Illinois Cemetery Records

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This entry was originally written by Carol L. Maki and Michael John Neill for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

This article is part of
the Illinois Family History Research series.
History of Illinois
Illinois Vital Records
Census Records for Illinois
Background Sources for Illinois
Illinois Maps
Illinois Land Records
Illinois Probate Records
Illinois Court Records
Illinois Tax Records
Illinois Cemetery Records
Illinois Church Records
Illinois Military Records
Illinois Periodicals, Newspapers, and Manuscript Collections
Illinois Archives, Libraries, and Societies
Illinois Naturalization
Ethnic Groups of Illinois
Illinois County Resources
Map of Illinois


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.

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