The ILGenWeb Project consists of many volunteers working toward the same goal: free, online access to genealogical and historical material related to Illinois and its counties. The following counties are currently available for adoption:
If you are interested in adopting any of the above counties, read our ILGenWeb Procedures page. This page contains important guidelines that all potential ILGenWeb Coordinators must agree to prior to consideration of adopting a county.
If you agree to these guidelines, please send an email to ILGENWEB@GMAIL.COM to inquire about the adoptable county.
A basic knowledge of HTML or web page creation software is strongly suggested. A coordinator should have some interest in the county they are adopting. If you have the local knowledge and willingness to learn, then we can teach you HTML, FTP and other skills you'll need to keep your pages updated.
The USGenWeb Project Information for Volunteers
A Beginner's Guide to HTML
The Bare Bones Guide to HTML
Cyndi's Genealogy Home Page Construction List
#htmlhelp Home Page
W3Schools Online Web Tutorials
The following sites offer reviews, trial versions, and/or even some freeware of FTP and HTML software. (Please note that we do not recommend any particular site or software...these are provided here for your convenience to help get you started.)
Cheryl Rothwell, State Coordinator
Morgan Johnson, Asst. State Coordinator
Deb Haines, ASC/Webmaster
The 1790 IL Map used in the banner courtesy of Michael L. Hébert, ILGenWeb Cumberland County Coordinator.