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Genealogy Resources

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

Wabash County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Wabash County typically starts with "977.37". Some common subject headings for Wabash County are:

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

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County Histories

Bateman, Newton, 1822-1897, Ed. Illinois historical, editors: Newton Bateman, Paul Selby; and Wabash County Biographical, by Theodore G. Risley. Chicago, Munsell, 1911.
Call Number: 977.378 B31I

McDonough, J.L. & Co. Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence & Wabash Counties,Illinois… Philadelphia, 1883.
Call Number: 977.37 D14C

Atlases

Hixson, W.W. & Co., Pub. Plat book of Wabash County, Illinois. Rockford, 1926.
Call Number: 912.77378 H64P

Rockford Map Publishers, Rockford, IL. Farm Plat Book with Index to Owners, Wabash County, Illinois. Rockford, 1962-.
Call Number: Q. 912.77378 R59FA1962

Rockford Map Publishers, Rockford, IL. Land atlas & plat book ... Edwards-Wabash County, Illinois. Rockford, 1978-.
Call Number: Q. 912.77378 R59T1

Warren County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Warren County typically starts with "977.3411". Some common subject headings for Warren County are:

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

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County Histories

Bateman, Newton. 1822-1897, ED. Historical encyclopedia of Illinois, ed. by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby, and History of Warren County, by Hugh R. Moffet, Thomas H. Rogers. Chicago, Munsell, 1903.
Call Number: Q. 977.3411 B31H

An Index to the names of persons appearing in The Past and present of Warren County, Illinois: Chicago, H.F. Kett and Company, 1877; prepared by Genealogy Projects Committee, the Winnetka Public Library, Winnetka, Illinois. Thomson, Ill., Heritage House, 1974.
Call Number: 977.3411 P268INDEX

The past and present of Warren County, Illinois. Chicago, H. F. Kett & Co., 1877.
Call Number: 977.3411 P268

Portrait and biographical album of Warren County, Illinois. Chicago, Chapman Bros., 1886.
Call Number: 977.3411 C361979

Robinson, Luther Emerson, ED. Historical and biographical record of Monmouth and Warren County, Illinois. Chicago, 1927.
Call Number: Q. 977.3411 R56H

Atlases

Hixson, W.W. & Co. Warren County, Illinois. Rockford, 1926.
Call Number: 912.77341 H64PW

Ogle, George A., & Co. Plat book of Warren County, Illinois. Chicago, 1893.
Call Number: F. 912.77341 OG5P

Stacy Map Publishers, Rockford, Ill. Farm plat book of Warren County, Ill. Rockford, 1946.
Call Number: Q. 912.77341 ST1F

Washington County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Washington County typically starts with "977.388". Some common subject headings for Warren County are:

Washington County (Ill.) --History.
Washington County (Ill.) --Biography.
Washington County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Washington County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

Historical Society of Washington County, Illinois. Sesquicentennial Committee. This is Washington County; its first 150 years, 1818-1968. Nashville, Ill. 1968.
Call Number: 977.388 H62T

Portrait and biographical record of Clinton, Washington, Marion and Jefferson Counties, Illinois. Chicago, Chapman Pub. Co., 1894.
Call Number: 977.379 P8381973

Washington County, Illinois, 1979 history. Nashville, Ill., Historical Society of Washington county, c1980.
Call Number: 977.38804 W276

Winnetka, Ill. Public Library. Genealogy Projects Committee. An index to the names of persons appearing in History of Washington County, Illinois (Philadelphia, Brink McDonough & Co., 1879) Thompson, Heritage House, 1973.
Call Number: 977.388 H629INDEX

Atlases

General Map Company, Rockford, Ill. Plat book, Washington County, Illinois. Rockford, 1952.
Call Number: Q. 912.77388 G28P

Hixson, W.W. & Co.Plat book of Washington Co., Ill. Rockford, 1939?
Call Number: Q. 912.77388 H64P1939

Ogle, George A., & Co. Standard atlas of Washington County, Illinois… Chicago, 1906.
Call Number: F. 912.77388 OG5S

Rockford Map Publishers, Rockford, IL. Atlas & plat book, Washington County, Illinois. Rockford, 1973.
Call Number: Q. 912.77388 R59TR

