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Genealogy Resources

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

Fayette County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Fayette County typically starts with "977.3797". Some common subject headings for Fayette County are:

Fayette County (Ill.) --Biography.
Fayette County (Ill.) --History.
Fayette County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Fayette 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 names of persons appearing in History of Fayette County, Illinois (Philadelphia, Brink, McDonough and Company, 1878) / prepared by Genealogy Projects Committee, The Winnetka Public Library. Thomson, Ill. : Heritage House, c1974.
Call Number: 977.3797 H629INDEX

Bateman, Newton, 1822-1897. HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF FAYETTE COUNTY CHICAGO, 1910.
Call Number: 977.3797 B31H

History of Fayette County, Illinois : with illustrations descriptive of its scenery and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Evansville, IN : Whippoorwill, 1988.
Call Number: Q. 977.3797 H62921988

Atlases

Fayette County farm plat book. [cartographic material] Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, 1964.
Call Number: Q. 912.773797 R59F

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Fayette County, Illinois, 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 … Chicago : Ogle, 1915.
Call Number: F. 912.773797 OG5S

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Fayette Co., Ill. [cartographic material] Rockford, [193-?]
Call Number: 912.773797 H64P

Land atlas & plat book ... Fayette County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1976-
Call Number: Q. 912.773797 R59T1

Ford County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Ford County typically starts with "977.362". Some common subject headings for Ford County are:

Ford County (Ill.) --Biography.
Ford County (Ill.) --History.
Ford 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

Portrait and biographical record of Ford County, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, together with biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States. Chicago : Lake City Pub. Co., 1892.
Call Number: 977.362 P83

Ford County Ill. Centennial Committee. Centurama. Celebrating the first 100 years of Ford County, Illinois, 1859-1959. [n.p., 1959]
Call Number: 977.362 F75C

History of Ford County, Illinois : from its earliest settlement to 1908 / by E.A. Gardner ... with biographical sketches of some prominent citizens of the county. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1908.
Call Number: 977.362 G17H

Atlases

Historical atlas of Ford County, Illinois : containing a history of the county,its townships, towns, schools, churches, etc. ... . Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1976.
Call Number: Q. 912.77362 B39H1976

Prairie Farmer’s directory of Ford County, Illinois. [Paxton? Ill.] : Ford County Historical Society, 1982, c1917.
Call Number: 917.7362 P8841982

PLAT BOOK OF FORD COUNTY, ILLINOIS. W.W. Hixson & Co. ROCKFORD, 1930.
Call Number: 912.77362 H64P

Prairie farmer’s directory of Ford County, Illinois / compiled by Prairie Farmer Publishing Co. Chicago, Ill. : Prairie Farmer Publishing Co., c1917.
Call Number: 917.7362 P8841917

Franklin County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Franklin County typically starts with "977.39". Some common subject headings for Franklin County are:

Franklin County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Franklin County (Ill.) --History.
Franklin 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 Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin and Williamson counties, Illinois : from the earliest time to the present together with sundry and interesting biographical sketches, sketches, notes, reminiscences, etc. Utica, Ky. : McDowell Publications, 1973.
Call Number: 977.39 H6291973

History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton, Franklin, and Williamson counties, Illinois, from the earliest time to the present; together with sundry and interesting biographical sketches, notes, reminiscences, etc., etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Pub. Co., 1887. Evansville, Ind., Unigraphic, 1967]
Call Number: 977.39 H621967

This is all I remember / Frank Johnson Hickman. [College Park, Md.? : Julia Hickman Jarvis?], c1954.
Call Number: B.H6283 H1

The heritage of Franklin county, Illinois / Susie M. Ramsey, Flossie P. Miller. [Benton, Ill.] : Benton evening news, [1965?]
Call Number: 977.394 R149h

Atlases

PLAT BOOK OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, ILLINOIS.
Call Number: 912.77394 H64P

Map of Franklin County, Illinois [map] 1900 / copyrighted by Guy Beauman. Vienna, Ill. : Guy Beauman, 1900.
Call Number: G4103.F71900 .B41980

Atlas & plat book, Franklin County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [197-]-
Call Number: Q. 912.77394 R59A

Fulton County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Fulton County typically starts with "977.348". Some common subject headings for Fulton County are:

Fulton County (Ill.) --Biography.
Fulton County (Ill.) --History.
Fulton 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

A History of Fulton County, Illinois, in Spoon River country, 1818-1968.
Call Number: 977.348 H627

Portrait and biographical album of Fulton County, Illinois : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county. Fulton County Historical and Genealogical Society, 1979]
Call Number: 977.348 P8381979

Atlases

Plat book, Fulton County, Illinois. [Springfield, Ill., Williamson Press] c1948.
Call Number: Q. 912.77348 C42P

Farm plat book and business guide, Fulton County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1951.
Call Number: Q. 912.77348 R59F