Welcome to Henry County! I'm your host Wini Caudell. Henry County is a county rich in history with many emigrants settling here in hopes of a better life for them and their children. I hope to put a lot of information on this site for everyone to find. It's very important to find your roots, without knowing your past and where you came from there will always that question in your life.

Anyone contributing any information can be sure it will always be free and nobody will make any profit from it. This site belongs to everyone!

If you have anything to contribute please contact me at winicaudell@yahoo.com

All contributions are sincerely welcomed!!

Bishop Hill Steeple Building

Etching by Jordan Murray

 

Henry County is located in west-central Illinois south of Interstate 80 and I-74 It was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County and named for Patrick Henry, statesman.

It's known for its rich farm land and is dotted with many small towns. The first town was Andover founded in 1835 by Rev. Ithamar Pillsbury, a Presbyterian minister who would later become a minister in Milan, Illinois.

Population: 50,552

County Seat: Cambridge

Cambridge Courthouse

Photo courtsey of Bonnie Wiley

NOTICE

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We are needing obits for the Morristown and St. Johns Lutheran Cemeteries database that we are working on. If you can share obits with us we would sure appreciate it!!! Please type your name at the bottom of the typed obit and your email if you would like to be contacted by others. We will be putting the databases on the Illinois Ancestors website along with the Geneseo Library website. Thanks so much for helping us in this project. Robin Pardus & Fama Prokup Contact Robin at: Robin59@aeroinc.net or nobhillfarms@hotmail.com Contact Fama at: fdp@mediacombb.net



Sharon Perkins and Steve Morrison have put together a book listing the biographies of the graduates of the St. Francis School of Nursing from 1908 t0 1959

KEWANEE ST. FRANCIS SCHOOL OF NURSING
KEWANEE, ILLINOIS
BOOK NOW AVAILABLE: LOIS GREENHAGEN FROM THE CLASS OF 1942 RECEIVES THE 1ST COPY OF THE NEW BOOK PUBLISHED BY THE HENRY COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY AND PRINTED BY B AND B PRINTING IN KEWANEE. THE BOOK COVERS THE ENTIRE HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL STARTING WITH THE 1ST CLASS GRADUATING IN 1908 UNTIL THE SCHOOL CLOSED IN 1959. BIOGRAPHIES OF STUDENTS AND PICTURES ARE INCLUDED. THE BOOK CONTAINS OVER 200 PAGES AND MATERIAL THAT IS SUPPLEMENTAL TO THE SCHOOL INCLUDING INFORMATION ABOUT OTHERS THAT WORKED IN SUPPORT ROLES FOR THE SCHOOL.
THE COST OF THE BOOK IS $28 AND IF SHIPPING IS REQUIRED ADD $5.

Secretary, HCGS
bjwiley@geneseo.net

 

Geneseo

Genealogy meetings are usually held on the second Friday of the month at 1:30 p.m. in the Hammond Room
 of the library. All meetings are free and open to the public. If you have any questions, call the library at  944-6452.
Cathy Stone will be the host at the meetings.

 

Cost for Obituary Look Up and mailing/emailing from the Geneseo Public Library District microfilms : $1.00 per obituary, other donations gladly accepted. For more extensive research contact our Historian at joleene521@gmail.com  She will contact you and other cost will be explained.

 

Article About Robin Pardus

 

 

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  Brick Walls Business Directories(1877) Cemeteries     
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Vital Statistics

1880 Mortality Schedule

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Military

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Prairie Farmers Reliable Directory

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Death Certificates

 

Breeders Directory

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Cream ( News Briefs)

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Census

Hennepin Canal

1875 Platt Maps

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Updated Feb. 14, 2014

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This award belongs not only to me but to all of my contributors.

Help Wanted!!

I am looking for volunteers who live in Henry Co. or the surrounding area who might be willing to do some transcriptions from old newspapers, obits or anything that may be available to transcribe for this web site.

Also, looking for volunteer's with a digital camera to photograph the cemetery gravestones in Henry County.

I'd sure appreciate the help!

 

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