Wayne County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Wayne County typically starts with "977.379". Some common subject headings for Wayne County are:

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

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County Histories

History of Wayne and Clay counties, Illinois. Chicago : Globe Pub. Co., 1884.
Call Number: 977.379 H62W

Kendall, Agnes Lownsdale. Index of proper names History of Wayne and Clay Counties, Illinois. Marion, Ind., 1947.
Call Number: 977.379 H62W1973INDEX

Atlases

Hixson, W.W. & Co. Plat book of Wayne Co., Ill. Rockford, 193-?
Call Number: 912.773792 H64P195-

Ogle, George A., & Co. Standard atlas of Wayne County, Illinois… Chicago, 1910.
Call Number: F. 912.773792 OG5S

Rockford Map Publishers, Rockford, IL. Tri-annual atlas & plat book, Wayne County, Illinois. Rockford, 196-.
Call Number: Q. 912.773792 R59t1

Rockford Map Publishers, Rockford, IL. Land atlas & plat book ... Wayne County, Illinois. Rockford, 1976-.
Call Number: Q. 912.773792 R59t

White County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for White County typically starts with "977.396". Some common subject headings for White County are:

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

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County Histories

History of White County, Illinois. History of Illinois. Chicago : Inter-State Pub. Co., 1883.
Call Number: 977.396 H629

Atlases

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of White County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, [1930?]
Call Number: Q. 912.77396 H64P194-

Rockford Map Publishers. Farm plat book and business guide, White County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1954.
Call Number: Q. 912.77396 R59F

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas and plat book, White County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers ; Carmi, Ill. : Distributed by White County Farm Bureau, 1982-.
Call Number: Q. 912.77396 R59a1

ROCKFORD MAP PUBLISHERS, ROCKFORD, ILL. OFFICIAL 3 YEAR ATLAS, WHITE COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ROCKFORD, 1961.
Call Number: Q. 912.77396 R59O1961

Whiteside County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Whiteside County typically starts with "977.335". Some common subject headings for Whiteside County are:

Whiteside County (Ill.) --History.
Whiteside County (Ill.) --Biography.
Whiteside County (Ill.) --Genealogy.
Whiteside County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

Bastian, Wayne. Whiteside County / by Wayne Bastian. [Morrison, Ill. : Whiteside County Board of Supervisors], 1968.
Call Number: 977.335 B29W

Bent, Charles, 1844-1926, History of Whiteside county, Illinois, from its first settlement to the present time; with numerous biographical and family sketches. Ed. by Charles Bent … Dixon, Ill., Print Shop, 1975.
Call Number: 977.335 B44H1975

The Biographical record of Whiteside County, Illinois. Chicago : S.J. Clarke, 1900.
Call Number: 977.335 C55

Davis, William W. History of Whiteside County, Illinois from its earliest settlement to 1908 : illustrated, with biographical sketches of some prominent citizens of the county / by William W. Davis. Chicago : Pioneer Pub. Co., 1908.
Call Number: 977.335 D29H

Atlases

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Plat book of Whiteside County, Illinois. Chicago, 1893.
Call Number: F. 912.77335 OG5P

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Whiteside County, Illinois [cartographic material] : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county, map of the United States and world, patrons directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information / compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Chicago : Ogle, 1912.
Call Number: Q. F. 912.77335 OG5S

Farm & Home plat & directory. Whiteside County, Illinois. [map]. Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Publishers,
Call Number: 912.77335 F229

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Whiteside Co., Ill. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill., [1928?]
Call Number: 912.77335 H64P

Rockford Map Publishers. Farm plat book, Whiteside County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1954.
Call Number: Q. 912.77335 R59F

Will County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Will County typically starts with "977.325". Some common subject headings for Will County are:

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

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County Histories

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

Genealogical and biographical record of Will County, Illinois, containing biographies of well known citizens of the past and present. Chicago : Biographical Publishing Co., 1900.
Call Number: 977.325 G286

The history of Will County, Illinois, containing a history of the county ... a directory of its real estate owners; portraits of early settlers and prominent men; general and local statistics ... history of Illinois ... history of the Northwest … Chicago : W. Le Baron, Jr., & Co., 1878.
Call Number: 977.325 H629

