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1929 Illinois Roll of Honor

Abbreviations
B	—	Black Hawk War
C	—	Civil War
I	—	Indian War
M	—	Mexican War
R	—	Revolutionary War
S	—	Spanish-American War
W	—	World War I
Copies
After consulting the database, the researcher needs to provide the name of 
the deceased veteran and volume and page numbers of the Roll of Honor on 
which the veteran's name appears. The Archives will send an uncertified and 
unofficial copy of the veteran's entry in the Roll of Honor. For each veteran 
the entries variously include name; war of service; rank; unit and company 
or naval vessel of veteran's service; date of death; names of county, city 
or township, and cemetery where veteran is buried; and location of burial in 
cemetery. As a result of limitations on research time, Archives staff can 
photocopy no more than 2 entries per request. Send your request to:
Illinois State Archives
Reference Unit
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, Illinois 62756
217-782-3556
217-524-3930 (fax)

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Basic Fees at the Illinois State Archives

Illinois Soldier's and Sailor's Home Residents (1887-1916

This database indexes the names of male residents of the Illinois Soldiers' 
and Sailors' Home admitted from its opening in 1887 through September 1916. 
Female residents are also included from their first admissions in 1908 
through September 1916. The database contains more than 14,000 entries. 
The 1st –16th Biennial Reports of the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Home are the sources of the names included in the database.

In 1885 the General Assembly created the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' 
Home at Quincy to provide subsistence and a home for honorably 
discharged and disabled veterans of the Mexican and Civil Wars. In 
succeeding years Illinois veterans of all wars and veterans' wives, 
mothers, and daughters became eligible for admission. In 1973 the 
General Assembly changed the home's name to the Illinois Veterans' 
Home. Since 1976 the Department of Veterans' Affairs has 
administered the home.

The database was created and donated to the Illinois State Archives 
by Fred Delap of Kansas, Illinois. Delap, a volunteer with the Edgar 
County Genealogical Society, has also indexed the names of Illinois 
veterans of the War of 1812, Winnebago War, Black Hawk War, Mexican 
War, Civil War, and Spanish-American War.

Abbreviations
1812 — War of 1812
BLK HWK — Black Hawk War
CIVIL — Civil War
INDIAN — Indian War
MEXICAN — Mexican War
REV — Revolutionary War
SP AM — Spanish-American War
Copies
For male residents, the researcher can use his name and resident 
number to request an uncertified and unofficial photocopy of his 
case file. The record series, Veterans' Case Files (RS 259.002), 
includes an admission application which lists veteran's name, age, 
birthplace, residence, physical features, enlistment record, and 
nature of any disability; certificate of service; hospital 
surgeon's report; death certificate; will of deceased veteran; 
inventory of personal effects; and correspondence concerning 
veteran's admission to and activities while at the home.

For female residents, the researcher can use her name and resident 
number to request an uncertified and unofficial photocopy of her 
admission record entry. The record series, Women's Admission 
Record (RS 259.003), includes for each woman her name, register 
number, town and county of residence, and dated notes on 
admission, readmission, furlough, discharge, or death. Also 
listed is the name, rank, company, and regiment of related 
veteran and, if veteran also was admitted to the home, his 
register number. Copies of certifications of women's deaths 
sent to the Adjutant General are occasionally inserted in 
the record.	Send your request to:
Illinois State Archives
Reference Unit
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, Illinois 62756
217-782-3556
217-524-3930 (fax)                    
                    
Submit a Request Via the Internet