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We Need YOU to Share your Illinois Ancestor Stories!


Every family's got one...a story, that is. What's yours? Was your ancestor an Illinois native or did he pass through, stay briefly and then move on? Where did they live? What kind of work did they do? What clues did your ancestors leave to mark their path in, around or across this state?

Have you considered sharing your ancestor's tale in the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly?

Our publication is dedicated to publishing a wide range of original articles with an Illinois connection and we'd love to hear yours. If you have a story you'd like to share, please contact our editor, Richard Anderson, at We'll let you know what you need to do to bring your family's story to life!

Interested in reading current and past Quarterlies? Visit our Online Store where you can easily purchase the current and previous issues in just a few clicks! Our summer issues features an original and intriguing story with a Lincoln connection- "How Lincoln Saved my Husband." Don't miss it!

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