LOCAL HISTORY RESEARCH
Ancestry Library Edition
Resources for genealogical research including U.S. federal census records, military records, the Social Security Death Index, New York and other passenger records and selected records from the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition, Ancestry covers African-American records and Ancestry World Tree gives Family Trees. Its U.S. Obituary Collection covers obituaries in recent U.S. newspapers.
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. The records span billions of names across hundreds collections – including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more. It is a service provided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Freeport Journal Standard
Find local information through a searchable version of the Freeport Journal Standard spanning November 19, 2002 to the present.
HeritageQuest OnlineTM combines digital, searchable images of U.S. federal census records with access to selected U.S. Federal Census Records (1790 – 1930); Freedman’s Bank (1865 – 1874); thousands of family and local history books; and a comprehensive subject index of over 1.6 million genealogy and local history articles.
Illinois State Archives
This is a free site on Illinois history or genealogy. It lists Civil War and other Military Records, Public Domain Land Tract Sales, IL Statewide Marriage Index 1763 – 1900, IL Statewide Death Index Pre-1916, IL Statewide Death Index 1916 – 1950.
The Stephenson County Genealogical Society welcomes residents and researchers from around the globe with ties to Stephenson County to access information and request assistance in your family history journey.