The Illinois Veterans' History Project began in 2004 and seeks to honor those men and women from Illinois who have served their country by recording their stories. Veterans or their family members complete and submit to the Illinois State Archives Illinois Patriot Information Forms, which contain information about their service to their country. In addition to filling out the form, veterans and their family members also are encouraged to write down their remembrances and recollections of their service. The purpose of this database is to provide you with an index to the names of Illinois veterans whose stories have been preserved on Illinois Patriot Information Forms and submitted to the Illinois State Archives for permanent retention.
This database will allow you to search for persons who have Illinois Patriot Information Forms on file. You may search by name, branch of service or war fought. You also may visit the Illinois Digital Archives to see a copy of the form and read any remembrances or stories that have been attached.
Once you find the person or information you are looking for, you may order copies of the form or written remembrances by writing to:
Illinois Veterans' History Project
c/o Illinois State Archives
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Springfield, IL 62756.