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See also: Guide to Lutheran Church Records. Lutheran Church records available in either microfilm or printed format in Special Collections at St. Louis Public Library

  • Arend, Edna. Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Arcola, Illinois, 1868-1930. Champaign, Illinois: The author, 1985.
     
  • Beijborn, Ulf. De äldsta svenska Chicago församlingarnas kyrkoarkiv.  [Sweden: The author, 1968]
     
  • Bethesda Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois). [Church Records]. The Church, 1891-1928.
     
  • Beutler, Faye. Lutheran Burial Records, 1839-1932, Springfield, Illinois: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church ... Springfield, Illinois: The Church, 1986, c1984.
     
  • Blankston, Angela and Jean Eaker. St. John's Lutheran Church, Maryville, IL, 1847-1960. [S.l.: s.n.], 1991.
     
  • Bloom Township, Cook County, Illinois. South Holland, Illinois: South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, 2000.
     
  • Buecher, Robert. Family Registers of Trinity and Holy Cross Lutheran Churches, St. Clair County, Illinois. Millstadt, Illinois: The author, 1971.
     
  • Buecher, Robert. Holy Cross Lutheran Church Records, Sugar Loaf Township, St. Clair County, Illinois. Millstadt, Illinois: The author, 1971.
     
  • Buecher, Robert. Records & History of Trinity Lutheran Church, Millstadt, IL. St. Louis, Missouri: The author, 1991.
     
  • Buecher, Robert. Trinity Lutheran Church Baptism Records Index, Millstadt, St. Clair County, Illinois (1848-1903). Millstadt, Illinois: The author, 1971.
     
  • Buecher, Robert. Trinity Lutheran Church Confirmation, Marriage, & Death Records Index, Millstadt, St. Clair County, Illinois (1848-1925). Millstadt, Illinois: The author, 1970.
     
  • The Church Book of Evangelical Lutheran St. Mark's Congregation in Steeleville, Randolph County, IL, 1875-1915. Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • Church Directories for St. Peter's Lutheran (Dorsey), St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran (Prairietown), St. John's United Church of Christ (Wood River): Along with Some Brief History and Photos. Alton, Illinois: Hayner Public Library District, 2004.
     
  • Cunningham, Julie and William P. LaBounty. Church Book for German Evangelical Lutheran Combined Friedens Church, Bloomington, Illinois: Baptisms, Marriages & Burials (1884-1897). Normal, Illinois: McLean County Genealogical Society, 1995, c1998.
     
  • Dettleff, Gloria E.  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wartburg, IL: Family Group Sheets. [Florissant, Missouri]: The author, 2000.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer. Cemetery Records, Fox River Cemetery, a.k.a. Fox River Lutheran Church Cemetery, Miller Township, LaSalle County, Illinois. Chico, California: E. Dickson, 1998.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer and Sydney S. Dickson. Cemetery Records, Cross Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Kendall Township, Kendall County, Illinois. Yorkville, Illinois: Kendall County Historical Society, 2001.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer. Cemetery Records, Helmar Cemetery, a.k.a. North Prairie Cemetery, Big Grove Township, Kendall County, Illinois. Chico, California: The author, 1999.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer and Charles F. Dirst. Cemetery Records, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kendall Township, Kendall County, Illinois. Chico, California: E. Dickson, 1996.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer and Charles F. Dirst. Cemetery Records, Plattville Lutheran Church, Seward Township, Kendall County, Illinois. Yorkville, Illinois: Kendall County Historical Society, 2002.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer. Cross Lutheran Church, Yorkville, Illinois Church Records. Chico, California: The author, 1990s.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer and Charles F. Dirst. Church [i.e. Cemetery] Records, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church [Cemetery] of Kendall County, Illinois. Yorkville, Illinois: Kendall County Historical Society, 1999.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer and Charles F. Dirst. Church Records, Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kendall County, Illinois. Yorkville, Illinois: Kendall County Historical Society, 1996.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer and Charles F. Dirst. Church Records: Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kendall County, Illinois. Chico, California: The author, 1996.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer and Charles F. Dirst. Kirchen Buch der Evangelisch Lutherischen Gemeinden zu Long Grove und Oswego, Illinois: Church (Vital Records) Book of the German Evangelical Lutheran Church of Long Grove and Oswego, Illinois. Chico, California: E. Dickson, 1996.
     
