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: Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Champaign, Clay, Coles, DeKalb*, Douglas, DuPage, Edwards, Effingham, Ford, Greene, Hancock, Hardin, Jasper, JoDaviess, Kane, Kendall*, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, Menard*, Montgomery, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Scott*, Shelby, Stark, Wabash, Warren*, Washington.

* Indicates that the website has already been converted to a WordPress format, or is in transition to the WordPress platform. No HTML experience is needed to operate these counties.

If you agree to these guidelines, please send an email to ILGENWEB@GMAIL.COM to inquire about the adoptable county, or use our contact us form.

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.