Illinois Cemetery Records
This entry was originally written by Carol L. Maki and Michael John Neill for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.
The Genealogical Society of Utah and the Daughters of the American Revolution have compiled cemetery records for the state of Illinois. Soldiers’ Burial Places in State of Illinois for Wars, 1774–1898, is available on thirty-one reels of microfilm from The Family History Library (FHL). Local genealogical societies may have information and possible printed records of cemeteries in their locale.
The Illinois State Genealogical Society is currently coordinating a project statewide to create a directory of cemetery names and locations. The cemetery committee of that society can be contacted for additional information. Information can also be obtained on the society’s website.
Some cemetery inscriptions can be found online here: Illinois Cemetery Records