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Jo Daviess County, IL

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Jo Daviess County, Illinois
County Seat - Galena

Jo Daviess County, IA - Records and Resources

General resources on the internet

Jo Daviess County GenWeb page

Genealogy Trails - Jo Daviess County, IL

County Government records and information

Vital Records

Jo Daviess Co., IL births, 1877-1905; delayed births, ca. 1918-1986 [see note below]; marriages, 1830-1922; deaths, 1877-1930 : indexes to births, ca. 1877-1986; marriage index, ca. 1878-1988; death certificate index, 1916-1964 Jo Daviess County (Illinois). County Clerk
Microreproduction of original manuscripts at clerk/recorders office, Jo Davies County Courthouse, Galena, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 11 reels

Land and property

Atlas of Jo Daviess Co., Illinois. : Plat book of Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Standard atlas of Jo Daviess County, Illinois
Spine title: Combined atlases and plat books of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, 1872, 1893, 1913.
LDS FHL* book #977.3343 E7a

Plat book of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, 1893, North West Publishing Company
LDS FHL* microfilm #1421855


Declarations of intent, petitions for naturalization, naturalizations, 1856-1929 Jo Daviess County (Illinois). Clerk of the Circuit Court
Microreproduction of original ms. at the clerk/ recorders office, Jo Daviess County Courthouse, Galena, Illinois.
LDS FHL* microfilm on 4 reels

Censuses (not US censuses)

Jo Daviess County, Illinois 1855 state census index Hansen, Robert S, 1941-
LDS FHL* book 977.3343 X22s 1855

History and biographical sketches

A few Emslanders were included in the book
Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois
Chicago, Chapman, 1889
LDS FHL* microfilm 934989

The History of Jo Daviess 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, history of the Northwest, history of Illinois, constitution of the United States, Chicago, H.F. Kett, 1878
LDS FHL* book #977.3343 H2h index
also on microfilm #934988
digital version of book

Portrait and biographical album of Jo Daviess County, Illinois : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of the state, and of the presidents of the United States, Chicago, Chapman Bros., 1889
LDS FHL* book #977.334 D3p
also on microfilm #934989

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Jo Daviess County, IA - Townships

Based on map found at:

which also includes map of current Townships/Precincts

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Menominee Township

A very brief history

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Parish

Cemetery - tombstone transcriptions

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* LDS FHL - Latter Day Saints Family History Library

Comments or additional information concerning
emigrants listed on this website can be sent to Barbara Salibi.
Contact info is at the bottom of Home page.