Lookups - Dewitt County GenWeb

Need some help? Maybe we can assist you. The following volunteers have graciously offered to do lookups in their respective resources for other researchers.

The USGenWeb, The ILGenWeb and DeWitt County ILGenWeb policy prohibits lookup volunteers from infringing on copyrights, so please do not ask for large quantities of information, information on multiple people, or photocopies of pages from the books. You may review the USGenWeb policy on copyright issues here.

If you see a book listed for lookups that you hold the copyright to and do not want it used, please contact the ILGenWeb State coordinator and/or the county coordinator.


Bob Halsey
I found a book entitled The American Aerial Company History Series, No. 9, This is Dewitt County, Illinois, by John Drury, dated 1955. It has 250 pages; most of which are 2"X3" aerial photos of farms in DeWitt County. It includes the name of the farm, the Rt. #, Township, and number of acres.

Additionally, there is a flat map with zones for each township, a 4"X6" aerial photo of the county seat, and a brief description of who and how it was settled. Anyone wishing information, please contact me.

Judy Simpson I have the Portrait and Biographical Album of DeWitt and Piatt, Illinois, 1891; The Biographical Record of DeWitt County, Illinois, 1901; Clinton 1835-1985, DeWitt County 1839-1985, Illinois (published by the sesquicentennial board); newspaper copies (too many to count) that can be searched if someone has a particular date they're interested in; and a folder containing 80 DeWitt County surnames on which I've collected information through personal research, typing newspaper articles, and doing census lookups, etc.

If you have a valuable resource and can spare a few minutes to help someone, please consider being a Lookup Volunteer.

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