Sunday, June 22, 2008

Northeastern Illinois county histories...

...digitized by Illinois Harvest recently. These are what we now call the "collar counties" of Chicago:

Portrait and Biographical Album of Will County, Illinois... (Chicago: Chapman Bros., 1890). 771 pages.

Genealogical and Biographical Record of Will County, Illinois... (Chicago: Biographical Publishing Co., 1900). 628 pages.

History of Kendall County, Illinois, from the Earliest Discoveries to the Present Time (Aurora: Knickerbocker & Hodder, 1877), by Edmund Warne Hicks. 438 pages. Any ancestors of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert in here?

History of Kane County, Ill., Volumes 1 and 2, by R. Waite Joslyn (Chicago: The Pioneer Pub. Co., 1908).

History of McHenry County, Ill., Volumes 1 and 2 (Chicago: Munsell Pub. Co., 1922).

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