lists

Back to Leland:

“Not only does this volume give a detailed bibliography of Name Lists available for the state, but links to websites, FHL book & microfilm numbers, archive references, maps, and key historical information make this volume invaluable to the researcher looking to extend their lines and fill in the family tree.”

The contents of the Illinois Name Lists section of the guide include:

  • Illinois Name Lists
  • Historical Timeline for Illinois, 1673-1945
  • Introduction to Illinois’ Colonial, Territorial & Statewide Name List
  • Online Resources at the Illinois State Archives & IRAD
  • Bibliography of Illinois Name Lists, 1678-2009


National Names Lists information included with every volume:

The National Names Lists have these categories (244 entries in all):

  • Federal Census Records
  • Immigration Lists
  • U.S. Military Lists
  • U.S. Veterans Records
  • U.S. Pension Records
  • National Vital Record

There are also a number of maps, including:

  • 1899 Alaska & Klondike Region
  • 1880-1940 Alaska Census Jurisdictions
  • 1763 British North America
  • 1784-1802 Western Land Cessions
  • 1790 United States
  • 1800 United States
  • 1810 United States
  • 1820 United States
  • 1830 United States
  • 1840 United States
  • 1850 United States
  • 1860 United States
  • 1870-1880 United States
  • 1890-1940 United States

All books currently come with a FREE download of the full-color pdf eBook. Upon placing your order, you will be able to download the FREE PDF eBook directly from the FRPC screen. You will also be sent an email from where you can click on the link and download the item. You can only download the PDF eBook once, so if you make your order from a computer other than your own, you might want to wait until you get to your computer and do the actual download from the email. Your book itself will be mailed by USPS media mail, and can be expected to arrive within 7 to 10 days within the United States.

Order your copy of Illinois Name Lists 1678-2009, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present from Family Roots Publishing.

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