An index to the names of persons appearing in The history of Will County, Illinois / prepared by Genealogy Projects Committee, Winnetka Public Library. Winnetka, Ill. : The Library, 1973.
Call Number: 977.325 H629INDEX

Sterling, Robert E. A pictorial history of Will County / Robert E. Sterling. Joliet, Ill. : Will County Historical Publications Co., 1975-
Call Number: Q. 977.325 ST45P

Maue, August. History of Will County, Illinois. Topeka : Historical Pub. Co., 1928.
Call Number: 977.325 M44H

Portrait and biographical album of Will County, Illinois : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the presidents of the United States and governors of the state. Chicago : Chapman Brothers, 1890.
Call Number: 977.325 P838

SOUVENIR OF SETTLEMENT AND PROGRESS OF WILL COUNTY, ILL.
Call Number: 977.325 SO89

Atlases

W.W. Hixson & Co. PLAT BOOK OF WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS. ROCKFORD, 1930.
Call Number: Q. 912.77325 H64P

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Plat book of Will County, Illinois / compiled and published by Geo. A. Ogle & Company, Chicago ; assisted in record work and draughting by W.E. Hocking... ; eng. by Balliet & Volk.... Chicago : Geo. A. Ogle & Co., 1893 + (Philadelphia : Printed by F. Bourquin)
Call Number: F. 912.77325 G29P

Rockford Map Publishers. Farm plat book, Will County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1957.
Call Number: Q. 912.77325 R59F1957

Farm plat book and business guide, Will County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1953.
Call Number: Q. 912.77325 R59F1953

Williamson County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Williamson County typically starts with "977.3993". Some common subject headings for Williamson County are:

Williamson County (Ill.) --History.
Williamson County (Ill.) --Maps.

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County Histories

Erwin, Milo. History of Williamson county, Illinois. From the earliest times, down to the present, 1876, with an accurate account of the secession movement, ordinances, raids, etc., also, a complete history of its "bloody vendetta," including all its recondite causes, results, etc., etc., by Milo Erwin. Marion, Ill., 1876.
Call Number: 977.3993 ER9H

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

Historical souvenir of Williamson County, Illinois ... / compiled and edited by J. F. Wilcox; and Standard atlas of Williamson County, Illinois ... 1908; and, Souvenir program of the Williamson County centennial celebration ... [1939]. Evansville, Ind. : Unigraphic, 1976.
Call Number: Q. 977.3993 W64h1976

Winnetka Public Library. Genealogy Projects Committee AN INDEX TO THE NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING IN THE HISTORY OF GALLATIN, SALINE, HAMILTON, FRANKLIN AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES, ILLINOIS. THOMSON, 1973.
Call Number: 977.39 H621973INDEX

Atlases

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas and plat book, Williamson County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers,
Call Number: Q. 912.773993 R59A1

Crews, Bill D. Plat book, Williamson County, Illinois / [sponsored by Bill Crews]. [Marion, Ill.], c1959.
Call Number: Q. 912.773993 C86P

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Williamson 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., etc. Compiled by Geo. A. Ogle & co., assisted in record work and platting by T. J. Youngblood... Chicago : G. A. Ogle & co., 1908.
Call Number: F. 912.773993 OG5S

Winnebago County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Winnebago County typically starts with "977.331". Some common subject headings for Winnebago County are:

Winnebago County (Ill.) --History.
Winnebago County (Ill.) --Biography.
Winnebago 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 / edited by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby ; and History of Winnebago County / edited by Charles A. Church. Chicago : Munsell Pub. Co., 1916.
Call Number: 977.3 B31H1916

Church, Charles A. History of Rockford and Winnebago County Illinois : from the first settlement in 1834 to the Civil War / by Charles A. Church. Rockford : Leonard and Mary Adrignola, 1985.
Call Number: 977.331 C471985

Church, Charles A., 1857- Past and present of the City of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois, together with biographical sketches of many of its leading and prominent citizens and illustrious dead. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1905.
Call Number: Q. 977.331 C47P

