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Genealogy Resources

A guide to finding genealogical materials at the University of Illinois Library.

DeKalb County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for DeKalb County typically starts with "977.328". Some common subject headings for DeKalb County are:

De Kalb County (Ill.) --Biography.
De Kalb County (Ill.) --Maps.
De Kalb County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
De Kalb County (Ill.) --History.
Registers of births, etc. --Illinois --De Kalb County.

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County Histories

The biographical record of De Kalb County, Illinois. \Chicago : S.J. Clarke publishing company, 1898.
Call Number: 920.077328 B523

HISTORY OF DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. CHICAGO, 1868.
Call Number: 977.328 B63H1973

Portrait and biographical album of DeKalb County, Illinois
Call Number: Q. 977.328 C36

Atlases

Atlases of DeKalb County, Illinois ... : a Bicentennial heritage project of the DeKalb County Historical Society. DeKalb, Ill. : The Society, 1975.
Call Number: Q. 912.77328 AT65

DeKalb County.[Springfield, Ill.] : State of Illinois, Dept. of Public Works & Buildings, Division of Highways, 1956.
Call Number: G4103.D4P2 1956 .I4

PLAT BOOK OF DE KALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS. SYCAMORE, 1947.
Call Number: Q. 912.77328 T76P

Farm plat book, DeKalb County, Illinois. DeKalb, Ill. : DeKalb County Farm Bureau, c1957.
Call Number: Q. 912.77328 R59F

Marriage records of DeKalb County, Illinois : book A: 1837 to Jan 1858, DeKalb County Courthouse, Sycamore, Illinois 60178. [Sycamore? Ill.] : The Society, 1979.
Call Number: 920.077328 G286B

De Witt County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for De Witt County typically starts with "977.358". Some common subject headings for De Witt County are:

De Witt County (Ill.) --Biography.
De Witt County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
De Witt County (Ill.) --Genealogy --Sources.

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County Histories

The Biographical record of DeWitt County, Illinois. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1901.
Call Number: 920.077358 B524

Index to the Biographical record of DeWitt County, Illinois : a book of biographical sketches. Clinton, Ill. : The Society, 1978.
Call Number: 920.077358 B524INDEX

HISTORY OF DE WITT COUNTY, ILLINOIS, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY. CHICAGO, 1910.
Call Number: 977.358 H62

Portrait and biographical album of Dewitt and Piatt counties, Ill. : containing full page portraits of prominent and representative citizens of the county : together with portraits and biographies of all the Presidents of the United States and Governors of the state. Chicago, Ill. : Chapman Bros., 1891.
Call Number: 977.358 P83

Complete name index to the History of De Witt County, Illinois, 1910, volume I. Thomson, Ill. : Distributed by Heritage House, 1972.
Call Number: 977.358 H62INDEX

Atlases

PLAT BOOK OF DE WITT COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ROCKFORD, 1930.
Call Number: 912.77358 H64P

Standard atlas of De Witt County, Ill., including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Map of the State, United States and World. Patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information. Analysis of the system of the U.S. Land Surveys, digest of the system of civil government, etc. Compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle and Company, publishers and engravers. Chicago : Ogle, 1915.
Call Number: F. 912.77358 OG5S

Patron index - landowners, De Witt County, Ill. Plat book, l891. [Decatur, Ill.] : Decatur Genealogical Society, l970.
Call Number: 929.3 P27P

Land atlas & plat book ... DeWitt County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers ; Clinton, Ill. : Distributed by DeWitt County Farm Bureau, 1976-
Call Number: Q. 912.773585 R59T1

Douglas County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Douglas County typically starts with "977.368". Some common subject headings for Douglas County are:

Douglas County (Ill.) --Biography.
Douglas County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see Using the Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

An index to the History of Douglas County, Illinois, 1884. [Tuscola? Ill.] : Douglas County Genealogical Society, [1981?]
Call Number: 977.368 C83INDEX

Historical and biographical record of Douglas County, Illinois / compiled by John Gresham. Logansport, Ind. : Press of Wilson, Humphreys & Co., 1900.
Call Number: 977.368 G861973

Atlases

An illustrated historical atlas map of Douglas County, Ill., carefully compiled from personal examinations and surveys. [Evansville, Ind., Unigraphic, 1974]
Call Number: Q. 912.77368 B77I1974

OFFICIAL COUNTY PLAT BOOK AND FARMERS’ DIRECTORY OF COLES-DOUGLAS COUNTIES, ILLINOIS. MANKATO, 1957.
Call Number: Q. 912.77372 F22O

Land atlas and plat book, Douglas County, Illinois. Published: Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [19--]-
Call Number: Q. 912.77368 L229

Standard atlas of Douglas county, Illinois, including a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county. Chicago, 1914.
Call Number: F. 912.77368 OG5S

Farm plat book with index to owners, Douglas County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1962.
Call Number: Q. 912.77368 R59FA1962

DuPage County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for DuPage County typically starts with "977.324". Some common subject headings for DuPage County are:

Du Page County (Ill.) --Biography.
Du Page County (Ill.) --History.
Du Page County (Ill.) --Maps.

If you have questions about using the online catalog or subject headings, please see Using the Library. We've provided a few areas below to start you off.

County Histories

History of Du Page County, Illinois / By Rufus Blanchard. Chicago : O.L. Baskin & co., 1882.
Call Number: 977.324 B59H1969

A history of the County of Du Page, Illinois. Chicago, Steam presses of Scripps, Bross & Spears, 1857.
Call Number: 977.324 R41H

AN INDEX TO THE NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING IN HISTORY OF DU PAGE COUNTY, ILLINOIS Published: THOMSON, 1973.
Call Number: 977.324 B59HINDEX

Atlases

Plat book, Du Page County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1959.
Call Number: Q. 912.77324 R59P

Map of the Counties of Cook and DuPage, the east part of Kane and Kendall, the north part of Will, State of Illinois [map] / compiled by James H. Rees, land agent ; engraved & printed at Ferd. Mayer’s. Chicago, Ill. : Ferd. Mayer, 1851.
Call Number: G4103.C71851 .R41980

20th century atlas of Du Page County, Illinois. Chicago, Ill. : Middle-West Pub. Co., 1904.
Call Number: F. 912.77324 M58T

Land atlas and plat book, DuPage County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers
Call Number: Q. 912.77324 R59TR1