Bureau CountyILGenWeb Site

Bureau County Genealogy and History

How to Volunteer

There are many ways that you can volunteer not only for the Bureau County Genealogy Project, but the ILGenWeb Project as well. There almost as many ways to help as there are reasons.

To submit information to the Bureau County Genealogy project, contact the County Coordinator for instructions. Please do not submit anything that is under copyright unless, you are the copyright holder or have written permission for it to be displayed by the ILGenWeb on one of our county sites. Permission for copyrighted material must accompany the material at the time of submission or the material will not be displayed.

We welcome original material, cemetery transcriptions, photographs, documents and ephemera that is related to Bureau County's People and its history. If there is a group or organization wishing to help with the placement of material we are happy to work with them in getting the material online. We are always looking for people willing to transcribe documents, index records, photograph cemeteries or other places of interest in Bureau County or any of the 166 other Illinois Counties. Our goal is to keep as much Illinois Genealogy and History in a free online atmosphere that the only requirement for access is a computer that has an internet connection.

To adopt a Illinois County needing a caretaker please visit the ILGenWeb Project's Adopt a County page by clicking on the link to ILGenWeb in the menu. We do have a few requirements for a County Coordinator, but we also have many volunteer opportunities for just about anyone who wishes to help.

Volunteer Position


Who to Contact

Cemetery Surveys

Visit a cemetery, photograph and/or record headstones/graves, for this county or any other

ILGenWeb Project
County Coordinator

Document Transcriptions

Transcribe/OCR a book, document or article you possess or find online
must be public domain material or you must have the author/creator's written permission to place it here. Permission must accompany all copyrighted sumissions.

ILGenWeb Project
County Coordinator

Provide obituary extractions

These may be current or archived, for your convenience a form is being devised for this purpose. Until such time as it is available please send submissions directly to the County Coordinator.

ILGenWeb Project
County Coordinator

Perform Look-Ups

Provide a contact e-mail on the Look Ups Page and a description of the types of lookups you can do, along with the resources available to you.

ILGenWeb Project
County Coordinator




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