Thursday, May 26, 2011

ISGS Announces New Military Certificates Database

The Illinois State Genealogical Society is pleased to announce its new Military Certificates database at its website ( Just in time for Memorial Day, you can now search for your Illinois ancestors who served in various wars and military conflicts. Simply click Free Databases and then click Military Certificates ( and use the search field to enter your surnames.

ISGS currently has several Military Certificate projects in progress covering various wars from the Blackhawk Wars to World War II. The purpose of these projects is to recognize the sacrifices made by the veteran's valiant efforts and to record and preserve material submitted in support of the certificates so that it will be available for future generations of researchers.

For more information on how you can obtain a certificate for your Illinois ancestor who served in the military, visit Military Certificates in the ISGS Projects section of the ISGS website (

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