  • Dickson, Elmer. St. John's Lutheran Church, Plano, Illinois, Church Records, November 1877-February 1953. Chico, California: The author, 1996.
     
  • Drake, Verna and June James. St. John Lutheran Church, Ruma, Randolph County, Illinois: Organized 1848: First Named Evangelical Lutheran Church of Horse Creek, Early Records, 1850-1917. Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • Early Church Records, St. Johnnes [sic] Lutheran Kirche of Bremen, 1847-1934. Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • Early Church Records, St. Peters Lutheran Church, Wine Hill, Randolph Co., Ill., 1862-1946. Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • Evangelisch-Lutherischen Dreieinighkeits-Gemeinde (Bloomington, Illinois). Beiträge zur Erhaltung der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Dreieinighkeits-Gemeinde zu Bloomington, Illinois. Bloomington, Illinois: Druck des Bloomington Journal, 1914-1922.
     
  • Fabert, Wayne M. Parish Records of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hensley Township, Illinois, 1874-1927. [Champaign, Illinois]: The author, 1987.
     
  • Fabert, Wayne M. and Marjorie Spracklen. Parish Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Champaign, Illinois, 1860-1875. Urbana, Illinois: Champaign County Historical Archives, 1990.
     
  • Fabert, Wayne M. Parish Records of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sadorus, Illinois, 1875-1941. Urbana, Illinois: Champaign County Historical Archives, 1990.
     
  • Fabert, Wayne M. Parish Records of St. Peter's Evangelical Church (later E. & R., and United Church of Christ) at Champaign, Illinois, 1865-1943. Urbana, Illinois: Champaign County Historical Archives, 1990.
     
  • Fabert, Wayne M. Parish Records of Zion Lutheran Church at Philo, Illinois, 1875-1931. Urbana, Illinois: Champaign County Historical Archives, 1990.
     
  • Family Bible and Church Records. [S.l.]: Illinois Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1986-1987.
     
  • Fayetteville Township and Engelmann Township Cemeteries, St. Clair County, IL. Belleville, Illinois: St. Clair County Genealogical Society, 2005.
     
  • First Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois). Records of the First Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Chicago. The Church, 1871-1935.
     
  • First Lutheran Church (Monmoth, Illinois). First Lutheran Church, Monmoth, Il. Monmouth, Illinois: Warren County, Illinois Genealogical Society, 1996.
     
  • First St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois). [Church Records], 1846-1895. The Church, 1846-1895.
     
  • First Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois). Zion Church Records. The Church, 1868-1943.
     
  • Foss, Carolyn Cromeenes and Judy Foreman Lee. Massac County, Illinois, St. John's Lutheran Church Records, 1860-1889 and Cemetery. Newburgh, Indiana: J.F. Lee, 1991.
     
  • Friedrich, Edwin C. Records of the Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hensley Township, Champaign County, Illinois. Davis, California: The author, 1992.
     
  • The German English Lutheran Zion Congregation at Blair, Randolph County, IL, Church Records. Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • Griffin, Darrel. Church Book of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession in Carlinville, Macoupin Co., Illinois, 1860-1872. [Carlinville, Illinois?: The author?], 1989.
     
  • Griffin, Darrel. Vital Records of the Zion Lutheran Church in Carlinville, Illinois, 1873-1890.  [Carlinville, Illinois?: The author?, 1989.
     
  • Grosse, T. Johannes. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery and Burial Records, 1837-1988, and Soul's Register, 1888. Lombard, Illinois: DuPage County (IL) Genealogical Society, 1989.
     
  • Halvorsen, Robert A. A Preliminary Register of Lutheran Clergy Serving in the State of Illinois, 1850-1918. [S.l.: s.n., 1964.
     
  • Huff, Joan Fageol. Transcription of Tombstone Inscriptions, St. Peter Cemetery, 2501 E. Euclid Ave., Arlington Heights, IL: Western Portion Inside Same Fence as Memory Gardens - Just East of Waterman Ave. Arlington Heights, Illinois: The author, 1976-1978.
     
  • Huff, Joan Fageol. St. Peter Lutheran Church Records, 1862-1912. Arlington Heights, Illinois: The Church, 2003.
     
