- Category: Winnebago County, IL
- Published on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 23:26
- Written by Katy Hestand
|The Winnebago County area is referred to as the State line, because it borders the State of Wisconsin. I have tried to include in these pages, information for genealogical research both in the County and outside of the County. Information on locations outside of Winnebago County has been useful to me in my own research, and I would like to suggest that research in Wisconsin may be of value to you also. Examples. . . *Illinois residents with Scandinavian ancestry enlisted in Wisconsin to join regiments with others who shared the same background and *Lake Geneva, WI was a resort town and a great place to get married, so was Winona MN, by the way.
The Rockford Public Library has an excellent collection for your genealogical research, the second largest in the state for a public library. The library now has over 50 rolls of Winnebago County vital records. They also have all the census schedules for Illinois and Wisconsin.
An important Illinois location outside of Winnebago County that should be considered is the Regional History Center - IRAD at Northern Illinois University. Some of the oldest County Records are located there, and they will do research for you. Also, as a general rule, the Wisconsin State Historical Society is a better location for research of census records and is not as crowded as the National Archives in Chicago.
The Ida Public Library in Belvidere, Boone County, IL, has a complete set of registers of Civil War enlistments for the state of Illinois. (See Boone County for the address.)
My name is Katy Hestand and I am the coordinator of the Winnebago and Boone county sites for USGenWeb in IL.
If you wish to contribute to the site, you may sign up for an account and submit it yourself or you may send it to me as an attachment. If you would rather do snail mail my address is:
500 Main St.
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