Submit a Reference Request (Illinois Residents Only)
Indexes are available for many of the Archives' most frequently used records. Archives reference staff will search these indexed records and provide Illinois residents unofficial and uncertified photocopies of requested records at no charge.
The Illinois State Archives is pleased to offer an online reference request form for use by Illinois residents. In order to offer the most efficient and equitable service to patrons of the Illinois State Archives, the following procedures have been adopted for the acceptance of and response to queries submitted online.
For other inquiries, please write:
Illinois State Archives
Reference UnitSpringfield, IL 62756.
Illinois law requires the Illinois State Archives to charge $2.00 per page for photocopies of original land records. Orders for photocopies of entries from the Field General Land Office registers must be pre-paid. Instructions on requesting Public Domain Land Tract Sales Records.
Illinois Archives Fee Schedule