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Genealogy Resources

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

Ogle County

Where to Start

For the most up to date resources, please use the University's Online Catalog. The dewey call number for Ogle County typically starts with "977.332". Some common subject headings for Ogle County are:

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

Historical encyclopedia of Illinois / edited by Newton Bateman, Paul Selby ; and History of Ogle County / edited by Horace G. Kauffman, Rebecca H. Kauffman. Chicago : Munsell Pub. Co., 1909.
Call Number: 977.332 B31H

Boss, Henry Rush. Sketches of the history of Ogle County, Ill., and the early settlement of the Northwest. Polo, Ill., H. R. Boss, 1859.
Call Number: 977.332 B65s

The history of Ogle County, Illinois, containing a history of the county, its cities, towns, etc., a biographical directory of its citizens, war record of its volunteers in the late rebellion, general and local statistics ... history of the Northwest, history of Illinois ... etc. Chicago : H.F. Kett, 1878.
Call Number: 977.332 K51

Portrait and Biographical Album of Ogle County, Illinois. Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1886.
Call Number: 977.332 P838


General Map Company. Ogle County plat book. Rockford, Ill. : General Map Co., c1949.
Call Number: Q. 912.77332 G28O

W.W. Hixson & Co. Plat book of Ogle County, Illinois. Rockford, Ill. : W.W. Hixson & Co., [1930?]
Call Number: 912.77332 H64p

Geo. A. Ogle & Co. Plat book of Ogle County, Illinois. Chicago, 1893.
Call Number: F. 912.77332 OG5P