American History & Genealogy Project Presents

"Illinois"

 

The word "ILLINOIS" is the French form of the Algonquin name ILLINI which means "superior men." It is how e native Americans in this area referred to themselves.

"The Land of Lincoln" 

State Insect: Monarch Butterfly
State Fish:  Bluegill
State Mineral:  Fluorite
State Dance:  Square Dance
State Animal:  White tailed deer
State Fossil:  Tully Monster
State Prairie Grass:  Big Bluestem
State Flower:  Violet
State Tree:  Oak
State Song:  "Illinois"
State Bird:  Cardinal
State Nickname:  The Prairie State
State Slogan:  Land of Lincoln
State Motto:  State Sovereignty National Union

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Will be updating here after my niece's wedding on June 15,2012 in Batavia, IL.

my new email address is phenwick @ mymctc.net you can copy & paste but take the spaces out or it won't work.

Happy Gene Hunting to Everyone!!!!

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Anyone interested in hosting a County in IL--We have several available to those who would like to join us!

Just see our Vol page! Thank you!
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I welcome any information you may wish to provide for the free research of others.
Old newspapers, scrapbooks, old letters, photos, biographies, birth notices, death notices, family stories, family traditions, marriage records, newspaper tidbits or anything else you feel is of interest of others researching in our beautiful State of Illinois  feel free to
SEND ARTICLES TO ME. Thank you very much for your interest.

Illinois History

ILLINOIS TIMELINE 1673-1800 off site link

***click here to see 102 counties of Illinois
Illinois State Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records

605 W Jefferson Street
Springfield, Illinois 62702-5097
Phone: 217-782-6553
Fax: 217-523-2648
Illinois State Archives

Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre–1916
Illinois State Archives

llinois Statewide Marriage Index
Illinois State Archives

 

Illinois State Genealogical Society

Spring tours & Workshop click on above link to

print out your reservation form, Thanks!!! Hope to see you there!

1929: St. Valentine's Day Massacre

Seven gangster rivals of Al Capone were murdered in Chicago today when Capone gang member Jack “Machine Gun” McGurn ordered the killing of rival George “Bugs” Moran. "The wholesale killing, the most sensational in the long and bloody history of Chicago's gangland warfare, was carried out with precision," reported The Evening Tribune on February 14, 1929. "Five executioners wearing stars and posing as police officers, who invaded a garage where Moran's gang was in conference, herded their helpless and unarmed victims to the rear and mercilessly executed them with sawed-off shotguns and machine guns, every body bearing from six to ten bullets."

If you are interested in hosting a Illinois County or have information you'd like to contribute to this site feel free to c contact me.  To find out more about AHGP (The American History and Genealogy Project, please see the "About" page.

Illinois Facts

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My name is Foxie Hagerty and I will be hosting this site Our current host is on a leave absence and until she returns I will maintain this site to best of my abilities. ONE THING I WANT TO MAKE PERFECTLY CLEAR--I AM NOT DOING FAMILY RESEARCH OF ANY KIND TO ANYONE. I JUST DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH HOURS LEFT IN THE DAY FOR IT. IF MY NAME IS ON ANOTHER PLACE I DO NOT HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THAT BUT I CAN NOT DO MUCH MORE THAN WHAT I'M DOING NOW I'M SORRY TO SAY. PLEASE DO NOT ASK OR SEND ME AN EMAIL ASKING FOR FAMILY RESEARCH I CAN NOT HONOR IT!! THANKS

 

 

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Last update.....Monday, September 17, 2012 12:17:10 PM

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