Winnebago County, IL
Genealogy

The Winnebago County area is referred to as the Stateline, 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.)


This card is Post Marked 08 Jul 1914, From Rockford Ill.
Contributed by: "Juanita Sue Ryan"

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