This site was created by Kathryn
Arnold-Stauffer in 1997. Kathyrn maintained it for four
years until the current webmaster, Roger
Cramer, took over on October 1, 2001. A major revision
was completed in January 2003. A search engine was added in October
This site is hosted by RootsWeb.com
and is the result of the efforts of many people researching and
documenting the history of Ogle County and its people.
Sharing genealogical information is the only way we can put all
the pieces of the puzzle back together again for future generations.
Please feel free to browse the site, donate information and pictures
or offer suggestions for improvement.
As years go by, I realize
I cannot maintain this site forever so am looking for someone
who is interested in taking it over at some point. If you have
an interest, please contact me...Roger
If you would like to volunteer for the cemetery
transcription update project, please contact Laurie
Anyone that has access to
and is interested in transcribing biographies or obituaries for
adding to this site, please contact
If you would like one of our
volunteers to assist you in Ogle Co. research, please look at
our list of Research and Lookup Volunteers.
If you have information pertaining to Ogle Co. families and would
like to be a volunteer to help others, please contact
Join the Ogle
Co. Genealogy Mailing List. Subscribers sharing information
with each other
NOTE: THE OGLE CO. GENEALOGY
SOCIETY MATERIALS HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE OGLE CO. HISTORICAL
MUSEUM IN OREGON. Click on their site for information regarding
location and hours:
Ogle Co. Historical Society and Museum,
Spencer Stinson and Blanche Violet Anderson Family History Book..includes many people who lived in the
Lynnville Township area
175 Year History Book for
Lindenwood and Lynnville Twp.
Leaf River Historical Society
has published "Leaf River's Yesterday's"
Booklet and "It Happened in Leaf River" Calendar
Museum of History and Lucius Read House
long time Ogle Co. genealogist retires. Article from June 2007
Ogle Co. Weather
Visit this site
often as new information is continuously being added
|Searches for birth, marriage, and death
records can be requested via e-mail from the Ogle
Co. Clerk's Office. Birth records begin in 1860, marriages
in 1837, and deaths in 1878, however Illinois law did not require
these records to be kept until 1916 so many went unreported.
If document is found, the following information is required:
name of person, date of event, type of document and a self addressed
stamped envelope for return of document. Click here for more
information on requesting