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Genealogy Resources

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

Union County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Union County typically starts with "977.3995". Some common subject headings for Union County are:

Union County (Ill.) --History.
Illinois --Biography.
Union 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

Leonard, Lulu. History of Union County / Lulu Leonard. [Anna, Ill. : s.n., 1941?]
Call Number: 977.3995 L55h

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

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.
Call Number: 977.39 P42HINDEX

Atlases

W.W. Hixson & Co. PLAT BOOK OF UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ROCKFORD, 1929.
Call Number: Q. 912.773995 H64P

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Union 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 and departments devoted to general information. Analysis of the system of U.S. land surveys, digest of the system of civil government, etc. Chicago, 1908.
Call Number: F. 912.773995 OG5S

D.J. Lake & Company. An atlas of Union County, Illinois. From actual surveys under the direction of B. N. Griffing. Philadelphia, 1881.
Call Number: F. 912.773995 L14A

Rockford Map Publishers. Farm plat book and business guide, Union County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, [1951].
Call Number: Q. 912.773995 R59F

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book ... Union County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers ; Jonesboro, Ill. : Distributed by Union County Farm Bureau,
Call Number: Q. 912.773995 R59A1