Cemetery records are a great way to get vital records information, such as birth, death, and sometimes names of spouses. Often cemetery records can substitute as census records, in cases where there were no census records.
This webpage gives you access to several online databases containing Illinois cemetery records, as well as related genealogy in Illinois. The links presented to the right should get your pointed in the right direction.
You will notice that while many of the Illinois cemeteries resources presented here are free, some do require a fee to access.
On this page you will find the most comprehensive databases containing cemetery records of Illinois. We also suggest searching for "Illinois cemeteries" using Google.com, which will yield more such resources.
We would like to thank Rootsweb for graciously donating the server space to us so that we may provide this website to you.
Online Illinois Cemeteries
Illinois Cemeteries - cemetery records of cemeteries in Illinois is what you will find here. Tombstone transcriptions of hundreds of cemeteries in Illinois, including national cemeteries, public and private cemeteries, and hard-to-find cemeteries are available here. - FREE
National Cemeteries in Illinois
- Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery - Elwood, Will County, Illinois
- Alton National Cemetery - Alton, Madison County, Illinois
- North Alton Confederate Cemetery - Alton, Madison County, Illinois
- Camp Butler National Cemetery - Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois
- Danville National Cemetery - Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois
- Mound City National Cemetery - Mound City, Pulaski County, Illinois
- Quincy National Cemetery - Quincy, Adams County, Illinois
- Rock Island Confederate Cemetery - Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois
- Rock Island National Cemetery - Arsenal Island, Rock Island County, Illinois
Other Illinois Genealogy Records
Illinois Public Records - conduct a search of Illinois public records including, birth, marriage, and death records.
Illinois Genealogy Records- quick access to census records, military records, links to other great Illinois genealogy sites, and more can be found here
Illinois Genealogy Queries- Perform a surname search here to see if there are any other Illinois genealogists who share the same family lines. Post your own queries, and get responses from other people willing to help you with your Illinois genealogy research
Illinois Birth Records - Records of Illinois births are indexed and accessible from this site. Enter a surname search to find Illinois birth records. There is also information on how to obtain Illinois birth certificates, as well as links to other online sources for Illinois birth records.
Illinois death records - Look up Illinois death records by entering a person's name
Illinois marriage records - Search the online Illinois marriage records database for names of brides and grooms.
Illinois Obituaries - Search for Illinois obituaries in thousands of newspaper titles, going as far back as 1815 up to the present time. You will also find links to other Illinois obituary sites.
Illinois City Directories - City directories for Illinois cities can be searched here, showing you the town your ancestors lived in, and on what day they lived there. This is a great way to identify place of residence, for purposes of obtaining other records.
Illinois Birth Certificates - Learn how to obtain copies of Illinois birth certificates and perform a search for birth certificates by entering a person's name.
Illinois Sex Offenders - Find registered Illinois sex offenders in your neighborhood by entering your ZIP code.