  • In the Name of Jesus, Church Book, St. Peter's Lutheran, Randolph (Bremen), Randolph County, Illinois, Records. Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • Independent Evangelical Lutheran Bethania Congregation (Chicago, Illinois). [Church Records, 1878-1906] The Church, 1878-1906.
     
  • Inscription on Stones of Crane School Durand Howard (Howard Union) Lutheran (Rock Run-Church Hill) Webster (Oakland-Farmingdale-Turner) St. Mary's: Cemeteries in Durand Township, Winnebago County, Illinois. Rockford, Illinois: North Central Illinois Genealogical Society, 1987.
     
  • James, June. St. John Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois, Randolph County, Early Church Records. Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • James, June. St. John Lutheran Church: Early Church Records, Red Bud, Illinois, 1855-1937: Births, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Deaths. Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • James, June A. St. John Lutheran Church Early Church Records, Red Bud, Illinois, 1855-1937: Births, Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Deaths. [Chester, Illinois?: Randolph County Genealogical Society?], 2002.
     
  • Knigge, Carol A. Long Grove, Illinois Church Records: Book I, 1846-1878. Richmond, Illinois: The author, 1989.
     
  • Koss, David and Louis D. Melnich. Evangelical and Reformed Cemetery, Schaumburg Township, Cook Co., Ill. Winnetka, Illinois: North Suburban Genealogical Society, 1977.
     
  • Krogness, Samson Madsen. Personal Pastoral Record Book. The author, 1866-1893.
     
  • Lawless, Lucille. Timber Township Cemeteries. Peoria, Illinois: Peoria County Genealogical Society, 1992.
     
  • Lisbon Lutheran Church (Lisbon, Illinois). [Church Records]. The Church, 1854-1903.
     
  • Lundberg, Gertrude W. Cook County Cemeteries. Homewood, Illinois: Root and Tree Genealogical Publications,1972.
     
  • Lundberg, Gertrude W. Cook County Tombstones. Homewood, Illinois: Root & Tree Publications, 1970-1979?
     
  • Lutheran Church of the Redeemer (Chicago, Illinois). [Church Records, 1916-1957]. The Church, 1916-1957.
     
  • Mason County, Illinois, Lutheran Church Records: 1865-1904. Havana, Illinois: The Mason County Members of the Church, 1990.
     
  • Mason County, Illinois, St. John's Lutheran Church. Nauvoo, Illinois: The Genealogical Society, 1989.
     
  • McDonough Co., Ill., Church Record. Springfield, Illinois: Illinois State Genealogical Society, 1991-
     
  • [Mercer County, Illinois Cemetery Records]. [S.l.: s.n., 1930-1990?]
     
  • Moreland Lutheran Church. [Church Records]. The Church, 1941-1974.
     
  • Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church (Moreland, Illinois). [Church Records]. The Church, 1886-1974.
     
  • Oak Hill Cemetery Reading. South Holland, Illinois: South Suburban Genealogical & Historical Society, 1995.
     
  • Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Thomasboro, Illininois). Kirchen Buch der deutschen Ev. Luth. Friedens Gemeinde in Compromise Township, Champaign Co., Illinois, Nord-America, von 1880 bis. The Church, 1880-1988
     
  • Records of Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hensley Township, Champaign County, Illinois, 1875-1928; Records of St. John's Lutheran Church, Champaign, Illinois, 1860-1988. Champaign, Illinois: St. John's Lutheran Church, 1988.
     
  • Records of West Pullman Methodist Episcopal and St. John's Lutheran Churches of Chicago. [S.l.]: Illinois Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1985-1986.
     
  • St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church (Quincy, Illinois). Church Records. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society, 1985, 1851.
     
  • St. James Lutheran Church (Claremont, Illinois). Records of St. James Lutheran Church, Claremont, Illinois. Claremont, Illinois: J. Doan, 1997.
     
  • St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois). Records of First Saint John Lutheran Church, Chicago, Illinois, 1867-1974. The Church, 1867-1974.
     
  • St. John United Church of Christ (Naperville, Illinois). Records of St. John United Church of Christ Formerly Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. John the Evangelist, Naperville, Illinois. Naperville, Illinois, The Church, 1982.
     
  • Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Tinley Park, Illinois). Records of Saint John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tinley Park, Cook County, Illinois. Chicago, Illinois: The Newberry Library, 1990.
     
  • Saint John's Lutheran Church (Pleasant Ridge, Maryville, Illinois). Saint John's Lutheran Church, Pleasant Ridge, Maryville, Illinois. The Church, 1900s.
     
  • St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery. South Holland, Illinois: The South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society, 1987.
     
  • St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois). Records of St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chicago, 1872-1978. The Church, 1872-1978.
     
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Kankakee, Illinois). Parish Report: St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Kankakee, Illinois) Kankakee, Illinois: The Church, 1946.
     
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Peoria, Illinois). St. Paul's Lutheran Church Records, Peoria, IL. Peoria, Illinois: Peoria County Genealogical Society, 1998.
     
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church (Troy, Illinois). St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Now St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Troy, Illinois, 1940-1993. [S.l.: s.n., 1900s]
     
  • St. Peter Lutheran Church (Arlington Heights, Illinois). [Registers of St. Peter Lutheran Church]. Arlington Heights, Illinois: The Church, 1900-1992.
     
  • St. Peter Lutheran Church, Evansville, Illinois, Early Church Records, 1871-1959: Baptisms, Confirmations, Marriages, Deaths. Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 2000s.
     
  • St. Peter's Lutheran Church (Prairietown, Illinois). St. Peters' Lutheran Church, Prairietown, Illinois: Early Church Records. Prairietown, Illinois: The Church, 1900s.
     
  • Salem Lutheran Church (1891-1892). [Church Records]. Chicago, Illinois: The Church, 1886-1958.
     
  • Scherer, Mary. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1869-1959, Richland County, Illinois. Olney, Illinois: Mary Scherer, 1985.
     
  • Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Saron Church. [Church Records]. The Church, 1888-1931.
     
  • Swick, Gary L. St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Troy, Illinois. [S.l.: s.n., 1900s]
     
  • Talkemery, William C. Ersten Evangelisch Lutherischen Kirche: A Translation of Parish Records, 1835-1900. Beardstown, Illinois: First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1990-2000?
     
  • Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church (1870-1997). [Church Records]. The Church, 1870-1978.
     
  • Trinity Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois). [Church Records]. The Church, 1857-1958.
     
  • Trinity Lutheran Church (South Chicago, Illinois). [Church Records]. The Church, 1900-1971.
     
  • Trinity Lutheran Church (Springfield, Illinois). Trinity Lutheran Church, Springfield, Il. Baptisms. Springfield, Illinois: The Church, 1989.
     
  • Trinity Lutheran Church (Springfield, Illinois). Trinity Lutheran Church Marriages, 1839-1920. Springfield, Illinois: The Church, 1985.
     
  • Trinity Lutheran Church (Welge, Illinois). Trinity Lutheran Church, Welga/Welge, 1883-1910. Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • Trinity Lutheran Church, Horse Prairie, Randolph County, Illinois, Early Church Records, 1842-1958. Chester, Illinois: Randolph County Genealogical Society, 1990s.
     
  • Trinity Lutheran Church Records, Illinois St. Between 3rd and 4th (German Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lamasco City, Vanderburg). Evansville, Indiana: Microfilmed by Willard Library, 1994.
     
  • Zion Lutheran Church (Chicago, Illinois). [Church Records]. The Church, 1881-1942.

Church Histories

  • Durdel, Frieda. 125th Anniversary, 1868-1993: Our God, Our Help in Ages Past, Our Hope for Years to Come. Manito, Illinois: St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 1993.
     
  • Sepp, Thelma. History of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dewey, IL. [Urbana? Illinois: The author], 1993.
     
  • Suits, Virlon. History of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Flatville, Illinois. Urbana, Illinois, Champaign County Historical Archives, 1988.
     
  • Tillock, Emma S. Junge and Elvera E. Junge Mahan. History of St. John's Lutheran Church, Baldwin, Illinois, 1883-1983. [Illinois: The authors, 1960s]
     
  • Zion Lutheran Church (Pinckneyville, Illinois). Zion Lutheran Church, Pinckneyville, Illinois: One Hundred Years of Grace with the Lord, 1885-1985. Pinckneyville, Illinois, The Church, 1985.