New Online Sources for Illinois

Last month Ancestry.com expanded the number of Illinois-related online collections by adding the following record groups:

Birth, Marriage & Death
DeKalb County, Illinois Births, 1831-1937 (13,178 records)
DeKalb County, Illinois Marriages, 1864-1962 (28,790 records)
DeKalb County, Illinois Deaths, 1843-1992 (40,907 records)
Winnebago County, Illinois, Deaths, 1844-1992 (106,761 records)
Winnebago County, Illinois, Marriages, 1836-1962 (75,634 records)
Winnebago County, Illinois, Births, 1857-1937 (64,821 records)

Immigration & Travel
DeKalb County, Illinois Naturalizations, 1800-1999 (22,521 records)

FamilySearch.org has added: Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830-1954
This collection contains naturalization and probate records from the Lee County courthouse in Dixon, Illinois and it’s being updated as images become available.

The Newberry has a full subscription to all the Ancestry.com databases and FamilySearch.org is also available. Researchers are welcome to use the library’s computers or to bring in their own wireless devices. You can even check out the online catalog for print sources before you get here. (Remember its not all online!) For example, search for the subject headings “De Kalb County (Ill.)“  and “Winnebago County (Ill.)

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I am looking for suggestions/referrals in finding information of my cousin, Dianne M Messina. who had spent some time in Oak Park and Chicago. Se would be about 70. While I have information of her parents & siblings and certain other data, I can't confirm her DOB or current marital status. Many thanks for any help.
Since you don't know if Dianne Messina may have married, and if so, what name she may be using, I suggest you start by looking for death notices for her parents and siblings. These may list her married name and possibly her husband's first name. An additional reply has been sent privately.

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