Illinois Archives: 357 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Today Illinois celebrates the 196th anniversary of its statehood—the “Prairie State” was admitted into the Union on 3 December 1818 as the 21st state. Featuring Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, Illinois is the 5th most populous state in the country. If you are researching your family roots in Illinois, you will want to... (Read More)

Searching historical Illinois newspapers

Handy List of Illinois Historical Newspapers GenealogyBank has 131 Illinois newspapers with coverage from 1818 to Today. Click here to see the complete list of Illinois newspapers in GenealogyBank. Use these handy links to speed up your research:Just click and start searching!Search all Illinois Historical Newspapers. 1818-1975Search specific Illinois newspapers:Belleville News Democrat (Belleville, IL).... (Read More)