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Genealogy Resources

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

Kankakee County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Kankakee County typically starts with "977.363". Some common subject headings for Kankakee County are:

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

Bateman, Newton, ed. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois / edited by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby ; and History of Kankakee County / edited by William F. Kenaga, George R. Letourneau. Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1973. [Reprint].
Call Number: 977.363 B31H1973

Houde, Mary Jean. Of the people; a popular history of Kankakee County [Illinois] by Mary Jean Houde [and] John Klasey. Chicago, Ill. : The General Printing Company, 1968.
Call Number: 977.363 H81O

Portrait and biographical record of Kankakee County, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens. Evansville, IN : Whippoorwill Publications, 1986. [Reprint]
Call Number: 977.363 P8381986

Atlases

Beers, J.H. & Co. Atlas of Kankakee Co. Illinois. Chicago, 1883.
Call Number: F. 977.363 B39

Hixson, W.W. & Co. PLAT BOOK OF KANKAKEE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ROCKFORD, 1930.
Call Number: 912.77363 H64p

Rockford Map Publishers. Farm plat book, Kankakee County, Illinois. Rockford, c1958.
Call Number: Q. 912.77363 R59FA

Kendall County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Kendall County typically starts with "977.326". Some common subject headings for Kendall County are:

Kendall County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Kendall County (Ill.) --Biography.
Kendall County (Ill.) --History.
Kendall 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 Kendall county, Illinois, from the earliest discoveries to the present time / by Rev. E. W. Hicks ... Published: Aurora, Ill. : Knickerbocker & Hodder, 1877.
Call Number: 977.326 H521973

Biographical directory of the voters and tax-payers of Kendall County, Illinois : containing also a map of the county, an historical sketch, a business directory, an abstract of every-day laws, officers of societies, lodges, etc., etc. Chicago : Geo. Fisher & Co., 1876.
Call Number: 977.326 B52

Index to History of Kendall County, Illinois / compiled by Marie Rabbitt Fulk. [Winnetka, Ill. : M.R. Fulk, 1974]
Call Number: 977.326 H52INDEX

Genealogical and biographical record of Kendall and Will counties, Illinois : containing biographies of well known citizens of the past and present. Chicago : Biographical Pub. Co., 1901.
Call Number: 977.325 G28621970

Atlases

Atlas and history of Kendall County, Illinois. Maps and plats ... [by] Burt L. Henning ... Maynard Clark. History [by] Oliver C. Johnson [and] Anna French Johnson ... Sponsored by Board of Supervisors of Kendall County. Elmhurst, Illinois : Published by Friendly Map & Publishing Company, 1941.
Call Number: F. 912.77326 H39A

Kendall County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill. : W.W. Hixson & Co., [1932?]
Call Number: 912.77326 H64PL

Farm plat book and business guide, Kendall County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, [1951]
Call Number: Q. 912.77326 R59F1951

Tri-annual atlas & plat book, Kendall County, Illinois. Published: Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [19-- - 196-]
Call Number: Q. 912.77326 R59TR

Knox County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Knox County typically starts with "977.349". Some common subject headings for Knox County are:

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

Perry, Albert James, 1841- History of Knox County, Illinois, its cities, towns and people. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1912.
Call Number: 977.349 P42H

Bateman, Newton, 1822-1897. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, edited by Newton Bateman [and] Paul Selby; and Knox County, edited by W. Sheldon Gale [and Geo. Candee Gale] Chicago, Munsell Pub. Co., 1899.
Call Number: Q. 977.349 B31H

Annals of Knox County : commemorating centennial of admission of Illinois as a state of the Union in 1818 / authorized by the Board of Supervisors. Galesburg, Ill. (P.O. Box 13, Galesburg 61401) : Knox County Genealogical Society, c1980.
Call Number: 977.349 AN71980

Portrait and biographical album of Knox county, Illinois, containing portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States. Also containing a history of the county from its earliest settlement up to the present time. Chicago : Biographical publishing company, 1886.
Call Number: 977.332 P838

Atlases

Atlas of Knox County Illinois ; containing maps of every township in the county, with village and city plats. Also maps of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Nebraska, Washington Territory, Kansas, Dakota, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, United States, the World, and other valuable information. From actual surveys and official records. Chicago : J. H. Earle, 1891.
Call Number: F. 912.77349 AT65

Map of Knox County, Illinois / compiled, drawn, & published from county records, actual surveys, & personal examination by M.H. Thompson. Galesburg, Ill. : Knox County Genealogical Society, 1983.
Call Number: Q. 912.77349 T375M1983

The standard map of Knox County, Illinois [map] / Hixson Map & Lithographing Co. Galesburg, Ill. : The Republican-Register, [1914]
Call Number: G4103.K6 G461914.H3

Prairie farmer’s directory of Knox County, Illinois. Chicago : Compiled and published by Prairie Farmer Pub. Co.,.
Call Number: 917.7349 P88