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Genealogy Resources

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

Peoria County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Peoria County typically starts with "977.352". Some common subject headings for Peoria County are:

Peoria County (Ill.) --Biography.
Peoria County (Ill.) --History.
Peoria County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

Bateman, Newton. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, edited by Newton Bateman [and] Paul Selby, and History of Peoria County, edited by David McCulloch. Chicago : Munsell, 1902.
Call Number: 977.321 B31H

May, George W. Students’ history of Peoria County, Illinois. Galesburg, Ill., Wagoner Print. Co. [1968]
Call Number: 977.352 M43S

Rice, James Montgomery. Peoria city and county, Illinois; a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement. Chicago, S. J. Clarke, 1912.
Call Number: 977.352 R36P

Atlases

Allen, Daniel B. Allen’s new atlas of the city and vicinity of Peoria, Ills. Peoria, Ill. : Daniel B. Allen, 1903.
Call Number: F. 912.77352 AL5N1903

Globe Map & Atlas Publishers. Plat book of Peoria County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Globe Map & Pub. Co., c1937.
Call Number: 912.77352 G51P

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas and plat book, Peoria County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill., Rockford Map Publishers.
Call Number: Q. 912.77352 R59T1

Perry County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Perry County typically starts with "977.393". Some common subject headings for Perry County are:

Perry County (Ill.) --Biography.
Perry County (Ill.) --History.
Perry County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

Combined history of Randolph, Monroe and Perry counties, Illinois. Philadelphia : J.L. McDonough & Co, 1883.
Call Number: Q. 977.39 C7331974

Neville, J. Wesley. Student’s history of Perry county. [n.p., 194-?]
Call Number: 977.393 N416S

Portrait and biographical record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe counties, Illinois. Containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens ... the presidents of the United States, and the governors of the state of Illinois. Chicago : Biographical Pub. Co., 1894.
Call Number: 920.07739 P838

Atlases

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Perry County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill., [1928?]
Call Number: 912.77393 H64p

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Perry county, Illinois, including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county. Chicago : G. A. Ogle & co., 1902.
Call Number: F. 912.77393 OG5S

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book, Perry County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill., Rockford Map Publishers.
Call Number: Q. 912.77393 R59TR1

Piatt County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Piatt County typically starts with "977.367". Some common subject headings for Piatt County are:

Piatt County (Ill.) --Biography.
Piatt County (Ill.) --History.
Piatt County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

Bateman, Newton. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, edited by Newton Bateman, ... Paul Selby, ... and history of Piatt County, edited by Francis M. Shonkwiler. … Chicago, Munsell Pub. Co., 1917.
Call Number: 977.367 B31H

Morgan, Jessie Borror. The good life in Piatt County; a history of Piatt County, Illinois. Moline, Ill., Desaulniers [1968]
Call Number: 977.367 M82G

Piatt, Emma C. History of Piatt County. Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1977.
Call Number: 977.367 P571977

Atlases

W.W. Hixson & Co. A detailed plat book of Piatt County, Illinois. Rockford, IL, [1928?]
Call Number: Q. 912.77367 H64d

Rand McNally and Company. Map of Piatt County, Illinois. [Chicago] : Rand, McNally & Company, 1911.
Call Number: G4103.P51911 .R3

Rockford Map Publishers. Detail map, Piatt County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1949.
Call Number: G4103.P51949 .R6

Pike County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Pike County typically starts with "977.345". Some common subject headings for Pike County are:

Pike County (Ill.) --Biography.
Pike County (Ill.) --History.
Pike County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

Grimshaw, William A. History of Pike County. A centennial address delivered by Hon. William A. Grimshaw, at Pittsfield, Pike County, Illinois, July 4, 1876. Pittsfield, Ill. : Democrat Job Rooms, [1877?]
Call Number: 977.345 G88H

History of Pike county, Illinois. Chicago : C. C. Chapman & co., 1880.
Call Number: 977.345 H621973

Massie, Melville D. Past and present of Pike County, Illinois. Chicago, The S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1906.
Call Number: 977.345 M38P

Atlases

Andreas, Lyter & Co. Atlas map of Pike County, Illinois. Davenport, Iowa, 1872.
Call Number: F. 912.77345 AN25AP

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Pike County, Illinois. Rockford, [1926?]
Call Number: 912.77345 H64pl

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas and plat book, Pike County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1980-
Call Number: Q. 912.77345 R59a1

Pulaski County

Where to Start

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

Pulaski County (ill.) --History.
Pulaski County (Ill.)--Maps.
Illinois --Biography.

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County Histories

History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois / edited by William Henry Perrin. Chicago, Ill. ; O.L. Baskin & Co., 1883.
Call Number: 977.39 P42H

Moyer, W. N. Moyer’s brief history of Pulaski county, 1843-1943 … [Mound City, Ill. : The Pulaski Enterprise, 1944]
Call Number: 977.3998 W15M

Winnetka, Ill. Public Library -- Genealogy Projects Committee. An Index to the Names of persons appearing in history of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, Illinois. Thomson, 1973.

Atlases

General Map Company. Plat book, Pulaski County, Illinois / published by General Map Company. Rockford, Ill. : General Map Co., c1950.
Call Number: Q. 912.77393 G28p

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Pulaski County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, [1930?]
Call Number: 912.773998 H64P

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book, Pulaski-Alexander Counties, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers,
Call Number: Q. 912.773998 R59A

Rockford Map Publishers. Farm plat book with index to owners, Pulaski County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford : Available at County Clerks Office, [1962]
Call Number: Q. 912.773998 R59F1962

Putnam County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Putnam County typically starts with "977.337". Some common subject headings for Putnam County are:

Putnam County (Ill.)--History.
Putnam County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Putnam 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

The biographical record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam counties, Illinois [microform] Humanities Preservation Project, University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign (Series) ; 96-0666. Chicago : S.J. Clarke, 1896.
Call Number: FILM 977.344 W653S

The Biographical record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois ...Chicago : The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1896.
Call Number: 977.337 B52

Ellsworth, Spencer. Records of the olden time; or, Fifty years on the prairies. Embracing sketches of the discovery, exploration and settlement of the country, the organization of the counties of Putnam and Marshall, incidents and reminiscences connected therewith, biographies of citizens. Lacon, Ill. : Home journal steam printing establishment, 1880.
Call Number: 977.3375 EL5R

Ford, Henry A. The history of Putnam and Marshall counties, embracing an account of the settlement ... of Bureau and Stark counties. With an appendix, containing notices of old settlers ... lists of officers ... By Henry A. Ford … Lacon [Ill.] : The author, 1860.
Call Number: 977.337 F751973

Atlases

Alden, Ogle & Company, pub. Plat book of Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois. Chicago : Compiled and published by Alden, Ogle & Co., 1890.
Call Number: F. 912.773515 AL2P

Plat book of Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois. Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1997.
Call Number: Q. 912.773515 Al2p1997

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Putnam Co., Ill. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill., [1931?]
Call Number: 912.77337 H64P

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Marshall and Putnam Counties, 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 and departments devoted to general information. ... Chicago : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., comp. & pub., 1911.
Call Number: F. 912.77351 OG5S

Rockford Map Publishers. Atlas & plat book, Marshall-Putnam County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, [197- - 197-]
Call Number: Q 912.773515 R59L