Project: Illinois

Categories: Illinois | Illinois Projects

The Illinois Project is part of the United States Project.


Welcome to the Illinois Project!

Cardinal—Illinois State Bird

The purpose of this project is to coordinate all Illinois related projects and resources and combine that information into one place.

Contents

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For a full list of participants, see United States Project Badge Report.

The current coordinator for this project is Joelle Colville-Hanson.

It is not necessary that you be related to someone who lived in the state of Illinois or live there yourself to join. Anyone with an interest is welcome! If you would like to participate, please do the following:

  1. Answer our G2G post and we'll award you the United States Project badge.
  2. Add united_states and Illinois to your list of followed tags. That way you'll see all of our discussions in your G2G Feed.
  3. Please see our list of goals for a basic overview for ways you can help.
Violet—Illinois State Flower

Illinois Project Members

Add yourself here if you're interested in helping with this project. Let us know what you'd like to help with. (Check out the "Goals" section.)

  • Joelle Colville-Hanson -Project Manager My particular interest is Winnebago and Boone Counties. I volunteered to be project leader because I think there’s a lot of interesting history in Illinois and would like to help make this project one of the best documented and helpful resources on WikiTree. Feel free to contact me if you have ideas and want to help!
  • Wayne Morgan
  • Vernon McNear
  • Zachary Smith
  • Nan Lambert Special interest in the Civil War. Ancestors in Johnson, Greene, and LaSalle counties.
  • W. Counsil

Template

The template is {{United States|sub-project=Illinois}} which will give you:


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... ... ... is a part of Illinois history.
Join: Illinois Project
Discuss: Illinois

This template is for use only on profiles that are of importance to the project or need to be PPP'd and managed by the project. It is not for every single person from Illinois. A sticker might be used in that circumstance.

Illinois Sticker

{{Illinois Sticker}}=
... ... ... was an Illinoisan.

To use custom text in place of "an Illinoian", enter a vertical line followed by your chosen text, like these examples:

  • {{Illinois Sticker|an early pioneer in Illinois}}
  • {{Illinois Sticker|an Illinois governor}}
  • {{Illinois Sticker|born in Illinois}}

Results in:

... ... ... was born in Illinois.

To change the word "was" to "is" in the basic (noncustomized) version of the sticker, use the string {{Illinois Sticker|living=y}}

... ... ... is an Illinoisan.

White Tailed Deer --Illinois State Animal

Goals

The overall goals of the United States Project are to create and develop profiles on WikiTree for those who lived in the state of Illinois. To meet these goals:

  1. Add Illinois-related profiles, checking for existing profiles to avoid duplication. If any duplicate profiles exist, request merges, starting with the oldest generation.
  2. If profiles were loaded by GEDCOM, use WikiTree Styles and Standards to clean up residue and broken links.
  3. Search out original rather than derivative documentation and add sources.
  4. Write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies.
  5. Make sure profiles of all family members are correct and documented.
  6. Profiles need to be linked to the greater WikiTree. Try to find the connection.

List of Things to Do

  1. Need space pages created and developed for Illinois counties and linked to this page. Would you like to lead a county project?
  2. If you have any Illinois state resources that you are willing to do lookups, please add them to the Illinois Resources Page.
  3. If you live in Illinois, please consider adding your name to the Illinois Research Assistance page.
  4. Cemeteries in Illinois need to be photographed and the categories added to profiles on WikiTree. See the Illinois Cemeteries Project
  5. Add profiles for those who obtained land grants and homesteaded in Illinois. See the Homesteaders Project
  6. Help develop the Native Americans Project with information about Illinois state tribes.
  7. Work on Illinois profiles that need biographies and unsourced profiles.
  8. Add profiles for the men who died in World War I, serving from Illinois for the Illinois in the Great War project and for the Roll of Honor project.
  9. Freepages on Immigration in Illinois
  10. Make profiles for Illinois Politicians and connect them to the larger Tree. A lot of Illinois Governors need expanded biographies and to be connected to the larger tree.
  11. Create One Place Studies for towns and counties in Illinois.
  12. Correct errors on Illinois profiles on DataDoctors Report
Illinois State Quarter

Illinois Graphics and Images

You can find graphics for your Illinois profiles and space pages here: Illinois Graphics. Feel freed to add to the page or make spaces with other Illinois images.

Other Areas of Research?

Do you have other interests related to Illinois? Add them here! Go for it! Don’t wait for permission!


Illinois FreeSpaces

Counties

Towns & Cities

One Place Studies

Resources

Illinois Military History

Civil War
Other

Other

Illinois Related Categories on WikiTree

Illinois Maintenance Categories

Related Projects and Pages on WikiTree



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