ILGenWeb Adoption Information

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.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.

The following counties are presently adoptable: Clay, Coles, Douglas, Edwards, Ford, Lawrence, Marion, Mason, Menard, Scott and Warren.

If you agree to these guidelines, please send an email to [email protected] to inquire about the adoptable county.

A basic knowledge of HTML or web page creation software is strongly suggested [no longer needed]. But 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 the skills you’ll need to keep your pages updated.

Helpful Links For Coordinators

Software Links

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.)