Nelson, C. Hal, 1905- Sinnissippi saga; a history of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois / compiled and edited by C. Hal Nelson. [Rockford? Ill.] : Winnebago County Illinois Sesquicentennial Committee, [1968]
Call Number: Q. 977.331 N33S

Church, Charles A., 1857- Index of the city of Rockford and Winnebago County, Illinois.
Call Number: 977.331 C47P1977INDEX

Winnetka Public Library. Genealogy Projects Committee AN INDEX TO THE NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING IN THE HISTORY OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY, ILLINOIS THOMSON, 1973.
Call Number: 977.331 K51INDEX

Atlases

Atlas of Winnebago County : includes all streets and roads in Winnebago County along with rural properties numbered. Winnebago, Ill. : Stacy Press,
Call Number: Q. 912.77331 At65

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book ... Winnebago County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1976-
Call Number: Q. 912.77331 R595TR1A

Rockford Map Publishers. Plat book, Winnebago County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, c1949.
Call Number: Q. 912.77331 R595P

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Winnebago County, Illinois [cartographic material] : including a plat book of the villages, cities and townships of the county, map of the state, United States and the world, patrons’ directory, reference business directory and departments devoted to general information / compiled by Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, assisted in record work and Platting by the Rockford Abstract Company, Rockford, Ill. Chicago : Ogle, 1905.
Call Number: F. 912.77331 OG5S

H.R. Page & Co. Illustrated atlas of Winnebago and Boone counties, Illinois [cartographic material] : containing maps of every township in counties, with village and city plats, also maps of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois / compiled from late and authentic sources, together with other valuable information. Chicago : H.R. Page & Co., c1886.
Call Number: F. 912.77331 P14I

Woodford County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Woodford County typically starts with "977.353". Some common subject headings for Woodford County are:

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

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County Histories

The Biographical record of Livingston and Woodford counties, Illinois. Chicago : S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1900.
Call Number: 920.077361 B521

Portrait and biographical album of Woodford County, Illinois : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the state and of the presidents of the United States. Chicago : Chapman Bros., 1889.
Call Number: 977.353 C36

Moore, R. L. (Roy Lewis) Geography, history and civics of Woodford County, Illinois; ed. by Roy L. Moore. [n.p.] Pub. under the direction of the officers of the Woodford County Teachers’ Association [1913?]
Call Number: 977.353 M78G

Moore, R. L. (Roy Lewis) Geography, history and civics of Woodford County, Illinois; ed. by Roy L. Moore. [n.p.] Pub. under the direction of the officers of the Woodford County Teachers’ Association [1913?]
Call Number: 977.353 M78G

Moore, R. L. (Roy Lewis) History of Woodford County. By Roy L. Moore. Eureka, Ill. : Woodford County republican, 1910.
Call Number: 977.353 M78H

The Past and present of Woodford County, Illinois. Chicago : W. LeBaron, 1878.
Call Number: 977.353 P2691975

Radford, B. J. (Benjamin Johnson), 1838-1933. History of Woodford County : giving a brief account of its settlement, organization, physical characteristics, and progress / by B.J. Radford. Eureka, Ill. : Woodford County Journal, 1972.
Call Number: 977.353 R11H1972

Woodford County Sesquicentennial History Committee. The Woodford County history, compiled by the Woodford County Sesquicentennial History Committee [with the cooperation of] Woodford County Board of Supervisors. Edited by William Yates. [Bloomington, Ill.] 1968.
Call Number: 977.353 W85W

Atlases

Rockford Map Publishers. Land atlas & plat book, Woodford County, Illinois / Rockford Map Publishers. Rockford, Ill. : Rockford Map Publishers, 1979-
Call Number: Q. 912.77353 R59T1

Combined Atlases of Woodford County, Illinois 1873, 1893, 1912, 1920. Mt. Vernon, IN : Windmill Publications, 1992.
Call Number: Q. 912.77353 C733

Rockford Map Publishers. Farm plat book and business guide, Woodford County, Illinois. [cartographic material] Rockford, [1954]
Call Number: Q. 912.77353 R59F1954

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Standard atlas of Woodford County, Illinois, including a plat book of the villages, cities, and townships of the county. Chicago, 1912.
Call Number: F. 912.77353 OG5S