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Genealogy Resources

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

Tazewell County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Tazewell County typically starts with "977.354". Some common subject headings for Tazewell County are:

Tazewell County (Ill.) --History.
Tazewell County (Ill.) --Biography.
Tazewell County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Tazewell 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, 1822-1897. HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLINOIS AND HISTORY OF TAZEWELL COUNTY CHICAGO, 1905.
Call Number: 977.354 B31H

History of Tazewell county, Illinois ; together with sketches of its cities, villages and townships, educational, religious, civil, military, and political history; portraits of prominent persons and biographies of representative citizens. History of Illinois ... Digest of state laws. Chicago : C.C. Chapman & Co., 1879.
Call Number: 977.354 H629

Portrait and biographical record of Tazewell and Mason counties, Illinois : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the counties. Evansville, IN : Whippoorwill Pub., 1986.
Call Number: Q. 977.354 P8381986

Atlases

Atlas map of Tazewell county, Illinois. [cartographic material] Compiled, drawn & published from personal examinations & surveys, by Andreas, Lyter & co. Davenport, Ia., 1873.
Call Number: F. 912.77354 AN2A

Combined plats and atlases of Tazewell County, Illinois, 1864, 1873, 1891. Evansville, Indiana : Unigraphic, Inc., 1979.
Call Number: Q. 912.77354 C733

General Map Company (Rockford, Ill.) Plat book, Tazewell County, Illinois [cartographic material]. Rockford: General Map Co., c1950.
Call Number: Q. 912.77354 G28P

Lawson’s Atlases and Plat Books (Rockford, Ill.) Plat book, Tazewell County, Illinois. Rockford, c1955.
Call Number: Q. 912.77354 L447P

Rockford Map Publishers. Atlas & plat book, Tazewell County, Illinois / sponsored by Tazewell County Extension Council. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1970-
Call Number: Q. 912.77354 R59F1